Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games

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The inaugural Asia Pacific Masters Games has just taken place, right here in Penang, Malaysia! Here are some brief glimpses of the Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games that took place in September of 2018.

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Howei

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Howei

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Howei

Now I bet you’re sitting there like the Thinker, thinking to yourself:

What is the Masters Games?

Well, put simply – Masters refers to veterans, or those who are typically outside the range and considered “past the prime” for competitive sports.

Basically the Masters Games is an all-encompassing international multi-sport event, like the Olympics, but for all ages and abilities!

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Howei

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Howei

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Howei

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Howei

Anyway, this is the opening ceremony for Penang’s Asia Pacific Masters Games.

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Howei

It went off with several bangs.

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And of course some speeches.

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And marching.

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And some snazzy song and dance to keep everyone entertained.

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And of course some colourful things to thrill the throngs!

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The iconic transportation of Penang – the mighty trishaw! Now in technicolour

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Did I mention there were a lot of bangs?

And here’s the swimming segment of the Masters Games:

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And here’s the cycling segment:

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Healthy drinks and sporting events are made for each other! Hope he’s ready for some good business!

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Howei

Penang APMG Cross Channel Swim

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Cross Channel Swim

Beaches and sun! That must mean…we’re in Penang? That’s right – it’s the Penang APMG Cross Channel Swim!

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Every year Penang hosts a swim across the perilous straits of Malacca – a whopping 6 kilometres of briny water filled with ships, junk and jellyfish!

So before you start, you need to get your head checked.

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Yeah, check out this body, baby!

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Cross Channel Swim

They’ll check the rest of you for free!

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Cross Channel Swim

I jest – it’s not that crazy. I mean, there are people that come from all over the world to swim this channel!

There are dozens of us! Dozens!

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Cross Channel Swim

I jest – it’s not that lonely. There’s usually a few hundred brave souls.

And a few thirsty ones that just can’t wait to jump in the water.

This is the day before the actual swim, mind you.

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You sick of this view yet?
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Hell no!

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Cross Channel Swim

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Cross Channel Swim
Cute interracial couple (they actually just met)

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Cross Channel Swim

Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Cross Channel Swim

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Ready for launch, comrade captain

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One day all this will be yours – to swim!

And now we move on to the actual Asia Pacific Masters Games (the aforementioned APMG)!

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Really, just random shots of Penang.

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