In conjunction with Merdeka, Kuantan 188 will be hosting two major events, the Kuantan 188 International Extreme Challenge (KIEC), their first ever challenge event since their reopening early this year, and Pesta Kuantan 188. Kuantan 188 tower will be presenting their proud patriotism with the launch of their base jump activity at the tower, alongside with a festival that will be held from the 27th of August 2022 until the 4th of September 2022.
The launch of the event was officiated by Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Senator Dato’ Sri Ti Lian Ker and Chairman of the Pahang State Human Resources, Youth, Sports and Non-Governmental Committee, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Johari bin Haji Hussain. The festival has fully supported of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) and Pahang Youth & Sport Exco because it is in line with their goal to dignify sports at an international level.
The main focus of the event would highlight the courageous adrenaline junkies base jumpers who have volunteered to jump down 104 metres from the Skydeck of the tower. The base jumpers will have a total of 65 jumps from multiple jumpers including from The United States, Singapore and Indonesia on Merdeka Eve, carrying the Kuantan 188 flag, the Pahang flag and last but not least, the Jalur Gemilang to commemorate 65 years of Malaysia’s Independence. Amongst many of the base jumpers, one to highlight would be Malaysia’s oldest base jumper – Mr Jamaluddin Ismail, 67-year-old who is from Mentakab, Pahang. With extra RM10 from existing ticket price, ticket holders is invited to watch the base jumpers jump from the sky deck tower.
Apart of base jump, Kuantan 188 also hosting various sports such as paintball, drop zone, kickboxing, outdoor zumba, hammock zone, and to name a few that are more family-friendly, Kuantan 188’s Kids Club and Zipline for children are the more welcoming activities for the masses. The festival will also be hosting local brands with a 9-day pop up retail booth to bring awareness to local talent and support local merchandise.
Kuantan 188 also will be hosting a special one-night-only concert, called Pesta Kuantan 188, held at the grounds of the tower on the 3rd of September 2022, in celebration of honoring the belated birthday of KDYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on the 30th of July and the birthday of KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj on the 5th of August.
The concert will feature singers and rappers such as Roxanne Ng, Raihan, Ara Johari, Sandhy Sondoro, Aina Abdul, Joe Flizzow, and Malaysia’s very own legend, Man Bai. There are 4 different types of ticket categories to purchase, TIER 1 (RM188), TIER 2 (RM138), TIER 3 (RM88) and lastly TIER 4 (RM58). Open rehearsals will be held for the TIER 1 ticket holders, where they will get an exclusive entry to their sound check which will be held the day before the concert. Pesta Kuantan 188 concert tickets can be purchased online at www.gotifi.com , the event’s official ticketing partner.
Aside from performances for these artists, there will also be a local traditional dance, a projection mapping show and fireworks. The concert will begin after a ‘Royal Evening in The Sky’ alongside event sponsors, VVIP’s and their majesties KDYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, followed by a cake cutting ceremony on the grounds of the tower.
The Pesta Kuantan 188 concert is supported by MAA Group Berhad and Imperium International College and sponsored by Selborn Group, Wawasan Intact Properties, CKS Global Buildility, LBS Bina Group, Cameron Valley Tea and Bharat Group, TAS Leisure, Chili’s Bar and Grill and Dancom. Official hotel sponsors include Shahzan Hotel Kuantan and Ramada Suites by Wyndham KLCC.