ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 6(PIA) -- They call themselves as "thunder riders" and they have been traveling to at least six cities in Mindanao on their big motorcycles in search for possible business partners while having adventure and promoting camaraderie. Yesterday morning, they had their stop here in Asia’s Latin City, Zamboanga.
Twenty foreign bikers who are mostly businessmen from Malaysia were here yesterday with hopes to gain and establish contacts for business opportunities. They paid a courtesy call to City Mayor Celso Lobregat for a short business chat and a tour around the city proper.
Thunder Rider team leader Kamarul Bahrin said, “since our last visit here in 2007, we have observed that the city has improved specifically the road networks linking Zamboanga City to Pagadian City.”
These bikers have toured six cities in Mindanao that include Davao, Cotabato, Butuan, Bukidnon, Pagadian and here in Zamboanga City.
According to Gerardo Reynaldo, Presidential Staff Officer, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) who have been assisting the group in its Mindanao biking escapades, Thunder Rider have already established business contacts in these cities for future business ventures in these areas
Bahrin further narrated their experience of the “rocketing high” prices of gasoline and food in places where they have visited. “But money is nothing compared to the adventure and friendship we gained during our travel” he emphasized.
The bikers arrived in the city on board a boat from Malaysia where they also “carry” on board with them their big bikes.
The bikers made their last stop here before finally heading back to Malaysia yesterday afternoon via the city’s local wharf. (JPA/ PIA9- Zambo City)