Sunday, 20th April, 2003


  RM50,000 up for grabs in Labuan events
  LABUAN:  More than RM50,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs in the Round Island Kayak Race, Cross Channel Swimming and Underwater Treasure Hunt, three events of the Labuan Sea Challenge.

The Round Island Kayak race which covers about 50kms will be held on May 3, and it is a one day event.

There will be a men's singles, doubles and women doubles categories.

The competition, which offers more than RM30,000 in prizes, is expected to attract participants from here, Brunei, Sarawak and Sabah.

The 5.4 km Cross Channel Swimming which will be held on May 4 offers a total of RM6,700 in prizes.

For the Underwater Treasure Hunt and the fourth event - International Fishing Challenge - further details can be obtained from the Labuan Tourism Action Council at 087 - 408741 0r 087 - 422622.

For the Round Island Kayak Race and Cross Channel Swimming events details can be obtained from the Labuan Backpackers Association's Yunus Waidin at 087 - 403403 or 013 869 2546, Rahman Mustaffa - 019 822 2188, Sazalie Timbang - 087 408658 or 0198974454.