The Tropicana Elite team secured first runner-up position at the Perhentian Island Challenge 2022: Janice Wan Chin Wei (third left), Choo Jer Lyn (fourth left), Cindy Sui (fifth left), and Nadimah Khairuddin (second left). Image from: Tropicana

Tropicana Corporation Berhad (“Tropicana”) and its charity arm, Tropicana Foundation, have joined efforts and established the Tropicana Elite team based on the aspiration to encourage all Tropicana employees to stay active and healthy.

In October and November this year, the Tropicana Elite team ventured into the thrilling world of competitive sports by participating and securing podium positions in the country’s two biggest events, IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi and Perhentian Island Challenge 2022.

The Tropicana Elite teams in both races were led by Janice Wan Chin Wei, 49, Executive Secretary at Tropicana. Janice explained that her love for triathlons allowed her to push her boundaries. “If you never tri [sic], you never know. I wanted to know what I can do. For me, it is a sense of personal achievement. Happy to participate and support the good cause of saving the ocean."

Jaren Ethan Ang, Group Executive Director of Tropicana, shared that the Group’s support for the Tropicana Elite Team further drives home the message of Redefining the Art of Healthy Living. “In backing our very capable athletes, we are not just advocating a healthier lifestyle for all, we would like for our people to strive for a work-life balance by incorporating leisurely and sporting activities into their everyday lives. Prioritising our employees' well-being allows us to build a happy and more fulfilled workforce,” he said.

Supporting a good cause. Image from: Tropicana

All athletes showed great resilience and determination in braving the 16km challenging course around Pulau Perhentian Besar. At the Perhentian Island Challenge that took place on 1 October 2022, Janice took part in the Team 16km event with Nadimah Khairuddin, Choo Jer Lyn and Cindy Sui to secure the first runner-up position. This is the fourth edition of the marathon swim, which was launched in 2017. 

For IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi held on 5 November 2022, Janice participated with Loh Chooi Fei and Han Yuet Mei. Calling themselves the Tropicana Iron Lady, the triathletes secure podium position, finishing second with an impressive 5 hours 32 minutes 19 seconds. The course here started with a 1.9km swim at Pantai Kok before the athletes jumped on their bicycles for a 90km loop around Langkawi and finally a 21.1km run along the Langkawi International Airport runway to finish at Pantai Cenang.

A regular in Langkawi’s yearly event calendar, IRONMAN continues to draw triathletes from the world over. Aside from this adrenaline-charged race, Langkawi is a treasure trove of natural wonders from its UNESCO Global Geopark to wildlife and soft sandy beaches. With a projected tourism footfall of 4 million annually, Tropicana Cenang is the latest mixed-use development by Tropicana featuring the Assana Serviced Suites that will be complemented by the Sheraton Langkawi Resort & Spa. 

(23 November 2022)