An Adventure On Wheels, Driven By Passion

We have all read about amazing adventures about the discovery of hidden cultures and the exploration of exotic locations and we all wish that we could embark on a similar adventure at least once in our lifetimes. Recently, I discovered a way how one may embark on their own little adventure on wheels and take to the roads indulge in a self-drive getaway.

I love cars and I enjoy driving; I am what others would call a pure-bred petrol head. I am also passionate about travelling and blogging. To me, driving provides a therapeutic release that helps me recharge my mind and cope with the pressures of work, or merely to seek inspiration when experiencing another writer’s block. If you love driving as much as I do, then I think you can agree with me that nothing clears a cluttered mind as well as an enjoyable drive.

In the age of affordable air fares, trendy travellers often take vacations outside of their home country to discover new places as well as the cultures within it. But many has overlooked the abundance of cultures still left undiscovered within our own backyard of Singapore and Malaysia, and the best way to experience this is to take to the roads. In my recent business trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, I took the opportunity to do just that. I planned a road trip and Avis helped made it perfect.

My Journey of A Thousand Kilometres Begins.

I recalled comparing my journey duration from Singapore to Melaka by coach and car. I decided to choose to drive as driving meant I was in control of my journey and I did not need to stop that often. This also meant that I could stopover at Melaka after my meetings in Kuala Lumpur. I have heard so much about the historic city of Melaka. This Malaysian heritage town has so much to offer in terms of cultural diversity – from the people to the amazing offering of food and sightseeing.

I collected my Avis car from a friendly Avis staff at Senai Airport in Johor Bahru and this marked the start of my 1,000km adventure on four wheels. From here, I shall embark on the first leg of my journey and I make my way about 450km north to Kuala Lumpur where work came first. The second part of my adventure will take me from the busy metropolis of K.L to the historic city of Melaka, approximately about a 3 hour drive. I told myself I had to experience as much as I could with the time that I had because there was so much to see and so in Melaka.

At the end of the day, after exploring Melaka’s cultures and food, we walked back to our car to begin our final leg of our ‘self-drive’ adventure. This time, we have the last 250km before we return our Avis car and fly home to Singapore via Senai.

Why Is Avis Your Perfect Road Trip Partner?

AVIS car rental services offer a wide range of products and features that can make your road trip great. They provide –

• GPS Navigation provides real-time traffic alert whenever there are any traffic jams and road constructions ahead. This eliminates extra driving without having to wasting time finding directions. Just ask for your GPS device when you rent with Avis.

• AVIS provides a full fuel tank of fuel upon pick up of vehicles. This reduces the total time travel since I need not have to stop at any gas station in the middle of the journey. Tips: Don’t forget to return the same level of fuel when returning of the rental car. You can also purchase a full tank in your next drop off station if you don’t want to purchase from beforehand.

• All vehicles have been sent for periodic inspection by PUSPAKOM to ensure the road worthiness of the vehicle; 24-hour roadside assistance and 24-hour call centre offers a peace of mind on your road trips.

• You may purchase a toll card (Touch N Go) at all Avis rental counters, to avoid the long queues at the tolls.

Best of all, with Avis you get to select a car that suits your adventure. They have many cars in their fleet, and AVIS offers you the freedom to choose.

It’s that simple!

Excited to Plan Your Own Adventure Yet?

Planning an adventure of your own? Wherever you are headed, do not forget AVIS – your number one car rental partner. Visit the website for more details.

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