PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the sole distributor of Ford in Malaysia, recently organised an outing for owners of the Ford Ranger during the 4X4 Sarawak Jamboree, which happens to be the biggest Ford Ranger gathering in Sarawak.
The four-day outing flags off from Sibu and ends in Kapit where Ranger owners were part of a 175-vehicle convoy of off-roaders - until about two years ago, Kapit was only accessible by river and vehicles had to be barged in and driven only in town.
While Kapit is now better connected via a track that is even tarred in some sections, the jamboree took participants through an adventure route that included visits to the Iban tribes in Kanowit, Song and Kapit.
Here, the club had the chance to immerse in the Iban culture and engage with the indigenous community including contributing back to society through a ‘gotong-royong’ clean-up of Kanowit town.
Throughout the jamboree, participants experienced serious adrenalin pumping off-roading action through rugged untarred timber tracks, one of which had even been abandoned for two years.
Along the way, there were also several small tributaries, which could only be traversed on flimsy log frontier bridges.
Participating Ford Ranger Club owners also got to build stronger bonds with each other while engaging in the camaraderie other like-minded adventure seekers through various adventurous activities such as fishing and hunting, as well as delicious barbecues and fun hours in front of the campfire.
From having a safe and comfortable ride for everyday commute, to a tough and capable truck for exploring the great outdoors while reaching out to remote communities, almost anything is possible with this ‘Build Ford Tough’ truck.