Travelling to Malaysia on my motorbike with friends, is what we always do for leisure. We had a extreme trip to Hattyai (Thailand) 8 months back. It was our first trip to that far which is estimated to be 950km or 11 hrs of riding.
For those who have even been to Malaysia’s highways, the highways are long with only small stick reflectors on the side of the roads, no lamp posts like in Singapore. Mountains, farms and hills are on both sides of the highways. Everyone in the group wear an amulet, a Thai-Buddhism symbol framed in a waterproof case on our neck. As we set out early from Singapore Tuas in the morning, we are three-quarters there to our destination – Thailand border by midnight. Due to numerous stops for petrol and to rest, our estimated time was delay. By midnight, our ‘Marshal’ was a bit annoyed due to fatigue and we had stopped too many times for smoke breaks, thus delaying. He said everyone is to travel until to stop when turning, so that those slow ones will know where to turn if needed.
I was the slowest and weakest rider as I am the only female in the group of 8. I also can’t see well during night time, due to lack of light on the highway. On this particular highway about 3-4am, I was the one travelling with no vehicles in front or behind me, the rest are far ahead. I was already used to it as they will wait for me in front if I am too far behind.
I was enjoying the silence and concentrating on my speed, when suddenly a white light appear just above me. Normal reaction was to stare hard what is that, with a SPLIT SEC, I look above and saw a female head in pale skin, long greasy hair and her big popping eyes staring straight far behind. I was under the ‘thing’ and go past under her. I dare not react and immediately slow down but not stop, and I could feel my heart stopped. These sighting could lead into accidents if you lose control of your machine. I continue and didn’t even dare to stop for a puff, enough to calm me down. Cold sweat and finally saw my friends stop at the side waiting for me.
I was always chatty, but this time I broke into silent, the rest do the regular teasing. My buddy’s husband ask me if I am ok, I juz reply a simply ‘YA’, as I dun want them to know about this incident and spoil the trip. This time I followed them very closely and not to lose sight of them. Finally, we reach our hotel in Hatyai at early morning, this time I told my room mates about it. The one who had ask me if I am ok, notice that I had something amiss and my face is so pale, but dare not to confront me. He told me that he ever heard the exact description of my incident. But normally the ‘thing’ will not harm the chinese.. y?… I oso notice that my amulet is a bit wet, when it is in a waterproof case, and definately not my sweat when I was travelling on high speed on a cool night. My amulet with the thai-buddism symbol inside is made of herb and mud, and cone.
The rest of the group tried to convince me that might be a white kite trap on the highways. I just said,”well, we been using Malaysia highways for a long time, and there are no electrical wire poles across the highway, and how the hell the ‘kite’ struck there and no people resided there and how the hell there is ‘kite’!!
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