Dikir barat singer starts solo cycling expedition to explore 41 mosques in Kelantan

Last update: 09/12/2019

KOTA BHARU, Dec 9 -- A popular ‘dikir barat’ singer in Kelantan, Mohamad Afandi Mohamad, today began a three-day solo cycling expedition to explore 41 mosques in the state.

Mohamad Afandi, 35, better known by his stage name ‘Fendi Kenali’, started the 160-kilometre solo cycling journey at Sultan Ismail Petra Mosque in Kubang Kerian here, and is expected to travel through six districts namely Kota Bharu, Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Tanah Merah, Machang and Pasir Puteh.

"The journey is expected to take three days but it depends on the weather," he told reporters when met at the mosque.

The father of five said he chose to visit mosques to draw more people, especially youngsters, to these houses of worship.

"The mosques include Muhammadi, Langgar, Sultan Ismail Petra and Al-Ismaili in Pasir Pekan (Tumpat),” he said.

Mohamad Afandi said he would also handed over aid to the needy and flood victims along the journey.