White Water kayaking in Perak: Exciting but can be dangerous!

Top Kayaking & Canoeing in Perak, Malaysia

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23 Feb 2017

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Lonely Planet

Tour description provided by Viator

Discover the mystifying forest with lush flora and fauna, the crystal clear water of Kampar River (Grade I-III) suits for those who is seeking for adventure and thrilling white water rafting excursion through 9 rapids. The excursion takes about 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes at Kampar River Grade I-III depending on the water level. After rafting you will served with lunch and head back to drop-off point.

Our driver and professional guide will pick you up from Gopeng Toll Exit Plaza (Exit 135) or Gopeng Town around 9am and head to our starting point. You need to sign liability form and safety briefing will be conducted by our guide, then put on white water rafting equipment such as your life jacket and helmets.Push off and hold on tight as you experience the adrenaline-charged thrill of white-water rafting down twists and turns through Class I- III rapids. Each raft will be guided by our experience river guide and the whole journey covering the distance of 7km with 9 big rapids along the way. It will take approximately 1.5 -2 hours to complete.You will arrive at the ending point around 12pm. Delicious light meal with cold drinks are your well-earned reward at the rafting base at Kampar River. Be sure to bring your waterproof camera for incredible photo opportunity. After fun rafting, you will be transported back to the original pickup point.

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Tour description provided by Viator

Visit one of the hottest destinations for rafting and picnicking on this full-day Gopeng Rainforest white water rafting trip. Enjoy a thrilling adventure through the rapids of the beautiful Kampar River. Take  lorry transportation along scenic Kampung Road to the starting point, and savor a delicious picnic lunch in the rainforest.

Experience an exhilarating few hours rafting through the rapids of the Kampar River (Sungai Itek). Choose between a morning and afternoon tour, starting at 9am and 2pm, respectively. Meet your guide at the Gopeng Museum. If you are staying in Penang or Kuala Lumpur, the return transfer to Gopeng is included. You will be transported to the starting point along narrow, scenic Kampung Road. Listen to a professional adventure facilitator deliver a safety briefing and explain how to handle the raft before boarding.Then suit up, and grab your paddle. You will be provided a life jacket and safety helmet. Get ready for a thrilling ride along the stunning Kampar River. An experienced river guide will accompany you on your journey and ensure a safe and fun experience. Be prepared to get wet and have a memorable time.

30 Oct 2016

UPDATE: The body of a Singaporean man who drowned in Perak river has been found.

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TAPAH – The body of a Singaporean who drowned after falling into the Sungai Tesong river in Perak has been found.

Mr Koh Kah Wei, 30, had been kayaking with a group of friends from Singapore at Sungai Tesong at Felda Sungai Klah near Sungkai, on Saturday (Oct 29) when his kayak hit a piece of driftwood and overturned, the Fire and Rescue Department said.

The department told The Straits Times that Mr Koh’s body was found at 3.15pm, with his shirt stuck between rocks. The body was found 1km from the site of the drowning, and it has been sent to a hospital for post-mortem.

UPDATE: Search for Singaporean feared drowned in Perak hampered by bad weather, rescue official says

TAPAH – A Singaporean kayaking on Sungai Tesong in Perak is feared to have drowned after falling into the river.

The Singaporean, Mr Koh Kah Wei, 30, had been kayaking with a group of friends from Singapore at Sungai Tesong at Felda Sungai Klah near Sungkai, on Saturday (Oct 29) when his kayak hit a driftwood and overturned, the Fire and Rescue Department said.

The department said it is conducting a search along the river on Sunday (Oct 30), but the search has been hampered by bad weather. It had received a distress call on the incident on Saturday at about 4.50pm.

Mr Nadzir Razak, the Fire and Rescue Department chief for Bidor in Perak, told The Straits Times Mr Koh’s friends had tried to help him but he was swept away by the strong currents.

“He lost control of the kayak and hit a driftwood. The kayak overturned and the victim is believed to be stuck between pieces of wood,” Mr Nadzir said.

He said a 30-man team was conducting a surface search at three sites.

THE SUNDAY DAILY S’porean man missing while kayaking near Sungkai: IPOH: A Singaporean man is feared drowned …

S’porean man missing while kayaking near Sungkai

IPOH: A Singaporean man is feared drowned while kayaking with six friends on Sungai Tesong at Felda Sungai Klah near Sungkai, 78.5km south of here, yesterday.

Bidor Fire and Rescue Station chief Nadzir Abd Razak said the victim, Koh Kah Wei, 30, joined a group from Singapore for the kayaking adventure on Sungai Tesong when his kayak overturned, causing him to thrown into the water and swept away by the strong currents.

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Search for Singaporean feared drowned while kayaking in Malaysia

TAPAH – A Singaporean kayaking on Sungai Tesong in Perak is feared to have drowned after falling into the river.

The Singaporean, Mr Koh Kah Wei, 30, had been kayaking with a group of friends from Singapore at Sungai Tesong at Felda Sungai Klah near Sungkai, on Saturday (Oct 29) when his kayak hit a driftwood and overturned, the Fire and Rescue Department said.

The department said it is conducting a search along the river on Sunday (Oct 30), but the search has been hampered by bad weather. It had received a distress call on the incident on Saturday at about 4.50pm.

Kampar/ Itek River Whitewater Kayaking, Gopeng, Perak

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Take a break from your smart phone, the city polution, your hectic life or your troubles, and come to Gopeng for river kayaking fun! Frolic in water and in the sun as you, your friends, family or with other fun seekers, attempt to negotiate the river channels and down the rapids in inflatable kayaks. A very tasty buffet lunch that has a little something for everyone awaits you after the adventure as well!

Inflatable Kayak Fun in Gopeng

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Kayaking & Kayak Rentals in Perak – GetMyBoat

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Rent a kayak in Perak and find the best kayaking spots in the area. GetMyBoat makes it easy to rent a kayak and all other watercraft.

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