| Malaysia | 1 Aug 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Some 200 big bikers and motor enthusiasts from Malaysia and Singapore are expected to attend their maiden get together on Saturday (5 Aug 2017) in Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor, potentially paving the way to setting up an unofficial alliance between the two nations.
They will head to Khalsa Land, the Sikh camp site owned by Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM) in the Selangor town located about 70km from Kuala Lumpur, where they will undertake some community service.
Dubbed as the first Punjabi Automotive Gathering 2017, the group will also be visiting Gurdwara Sahib Ulu Yam, one of the gurdwaras within a short drive from the camp site.
“We have a number of active Sikh biker groups. For the first time, all the groups are coming together. We are also getting exotic car owners, and truckers even, to join the gathering,” Gurjinder Singh, one of the organising team members, told Asia Samachar.
Among the active Sikh bike groups are the Kuala Lumpur based Santana Riders MC, Singh Easy Riders Malaysia, Sikh Brotherhood Motorcycle Club from Penang, Malaysian Sikh Bikers from Ipoh and Johor Punjabi Bikers.
“Usually, the groups will ride outstation and perform kar seva at some gurdwara. They also take up seva of escorting Guru Mahraaj [Guru Granth Sahib] when Sanggat members hold programmes at home,” he said.
“Some also get involved in weddings, but those are more individual events.”
At this juncture, the group calls itself the Malaysia & Singapore Punjabi Automotive Enthusiasts.
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