TANJUNG BIDARA BEACH
Tanjung Bidara is one of the famous beaches in Malaysia. It is situated at west coast of Malaysia. It is about 70km from Port Dickson another famous beach in Malaysia. Tanjung Bidara is located in Alor Gajah district. It takes about 45 minutes from the city of Melaka and 10 minutes from Masjid Tanah. The beach is situated about 1km from the main road.
Why the main road is far away from the beach? Well it is because an army camp; Terendak Army Camp is situated near the beach, thus why the main road is build far from the beach. Tanjung Bidara is situated in between two beach; Pantai Padang Kemunting and Pantai Pengkalan Balak. The water is calm and has nice is sandy beach that is good to have a picnic with the family and friends.
Tanjung Bidara is sloping beach, have greenly scenery and windy location. The place that is far from the main road can hence it is comfortable to swim. The place is greenly because at Tanjung Bidara there is no development happen due to the presence of the army camp. You might find monkeys lurking around the beach there. There is also having many sea rocks in Tanjung Bidara.
ABOUT TANJUNG BIDARA CHALLENGE
Tanjung Bidara Challenge is a triathlon race that is held at the Tanjung Bidara Beach since the 2016 and the distance is considered as standard distance which consist of 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run. The inaugural race was first held in the 2016 and was open to public as the previous event was only for the armed forces personnel.
2022 challenge will be the fifth edition after 2019 as 2020 and 2021 no race was organise due to the COVID 19 Pandemic and the entire country was under locked. Since the easing up on the SOP for events, Persatuan Sukan Lasak ATM has decided to organise the race again. The race will held on Sunday morning on the 13th of November 2022.
The race will start with a swim in Tanjung Bidara beach, continues with bike segment with route going to Kuala Sungai Linggi and back to Tanjung Bidara beach for transition before heading out to the run. The run course will take you into the villages area of Pengakalan Balak and returning to the finish line, the route will pass by alongside the Pengakalan Balak beach area.
This is a triathlon race that will be a great start for anyone wanting to compete in triathlon.
See you guys in November !!!