Malaysia’s ‘First Female Solo Kayaker’ will soon be in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) when Nur Adilla Abu Hassan covers a distance of 350 kilometres from Tasik Banding to Beting Beras Basah in Bagan Datuk, Perak, on 22nd September.
Adilla, 38, is attached to the State Land & Mineral director’s office. She will be crossing 18 bridges, 4 dams, and 3 lakes over the expected duration of 7 days.
Following in the footsteps of her forthcoming feat is Saidatul Atiqah Md Isa, who will embark on her expedition next year, to cover 200km around Lake Toba, Sumatra in Indonesia. She is an employee of the Ipoh City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh), at the Health & Services Department.
Both are trained by experienced national solo kayaker, Murad Mohd Kassim. He shared that although both ladies are active outdoor adventurers, they still have to undergo vigorous training to prepare themselves for their respective expeditions.
“They are currently in the final phase of training, conducted around Pangkor Island. Some of the skills they need to acquire include studying the nature of the water, including tides, wave direction, sea survival and other expertise to handle whatever emergencies that they may face,” the trainer added.