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[20 Dec 2009] Exco Meeting 2010

In mid of Jan next year SEACF Exco will have a meeting to discuss any preparation to the upcoming SEA Games 2011, the result of the meeting will be brougth to the SEACF annual meeting 2010 somewhere after March, where will be attended by all federation members.

The challenge for climbing community in the region not only to make the SEA Games 2011 get success, but also to ensure the sustainability of the sport in the SEA Games movement, especially when we know that Singapore has decided to give up to be host of 2013 SEA Games. There will a big challenge the sport will be competed in the next SEA Games if they are in country like Vietnam unless all of us do some big efforts to ensure the host from now on.

We hope the meetings will produce effective strategies to face the challenges, then our next generation still have an opportunity to show their climbing achievement in the SEA Games event, and ASEAN healthier youth.

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[10 Dec 2009] Dream Almost Come True

Cyberita in their edition of Dec 10 released that sport climbing will be competed in the next 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia. Malaysian official who seat in Southeast Asian Games Federation (SGF) Mr Sieh Kok Chi confirm it said Bernama news office

Sport climbing community have to begin to prepare for everything: climbers for better training to get medals and sport officials have to prepare how to organize the event nicely that will insure it could attract public emotion within the region.

Many thanks for any one who have been contributing in realization of the dream. Halo SEA Games 2011, we re coming...!

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[20 May 2009] Climbing will be a Competed Sport in the SEA Games 2011

Indonesian Climbing Federation (FPTI) just confirmed that sport climbing already decided to be a competed sport in the SEA Games 2011 in Indonesia. The sport climbing planned will be held in South Sumatera Province. SEA Games is multi-event sport competition among ASEAN countries, this year 2009 the Games scheduled to held in Laos.

The above good news based on the issuance of formal statement from Indonesian National Olympic Committee on any sport will be compete in the Games 2011. This importance step is started from 2005 when climbing strive to be demonstration event in the SEA Games 2005 in Philipines with a big support from Quizon City.

The next follow up is all climbing community in the region will have to do any necessary actions to ensure the sport will held the Games 2011, especially to convince their own NOC to support climbing sport in the SEA Games movement. See you soon in South Sumatera in 2011.

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[19 Mar 2009] Climb and Dive in Central Sulawesi

FPTI has just opened a nice natural rock climbing centre in Central Sulawesi, known as Marantale Climbing Area. The area located precisely in Parigi Moutong Sub-District, about 76 km from Palu Capital City of Central Sulawesi (2.5 hour drive through curly Trans Sulawesi National road).

In the area we will not get only climbing, but we could also get diving and snorkling area (only 300 m from the sandstone) and of course fishing big fish use traditional boat. For accomodation we could use home villagers or stay in the hut or camping ground amoong cocoa trees provided by the tourism authority.

From overseas we have to arrive in Balikpapan or Makassar International Airports, then go on our flight to Palu Airport. Food and other stuff must be bought in Palu or in Parigi Moutong (15 km from the area). The temperature in the area in specific equatorial places, very hot (30-32 Celcius in the day, and 24-28 Celcius in the night) and high humidity (above 70%).

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[13 Mar 2009] Results on 2009 Annual Meeting

This year meeting attended by all federation members except BSCF. Meeting was held in Manila (PHI) chaired by Ms Crissie Malay on behalf of the President of SEACF who can not attend the meeting to to travel document problem.

The main result is acceptance of the minutes of last year meeting was held in Bangkok (THA). The others important points are: SEA Games movement must be started by each federation members to reach the goal to be a competed sport at the latest in SEA Games 2011 in Indonesia in order to reach the goald each federation will make any necessary action to improve their own relation to their own national Olympic committee or sport council.

SMF will effort to include sport climbing in the ASEAN University Games will be held in 2012. While PMM will host ASEAN Expedition July this year. FPTI will host ASEAN Climbing Championship July 15-18 this year in Semarang (Central Java). SCAT dan SCAPI will organize instructor training course on Nov 2009 and Feb 2009 respectively, while the next annual meeting will be held in Bali 2010 prior IFSC Plenary Assembly.