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Malaysian chess contingent arrives in Panjin for Asian Schools challenge

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Photo by Haslindah Ruslan

Malaysian contingent has arrived in Panjin for the 13th Asian Schools Chess Championships 2017. The contingent which consists of 54 players, officials and caretakers transit in Shanghai Airport yesterday at 7:40 AM local time before taking another flight to Shenyang airport.

The contingent arrived in Shenyang at 2:00 PM and it takes another 3 hours journey with the official transport to Panjin Ecological Hotel, the official hotel.

According to one of the contingent official, En. Rozisham Abd. Rashid, "We arrived at the Hotel around 6:00 PM. It's a nice hotel and very comfortable. Especially after a very long journey.

"The hotel staffs are friendly to us and the weather here is nice and cold. It's like we're in Cameron Highland," he said.

Panjin is an agriculture city and well known for the Peach plantation and its Red Beach!

Red Beach, located in Dawa County, Panjin, Liaoning, China

The opening ceremony will start at 2:30 PM today followed by the rapid event.

Malaysia sent 32 players to the 13th Asian Schools Chess Championships 2017 in China which is one of the biggest contingents the Federation ever recorded in a single overseas event so far.