Touring With The VIPs Across Kampar


Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee

Why all the extra long bikes, you say? These are tandem bicycles, for two people to ride! And we’re here to set some records in the Tour de VIP, right here in Kampar, Perak!

Led by some of the most seasoned and solemn local marshalls this part of the world has ever seen!

Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee

Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee

I guess they can be a bit goofy sometimes.

Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
The arrival
Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
From the tallest hotel in Kampar

Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee

Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
Briefing time
Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
Tandem bike check

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We had some time to kill, so we decided to take a look around the town of Kampar. Turns out they’re famous for their lakes – they are literally covered in tonnes of them!

Kampar Tour de VIP Lake
The immense lakes of Kampar

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Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
Gazing out across the cyan shoals
Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
Cameraman hard at work

Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee

And they’ve got little fishies in them, too!

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And of course, it wouldn’t be quite right without some crazy shenanigans.

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Kampar has some lovely cafes and eateries, all within walking distance of the Grand Kampar Hotel.

Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
Not the best way to carry a cat

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Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
Time for a smothering!

Before we knew it, it was the morning of the event. Nice and early, as usual.

Have to get in an early breakfast and get our gear ready before the sun even peeks its head up.

Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
We’re awake…we’re awake
Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
Everybody squeeze in!
Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
What’s that in the distance?
Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
Last minute recap
Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
You need a bike, mate?
Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
Ready for takeoff!
Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
And awaaay we go!

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Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee
Man aboard!

Kampar Tour de VIP Sam Shee

Tour de VIP Kampar Random Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Random Tandem Cycling
The happy marshalls that are both safety and morale boosters!
Tour de VIP Kampar Random Tandem Cycling
Marshalls – assemble!
Tour de VIP Kampar Random Tandem Cycling
I could do with a Mentos right now

Tour de VIP Kampar Random Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Random Tandem Cycling
Feeling that sun

Tour de VIP Kampar Random Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Random Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Random Tandem Cycling
Say hello to the KL tandem riders!

Tour de VIP Kampar Random Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
The joy of arriving at a rest stop!

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Tandem in action!

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
The medics working their magic
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
A quick scolding. Just kidding, he’s a pretty cool guy
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Two guiding hands

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
You take water, no photos!

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Beep beep!
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
The jolly marshalls
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Takes a lady’s touch to appease them

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
The shy kids from the hood
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Ninja rider caught on camera
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Flying with ease
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling Cow
Mmmmove it, punk!
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Upon the big tree
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Fellow peloton riders!
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Over the flyover!
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Last rest stop

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Dedicated water bearers are a life saver
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Ready
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Set go!

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Walk that heat off!
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Quick regroup
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Power boost!
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Boost into the sky!
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
It’s Larry!

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
The final rest stop
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
That’s quite the bumper sticker
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Say cheese, ladies!
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling Nadrah
The ever-smiling Dr. Nadrah

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Testing the tandem
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
The boys are ready to roll!
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Zombie approaching!

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
The man on the motorbike
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Taking all the shade we can get
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The amazing hills and skies of Perak

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

 

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Say hi to Kumar!
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
Mmm…ice. So close yet so far
Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling
The final leg

Tour de VIP Kampar Tandem Cycling

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Arriving home

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Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling
Brothers in arms and wheels
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Cool as ice, yo
Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling
The Grand Kampar Hotel rewards richly

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Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling
The happy masses

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling
Yes! We did it! Now can we go back to sleep?

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling
Champion marshall
Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling
Happy record breaker
Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling
Time to go home, boys!

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

Kampar Tour de VIP Cycling

And here’s a wacky video of it all:

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