Chapman's Challenge @ Pangkor Laut Resort Experience & Now Open for Registration

Here for my short breakaway from the hustle bustle of my daily life for this challenge. Hey still remembered we were at Pangkor Laut Resort for Chapman's Challenge exclusive preview event few weeks ago? It was one of my incredible experiences this year with exquisite resort, excellent service, exciting friends and of course the enliven Chapman's Challenge.


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Chapman's Challenge @ Pangkor Laut Resort

Perhaps you are still wondering what is Chapman's Challenge all about? By the way who is Chapman? But most important question is, are you ready for this challenge? 

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The Sea Villas @ Pangkor Laut Resort 

In the nutshell, the Chapman’s Challenge comprises of a 6.2km run around the private island roadways and hike through the two million year old rainforest plus 1km swim out at the award-winning Emerald Bay before concluding at Chapman’s Bar. I have been there and done that, so you can do it too, right!

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Colonel Freddy Spencer Chapman, British commando who made his last escape from Emerald Bay in 1945

The prestigious Pangkor Laut Resort has crafted a unique experience called The Chapman’s Challenge to honour the same belief in which Colonel Freddy Spencer Chapman, a British commando who made his last escape from Emerald Bay in 1945, lived his life.

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Colonel Spencer Chapman spent 3½ years in hiding from the occupying Japanese army during World War II in the wild jungles of Malaya. On 13 May 1945, he made his last escape from Emerald Bay at Pangkor Laut with his compatriot, Major R. Broome. They swam 45m out to sea in the dark of night to be rescued by the Royal Navy submarine, HMS Statesman.

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The infinity pool at the Spa Village

This inaugural Chapman's Challenge annual event is slated for launch on 13th to 15th May 2016 with limited slots and it is now open for registration. We together with a selected group of triathletes and guests were invited to participate in The Chapman’s Challenge through an exclusive preview event. 

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From left: Rikigoro Shinozuka the first to complete the Chapman Challenge and Uncle Yee, 78-year old triathlete sharing his tips of life

Triathletes included Rikigoro Shinozuka, a silver medalist at the 2015 SEA Games, Irene Chong, a national woman triathlete, SEA Games gold medalist triathlete Kimbeley Yap and Yee Sze Mun, a 78-year old triathlete and the first to be inducted into Malaysia’s new Hall of Fame after participating in 11 Ironman Malaysia events.

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My Hill Villa with large open roof indoor bathtub and goody bag courtesy of YTL Hotels, Reebok, Ipanema and TYR.

We arrived at Pangkor Laut Resort just in time for lunch and then check into our respective villas. Gosh! I have the whole Hill Villa to myself, they said it’s good feng shui. Sit on the hill hillside amidst the rainforest and overlooking the magnificent sea view. I must admit that I can get use to this large open roof indoor bathtub that open out to the rainforest. Had my me time soaking and pampered myself for 2 nights.

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Day 1 familiarize the jungle trail route 

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Nyonya and Hockchew Chinese Dinner at Uncle Lim’s Kitchen

The first day we have a trial run and familiarize with the route for the challenge. Then end the night with Nyonya and Hockchew Chinese style home cooking dinner at Uncle Lim’s Kitchen.

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Ross Sanders, General Manager of Pangkor Laut Resort kick off the Chapman's Challenge and Welcome by Carey Ng, Miss Universe Malaysia 2013 and 

Second day, rise and shine early at 6am to catch the sun rise and get ready for the challenge. We had our power breakfast at the Feast Village then meet at the Jetty. A warm welcome by Carey Ng, Miss Universe Malaysia 2013 before an energizing warm-up session led by the founders of DailyMuscle Body Transformation Camp and a speech by the resort’s General Manager, Ross Sanders to kick off the Chapman's Challenge.

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Enjoy the spectacular sight and sound of the rainforest

Off we go! run, hike and swim at the same time enjoy the spectacular sight and sound of the rainforest and sea at Pangkor Laut Resort. 

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Completed the challenge!

