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Badminton goes futuristic in Malaysia with glow-in-the-dark ...

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Badminton goes futuristic in Malaysia with glow-in-the-dark courts

The venue was set up late last year to attract people to the sport after two years of social restrictions

Ebrahim Harris and Travis Teo

With neon lights on the floor and walls, pulsing electronic beats and a glowing red shuttlecock bouncing back and forth, this Malaysian badminton court evokes a sci-fi movie set.

Shuttle In The Dark, a badminton hall in the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, was set up in late 2021 by a sports management company to encourage people to take up the racquet sport after two years of social restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our initial goal was how can we encourage and gain back the interest of people to come back and play,” said Irina Inozemtseva, director of Inic Sport Management...

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