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Road To Amritsar:
Six Motorbikers From Malaysia

YUDHVIR RANA

 

 

 

Amritsar, Punjab

An eight-year-old shared dream of six Sikhs from Malaysia came true on Thursday, November 20, 2014 when they arrived in Amritsar on their motorbikes after traversing 6,100 km through rough weather and terrain.

"All my fatigue disappeared when I entered the City of the Golden Temple. I can't describe the feeling in words," one of the Malaysian bikers, Gurwinder Singh, said.

An insurance agent by profession, Gurwinder said that they had to wait years to get required permissions, especially from the Myanmar government. The group usually covered 350-400 km everyday.

"It was our heartfelt desire to pay obeisance at the Darbar Sahib and an excitement that never let us get tired," he said.

Another member of the expedition, Ravin Singh, a lawyer, said they spent nearly half a million Rupees each (roughly $10,000) on their 17-day trip from Malaysia to India.

"There were difficult times on our way to India, especially heavy rains in Malaysia and Myanmar and bad roads, but nothing deterred us. Our mission was to seek blessings of the Almighty at the Harmandar," he said.

The group began their tour from Petalingjays in Malaysia with another aim of spreading the message of world peace and passed through wide swathes of Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and India before reaching their dream destination.

"People here are very cooperative and friendly. However, roads and sanitation have much scope for improvement in India," said another biker Resham Singh, who works in an automobile company.

He said they had to spend a night in a forest in Burma. "That was an unforgettable experience," he said.

Resham Singh said they would leave for home by air and would send their bikes by ship.


[Courtesy: Times of India. Edited for sikhchic.com]
November 22, 2014
 

Conversation about this article

1: Manpreet Singh (Dakoha, Punjab), November 22, 2014, 6:44 PM.

Commendable effort indeed.

2: Beant Singh (Chicago, Illinois, USA), November 23, 2014, 7:10 AM.

The destination seems to have been in the journey itself. That is indeed special, but we should remember that every one of us is a gurdwara. The Divine created the temple of the body, and within it He placed the spark of life. Go within yourself to seek the blessings of the Almighty. He already lives within you.

3: Iqbal Singh (India), April 23, 2015, 10:29 PM.

Bhaji, we are three friends, and are also inspired from your journey. We've decided to do a world tour by road. Any tips?

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