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Domestic orienteering picks up again in more Asian countries

Orienteering event at village hall near Conghua, Guangdong Province, China

While there’s not much sign of travel restrictions relaxing in Asia, domestic orienteering is bringing life back to the sport in Asian countries. Activities and larger events are on the pipeline too.

1. Malaysia

Malaysia has entered the conditional phase of the Movement Control Order since May, and the recovery phase since June, which marks a gradual relaxation of restrictions. Shops, restaurants and mosques have reopened subject to social distancing measures.

The Rogaining Perak event has been rescheduled to 23-25 October, with entries opened for Malaysian teams only. The rogaine is a 24-hour navigation race in the wilderness of Perak, a state between Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

2. Mainland China

The first to be hit by the pandemic is also one of the first to recover. Major orienteering events in China are resuming, including one in Yangzhou just now, and one in Guangdong earlier in August, in addition to others.

3. Taiwan

Thanks to quick and decisive quarantine measures, Taiwan hasn’t been hit hard by the pandemic to start with, and consequently has never seen a total stop of orienteering. With the summer still blazing in full strength, orienteering activities are also going on in high frequency, even in urban areas.

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