Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Adventure Sport of Motorized Paragliding is Featured at the Inaugural Adventure Show Asia 2009

Kuala Lumpur. 25th August 2009 – If ever you have had dreams of flight where you run, flap your arms and take off, well paragliding is about as close to those dreams as you’ll get. The sport is gaining popularity here in Malaysia with more and more outfits providing courses and equipment for beginners and those who have already experienced the sport. One such company is Air Venture Sdn. Bhd. Based in Kuala Lumpur the company provides Motorised Paragliding (MPG) courses for beginners and suppliers the specialised equipment required for the sport.


The MPG training course conducted by Air Venture can be completed over a period of between 4 to 5 days, sometimes over several weekends where necessary, depending on weather conditions and individual ability. The course needs no prior experience or training and includes all required specialised equipment. By the end of the course, students would have experienced several solo flights. Training begins in an open field where ground handling skills are taught and final flight takes place in an open area away from buildings and obstacles. During the solo-flights, the instructor will direct the student by radio on their flight technique. “For the beginner, a significant part of the training is focused on the take-off technique”, says Mujib Ahmad, Air Venture’s Instructor. “Completing a good take-off launch is one of the most satisfying aspects of paragliding”, he continues, “there is nothing like the pleasure of running forward, feeling the tightening of the harness around the legs and being lifted into the sky”.

Motorized paragliding is undoubtedly the least expensive form of powered flight. The equipment is definitely less expensive than any type of powered aircraft and a day’s flying will only cost the amount of fuel used. Motorized paragliders are portable and can be easily transported to almost any location providing a large variety of venues to fly from. “Flying a motorized paraglider is easy, rewarding and, with proper training and equipment, very safe”, says Mujib. “It offers flying like no other type of aircraft in that it is possible to fly high and far or low and slow.”


Air Venture Sdn. Bhd., who also offer excursions to scenic destinations in Asia that are ideal for motorized paragliding, will be one of the many exhibitors at the inaugural Adventure Show Asia 2009. Scheduled to be held at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from the 9th to 11th October 2009, the event is an exposition that promotes a wide spectrum of adventure sports tourism, travel and activities that involve the great outdoors. Event organizers, Able Two Events Sdn. Bhd., explained that the show will promote the various destinations in Asia that appeal to extreme sports enthusiasts, thrill seeking tourists and adventure seekers alike from Malaysia and around the Asian region.

The exposition will feature a variety of adventure sports and travel providers and equipment distributors that will be divided into four separate pavilions. The four pavilions will be named; the Aquatic Pavilion (that caters to water based activities such as surfing, SCUBA diving, white water rafting, fishing, jet skiing etc.), the On-Land Pavilion (that caters to land based activities such as trekking, 4X4 off road, rock climbing, camping, mountaineering etc.), the Sky Pavilion (that caters to aerially oriented activities such as sky diving, para-gliding, flying etc), and the Travel Pavilion (that caters to all travel services including travel agents, luggage retailers, airlines, resorts etc.).

Touted as a one-stop centre for all adventure, it provides visitors with an opportunity to explore interests that may have been otherwise out of reach or unheard of. Admission to the show is free of charge and lucky visitors will stand the chance to take home some exciting prizes as there will be daily lucky draws and mini competitions for visitors. For more information on the show, visit the official event website at www.adventureshowasia.com

Monday, August 17, 2009

Malaysia’s First Surfing Academy will be featured at the inaugural Adventure Show Asia 2009


Kuala Lumpur. 7th August 2009 – The inaugural Adventure Show Asia 2009 is scheduled to be held at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre over a 3-day period from the 9th to 11th October 2009, the event is an exposition that promotes a very wide spectrum of adventure sports tourism, travel and activities that involve the great outdoors.

Event organizers, Able Two Events Sdn. Bhd., explained that the show will promote the various destinations in Asia that appeal to extreme sports enthusiasts, thrill seeking tourists and adventure seekers alike from Malaysia and around the Asian region. “Malaysia has a lot to offer in terms of adventure sports tourism. We have a variety of natural terrain that is ideal for a many types of such sports and activities”, explained Farouk Nurish of Able Two Events. “And an event like this will serve to boost this niche industry. It will give the opportunity for many of the adventure sports service providers to get the much needed awareness of their services”.

The exposition will feature a variety of adventure sports and travel providers and equipment distributors that will be divided into four separate pavilions. The four pavilions will be named; the Aquatic Pavilion (that caters to water based activities such as surfing, SCUBA diving, white water rafting, fishing, jet skiing etc.), the On-Land Pavilion (that caters to land based activities such as trekking, 4X4 off road, rock climbing, camping, mountaineering etc.), the Sky Pavilion (that caters to aerially oriented activities such as sky diving, para-gliding, flying etc), and the
Travel Pavilion (that caters to all travel services including travel agents, luggage retailers, airlines, resorts etc.).

