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Welcome to Malaysia Route 5

There are many iconic routes for travellers and cyclists around the world that provide a sense of adventure, by taking in the new sights, sounds and tastes that define the culture and history of the place. The Pyrenees route in France with legendary climbs made famous by Le Tour; the Pacific Coast Route in the US with its breathtaking ocean views; Korea’s 640km ride between Seoul to Busan passing through small towns and sleepy villages and Vietnam’s Central Coast Route from Hue to Nha Trang are in the bucket lists for many cyclists and dreamers.

Malaysia Route 5 presents the opportunity to travellers and cyclists to sample what Malaysia is all about, its historic past and the present diversity in culture and social fabric. Existing since 1887 and still evolving, it spans 655.85 kilometres from Skudai, Johor in the south to Jelapang, Perak in the north. Malaysia Route 5 is one of the three federal backbone roads (the other being Route 1 and Route 3) connecting the country. This blog shares travel stories, information on places one can visit and things do to while exploring Malaysia Route 5.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb

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