Message From YBHG Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab Director General of Tourism Malaysia

Welcome Hashers, to the Pan Asia Hash 2017!

Firstly, I would like to congratulate the Hanyang Hash House Harriers & Harriettes of Korea, for organising this wonderful event.

Korea’s debut as a hashing venue is a refreshing change for the global community of hashers, and I am sure that running in the beautiful Sokcho City with Seorak Mountain in the backdrop will be a wonderful experience for all participants.

This year’s run is a fitting prelude to next year’s major event - the 80th Anniversary of the founding chapter of the Hash House Harriers in Malaysia.

The upcoming ‘Mother’ Hash Anniversary is a momentous one, and Malaysia is proud to welcome all hashers back to its birthplace. With our ancient rainforests, beautiful mountainous trails, and scenic beaches and islands, hashers are sure to have an unforgettable experience as they run in the midst of all of Malaysia’s natural beauty.

To that end I would like to invite all of you to come home next year, and rediscover the birthplace of hashing. For now, enjoy your run this year, and see you again next year.