We completed the challenge and finishing point is at the Emerald Bay. We collected our finisher T-shirt with our name stitched on it. Then rest and enjoy the sea breeze while sipping the fresh coconut juice followed by buffet lunch was served at the Chapman’s Bar.

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Bath House Ritual @ the Spa Village

After the challenge my body was soaring and really need a massage. Bingo!!! its like heaven when we were at the Spa Village for our Signature Spa experience. It was a wonderful time at the Bath House Ritual together with some of the girls going through the foot spa and Chinese foot pounding then the 4 types of baths – Malay circulating bath, Japanese bath with goshi-goshi cloth, Rotenburu pool and Shanghai scrub. After all the bath and scrubbing, our body is ready for a massage. Ahhh… so blissful, I miss it so much and I want to go back again.

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Pre dinner cocktail & Beach Barbeque Dinner at Emerald Bay

After that we head back to our villas to change and dress-up for the night. We had our pre-dinner cocktail at the Chapman’s Bar and then followed by Beach BBQ Dinner at the Emerald Bay. 

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 Emerald Bay, Pangkor Laut Resort 

Feel the breeze blowing and the serenity surrounding of the enchanting island while enjoy the scrumptious BBQ dinner under the moonlight; chats and took lots of photos at the photo booth. It was such a delighting and memorable way to end night. 



Registration for The Chapman’s Challenge is now available online at www.pangkorlautresort.com through a full board package starting from RM999 nett per room per night. A minimum stay of two nights’ inclusive of 13th and 14th May 2016 is required to participate in the race. 

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The package includes:
  • Two nights' accommodation in your selected villa type
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Return scheduled speedboat transfers to and from Marina Island Pangkor
  • Entry for The Chapman's Challenge 2016 on 14 May 2016 race day for 2 persons
  • Personalised Chapman's Challenge T-shirt and race kit sponsored by Reebok, TYR and Ipanema for each race participant
  • Post-race refreshment at Chapman's Bar for each race participant
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and beach barbecue dinner for 2 persons at Emerald Bay on 14 May 2016
  •  YES Huddle 4G Mobile Hotspot for wireless internet access
  • Every participant will also receive a goody bag courtesy of YTL Hotels, Reebok, Ipanema and TYR. The top three winners stand to win exciting stay prizes within YTL Hotels’ global portfolio of luxury properties.

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If you are planning for an escape from the city life this is a great breakaway at the same time participate in the Chapman's Challenge. It's time to get some workout during your vacation. Perhaps you should start planning for your next Fitness Vacation here

17 comments:

  1. this is sooooo cool babe! wow nice stay! should bring me lorhhhhh HAHA

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  2. I wouldn't mind to do this challenge at there! :D

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  3. this is definitely an awesome place to experience such challenge and i don't mind at all.. the views are so amazing! :D

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  4. wow thats so enjoyable and relaxing to stay close to the nature :) im sure you had tonnes of fun!

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  5. OMG The sea villas! So beautiful!! I need a vacation too TT

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  6. Oh gosh! A fitness vacation is what i need. Sounds like a great way to enjoy a holiday + without gaining weight

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  7. fun challenge and good time working out. Love the pangkor laut, but never been to this resort yet.

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  8. I love the villa you stayed at. And the scenery is breathtaking. but when i know the challenge include 6.2km run, okayyyy. Hahhahha no thanks :p

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  9. Look like heaven there... I have been there years ago and I would dearly love to visit there again.... huhuu hopefully one fine day... hehehe

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  10. I didn't know you run!
    That explains your beauty.
    And to run in Pangkor is great cause it is so beautiful.
    I wanna go there again.

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  11. I miss Pangkor Laut! Nice event there :)

    http://www.ranechin.com/

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  12. The place looks so nice for a getaway, how's the pricing like for a night babe?

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  13. So nice to have a great breakie in Pangkor~ Cool!

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  14. Whoa, everything looks so refreshing and you look super cute in the first picture. So gungho! :D

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  15. Wah so nice the Spa Village, perfect for a relax rejuvenating after all the work outs :)

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  16. You go Kels! It looked like such a nice place, I am sure you enjoyed yourself tons <3

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