group cyclist from Indonesia went on a rocking trip to meccaSaudi Arabia.
As of Friday (6/5) they were in Malaysia. They also took the time to visit the Indonesian Ambassador in Kuala Lumpur, Hermono.
As quoted from BetweenThe cyclists are Andi Harvin (27), Chairul Ma’atini (27), and Muhammad Fauzan (28).
Andi and Chairul departed from Gorontalo since June 2021. Meanwhile, Muhammad Fauzan (28) departed from Magelang since November 2021.
Andi and Chairul have so far traveled 4,000 km by bicycle from Gorontalo, while Fauzan has traveled 2,000 km from Magelang.
The three of them are able to travel a maximum of 120 km per day, with the weight of the provisions on the bicycle reaching 40-50 kg, before deciding to rest at people’s homes or build tents.
The cyclists arrived in Malaysia since April 27, 2022. Previously, for about a month the cyclists were in Singapore for a month, entering through the port in Batam.
In Batam, the three of them transited for a long time because they had to wait for the opening of the border lane in the midst of the transition from a pandemic to an endemic one on the Singapore border and the Malaysian peninsula border.
Andi told me that during Eid al-Fitr, they were already in Malaysia. They celebrated Eid in a village near an oil palm plantation in the city of Ruam, Malaysia, for three days.
Ambassador Hermono when entertaining the cyclists hoped that the three young men could arrive in Mecca safely and fulfill their hajat pilgrimage in July 2022.
He also hopes that Andi et al can return to Indonesia in good health to meet his family.
Hermono also reminded the three cyclists to also establish communication with the Indonesian Embassy/KJRI in order to prepare sufficient information regarding the Covid-19 health protocol policies of the local countries to be addressed.
The plan is that on May 8, the three of them will continue their journey to Thailand via the Bukit Kayu Hitam route, Kedah to the city of Songkhla, Thailand.
The next route to be taken is Thailand, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.