Home > News > Nation
Thursday May 9, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday May 9, 2013 MYT 3:00:21 PM
MALACCA: Italian-made Vespa scooters hold nostalgic memories for Malacca’s Chief Minister Datuk Idris Haron who used to ride pillion on the machine as a young boy.
Flagging a convoy of Vespa riders at his kampung house in Klebang Kecil here, Idris reminisces how he was brought around town by his stepfather.
“I’ve admired the Vespa since I was a young boy. It was only mode of transport for my family then,” he said yesterday.
Idris said his stepfather used to direct him to sit down on the aisle when crossing police station in Asahan as he used to ride pillion without a crash helmet.
“Life was simple then. I used to enjoy Vespa rides and I did not have the pleasure of travelling by car.”
Idris said he would observe how his stepfather changed the hand-held gear of the scooter and used to emulate the style of riding when the machine was stationary.
“The sound itself is unique and until today when I hear the Vespa engine, I recall my younger days,” he added.
Tags / Keywords:
Politics, Nation, News, ge13
Foreigners buying hundreds of valuable Malacca relics
Malacca CM looks at 'open air' concept for mosques
50,000 Sikhs converge at Malacca’s sole gurdwara
Malacca CM: Indonesian workers can work in Malacca and return home daily
Diver tells of sunken treasure in Malacca
Penang island gets city status
MH370: Underwater search operations could end by May
Winners of AirAsia Twitter contest among supporters of Team M’sia
Stage is set for Mamma Mia!
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice for Destinations on the Rise 2015
All Black Carter to join French club after World Cup
Uber turns to Brussels in battle to gain ground in Europe
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)