Picture announcing the 6th Global Summit on Urban Tourism

PROMINENT SPEAKERS TO SHARE EXPERTISE AT 6TH GLOBAL SUMMIT ON URBAN TOURISM

  The upcoming 6th Global Summit on Urban Tourism (GSUT) 2017 in Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur will feature an impressive line-up of local and international speakers, representing the who’s who of the tourism industry. Themed “Sustainable and Competitive Tourism on the New Urban Agenda” this year, the summit aims at promoting a globally shared vision and a strategic approach to readdress the tools to adapt to the new paradigms in urban tourism while achieving coherence among the tourism activities, urban development policies and the economic and social benefits for the local inhabitants through integrated planning, efficient governance, knowledge management and professionalism in … Continued

66 RECORD-BREAKING FEATS IN GAMES

THE 9th ASEAN Para Games, which ended on Saturday (23 Sept) saw a total of 66 record-breaking feats by athletes from seven of the 11 nations in swimming, athletics and powerlifting. Indonesian swimmers rewrote 28 of the 47 new Games record set at the National Aquatics Centre in Bukit Jalil followed by Malaysia (7), Vietnam (6), Myanmar (2), Singapore (2) and one each by Philippines and Thailand. Among the Indonesians swimmers who set new records are Marinus Melianus in the men’s 50m breaststroke SB13 in 34.05s (old mark 36.16s), Guntur (men’s 50m breaststroke SB8 – 36.78s (old mark 37.33s) and … Continued

gold for malaysian men goalball team

MALAYSIA END 12-YEAR WAIT WITH GOLD IN GOALBALL

HISTORY was created and the national anthem Negara Ku was played once again, albeit the last time, when the men’s goalball team dethroned five-time ASEAN Para Games champions Thailand 9-5 in the final at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Saturday (Sept 23). Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of the Malaysian players, who went in as underdogs, at the final whistle at 12.45pm. They had after all put up a brave front against the indomitable Thais who were dominant in the sport since 2005. The gold medal came after a 12-year wait as the Malaysians have … Continued

TING Ing Hock, Malaysia’s most senior Para table tennis players

SUPRIYATNA DENIES ING HOCK OF SECOND GOLD

TING Ing Hock, Malaysia’s most senior Para table tennis players, failed in his mission of a second gold medal when he lost to Indonesian Supriyatna Gumilar 3-0 in the men’s Class 9 final at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Saturday (Sept 23). Backed by a vociferous band of supporters, Supriyatna turned on the power against the Malaysian to win 11-8, 11-7 and 11-9. Chee Chaoming, another Malaysian player, and Myanmar’s Saw Hay Htoo shared the bronze medals. In the women’s singles Class 5, Roslinda Br Manurung defeated Malaysian Azila Alias 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-0) for the gold. … Continued

photo of National Sports Council Director-General, Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail

NINETY GOLD MEDALS IS COMMENDABLE EFFORT

THE National Sports Council (NSC) has expressed satisfaction with the 90 gold medals won by the Malaysian contingent in the 9th ASEAN Para Games which concluded on Saturday (23 Sept). National Sports Council Director-General, Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail, said although the target of 103 gold medals set for the contingent fell short by 13 gold, it was nevertheless a commendable effort. “We had targeted to emerge as overall champions but 90 gold is also a good achievement as we finished second behind Indonesia,” said Datuk Ahmad Shapawi. “It was a great improvement as compared to our third-placing at the 2015 … Continued

Asean Para Games 2017 closing ceremony

COLOURFUL CEREMONY MARKS END OF GAMES

IT was a night filled with fun, joy and colourful celebration as contingents, athletes and officials bid farewell to Kuala Lumpur following the conclusion of the 9th ASEAN Para Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Saturday (23 Sept). Over the last seven days, sporting fans were treated with many exciting action and inspiring display of grit and determination by some 1,200 athletes from 11 nations. Deputy Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi declared the Games officially closed at 9.12pm (Malaysian time), marking the end of the biennial Games which saw the … Continued

GOLD FOR MALAYSIA IN PARA ARCHERY

MOROGEN Komoran and Nor Saadah Abdul Wahab gave Malaysia the one and only gold medal in Para Archery at the ASEAN Para Games by winning the Compound Open Mixed Team event at the Synthetic Turf Field in Bukit Jalil on Friday (22 Sept). Morogen and Nur Saadah scored 138 to avert the strong challenge from Toto Wastomi/Tutik Yumiati of Indonesia whose score of 117 gave them silver. Singapore’s Nur Syahidah Alim/Robert Fuchs came in third with 133, defeating Thailand’s Aungaphinan Anon/Panmai Ratchanee who scored 126, earlier the same day. In the Recurve Open Mixed Team, Indonesian duo Muhammad Nurhadi/Vironika Ninik … Continued

MALAYSIA OUT TO END 12-YEAR DROUGHT IN GOALBALL FINAL

MALAYSIA men’s goalball squad continued their winning streak with a 13-3 victory over Laos in 14 minutes at the ASEAN Para Games to advance to the final against defending champions Thailand today (Saturday Sept 23). The Thais have been masters of the game in the last five editions since 2005 and Malaysian coach Abdul Karim Raham is counting on his players to end the drought with a gold medal. Malaysia reached the semi-finals after collecting 18 points by winning all six round robin matches while Thailand finished second by beating Indonesia 15-5 to reach the final. Meanwhile, the national women’s … Continued

Ting Ing Hock going for his second para table tennis gold

ING HOCK ON COURSE FOR SECOND GOLD IN PARA TABLE TENNIS

​MALAYSIA’s senior player Ting Ing Hock is on course for his second gold medal when he qualified for the final of the men’s singles Class 9 Para table tennis competition at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre yesterday (Friday Sept 22). The 52-year-old Ing Hock defeated Myanmar’s Saw Hay Htoo 7-11, 11-6, 11-9 and 11-8 in the semi-finals at Hall 4 of MITEC in the Class 9 category (mild impairments affecting the legs or the playing arm). He faces Indonesian Supriyatna Gumilar in the final today (Saturday Sept 23). Supriyatna slammed the brakes of a possible all-Malaysian final by … Continued

PARA ATHLETICS: DORIAH PICKS LAST GOLD FOR MALAYSIA

Doriah picks last Gold for Malaysia

  Malaysian athletes grabbed seven more gold medals on the last day of the ASEAN Para Games athletics competition at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Friday (Sept 22). Malaysia ends the 9th ASEAN Para Games with 90 gold medals, 85 silver and 81 bronze medals with a total medal tally of 256. Indonesia tops with 124 gold medals, 75 silver and 48 bronze for a total medal tally of 247, while defending champion Thailand dropped to third spot with 68 gold, 71 silver and 90 bronze (total  229). The national squad’s gold rush began with veteran Faridul Masri … Continued