NEW SEASON – OCEANMAN 2018
- Technical Dates
- Race Book
- Categores & Qualifying Places
|Distance||1.5 km||10 km||5 km|
|Time Limit||1 hr||4.5 hr||2.5 hr|
|Neutralised Section||km 5 < 2.5 hours out|
|Feeding Point||2.5 km ; 5 km ; 7.5 km|
|Aprox. Water Temperature||27ºC – 30 º C|
|Approx. Atmosphere Temp||25 ºC – 35ºC|
|Friday, 24th November 2017|
|7.30 am to 10.00am||Swim course open for training||Tanjung Rhu|
|10.00 am to 6.00 pm||Race pack collection||Secretariat Tent, Tanjung Rhu|
|5.00 pm 6.00 pm||Race Briefing||Secretariat Tent, Tanjung Rhu|
|5.00 am to 6.00 am||Final race pack collection.||Secretariat Tent, Tanjung Rhu|
|5.00 am to 6.30 am||Bag Drop||Bag Drop Tent, Tanjung Rhu|
|Bag Drop is complimentary, and limited to one bag per swimmer. All Bag Drop items MUST fit inside a single bag.|
|6.30 am – 6.45 am||Final Race Briefing||Start / Finish, Tanjung Rhu|
|7.00 am||Flag off Oceanman 10km||Start / Finish, Tanjung Rhu|
|7.30am||Flag off Half Oceanman 5km||Start / Finish, Tanjung Rhu|
|8.00 am||Flag off Popular distance 2km||Start / Finish, Tanjung Rhu|
|12.30pm||Prize giving ceremony||Start / Finish, Tanjung Rhu|
Digital Technical Briefing
Welcome Pack (Bag, hat, t-shirt Oceanman / Oceanwoman)
Electronic timekeeping for all distances
Finisher Medal for all distances
Trophy Awards – For Oceanman & Half Oceanman (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for all categories), Popular (1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall).
Feed point in the water for each race (liquid and solid)
Recovery Area with Feed point both liquid and solid after the competition.
Changing rooms and showers
Security, Health & Safety
Circuit route markers
Safety in the water (Jet Ski, boats & canoes) to escort the swimmers at sea
Civil Responsibility Insurance
Medical Services – Medical Personnel
1.- Getting There By Air
Langkawi International Airport is located in the west of the island near Padang Matsirat. It’s well stocked with ATMs, currency-exchange booths, car rental agencies, travel agencies, and a Tourism Malaysia office. A half-dozen airlines offer flights from Langkawi.
- AirAsia(airasia.com) Daily flights to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore; four flights a week to Kuching.
- Firefly(firefly.com.my) Daily flights to Kuala Lumpur (Subang Airport) and Penang.
- Malaysia Airlines(malaysiaairlines.com) Daily flights to Kuala Lumpur.
- Malindo Air(malindoair.com) Daily flights to Kuala Lumpur.
- Silk Air(silkair.com) Three flights a week to Singapore.
- Tigerair(tigerair.com) Three flights a week to Singapore.
To & From the Airport & Jetty
Fixed taxi fares from the airport include Kuah jetty (RM30), Pantai Cenang or Pantai Kok (RM20), Tanjung Rhu (RM45) and Teluk Datai (RM70). The fare from Kuah jetty to Pantai Cenang is RM30. Buy a coupon at the desk before leaving the airport terminal and use it to pay the driver.
2.- Getting There By Sea / Ferry
The ferries operate five routes to Langkawi from Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis, Penang and Satun, Koh Li Pe Thailand daily – all onto the Kuah Jetty of Langkawi.
Price (RM, adult/child)
Every 45 minutes, 7.30am-7pm
Every 1½hr, 7.30am-7pm
9am, 1pm & 5pm
Ko Lipe (Thailand)
9.30am & 2.30pm
George Town 60/45
10.30am, 2.30pm & 5.15pm
3.- Getting Arround
Car & Motorcycle
Cars can be rented cheaply and touts from the travel agencies at the Kuah jetty will assail you upon arrival. Rates start at around RM70 per day, but drop with bargaining.
The easiest way to get around is to hire a motorbike for around RM35 per day. You can do a leisurely circuit of the island (70km) in a day. The roads are excellent, and outside Kuah it’s very pleasant and easy riding. Motorbikes can be hired at stands all over the island.
Taxi, UBER, GRAB
As there is no public transport in Langkawi, taxis are the main way of getting around, but fares are relatively high so it can be worthwhile renting your own vehicle. There are taxi stands at the airport, Kuah jetty, Pantai Cenang and Cenang Mall, and Pantai Tengah, at Frangipani hotel. There are fixed rates for all destinations – displayed at the stand – and no taxi should use a meter. It’s also possible to hire a taxi for four hours for RM120.
However UBER and GRAB now operates in Langkawi.
Riding a bike is not that uncommon in Langkawi. Take up one of the many cycling tour packages offered by operators or you can just rent one from the hotel you’re staying in. Enjoy a nice ride through the countryside or to the nearby fishing villages and cycle between old traditional Malay rustic houses. Wherever you end up, find surprising beauty in places normally inaccessible by anything other than a simple bike.
1.- Resort within 5km from the venue
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Tel : +604 950 8888
Fax : +604 950 8899
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.fourseasons.com/langkawi
Tanjung Rhu Resort
Mukim Ayer Hangat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Tel : +604 959 1033
Fax : +604 959 1899
E-mail : email@example.com
Website : www.tanjungrhu.com.my
Black Sand Beach Motel
Tel : +604 955 9928
Chalet Sri Bayu Inn
Tel : +604 959 4823
2.- Homestay within 5km from the venue
Kampung Sungai Itau
Bt 9 1/4 Kampung Sungai Itau, Air Hangat, Ayer Hangat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Tel : +604 959 1212 / +6019 477 1025
Fax : +604 967 1058
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Visa & Customs
Visa & Customs
With duty-free shopping such a major aspect of tourism on Langkawi, the customs and immigration rules are strongly enforced. Please consult your nearest Malaysian Embassy or consular office to confirm this arrangement, as regulations may change over time. Visitors are also checked thoroughly upon departure, so be prepared to pay duty tax if you buy more than the allowed quantities of goods.
To enjoy the duty-free alcohol and cigarettes in Langkawi, you would need to stay on the island for at least 2 days (48 hours). Please retain your ferry or flight tickets and hotel receipts as proof of arrival the next time you decide to go on a duty-free shopping spree.
However, do keep in mind that there are duty-free limits for certain types of items each visitor is allowed to take home: alcohol (up to one litre), tobacco (up to 225g, or 200 cigarettes), one pair of leather footwear, Batik (up to four pieces) as well as cosmetics and personal hygiene items (not including powder or hair products).
The total amount spent on duty-free item(s) must not exceed RM500 for tax exemption reasons.
Tourist visas are issued upon arrival and are free for citizens of most countries – except for North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam and China. Other foreigners may enter Malaysia without a visa for a visit not exceeding one month.
Visitors can extend their tourist visa at the immigration office in Kuah. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after your date of entry into Malaysia.