Sikh entrepreneur drags motorcycle from Batu Pahat to Singapore

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Sikh entrepreneur drags bike back to Singapore – Berita Harian
By Asia Samachar Team | SINGAPORE |

Narajan Singh made one of a regular business trips from Singapore to Malaysia when his trusted motorcycle broke down in Batu Pahat, Johor.

He could not secure parts needed to repair the motorcycle. So, what is the next best option? He borrowed a bicycle and decided to manually tow it back to Singapore. That’s a journey of 74 miles or some 116km.

The photo was captured by Berita Harian photographer Mazlan Badron while he cycling at Upper Bukit Timah Road in Singapore.

The Malay newspaper ran a story, headlined ‘Dia heret motosikalnya dgn naik basikal sejauh 72 batu‘, on 16 May 1974.

Naranjan, who was then 69-years-old and described as an entrepreneur, was reported to be a Singapore citizen.

“I love this motorcycle because it has my mode to earn a living. I will not abandon it,” he told the newspaper.

Can anyone identify the make of the motorcycle? Asia Samachar will be happy to add that missing bit in our story.

 

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