Sunday, May 19, 2013

Brother Anthony Rogers Wins “Beca Rickshaw Run”

Brother Rogers...evergreen as ever
“La Salle Brother Anthony Rogers proved that he could be the right racer for the ‘beca’ after powering his way to a record in the 1st “Beca Rickshaw Run 2013” held in various cities in the states of Malacca, Penang, Kelantan and Terengganu. The ‘beca’ is a type of cycle rickshaw operated mostly as a tourist attraction in these states.
“After the race Bro Rogers said ‘I am proud to have been part of this endeavor in promoting our heritage and tourism in Malaysia in general. I will definitely do this again next year!’ Born in Penang to a family of teachers, Bro Rogers' close association with the La Salle Brothers began when he was a student of St Xavier's Institution in Penang. These days, the 63-year-old La Salle Brother Director of Malaysia spends most of his time helping the young gain a better footing in life.
“Initiated by the Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia, the ‘Beca Rickshaw Run 2013’ is an event where anyone - Malaysians or foreigners race across various routes in Malaysia. On the way racers encounter anything from monsoon rains to jungle tracks to great plains, and golden beaches to heritage sites and cities. In Malaysia, cycle rickshaws were ubiquitous up to the 1970s in cities. Since then, rapid urbanisation has increased demand for more efficient public transport, resulting in dwindling cycle rickshaw numbers.” 
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