The Penang Nude Sports Games also referred to as the Malaysia-International Nude Sports Games Extravaganza was a one-day gathering of nudists, mainly from Malaysia and Singapore on a remote beach in Penang to participate in sporting activities. After a video of the event was uploaded to Vimeo , it caused an immense outcry in Malaysia which led to the arrest and imprisonment of the naturists. The saga dealt a huge blow and was a great setback to the nudist movement in Malaysia and Singapore which aimed to promote acceptance of naturism in the two countries. The controversy surrounding the video was also reported by Malaysiakini which spun the story with a local political slant: . The 5 minute, 26 second-video was apparently uploaded to Vimeo by a user at first identified only as Axxxxx. I love outdoor activities. I organised nude activities in Singapore. The uploader, Axxxxx, claimed that the 18 of them were the only ones on the site. The event, which was believed to have taken place in a single day, kicked off with the participants body painting each other after stripping down.
About once or twice a year, they come together to sing karaoke, play mahjong, exercise and take pictures. Naturists, as they are also called, riled the Malaysian authorities earlier this month when they found out that 18 people participated in a so-called sports carnival on a beach in Penang wearing nothing. The site is a platform to organise naked events, as well as discuss nudist news, befriend others and share their overseas naturist experiences in, for instance, Hong Kong's Cheung Sha and Pui O beaches. Tips are shared too. Changi beach, for example, has been ruled out as a venue for skinny dipping because "sea lice can really bite", warned user CH. Nudists whom The Straits Times spoke to said that they believe in the natural state of the human body. They added that anyone can be a nudist, though some groups are more welcoming than others.
Because life is better without clothes
Zack is a recovering technical recruiter who traded in his suit and tie in Silicon Valley for salsa music and a passion for writing in Medellin, Colombia. When not writing for AllTheRooms you can find Zack with his nose in a book, puttering around nature, or getting ultra-competitive while watching Jeopardy. Last Updated on February 12, Get outside, get active, and get naked. If anything, naturists need to keep up an active lifestyle more than most other people, right? Living a life that constantly requires you to sport a birthday suit may mean you like to take extra care of your bod. While the most widely agreed upon pastime of nude enthusiasts is socializing in a cool but not too cold, ya know? Having said that, beach volleyball has a logical connection to the nudist community; sun, sand, and no strict number of participants make it a welcoming game.
Nude recreation refers to recreational activities which some people engage in while nude. Historically, the ancient Olympics were nude events. There remain some societies in Africa, Oceania, and South America that continue to engage in everyday public activities —including sports— without clothes, while in most of the world nude activities take place in either private spaces or separate clothing optional areas in public spaces. Occasional events, such as nude bike rides, may occur in public areas where nudity is not otherwise allowed.