Now is your chance to swim in the treacherous South China Sea!
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman introduced Terengganu’s first “swimming pool in the sea” earlier today and stated that this initiative is aimed to encourage the state’s tourism.
The swimming pool is located in front of the Primula Beach Hotel, which is situated along the famed Batu Burok area.
“The concept uses a rectangular safety netting, secured by buoys, to ensure swimmers are protected from being swept away by strong currents. Additionally, we have the Civil Defence Department lifeguards on duty, a watch tower, jet skis, boats and supporting equipment to ensure nothing untoward occurs,” said Abdul Rahman after launching the facility.
This initiative is also built to prevent the numerous drowning cases caused by the unpredictable strong currents of the South China Sea that happens annually, despite the beaches of Terengganu being declared out of bounds for swimmers.
As a start, the 50m by 100m facility will open to the public for 3 hours from 4pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Abdul Rahman also mentioned that the state government has plans to construct sea-water swimming pools along strategic spots along the long beach fronting the state, making it even safer for swimmers and tourists.