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Perhentian Channel

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Perhentian Channel is a 17 km wide channel between Pulau Perhentian Island and the mainland Terengganu in Malaysia.

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Ridzwan A. Rahim completed an unprecedented channel crossing of the Perhentian Channel from the Alunan Resort on Pulau Perhentian Island to Damai Beach Resort Camp on Bukit Keluang Beach on the mainland Terengganu of Malaysia in 8 hours 56 minutes 30 seconds on 21 March 2021, called the Perhentian Channel Solo Swim 2021 at the age of 44. Ridzwan covered a distance of 19.087 km with the help of the escort crew Abdul Razak Abdul Aziz (team leader and observer), Mohd Hafizuddin Amlin (kayaker), Damien Ong-Yeoh (escort crew member), Tsuyoshi Amzar Sawada (observer), Ariff Budiman Abdul Halim (photographer), Mohd Fahmi Zainal Aripin (drone videographer) and escort boat pilots, Wan Nor Hisham Wan Razak and Azrol Mohd Yusof.

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