This post is almost a month over due since the event happened on 4th April 2009. I have promised Mat Salo that I will post it soon after the event but my attempt to do it at My Pasir Mas blog was aborted as I wasn't comfortable with Wordpress especially when a post involves so many pictures. In fact I have uploaded all the pictures into the gallery.
Anyway Mat Salo, this post is for you in mind as you have asked for it.
The small town of Pasir Mas was abuzz with the activity of preparation for the flagging off of the Electcoms Jelajah Malaysia 4th leg from Pasir Mas to Kuala Terengganu. The third leg had ended in Tanah Merah a day earlier and Pasir Mas was chosen as the starting point for the 4th leg. How lucky can we people of Pasir Mas be to have the event in Pasir Mas at our own doorstep.
The price of holding the event is the closure of the main road to Kota Bharu. All traffic to the road to Kota Bharu had to be diverted to go via the Lemal bridge. Locals going elsewhere along this route knows the smaller roads that can bypass this section.
This is where the flag off will begin beside the mini stadium of Pasir Mas infront of the Pantai Timur supermarket.
Here we can see Myvi Perodua cars carrying advertisement lined up for the event.
More of them here.
More of them.
Traditional music was provided by the Rebana (big drums) and serunai dan gendang ensemble.
Azhar is the local rider and here he is signing autographs for those who asked for it.
If you are into souvenirs from the event, they have a booth for them. Most items are sold from RM30.00 upwards.
Some riders are taking it easy before the event by resting under the shade trees.
A TV camera will definitely draw the crowd's attention. Who knows their faces may appear on TV later that night.