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Asia Drone League Heats up Iskandar Puteri

The Asia Drone League: Iskandar Puteri Chapter took place from 19 to 20 October 2019 at EduCity Sports Complex and offered prizes worth RM25,000 to winners. The championship, organised by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), in collaboration with Asia Drone League, Iskandar Innovations Sdn Bhd, and EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (EIMSB), listed two categories, i.e., 'Open' and 'Beginner', to 66 participants, including 50 enthusiasts from Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Nepal, Indonesia, Brunei, and India.


The first-ever drone festival held in Iskandar Puteri also featured a drone expo and workshops that enticed those keen on learning about the aerial vehicle that has taken photography and search-and-rescue missions to another level.

"IIB is always on the lookout for new content for this area, and this drone festival is a fine example. This is our way forward after spending a decade building modern and seamless infrastructure in Iskandar Puteri," said Datuk Akmal Ahmad, Chief Operating Officer of IIB.


The Asia Drone League: Iskandar Puteri Chapter took place from 19 to 20 October 2019 at EduCity Sports Complex and offered prizes worth RM25,000 to winners. The championship, organised by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), in collaboration with Asia Drone League, Iskandar Innovations Sdn Bhd, and EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (EIMSB), listed two categories, i.e., 'Open' and 'Beginner', to 66 participants, including 50 enthusiasts from Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Nepal, Indonesia, Brunei, and India.

Sungju Park from South Korea won the Open Category, followed by Kendrick Suyanto from Indonesia and Sakkarin Kongthon from Thailand. Winners of this category have collectively claimed RM20,000.

Mohammad Immanuddin did Malaysia proud, as he nailed the top spot in the 'Beginner' category and picked up a cheque for RM1,500. The second place was claimed by Chawarrin Kongthon from Thailand, and Fitri Reza from Malaysia came in third.



Wan Ahmad Saifuddin Wan Ahmad Radzi, Managing Director of EIMSB, hoped that participants and supporters were impressed with the state-of-the-art facilities available at the sports complex.


Meanwhile, Asia Drone League Operator, Alex Marzuki, said, “This event proved that drones are easy to operate, and our workshops allowed newbies and children to discover how drones are used in our daily lives."


IIB's Head of Digital, Nukman Abdul Rahman, aimed to have the inaugural Asia Drone League match the hype of the Drone Racing League and Asia Drone Championship in due course. "This competition is the best platform to leverage and further develop new talents."


The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) also supported the event. Johor Housing, Communication and Multimedia Committee Chairman, Sr. Dzulkefly Ahmad, as well as Datuk Akmal Ahmad toured the festival grounds and witnessed the last few races at EduCity Sports Complex before presenting prizes to the deserving winners.


 

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