Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Satun- Langkawi Paramotor Challenge To See More Foreign Participants Next Year
LANGKAWI, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- The Satun-Langkawi Paramotor Challenge 2010 will be merrier next year with more international participants are expected from Europe, South Africa and East Asia.
The organising committee technical chairman, Lt Col (R) Basir Abdul Rahman, who also led the Malaysian team for the challenge, said next year's event might start from Langkawi covering the same distance of 58 kilometres.
"We are proud that the Satun-Langkawi Challenge 2010 had achieved overwhelming success," he told Bernama after the presentation of prizes for the participants at the Baron Resort here Saturday night.
Basir also welcomed the proposal made by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for the Malaysian Armed Forces to use paramotor for their transportation and operation purposes, saying he was willing to share his know-how in handling a paramotor.
The challenge was jointly organised by the Paramotor Association of Malaysia, Langkawi Recreation Club, Kedah Government, Langkawi Municipal Council and Langkawi Development Authority.
-- BERNAMA (picture courtesy of Bernama)
Great event.. But less publicity ..