Melaka Straits Swim

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The Melaka Straits Swim is a planned 40 - 50 km swim in the Straits of Melaka. Originally planned as a crossing of the Straits of Melaka from Rupat Island, Indonesia to Port Dickson, Malaysia.

2018 Event

Due to worsening conditions, the event was shortened to a 31 km cross-border tandem swim in the Straits of Melaka within Malaysian waters with 7 solo open water swimmers and 22 relay swimmers from Malaysia, Singapore and Peru that took over 15 - 18 hours on 21 - 22 July 2018. Ridzwan A. Rahim served as the event manager and Abdul Razak Abdul Aziz as its project director.


  • Main sponsor is MyDecor Sdn Bhd, the only independent decorative tiles producer in Malaysia specialising in ceramic decorative tiles and glass decoration.
  • Other sponsors include Stanley Yeong, Dr Malek Aziz, Zulkifli Hamzah, University of Malaya Sports Complex, MBPP Relau Sports Complex, Mulebar, Rucksack Caratel, Life Scape Sdn Bhd, Swimshop2u, Bigbigplace, Darul Khusus Venture Sdn Bhd, Nets Printwork Sdn Bhd, E-Magineers (M) Sdn Bhd, BioTech USA, Ombak Deru Lodge, 100Plus, Beet It Sport, Your Physio, Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM),,, Bernama News Channel, Buletin Udara, BackPackerz, New Sunday Times, Harian Metro and The Star. Logistical and escort support by the RMAF, the MMEA and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN)


In 1972, a Japanese professor was the first person on record to attempt a crossing of the Straits of Melaka.


2018 Solo Swimmers

1. Professor Dr. Ghazali Musa
2. Jessie Wong Toh Shing
3. Mohammad Syrafuddin Masalim
4. Razif Kamil
5. Estino Taniyu
6. Nur Adli Safwan Sarman
7. Timotius Ahimo

2018 Relay Swimmers

1. Abdul Rahman Abdul Rani
2. Abdul Razak Abdul Aziz
3. Al-Asas Abdul Razak
4. Aziz Said
5. Bernard Soh Tuck Chuen
6. Eldred Lee Sia Liang
7. Ernesto Carlos Pujazon Patron
8. Hairul Azman bin Asar
9. Jimmy Wong Hang Fuk
10. Kok Hui Ping
11. Lini Feinita Muhammad Feisol
12. Mohamad Hazuwan Haris
13. Ridzwan A. Rahim
14. Mohd Sabki Arifin (one-armed swimmer)
15. Muhammad Faiz Abdullah
16. Nurhisyam Idris
17. Dato’ Ooi Win Juat (guide for blind swimmer)
18. Roseliza Tamam
19. Intan Siti Zarinah Jailani
20. Jeff Wong Hung Fai (blind swimmer)
21. Yasmin Suleiman
22. Mohd Arifin Sanusi

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