Re: In the world a rarity, in Malaysia unheard of
Welcome to the forum. Bicycles seemed to be everywhere in the other parts of SE Asia I visited. They legally ride motorcycles on the sidewalks in Korea!
Since Malaysia hosts a professional bicycle road race annually, the Tour of Malaysia (or Langkawi?), you would expect them to be more accommodating.
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