By Gaya Travel on June 12, 2019

 

12 JUNE 2019 – Terengganu Paragliding Association (PLUT) in collaboration with Hiking Maras Committee will be organizing an international event named as ‘Open Fun Fly Paragliding Bukit Maras 2019’ at Bukit Maras Paragliding & Recreational Park in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu Darul Iman from 28 to 30 June 2019.

The main objective of the event is to introduce paragliding sport to the public, especially youths as well as promoting Bukit Maras as popular paragliding site in the region. The event is expected to be attended by more than 50 pilots from Malaysia as well as other countries including Thailand, Canada, Singapore, Spain, USA, France, Iran, Indonesia, Spain, UAE and Germany.

Paragliding at Bukit Maras

Paragliding at Bukit Maras. [Image Credit: Hasif Hamsyari]

In this regard, the organizer would like to invite the public especially from Terengganu state and any interested media to come and witness this first paragliding show in Bukit Maras which will involve a large number of participants. Besides, there are also side performances such as martial arts, clown appearance and lucky draws to enliven the event.

Members of the public are also encouraged to grab the opportunity to experience tandem paragliding with the assistance of professional pilots at a promotional price of RM150. As a complimentary, a video of guest doing the paragliding will also be provided.

Paragliding at Bukit Maras

Paragliding at Bukit Maras. [Image Credit: Hasif Hamsyari]

It is hoped that both the state and the federal government can make this event as a sport tourism product so it can be held on a larger scale and eventually become an annual event. Paragliding games are particularly popular in Europe with over 500,000 paragliding pilots are spread across the world.

At an altitude of 329 meters above sea level, with a breathtaking view of Kuala Nerus which includes the state’s airport, paddy fields, rivers and durian estates, Bukit Maras has the potential to be a popular site for paragliding.

 

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