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Last month, Mercedes-Benz invited media colleagues to experience the Mercedes-Benz SUV Endurance Road Trip in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where I had the opportunity to participate in the exciting adventure.

On the first day of the road trip, we started our journey to the first destination, Paya Gunung, one of the adventure tourism in Malaysia. The expedition from Kuala Lumpur to Paya Gunung took approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. We drove uphill and downhill on a curvy asphalt road with steep slopes along beautiful hills and palm oil plantations. Several media colleagues and I rode in a Mercedes-Benz SUV, the GLS 400 4matic, which clearly shows toughness from the exterior design. The vehicle is equipped with 2.996cc engine capacity, and security features such as Attention Assist, which is a system that will recommend the driver to pull over and take a rest based on how the driver perform behind the steering wheel. The system will receive data and recommend the driver to rest whenever the driving style shows fatigue. The driver also has the full confidence when driving fast because Mercedes-Benz GLS 400 also features Active Brake Assist (ABA) system, which is a sophisticated braking technology, If the driver does not respond to warnings that have been given, the ABA (Active Brake Assist) feature will automatically reduce the speed of the vehicle and will perform the automatic braking as well. The vehicle also able to prevent from potential fatal accidents, because the ABA technology also helps drivers to detect pedestrians around the vehicle as they drive on the highway.

Back to our road trip, upon arrival at Paya Gunung, we were immediately challenged to climb a rock cliff over 25 metres high and explore a bat cave, the experience gave me an adrenaline rush. After lunch, we drove towards the northern part of Malaysia, where the locals called it Tahan Jetty. The journey took approximately one hour, and we were one of the first to arrive.

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