Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017 | Johor

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017 | Johor

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017, the kayak marathon which was held on 18 November 2017 was one of the successful event held for the first time at Puteri Harbour, Johor.
Proudly to say that this kayak marathon was the first joint event organized by Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) with Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council (MPJBT).

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017 – Held Successfully

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017

Kayak marathon was also held on the historical day of where Iskandar Puteri City Council (MBIP) was launched by DYMM Tuanku Sultan Johor Darul Takzim

Opening Ceremony

Encik Uzaidi Udanis, The President of Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) was giving his opening speech before the launching of the opening ceremony.

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017

The purpose of the kayak marathon is to promote the 3 elements in 1 destination. The mentioned elements were the Sport Tourism, whereby many kayak challenege or other water sport can be held here. Secondly was to promote the Eco and Heritage Tourism at Kampung Sungai Melayu. Lastly was to promote the Historical and Indigenous Culture Tourism

At first this event was expected to be having 50 participants but it was an overwhelming one with 150 participants. We are looking forward to have more participants next year especially from the international. We wish this activity could be the main icon for the coming year Visit Malaysia 2020.

On Behalf of MTC and under the leadership of MB Johor, Johor will be the No.1 Destination for tourist in year 2018. – said Encik Uzaidi Udanis, The President of Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC)

Exchanging Memorandum of Understanding

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017

Exchange of Memorandum between Tuan Haji Adib Azhari Bin Daud, President of Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council and En. Uzaidi Udanis, President Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC).

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017

Exchange of Memorandum of Understanding between Mr. Saw, Director UEM Sunrise and En. Uzaidi Udanis, President Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC).

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017

Exchange of Memorandum of Understanding Datuk Kapten Razali B. Yaacob, Chief Executive of Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT) and En. Uzaidi Udanis, President Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC).

The Opening Ceremony was launched by guest-of-honour Y.B. Dato’ Zulkurnain Hj. Kamisan (ExCo Belia dan Sukan, Kebudayaan & Warisan Negeri Johor), who represented the Menteri Besar of Johor.

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017

Participants preparing for the take-off at the starting point. The kayak marathon started the race from the Puteri Harbour until the first checkpoint, the second-linked bridge and to finish the race until Kampung Melayu.

The first flagged-off for the Open Category

There are 5 different categories of the kayak marathon:

  • Student Category for Male
  • Student Category for Mix
  • Open category for Male
  • Open Category for Mix
  • International Category for Mix
  • Tourist Agency Category

The second flagged-off for the Student Category

Later on we then departed to Kampung Sungai Melayu to witness other fun activity such as boat racing, duck catching, pillow fight, best-decorated boat and much more.

Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017 ended their amazing race with prize giving ceremony which held at Kampung Sungai Melayu.

Last but not least, I would like to say thank you to Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) for giving us the media such a wonderful opportunity to witness this beautiful kayak marathon 2017. Of course we are looking forward to 2018 even overwhelming Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge.

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  • Nor Azlina Mohd Ali

    seronoknya..aktiviti kayak..Huhaiii..bertuah kamu dapat join

  • Yee Wee Ling

    I have not seen a real kayak challenge before. Looks so fun.

  • Rawlins Glam

    I love boat regatta and kayak too. So much energy and strength involved!

  • Jane Chua

    Good to have the opportunity to join the kayak challenge. Hope I able to join next round.

  • I teringin nak join cabaran kayak sebab nampak macam best cuma takut lemas bila kayak terbalik ugh

  • Emily Lowe

    What an impressive event this was of International standard. Humbled to be invited to cover it and witness the kayak marathon.

  • Gaylen Hong

    I have never been kayaking before. Looks like great fun

  • Shubhada Bhide

    This looks great and fun event! Its really great opportunity to participate in this kind of event.

  • Miera Nadhirah Rashidi

    So nice getting to see kayak competition like these… so much fun…

  • Maya Marzuki

    Wow!! Kayak competition in my hometown? Good effort of MTC in promoting tourism in Johor

  • Halimah Muhiden

    Wah..bestnya aktiviti mcm ni..

  • Sharon Lee

    I never try kayak before! This looks so much fun and exciting to try though! They are so brave to try it!

  • Zayani Zulkiffli

    Kayaking can be so tiring but fun. I wonder how they even do a kayak marathon. So awesome.