GEORGE TOWN, August 17 – Malaysia is set to host its first-ever SPOGOMI Tournament, with Penang chosen as the host city for this exciting event. SPOGOMI, a unique sport that combines sports and waste collection (“Gomi” means trash in Japanese), will give the winning team the incredible opportunity to represent Malaysia at the inaugural SPOGOMI World Cup in Tokyo, Japan, this November. Originally founded in 2008 by the Nippon Foundation and WCS in Japan, SPOGOMI has grown to an international level, attracting participation from 20 countries.

The game requires teams of three members to collect trash from a designated area within an hour and sort them into the correct categories. Points are awarded for each correctly sorted item, and the team with the highest score earns an all-expense-paid trip to Japan for the World Cup. The Penang Stage of the SPOGOMI Tournament is organized by the Pink Hibiscus Club and co-organized by the Penang Green Council, with the support of Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Brewspark.

The Malaysia Stage is proudly sponsored by the Nippon Foundation, Uniqlo Malaysia, and Japan Travel Bureau. The exciting event will kick off on 19th August 2023 at 9:00 AM outdoors at the Dataran Queensbay Seafront Esplanade. The tournament will culminate inside Queensbay Mall at around 11:00 AM for the closing ceremony. Malaysians, permanent residents, and foreign nationals are all invited to join in the tournament, subject to the Terms & Conditions of the competition. The registration deadline is 7th August 2023.

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