KOTA KINABALU: The third 2017 Borneo International H.O.G Rally Malaysia was held as one of the tourism products to promote the state.
Sabah Tourism Board General Manager Gordon Yap said that the international event held for the third time is part of a programme to promote the state with big bikes which are popular especially among professionals.
“Sabah has a beautiful landscape, where bikers can enjoy their ride from the lowlands to long wide roads with ever changing scenery and we are very happy that the Borneo International Hog Rally decided to come to Sabah again”. He said this to reporters after officiating the 2017 Borneo International H.O.G Rally Malaysia at the Hotel Ming Garden, Saturday.
Also present was Sabah Parks chairman Tengku Datuk Zainal Adlin who is a big bike enthusiast. Yapp also said that, the expedition is also one of the tourism products which can cater to more international tourists.
“Hopefully, with the completion of the Pan Borneo Highway, it will be a game changer, and could attract more participation especially the international bikers to come to Sabah,” he said.
Seventy Harley-Davidson motorcycles and 120 international and Malaysian participants participated the 10-day expedition which started at Kota Kinabalu and will end in Kuching, Sarawak in conjunction with the 2nd Kuching International Bike Week 2017.
The expedition will take bikers from here to Kota Belud, Kundasang and from Keningau to Labuan, Brunei, Miri, Sibu, Bintulu and finally Kuching.
The ride will cover a total distance of 1,578km.
Source: New Sabah Times