80 ride in celebration of monarch’s birthday

Izah Azahari

In conjunction with the 75th birthday celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, BTop Motors Sdn Bhd organised a Ramah Mesra Tutong Convoy Ride on Sunday that began at the BTop Motors Honda Showroom, Kampong Beribi.

BTop Motors Sales and Marketing Manager Narawi bin Merusin said 80 riders on various Honda motorcycle models took part in the event.

“This event was part of the monthly riding events that BTop Motors sponsors and we’ve previously done one to Temburong District during National Day,” said Narawi. “In previous years, we only carried out three to four convoy rides annually, but for 2021, due to COVID-19 the previous year we decided to carry it out on a monthly basis.”

Narawi added that this is so that those who purchased a Honda motorcycle at the showroom can increase their interest in motorcycles through such activities, while also giving riders more knowledge on riding safely especially during convoy riding on top of learning about their own country through a Kenali Negara Kitani (KNK) effort.

The sales and marketing manager added that there are plans to go to Kuala Belait and Seria for the next convoy riding event dubbed SunMoRi or Sunday Morning Ride.

“We’re appreciative of our Honda customers, who have given us support as we were not expecting the number of participants to reach 80 for the event. In return, we will organise more riding activities for them,” Narawi said.

The event began with a short briefing and recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat prior to the departure of participants to Tutong District.

Eighty riders turn up for the expedition. PHOTO: IZAH AZAHARI