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Environment 08 Jan 2018 | 4:00 PM

Keep mountain bikes out of wilderness areas

A proposed ruling to open up national wilderness areas in the US to mountain bikers may not be a good idea.

Community 18 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Smooth parasailing ahead

SOME watersport operators in Batu Ferringhi, Penang, are now operating with winch boats to enhance safety for tourists.

Nation 19 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Two tourists stuck as parasail lands on tree

GEORGE TOWN: Two Japanese tourists were left hanging for about 40 minutes when the parasail they were on got stuck in a ketapang tree in Batu Ferringhi.

Nation 27 Oct 2013 | 8:29 AM

The perils of parasailing

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Following the recent death of Saudi tourist Aldakhilallah Eman Mohamed last week while parasailing, The Star Online decided to go on the ground to find out safety measures undertaken by local water sports operators.

Community 02 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tourist: Safety of Penang water sports below international standards

GEORGE TOWN: There is still a long way to go before the safety level of water sports activities in Penang is on par with international standards, according to a concerned Australian tourist.

Community 29 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Arab tourist breaks leg in latest parasailing accident

A parasailing activity turned ugly again in Penang when a Middle Eastern tourist was injured in a watersports mishap along the Batu Ferringhi tourism belt.

Community 22 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Inquiry a hazy affair?

THE Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) did not invite the concerned parties to an inquiry into a parasailing mishap in Batu Ferringhi that left eight people injured.

Community 20 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

‘Be professional, otherwise ban it’

PARASAILING should be banned along the beach in Batu Ferringhi unless a professional body is set up to oversee such operations.

Community 27 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Aussies hurt in water scooter crash

GEORGE TOWN: Two Australian women suffered serious injuries after the water scooter they were riding collided with another scooter at the sea off Batu Ferringhi here.