The weather and sea was thankfully favourable at Pantai Remis; a 1.8km long beach in Kuala Selangor facing small islands namely Pulau Angsa and Pulau Tekukor, and is this years venue for hundreds of anglers (including women) from as far as Singapore, vying for the cash prize winnings at the 3rd leg of the Tourism Malaysia Surfcasting Tour 2019.
“We hope this event will help promote the area and spur business opportunities in its local community.” – Mohd Nasir Bin Kushairi, Senior Deputy Director (Domestic & Events Division), Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.
Events such as this has already helped justify the need for more comfortable accommodations and functional facilities, thus boosting development in the area. Citing the fully-booked hotels and chalets near Pantai Remis prior to event day, he adds.
It is believed that the inheret name of the beach derived from a molluscs locally named “Remis” and is the most visited beach in the district of Kuala Selangor – aside from Pantai Jeram, for its recreational activities like kite flying, and fishing. Its also famous for its seafood dining experience – having fresh produce directly from the sea.
During the competition, all levels of experienced angles with piked rods, shakey lines and high hopes could be seen. Among the catch; which most angels would bring home, are Ikan Sembilang, Ikan Ketuka or Ikan Belukang as it is in abundance, in contrast to the Ibu Gelama which was once caught weighing 1kg and sold for RM8000. However this time, Tourism Malaysia in collaboration with Wak Jali Event Management for the Tourism Malaysia Surfcasting Tour 2019, A journey to Visit Malaysia Year 2020 is giving away RM70,000.00 cash for the winner, RM12,000.00 for second runner up and RM5,000.00 for third runner up and consolation, lucky draw to its participants. Moreover there will be a Grand Slam winner (highest accumulated point from all the series) which will win a Perodua Myvi. Pantai Remis, Kuala Selangor on 28 April 2019 is the third leg of the series after Melaka and Kelantan. Overall, there will be 10 legs of this competition ending in Kuala Lumpur on December 2019.
WHAT TO DO
Aside from Pantai Remis, tourists can also explore the town of Kuala Selangor and experience history of the district at Kuala Selangor Museum located at Bukit Malawati. For nature lovers they can explore Kuala Selangor Nature Park. When it comes to food, I visited a famous local restaurant Restoran Mi Udang Banjir known for its Mi Udang Banjir Udang Galah which was reasonably portioned for my taste and priced.
For more information on the competition, you may contact Wak Jali Event Management.
Mr Zali Kasran
013 311 3911 / 019 620 3040
Mr Amir Ali Mohd
012 214 1401 / 013 383 8655