Seven bikers complete Shell-funded road trip to Langkawi after winning contest

By CARSIFU | 23 May 2016

Shell Advance Brand Manager Desiree Cheng (R) and Digital Marketing Manager Ian Chook flagging off the #Advance2Langkawi riders

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven lucky motorcycle enthusiasts have returned from an all-expense paid 5-day 4-night road trip to Langkawi which they won in the Shell Advance #Advance2Langkawi consumer contest held in December last year.

The seven were Keith Ow, 29, from Penang; Ng Yao Ding, 29, from Ipoh; Zahed Abdul Rahman, 43 and wife, Hamidah Hassan, 43, from Rawang; Koong Wai Hoong, 32, and Shamsul Ridzuan Idris, 42, from Kuala Lumpur; and Miazil Harina Jores, 28, from Johor Baru.

#Advance2Langkawi winners and the team from Shell Lubricants Malaysia posing with the famous eagle landmark in the background

The Shell Advance contest attracted more than 700 entries. The winners were chosen based on the best road-trip photos that they had uploaded and shared on social media with the hashtag #Advance2Langkawi.

As part of the preparations for the road-trip that took place from May 18 till yesterday, Shell Advance provided a complimentary oil change for the winners’ bikes so that they could experience the sustained power and a smoother ride with Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology. Throughout the almost 1,200km round trip from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi and back, all the bikes would be fuelled by Shell V-Power.

#Advance2Langkawi riders boarding ferry to Langkawi

Shell Lubricants general manager – Malaysia and Singapore, Leslie Ng, said that the unique consumer contest was another unique initiative by Shell Advance to reach out to Malaysian bikers.

Shell PurePlus Technology is a revolutionary gas-to-liquid (GTL) process that converts natural gas into crystal-clear base oil with almost none of the impurities found in crude oil. Shell said GTL base oil delivers higher levels of cleansing and superior wear and corrosion protection. As a result, the first-and-only-one of-its-kind motorcycle engine oil, Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology, is said to be able to offer a clean start and deliver more and sustained power.

For the winners, the hardest part was waiting for the trip to start.

#Advance2Langkawi winner Zahed Abd Rahman riding past padi fields on his Kawasaki Versys 650

"I have been waiting impatiently for this trip ever since I was announced as one of the winners. Not only do I get to go on a new adventure with other motorcycle lovers, Shell also provided a free oil change. My bike already feels smoother with more immediate power from the Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology that I am using for the first time.

It will be a great experience and I can't wait for the journey to begin," said French-born Miazil, who has been riding a Victory 8-ball low-seat cruiser for the past one year.

"I am so glad to have won this contest. I did not expect the oil change but my bike feels so much better now that it is running on Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology,” said Keith, who rides a Kawasaki Versys 650 mid-size touring bike.