One of the exhibitors at the show will be Blue Forest Adventures Sdn. Bhd., a company that provides a variety of adventure sports including surfing lessons and surfing excursions for anyone who is interested in taking up the sport. Blue Forest, Malaysia’s first surfing academy, conducts a 5-day beginner’s course, which includes theory lessons, a confined-water training session and training in the sea. Participants can either take the course here on the East Coast of Malaysia or travel to Padang in Indonesia, where the sea conditions are ideal for surfing. The only requirement for taking the course is that you are reasonably fit and able to swim. “Anyone who can swim, can learn to surf,” says Gan Sien Ban, Blue Forest’s Managing Director, “You just need the right instruction to ensure that you know what you are doing and you able to do it safely without endangering yourself or other surfers around you”. Gan, who has been surfing for a number of years, explained that the sport is growing in popularity here in Malaysia, although the current facilities may be a lacking. “I took up surfing on the beach in Bali some years ago,” said Gan. “I personally started with not much formal training. The “beach boys” showed me how to paddle out and stand on the board, then I was left on my own”. “If you have a good sense of balance and are lucky to be able to pick it up, you will enjoy the experience. But many people get frustrated the first time, especially when they do not know how to catch the waves”, he explained. “As I become interested in pursuing the sport further, I decided to train at the Academy of Surf Instructors in Australia.”

Gan and his team will be conducting short seminars at Adventure Show Asia, to introduce visitors to the sport of surfing and how to get take it up. “We want to educate the Malaysian market about the sport, so that it can develop further on the local scene” said Gan. “We have a growing number of talented surfers one the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia, but they have very little opportunity to further their interest in surfing.”


With exhibitors representing such a wide variety of adventure sports and destinations within Malaysia and other parts of Asia, the show is expected to expand the awareness of such facilities and operators among Malaysians. Touted as a one-stop centre for all adventure, it provides visitors with an opportunity to explore interests that may have been otherwise out of reach or unheard of. Admission to the show is free of charge and lucky visitors will stand the chance to take home some exciting prizes as there will be daily lucky draws and mini competitions for visitors. For more information on the show, visit the official website at www.adventureshowasia.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Adventure Sports and Travel Expo | CBT :: Cars.Bikes.Trucks


Cars, Bikes and Trucks, recently posted an article on the Adventure Show Asia 2009 expo. Read all about it here!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

VirtualMalaysia.com article on the Adventure Show Asia 2009 event!


Virtual Malaysia.com, one of the attendees of the recent Adventure Show Asia 2009 Press Conference, wrote an article regarding our event. Click here to read it!

Adventure Show Asia 2009 – Soft Launch & Press Conference

Adventure Show Asia had its first press conference at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre on the 16th of June. The press conference was attended by members of the media from local dailies and magazines. Also present were several exhibitors and sponsors of the show.

The press conference comprised of a briefing of the show to the members to the press and an introduction of the sponsors and event partners. Four of the sponsors and event partners whose representatives attended presented Able Two Events with their company and product logos. They were Crocs, Jungle Adventures and Expeditions, Team Delta Rovers Malaysia and Corezone.

Also announced at the press conference was the organization of the first Vertica Asia Climbing Competition that will be held in conjunction with Adventure Show Asia 2009.

From Left- Event Sponsors and Partners: Ms Leong Dee Lu of Corezone, Mr. Seng Chia Heng of Team Delta Rovers Malaysia, Mr Farouk Nurish of Able Two Events, Mr. Rate de Silva of Jungle Expeditions and Explorer and Mr. Mike Wong from Crocs.

Ms May Kweh registering members of the press.

Guests and members of the Press listening intently to the briefing by Director of Able2Events, Farouk Nurish.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sponsors - Swatch


Swatch Group (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, an international supporter of high energy action sports have been appointed as the OFFICIAL TIME KEEPER for Vertica Asia 2009..

Calling all exhibitors!

The regions premier adventure travel show will be held at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from the 9th to the 11th of October 2009. The 3-day event will include the main exposition, demonstrations & public participation, presentations and workshops within the main exhibition halls.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take up a booth and enjoy the tremendous exposure as well as the chance to meet, quite literally, thousands of potential new customers and contacts.

Adventure Show Asia 2009 – Open for exhibitor registration! Register today!

By participating in this high profile show, exhibitors will enjoy a wide range of direct and indirect benefits. Chiefly being the probability of having nonstop contact with literally thousands of potential customers that are expected to visit the show. Apart from this, there is tremendous opportunity to form synergistic partnerships with other exhibitor that provide products or services that compliment your own.

With such high profile exposure and networking prospects, the potential to cash in on this opportunity is extremely high indeed.

Download our show hall layout plan and registration form now to find out more about the sizes and types of booth that are available, view the hall layout and choose the best location that suits you and register today.

All booth allocations are released on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

About Adventure Show Asia

Able Two Events Sdn Bhd is proud to be the organiser of ADVENTURE SHOW ASIA 2009. Adventure Show Asia 2009 is an exposition that will be held in Kuala Lumpur for a 3 day duration. The event is about promoting adventure sports tourism and activities that involve the great outdoors and everything related to action, extreme sport and adventure sports in Asia.

It will focus on promoting activities that are water or sea based, land based as well as aerially oriented. The activities, products and sports exhibited will include motorised as well as non-motorised sports, activities and equipment. As such all distributors, manufacturers and retailers of sporting, outdoor or adventure and travel related products should be participating in the event to capitalize on the huge crowds that are expected to visit the show.

The Adventure Show Asia 2009 is designed to bring together products and services related to extreme adventure sports with enthusiasts at one convenient event as well as provide novices and those keen to find out more, a platform to explore their sport and purchase or upgrade their equipment.

Adventure Show Asia 2009 is not only the ideal opportunity to expand your customer base, it is also an ideal melting pot for varied product and service providers to explore opportunities to work together and form synergistic partnerships.