A true friend is gone, R.I.P. Fakawi Chief

A True Friend Is Gone

Nick Ong aka Fakawi Chief as he was called among the South-East Asian mountain biking community, has passed today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Nick Ong 1 was a man of many talents: creator of the Fakawi Tribe, captain of the Malaysian Fakawi Banshee Downhill Team, Malaysian importer of Banshee Bikes, jungle explorer on weekends, unwavering supporter of traks.org, the advocacy group for Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur’s mountain biking gem, outdoor and MTB film maker 2, oh, and also a medical doctor, all served by a sharp mind with an unparalleled sense of humour.

I am honoured and happy to have met such a good person.

You’ll be missed Mon Ami.

  1. See Fakawi Chief featured on Pinkbike 05 Feb, 2012. ↩︎

  2. Grab a beer or two and check Fakawi Chief’s online journal, Youtube and Vimeo channels. ↩︎