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03/12 Sunday 08:23AM

water festival in labuan

Image . Ministry of Tourism Malaysia . Labuan Office

Sea lovers are just going to love this - the Malaysia Water Festival Labuan F.T will be all about water fun at the 16th Labuan International Sea Challenge.  Organised by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia Labuan F.T, it will run from 27th to 29th April 2012 at the Labuan International Sea Sport Complex. The festival will kick off with the Labuan International Fishing Tournament from 26th - 29th April. The Flag Off & Sail Past of participants for this fishing challenge will be held on 26 April and they are expected to return to the operation center to submit their fish for weighing on the 29 April.

Some of the events held at the Labuan Water Festival have made it into the Malaysian Book of Records - the 'Round Island Kayak Race 2007' was had the largest participants in a kayaking event and the 'Cross Channel Swimming Challenge 2009' was listed as the 'largest participation in island to island swimming challenge'.

image:Ministry of Tourism Malaysia Labuan Office

The main events will test the endurance and mettle of participants. The Cross Channel Swimming Challenge on the 28th April will start and end at the Sea Sport Complex after a 5.4 km swim for the adults.  Junior boys and girls will have to do a distance of 2.7 km starting from Papan Island and ending at the Sea Sport complex. The Kayak Sprint Challenge is a distance of approximately 700m.  For a bigger challenge, kayak competitors should try the Labuan Round Island Kayak Challenge, which is approximately 50km and circumnavigates the entire Labuan island.

Perhaps swimming or kayaking is not your thing, you can try fishing.  For 2 days, the Beach Shore Fishing Competition comprising traditional rod and modern rod fishing, will no doubt be any competitive anglers' focus.

Other exciting supporting activities and competitions are :

  • 1 Malaysia Green 1 Malaysia Clean Activities/ Competitions
  • Borneo Battle Of The Band Session II Competition
  • Pillow Fight Contest
  • Tug Of War
  • Auto Show Carnival
  • Karaoke Contest
  • Sand Castle Contest
  • Stage Show (Artists’ Performances)
  • Beach Volleyball Competition
  • Games & Activities all around the venue

It's a carnival for all, sea lover or not, with plenty to see and do.  The Labuan Water Festival has been drawing visitors from around the world to Labuan for 16 years and the island is a major water sports and tourism event venue in Malaysia.

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