- Enjoy watersports near Langkawi in Sedim Eco Challenge

July 17, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News divulges this year's Sedim Eco Challenge could provide the perfect setting for lovers of the great outdoors to try their hands at a spot of adrenaline-inducing watersports.

The event takes place on the Sedim River on August 23rd 2010, a location which is chosen because it is perfect for a range of water-based white-knuckle challenges, according to the experts at

Measuring 15km in length and featuring a series of rapids and fast-flowing sections, the river which is known to locals as Sungai Sedim is thought to be one of the best places in the world for people to zip up their life-jackets, strap on their helmets and take on the water from the safety of rafts, canoes and other vessels.

Although travellers will have to make the journey to the mainland from their Langkawi hotels if they are to watch - or even take part in - the Sedim Eco Challenge, it is sure to be worth the effort.

The river is located in the south of Kedah, while the paradise island of Langkawi lies off the coast in the north.

People can access the rest of Malaysia from Langkawi via ferry, with trips taking place everyday and at regular occasions. Return tickets to the mainland town of Kuala Perlis typically cost around 36 Malaysian ringgits (£7.40). recommends a wide range of accommodation in Langkawi, including the Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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