A group of motorcycle riders or ‘rempit’ doing the ‘superman’ move is nothing new here in Malaysia, but Singaporeans? That is news to us.
A recent post by the Straits Times showcased these riders that call themselves ‘Kapcai Singa’ riding at high speeds on Malaysian highways while performing the daredevil move, and they’ve been posting about their ‘adventures’ online (until it went viral & they’ve blocked everything from the public view).
13 videos posted since 2019
*Image credit: The Straits Times
The Strait Times also reported that the Kapcai Singa group has been actively posting their stunts on Malaysian roads since 2019 on YouTube and other social media platforms. Riding at speeds of up to 180km/h, these high-risk stunts were performed and published online unapologetically by the so-called ‘Kapcai Singa’ riders.
It has been an ongoing effort by the Malaysian authorities to stomp these reckless riding behaviours for the longest time, but none have shown any sign of real success. Relentless crackdowns and ops were conducted in the past, but they’ve only managed to slow down the activities, even after many deadly incidents like the last year’s Penang illegal race that left five dead and two seriously injured.
As for the Kapcai Singa riders, the Malaysian authorities have been made aware of their activities on our side of the border. If caught and convicted, these daredevil riders can be fined up to RM15,000 or five years’ jail time under the Road Transport Act 1987 Section 42.