Avillion Cultural Ride 2018 – Press Conference

Avillion Cultural Ride 2018 – Press Conference


Editor’s Note


All eyes will be on Port Dickson on Saturday, 13th October 2018, where an important by-election will take place. As a result, the Event Organisers were very anxious that the local authorities (Majlis Perbandaran Port Dickson & PDRM) might cancel the Avillion Cultural Ride 2018 which is scheduled to be held the day after the by-election.


So, there was some hectic last-minute behind the scenes scrambling and negotiations among the event STAKEHOLDERS, MPPD & PDRM to decide if ACR2018 should be allowed to proceed.


On the 11th hour, all concerned parties agreed that ACR2018 shall be held as planned, after considering the overall safety & convenience of the public and of the event participants. I think the unusually low-key canvassing by the nominated candidates did help ACR’s case. Nevertheless, It was such a close call, and it was like being given a second life! To show their appreciation, I believe that the event organisers and partners are now more determined to put on an even better show come Race Day for the participants, the Port Dickson community and for the love of Sports.


Upon hearing this great news, I was happy to drive all the way to Port Dickson from Shah Alam to attend the ACR2018 Press Conference, and offer as much support as I could in the capacity of both a Blogger and Participant…


ACTIVITY | ACR 2018 Press Conference

🏖️ Date/Venue | 11 Oct 2018 /AVILLION ADMIRAL COVE, PORT DICKSON, Negeri Sembilan

VIP Guests | Dato’ Faisal & Puan Yulina Baharuddin of Avillion Hotel Group


  1. Rider’s Entitlement,
  2. 160KM, 60KM & 30KM Routes
  3. Race Road Safety,
  4. Race Venue Layout/Activities, and
  5. Appreciation Plaques To Sponsors

Video Clip 📹


Mr. Prakash (Director of Operations, AVILLION Port Dickson) conducted the Press Conference, together with Avillion Hotel Group’s Dato’ Faisal and Puan Yulina.


What impressed me most was how much planning, effort and resources the Avillion Admiral Cove staff are putting into their event in order to make it the most enjoyable outing for the expected visiting riders.


As En. Rahzuan (ACR2018 Organising Committee Head) enthusiastically explained, “We want Avillion Cultural Ride to be the best cycling event, and at the same time, to promote Avillion Admiral Cove & Port Dickson as the top destination for Cyclists & Visitors. “

Of course, Avillion Hotel Group’s grand plans for ACR is only possible with the help of its main SPONSOR Bank Muamalat and the many important event partners, and the local community.


“This year, we have upgraded the quality of the event jerseys and the medals,” exclaimed Puan Yulina proudly.


I tried on the cycling jersey firsthand, and I can tell you that not only is its design and colours eye-catching, but it fits like a glove!


Furthermore, the high quality, design and material of the finisher medals were topnotch and worthy of any top class sports event. “These medals are even better than the SUKMA ones,” quipped someone. Even more surprising, there are 3 customised medals for all 3 Distance categories of Endurance Ride (160km), Scenic Ride (60km), and Fun Ride (30km).


Please remember to collect your Ride Kit

on 13th  October 2018 (Saturday/Sabtu)

at Avillion Admiral Cove Port Dickson

from 10am to 9.00pm…

Special Acknowledgements

I must thank the following individuals for inviting me & making my trip to Port Dickson most enjoyable – Dato’ Faisal, Puan Yulina, En. Rahzuan, En. Zulkarnain, and M/S Prakash, Robert & Firdaus..


11th October 2018

Press Release: Avillion Cultural Ride 2018 presented by Bank MUAMALAT.

rbtozAvillion Hotel Group together with Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad & our group of sponsors proudly announce that the much-anticipated coastal cycling event is back! The exciting cycling event is set to take place on 14th October 2018, Sunday at Avillion Admiral Cove.
The Avillion Coastal Ride presented by Bank Muamalat offers 3 categories: 30km Fun Ride, 60km Scenic Ride and 160km Endurance Ride. The scenic rides cater to bicycles of all disciplines, including road bikes, mountain bikes, folding bikes and all other bicycles. The rides will start & end at Avillion Admiral Cove Port Dickson.
The event participants are entitled to receive Exclusive Cycling T-shirt, Finisher’s Medal, Meal, Personal Insurance, E-Certificate and a chance to win attractive lucky draw prizes. There will also be special prizes for teams with most entries and best jersey for team or individual.
Avillion is extremely proud to be both the Organizer and the Host of this cycling event.
Negeri Sembilan is blessed with diverse yet unique cultural heritage rarely found in other states of Malaysia hence for our 2nd ride, we are proud to highlight the wonders of Negeri Sembilan cultural. Cultural performances will be arranged on the ride day allowing riders & public to
Together with Avillion Hotel Group, the event is supported by strong corporate brands that support cycling as a healthy lifestyle. This event is presented together with our esteemed partners Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, MAA Group Berhad & Mimpi Matamoon.
Other sponsors are Sime Darby Auto Connexion, 100 Plus, F&N Ice Mountain, Nestle Fitness, Milo, Kapal Api, N8, Rosegate, Indadi and Cycling Malaysia.
Avillion Hotel Group looks forward to nurture Avillion Cultural Ride into an international event that draws excitement while promoting sport tourism to Port Dickson.


About Avillion Hotel Group Sdn Bhd

Avillion Hotel Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avillion Berhad, an integrated travel, hotel and property group listed on the Bursa Saham Malaysia. The group operates a chain of luxury properties across the country. Since its
inception in the early 1990s, the group’s vast experience and passion in conceptualizing, designing, constructing and managing unique architecture.

Avillion Hotel Group operates a chain of beach resorts, hotels and spa in Malaysia, each one with its own personality and ambience. These consist of Avillion Port Dickson, Avillion Admiral Cove, Avillion Legacy Melaka, Avillion Cameron Highlands, Avillion Villa Cinta and aVi Spa. Avillion Port Dickson boasts of an award-winning architecture, blending individualism and personality within a natural environment.

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To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.


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Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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