Four to water scooter their way into record

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  • Wednesday, 28 May 2003

KUCHING: Four men are going to ride their water scooters for more than 2,400km in open sea from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu from June 10 to 26. 

Taking part in this Malaysia X 2003 challenge are Alex Chai and Simon Low, both 35, and Rosli Bagat, 36, all from Sarawak, and Nazar Oman, also 36, from peninsular Malaysia. 

They hope their feat will be recorded in the Malaysia Book of Records. 

From Langkawi, the riders will cross the Straits of Malacca to Johor Baru, before facing the South China Sea. They are expected to reach Kota Kinabalu 17 days later. 

They will have to cross three countries and travel 2,409km. 

Team leader Bruce Chai Khim Cheong said they would ride between seven and eight hours a day. 

DARING MEN:(from left)Low,Alex Chai (partly hidden),Rosli,Bruce Chai and Nazar looking con-fident with Chan at Wisma Bapa Malaysia in Kuching yesterday.

He said the navy would provide accommodation, food and refuelling services for the riders on its vessel, adding that safety measures had been taken. 

The event, hosted by the Sarawak Tourism Board in conjunction with Visit Sarawak Year 2003, is also for a charity cause. 

The organisers hope to raise RM1mil for centres of children with special needs. 

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam, the event’s patron, called on the corporate sector and individuals to support the event.  

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