4.5KM challenge OWS at the most beautiful island in malaysia.

About the swim:  The challenge is to swim about 4.5KM along the shore fo Pulau Besar of Perhentian Islands.  This course is consider the most calm or protected area.  


Organizer:  swimon & Larrosa OWS


Swim Course : Along the shore of Pulau Besar (west of the Island)


Distance : Aprox.4.5km Starting from Teluk Pauh to Flora Bay.  Swimmer may opt to jungle trakking (about 40 minute walk) after the race or taking a boat ride back to the starting place


Maximum Participants: 30

Flag off :        7:00am - Cut off  of 3 hour

Event Date:   16th   September 2017

 Water temperature:It will be around 28-31 ° C 

 Categories : General 


Champion Trophies

Medals to all  finishers

Certificate for Finisher

Commemorative T-shirts 


Qualification: Minimum age of 18  years old and adequately trained for open water swims of this length.


Safety: The course is patrolled by safety crafts and life guards. Swimming Safety buoy is compulsory for visibility and other safety measures


Registration Fee - RM350  (accomodation not included)

Registration : www.malaysiaopenwaterswimming.com  


Recommended Accomodation:  The Coral View,  The Barats,  The Mama's   (we have blocked some rooms for your reservation)


Any further question please email to us:  info@malaysiaopenwaterswimming.com 

Travel Recommendations:
Flight: A flight from KLIA/Subang Airport will reach Kota Bharu airport in about 45 minutes. Then another 45 minutes from the airport to Kuala Besut Jetty by land transport. 
If you wish to come by bus, you can take a bus that stop at Kuala Besut Jetty or Jerteh. If you are at Jerteh, you need more 10 to 15 minutes to reach the Kuala Besut Jetty.
Highly recommended to book an early flight to Kota Bharu as the first trip from Jetty to the Island is at 11am. More importantly to book a return flight no later than 3PM to avoid unnecessary rush.
about boat transfer:  Boats leave Kuala Besut (Jetty)  for Perhentian from 8 am to 4.30 pm and return at 8am, 12pm and 4 pm. The boat trip takes half an hour but allow for one hour for planning travel times.

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