The R4 Perak Slalom Carnival X Kampar River Fest 2021 ended the gloom of extreme sports which was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting Movement Control Order (MCO).
According to the Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi, even though extreme sports are back to enliven Kampar River, SOPs are still in adherence to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
“This is a public-favourite eco-tourism event besides also being able to promote Kinta Valley Geopark at international level, as Kampar is one of the districts that possesses a geosite in Kinta Valley.
“The event which is to be held live without an audience is hoped to be a positive start for the industry and a motivation for river guides and rafters in Perak and Malaysia in general.
“As of this moment, focal locations for white-water rafting activities include Gopeng (here), Selama District and Ulu Slim in Tanjung Malim.
“The state government has applied for a RM4.5 million allocation, for development of rapid areas in Selama District which is rich in the beauty of waterfall sites, subsequently expanding the eco-tourism sector in Perak.”
She told reporters so after flagging off participants at Kem Razila in Gopeng yesterday (March 14).
The event was organised by Tourism Perak in collaboration with Radak Adventure led by Mohd Hasrol Khamis@Mahmadini. Seven teams from around Perak participated.
First place was won by Rex Senior with recorded time of 46:29:24; second by Rex Junior (50:44:29), third by Rex Men Open (51:08:70), fourth by Semut Merah (52:39:49) and fifth by Rapid Quest (54:46:34).
Respectively, they received trophies and mock cheques of RM1,600, RM1,200, RM800, RM500 and RM400.