KOTA BARU: National woman solo runner Major Dr Suwaibah Muhammad Nasir is in a mission to conquer the word’s top 30 towers by 2020.
Dr Suwaibah, 46, said she would begin her mission with the Southeast Asian leg of the solo run by conquering three towers in the Philippines at the end of February, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (200 meters) in March and the Ostankino Tower in Moscow (540 meters) in April.
Elaborating, Dr Suwaibah who hails from Kampung Lubuk Rotan Tawar, Tanah Merah, said she would try to complete the Southeast Asian run first, and at the same time submit her application to the other designated countries under the Humanitarian Tour to Conquer 30 World’s Tallest Towers mission.
"I will proceed with countries with less bureaucratic problems first by going through government-to-government cooperation with the involvement of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
To complete the mission, she would make physical training and mental preparation, to be able to cope with various challenges especially in different weather conditions.
"I expect to be able to take four towers a month, and reckon it will take two years to complete the mission of conquering 30 towers.
Dr Suwaibah said this when met at the launch of the National Solo Runner and Telemovie "Meigho" premiere at Hotel Perdana here last night, officiated by Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu who is also patron of the Humanitarian mission.
Also present was Telemovie Director "Meigho" Zack Zaideen.
Dr Suwaibah said, in order to capture the 30 towers, she would need RM4 million in funds. She added the funds were needed to cover the high costs of accommodation, airline tickets, visa applications and related matters.
According to her, GISB Holding Sdn Bhd had come forward to sponsor the flight tickets and accommodation.
Previously, Dr Suwaibah had captured three towers namely the Avala Tower (250 meters) in Belgrade, Serbia on August 31, 2016; Baiyoke Sky Tower (309 meters) in Bangkok, Thailand, and Gama Tower, Jakarta, Indonesia last year.
Meanwhile, Zack said the 'Meigho' telemovie premiere was aimed at helping to raise funds towards the mission, as well as to introduce the solo runner to the community. --Bernama