Chance to try out rock climbing

Soon (middle) visiting Project Rock. With him are (from left) Tan, Lim, Koh, Goh, Ho and Khoo.

CLIMBING as a sport received a boost with the setting up of climbing centres such as Project Rock at Ikea Batu Kawan near Nibong Tebal, Penang.

State youth and sports committee chairman Soon Lip Chee said all levels of society could take part in the new sport activity.

Under an initiative by the Penang youth and sports committee in collaboration with Penang State Sports Council (MSNPP) and Penang Climbing Association, there will be a clinic for youths called ‘Sports For All - Climbing For All 2021’.

It will be held at Project Rock from 10am till 2pm on April 24.

“The programme will start with registration followed by a safety briefing and talk for parents.

“Then there will be climbing sports teaching and tryout activities, ” he said after visiting the climbing centre.

Soon watching children climbing the wall at Project Rock at Ikea Batu Kawan.Soon watching children climbing the wall at Project Rock at Ikea Batu Kawan.

Also present were MSNPP administration officer Christopher Koh, Penang Climbing Association president Edward Lim Chen Tee, deputy president Andrew Tan Kar Sheng, secretary Penny Khoo Eam Tien and Project Rock co-founders Goh Kae Vin and Benjamin Ho.

Soon said the association played a role in developing the sport that would be a major attraction.

“Three climbing clubs have been established under the auspices of the Penang Climbing Association comprising ORCA Climbers, Project Rock and North Island Climbers.”

The clinic, limited to the first 80 participants, is open to children aged seven to 15 and it is free.

Participants are required to wear appropriate sports attire.

Those taking part will be given a Sports For All T-shirt and a certificate of participation.

Parental approval is required for participation in the event.

Those interested can register at or browse the Penang State Sports Council website at

For inquiries, call Edward Lim at 016-418 9511 or Penny Khoo at 017-479 0719. Alternatively, email or call Sports For All Unit of the MSNPP at 04-659 3713/14/15.

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