Sabah Adventure Challenge 2016: Going Back To The Original

Sabah Adventure Challenge 2016: Going Back To The Original

Date : 26 – 28 Mar 2016

Website :  http://www.sabahtourism.com/events/sabah-adventure-challenge-2016-going-back-original-race#sthash.UMbY21LO.dpuf

 

The SAC is South East Asia’s oldest established multi-day race and Malaysia’s original ultra trail marathon, founded in 1999.

The race concept see’s individuals in an ultra trail solo category or teams of two in a multi-sport category compete over 3 days from dawn to dusk across some of the most intense jungle and mountain sections on the West Coast of Sabah, an hour from Kota Kinabalu where it all began in 1999. The 2016 event see’s competitor’s going back to the original routes and race sections that the original group of competitors competed on back in 1999 and will see competitors camping out along the Kiulu River for 2 nights of the event. This is a back to basics’ race and back to the original format of how it all used to be in the world of adventure racing and multi-day trail running.

Time : Please refer to the website for updates on the confirmed starting time

Start Location: Please refer to the website for updates on the start location which is only revealed to competitors 12 hours before the start of the race.

– See more at: http://www.sabahtourism.com/events/sabah-adventure-challenge-2016-going-back-original-race#sthash.UMbY21LO.dpuf

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Richard Marx The Solo Tour

Richard Marx The Solo Tour

Date: 9th March 2016

Venue: Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Website: http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/concert/1748600-Richard-Marx.html

 

Richard Marx is an American adult contemporary and pop rock singer, musician and record producer.  Since the beginning of his music career in 1980, he has sold over 30 million records.  Richard Marx performed in Malaysia in 2016 for his ‘Acoustix Evening with Richard Marx World Tour’ at the Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands.  2016 will be his first stop for South East Asia of ‘Richard Marx the Solo Tour’.

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8th Royal Cup World Muay Thai Championship

8th Royal Cup World Muay Thai Championship

Date : 4th December 2015 to 5th December 2015

Venue: Stadium Negara Kuala Lumpur

 

Royal Cup World Muay Thai Championship is formally known as The Royal Kedah Muay Thai Challenge. It has been running for 7 consecutive years and it is the longest running Muay Thai tournament in Malaysia.

The tournament currently has a global following from more than 20 countries and has attracted a viewing audience of 35,000 through live streaming and an average of 4,000 attendees per event. This event is exclusive to South East Asia and only be organized in Malaysia.

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Malaysian Urban Retreat Festival (MURFEST) 2015

Malaysian Urban Retreat Festival (MURFEST) 2015

13th November 2015 to 15th November 2015 – Pullman Hotel, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysia Urban Retreat Festival 2015, which will take place from November 13th-15th at Pullman Hotel Kuala Lumpur, will showcase a gathering of well-renowned names and brands in the wellness and health industry. Murfest 2015 is well on its way to becoming Malaysia’s largest wellness, music and dance festival.

MURFEST is pegged to be the Top 5 Wellness Festivals in South East Asia, mapping Malaysia on a global platform as a regional wellness and retreat destination.

Participants are going be spoilt for choices at this three-day festival with over 80 classes to choose from the different categories – yoga, aqua yoga, Zumba, capoeira, motivational speakers, sound healers and many more. No festival is complete without a market place, the newly launched JUST BE Markets is a niche place where communities get to connect and network with wellness experts while sipping organic coffee, speak to natural healers and checking out semi-precious healing jewels, get pampered with an Ayurvedic massage, sample essential oils, explore raw food delicacies, and connect with artisans from all walks of life and cool off with a cold pressed organic juice.

The day time workshops culminates into two musical nights, Nadi Night 13th November, a soulful musical journey showcasing International and local Sufi, healing and world music genres. The grand finale is our signature URBANITE concert happening at an undisclosed venue in the area on the 14th November 2015, bringing to you international local bands in genres like reggae, soul, world music, fusion and percussionist.

Venue
Hotel Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

Phone
Shobie Malani – 016 661 0262
Cale – 014 333 0527

Organiser
MURFEST (M) SDN BHD
102 Lorong Maarof
59000 Bangsar Park
Kuala Lumpur

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Sabah Earthquake: Stranded Kinabalu climbers ‘making way down’

Sabah Earthquake 2015

Image from Izaan AJ (Facebook)

Sabah Earthquake: Stranded Kinabalu climbers ‘making way down’ – At least 145 people are trapped on top of the Mount Kinabalu following the quake this morning and rescue operations to retrieve them are ongoing, according to Sabah Parks. Its director Dr Jamili Nais said a helicopter will be flying to Laban Rata to retrieve those who are injured.

A group of 40 people from via ferrate area are also trapped, where four people suffered injuries such as broken limbs (arm and leg) and head injuries. It was also reported that a group of climbers are making their way down one of South East Asia’s highest peaks after being stranded by an earthquake, officials say. Tourism minister for Sabah state Masidi Manjun tweeted – “The climbers were “cautiously” heading to a guest house high on Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu”

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake triggered landslides, trapping the climbers while earlier rescue attempts with helicopters had to be abandoned due to bad weather. There have been no deaths reported, but the quake was powerful enough to snap off one of Mount Kinabalu’s distinctive “Donkey’s Ear” peaks and all climbing activity on the mountain has been suspended.

Sabah Earthquake Picture

Sabah Earthquake Info – Image from BBC.

The US Geological Survey said the earthquake happened at around 07:15 local time, at a depth of 10m (32ft). The epicentre was 54km (33 miles) from Mt Kinabalu. Mt Kinabalu, which stands at 4,095m, is popular with climbers from around the world where many come here to attempt the challenging “via ferrata” climbing route, where cables, metal rungs and bridges are set into the rocks on the steep terrain to help people ascend.

Masidi Manjun said that 32 guides were assisting the tourists on their way down, with the group moving “cautiously due to damaged trails”. “Other than ongoing rescue efforts, our priority is to send food, drinks and warm clothing to those still stranded on the mountain,” he said in a recent report. Some of the climbers had ascended to the summit as early as 3am to watch the sunrise as the earthquake struck.

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