Langkawi to pull in eco-sport enthusiasts
THE LANGKAWI Tourism Board plans to go for more nature and sports-related activities to promote its islands.
Among the sports-themed programmes are the Tanjung Rhu SwimFest, Mount Mat Chinchang SkyBridge Climb, as well as the Tuba Trail Run.
All these will take place across the mountains, beaches and forests with their distinct flora and fauna that cover the 99 tropical islands to be found around the Langkawi archipelago, which was declared one of the 94 globally-recognised geoparks from 27 countries by Unesco in 2007.
Next year’s Tuba Trail Run, which is set to take place in April, is organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd along with the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada), as a treat for ecosports athletes around the world.
“Langkawi has a unique geographical landscape that provides many opportunities for eco-friendly sport,” said Iskandar Shahril, the managing director of E-Plus Entertainment Productions for Singapore and Thailand.
“The Tuba Trail Run was introduced this April as a pilot project to expose the less visited Pulau Tuba to the domestic running market.
“We are now launching this brandnew AkTION series that covers eco-sport on both land and water.”
Iskandar added that they intend to organise more such eco-sport for enthusiasts of all levels to support Langkawi’s popular leisure tourism.
Lada chief executive officer Tan Sri Khalid Ramli said that over 400
(from left) Iskandar, Khalid, and competitive runner Tahira Aliya at the Tuba Tail Run launch.
(below, left) The start of the 2016 Tuba Trail Run.