On the 5th to 7th of July 2019
a major event was held here in Gopeng Perak which is the Kampar River Festival
2019. The event which is considered the biggest white-water festival was a
major success. The event itself is categorized as a sport tourism event and it
is the first to many more program of its kind.
Initiated by Radak Adventure with the support of Tourism Perak and Ministry of Youth and Sports, the three-day Kampar River Festival (KRF) made its debut as the first biggest Malaysia white-water festival to be endorsed by the International Rafting Federation (IRF) and Indonesia White Water Federation (FAJI). The IRF is recognised as the world governing body for rafting sport responsible for fostering fair, credible and legitimate international rafting competition at all levels since 1997.
The purpose of the event being held in Gopeng Perak is because of the strategic location for water sports activities which aligns with the aim of choosing this place to introduce Lembah Kinta as a National Geopark to the public that can raise the profile of territory and become a high-quality tourist destination and the organizer successfully achieve the mission by organizing the main event which is rafting race, kayak race, tubing race and also Geopark Conference. We also succeed in raising the awareness among the local community and visitors, about the importance of river conservation through the river conservation program.
Although rafting has been in the industries for decades now, not many white-water sports athlete was develop and given the chance to compete in an international level due to many factors and one of them is because of the lack in exposure to this kind of event. Through Kampar River Festival 2019, many local team and athletes from all over Malaysia been given the chance to compete in a higher level. This is a good platform to create international level athletes that is competent to compete at international level. Not to forget that through this event, we succeed in creating a community consist of the locals and foreigner that promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage interaction and self-development among youth through participation in sports. We manage to provide an opportunity for social interaction and development of team building, learning new skills and experiencing a competitive environment.
Overall Champion (Rafting Race)
1st - Rex kayak School (B)
2nd - Faji Kota Bogor
3rd - River Guide Sumatera
4th - Rex Kayak School (A)
5th - Explore Rafting Team
Overall Champion (Kayak Race)
1st - Agus Gunawan
2nd - Wan Mohd Firdaus Wan Osman
3rd - Wan Shamsul Mokti
4th - Mohd Arif
5th - Ruzaini Razali
Overall Champion (Tubing Race- Men)
1st - Muhd Rafizi Johari
2nd - Shazryn Hakim
3rd - Muhd Khuzaimi bin Sharif
Overall Champion (Tubing Race- Women)
1st - Izziantee binti Izzhan
2nd - Adlina binti Azmi
3rd - Erlly Mazleen
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