Sport is an activity that involves physical exertion and skills in which an individual or team competes against each other or just for entertainment. Sports can be broken down into 4 categories, the first one is individual sports, dual sports, team sports and extreme sports. There are a lot of sports that people commonly play such as cycling, badminton, football, basketball and swimming. There are also sports that are not commonly played such as kabaddi, chess-boxing and archery.
People nowadays are busy chasing life goals to the point they have no time to try new sports as they usually will only go to the gym to have a healthy lifestyle. Not saying that going to the gym is wrong, but if you have the opportunity to try new sports at least once, please try! You will surely love it.
Here are few sports that you should enjoy and try at least once in a lifetime:
#1 Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is actually a well-known sport but not everyone has the guts to try. This is mainly because you have to climb up the rocks and it may be risky for some. There are options for rock climbing levels and you can always choose one that suits your strength and ability. Start from indoor rock climbing for beginners and try outdoor rock climbing as you get used to it.
If you are a thalassophile or an ocean lover, try kayaking as it feeds your soul. Kayaking is actually one of the water sports that is quite expensive because the kayak itself is very pricey. You will also need to spend some money to get help from the professionals if you are going to try sea kayaking for the first time.
Worry less, there are actually few places that provide kayak renting services in Malaysia as low as RM48!
#3 Scuba Diving
Other than kayaking, scuba diving is also one of the common water sports in our country. It requires quite a lot of equipment such as a mask, snorkel and fin. That is basically what you will need as a beginner. Usually, if you are not a licensed diver, you will have to pay for a diving instructor that will help you with everything you need while diving.
You can always get your diving license Malaysia from associations such as Professional Association and Diving Instructor or commonly known as PADI.
#4 White water Rafting
White water rafting is categorised as an extreme water sport and anyone who is interested to play this sport needs to have a good health condition. You will be dealing with strong streams and big rocks so you always have to put your safety first before anything else.
The most famous white water rafting place in Malaysia is the one located at Gopeng, Perak.
# 5 Surfboarding
Surfboarding is not a common sport in Malaysia but it is worth the try. Almost all water sports will cost you quite a lot of money and time. Surfboarding will cost you a lot on the surfboard and paying for experts and for some people it might take quite some time to learn. You will learn how to balance and do some tricks.
If you think of surfing just once, don’t waste money on buying a new surfboard. You can just rent it from any resorts nearby.
Now you feel like trying all these sports? Try it as you should!