Folding Tales
Folding Tales
Stories from cycling travelers with folding bikes


Sharing moments from our rides and travels around Kuala Lumpur and beyond.


Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, while Putrajaya represents the administrative center of the country. Both cities are connected through a primary highway or express train, both of which take roughly around half an hour to commute. When it comes to cycling, these two cities offer their own fairly unique charm. Kuala Lumpur delivers a mix of the gritty old world from colonial times, thrown into a developing whirlpool of ultra modern urbanization. Putrajaya on the other hand is a fairly modern creation that combines a mix of neo-classical and Islamic architecture with wide roads and parks. Both offer a unique cycling experience that is great for exploring.


Cycling around Malaysia

Beyond the capital of Kuala Lumpur, there is a lot to explore around Malaysia itself. From idyllic kampung roads dotting the landscape between urban centers and metropolitan expansion, to historical towns and heritage trails with old kopitiams and modern cafes alike, there's enough to excite the senses as one travels around the country in search of food, local culture, and great cycling routes. Rapid urbanization in many areas makes traffic a bit contentious for cyclists, but there are hidden gems worth visiting when looking for the next exploratory ride. In this gallery, we present some of our favorite moments as we continue to explore the country.


Cycling in Japan

From modern urban centers to ancient historical sites, the country of Japan offers a tremendous amount of things to do and explore. With top notch infrastructure and convenience stops almost around every corner, Japan is extremely bike friendly and easy for traveling and exploring. For starters, there is plenty to see in historic cities such as Kyoto, Kanazawa and Takayama. And even in the ultra modern urban centers such as Tokyo and Osaka, there is a wonderful mix of both old and new and travelers can easily spend days exploring just a single city. With fairly safe roads, beautiful scenery, historic towns and cities, delightful cuisine and strong cycling culture, Japan makes a fantastic cycling destination.