Ekspedisi Kembara Ke Bumi Suci 2010: Symbolic Flag-Off at PWTC in conjunction with UMNO’s 64th Anniversary

Published on May 12th, 2010

Israq Adventure Sdn Bhd today flagged off its latest overland adventure – Ekspedisi Kembara Ke Bumi Suci 2010. The event was held at the PWTC, Kuala Lumpur and was officiated by the honorable Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in conjunction with UMNO’s 64th Anniversary.

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Taking the 15-expedition members on various makes of 11 dual-purpose bikes and 1 4×4 support vehicle traversing 11 countries starting from Malaysia to Thailand, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The 52-day Ekspedisi Kembara Ke Bumi Suci 2010 will make Mecca, Saudi Arabia its final destination on 5th July.

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Expedition Leader Haji Mohamed Assir b. Mohamed Ariff notes, “Ekspedisi Kembara Ke Bumi Suci 2010 will be the first ever two-wheel expedition to Mecca. It will be challenging, adventurous and tougher for both man and machine, in terms of the extreme climate change as well as the variable and difficult terrains. Riding to Mecca has never been done on two wheels before and insyaallah we will be the first to succeed.”

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He went on to add that the expeditions members will perform Umrah upon their arrival to Mecca. Haji Assir adds, “The expedition will not be a mere overland adventure on two-wheels to the final destination in Saudi Arabia but to perform Umrah upon their arrival there.”

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In addition to enduring the extreme and difficult conditions, the team will be visiting prominent Islamic cities and mosques throughout the expedition. The team’s progress, news and updates of Ekspedisi Kembara Ke Bumi Suci 2010 is available through Israq Adventure’s official website at www.israqadventure.com.

text: Hage’  pix: Syafril Ismail

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