Stunning sunset at journey’s end

^ Council workers cycling through padi fields near Kampung Jalan Baru and Kampung Sungai Burung. —Photos: ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star and the Penang Island City Council.

THE Pantai Malindo - Sunset Boulevard Ride Series 3 in Penang offered the ‘reward’ of beautiful dusk scenery at the end of the event.

Over 20 Penang Island City Council workers enjoyed a rejuvenating 20km ride that started from the Balik Pulau Sports Complex and ended at Pantai Malindo.

Mohd Farizs Osman, 29, who led his colleagues on the trail, said it was always fun to ride with a crowd.

“I have been riding different trails around Balik Pulau for about 10 times now and this place is really a hidden gem.

The group posing at Pantai Malindo in Balik Pulau at the end of the ride.The group posing at Pantai Malindo in Balik Pulau at the end of the ride.

“The trail today takes us through very scenic spots surrounded by nature and we get to end the ride by watching the sunset, ” he said.

The recent event saw the MBPP workers passing through Kampung Titi Teras, Kampung Sungai Pinang and Taman Paya Bakau.

Council management services director Mohamed Akbar Mustapha said the event was part of the council’s programme under its recreation club.

“This is our third cycling event in Balik Pulau. Our events are also open to the public. They just need to bring their own bicycles.

“We will take them on a trail showcasing the beautiful scenery of Balik Pulau.

“We chose to hold this event in the evening so we could enjoy a beautiful sunset at Pantai Malindo at the end.”

He said the event is held every last Saturday of the month at 4.50pm.

“We usually end at about 7pm and no fees are charged for the public, ” he added.

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