Most of us dream about visiting faraway places once in a while, especially within the last few years when we had to limit our overseas travelling. This feeling is so familiar that we have a special word for it – wanderlust. It represents that urge to break from everyday life and experience something new and unknown.
While we could just fly off for a typical holiday, these two Malaysian men decided to embark on an epic road trip by driving from Perlis, Malaysia to CHINA – yes, you read that right. And for the cherry on the top, the duo will be doing it by driving a Perodua Kancil!
According to Utusan, best friends Rushafizi Indrus and Nor Azman Musa will be starting their journey today (20 Dec) from the border gate of Wang Kelian in Perlis towards Thailand and Laos.
“This trip is the brainchild of my own idea as I once travelled to Laos riding a low-powered motorcycle in 2015. So this time I want to try and travel to China with a friend by Kancil car,” he said.
Rushafizi explained that the total distance to China was estimated to be 5,000 kilometres and will take nine days to complete. He added that proper preparations have been made over the past months, including ensuring that their vehicle is well maintained to ensure a smooth journey.
“We want to prove that with an old vehicle like this 660cc Perodua Kancil, we can also reach the border of China,” he said.
As for the cost of the trip, Rushafizi who’s also a teacher said that he and his friend used their own savings in addition to being sponsored by several other parties.
The journey aims to inspire young people to increase their sense of identity by facing all kinds of challenges. Simply getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing new things means adapting and being resourceful. It also just opens your mind to experience different ways of life, cultures and views.
Rushafizi mentioned that he wanted to prove that the children of Perlis have a strong sense of self to overcome the challenges that they might come across throughout their adventure.
“We hope that this journey can go smoothly to spread the name of the state of Perlis and Malaysia to the outside community,” he said.
We at JUICE wish them a good luck and please – upload it all on TikTok!