His Royal Highness the Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin opened the Bidong Underwater & Land Challenge 2012 at Pulau Bidong, yesterday. The four day programme, organised by Coral Malaysia, the Terengganu state government and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, was also joined by 70 scuba divers who took pictures for a competition organised by Coral Malaysia. His Royal Highness also scuba dived for an hour with Coral Malaysia Ambassador singer Fauziah Latiff and Coral Malaysia president Jamhariah Jaafar to view the beauty of the corals at Pulau Bidong.
Fauziah, when met by reporters, said the programme was held for the first time at Pulau Bidong in conjunction with Earth Day 2012. Previously, Coral Malaysia held diving activities in Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Redang and Pulau Tenggol.