Cycling the outskirts of Batu Pahat, Johor

It has been 2 weeks since I last rode a bicycle. Yes, not that long ago but yesterday’s bike ride was special. First, it was the day I test-drived my new bicycle for a long ride and second, I’m cycling in Malaysia!

Test driving my new bicycle on the outskirts of Batu Pahat, Johor

Malaysia roads are wide and well-paved but it was disappointing to know that road-sharing with a cyclist is non-existent. I just can’t wait to get out of Batu Pahat small town and cycle the outskirts.

A rough road leading to rows of palm oil trees

I was happily surprised that just a few minutes of cycling from the town center, we reach a place where we can cycle undisturbed by cars and just enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings.

Discovering the outskirts of Batu Pahat on a bicycle

Mid-way, we saw these kids swimming in a small stream. They were inviting me to join them. ‘Auntie! Mandi*!’ (*Mandi is bath in Malay) What??!! These kids call me Auntie?? Haha. I didn’t bring extra clothes as swimming didn’t even enter my mind yesterday and besides I don’t think the water is that clean.

Kids happily swimming in a small creek

Can’t wait to discover more of Malaysia on a bicycle!