Society to organise Santubong Nature Fest


SERENE: Nature lovers take a breather near a stream.

KUCHING: The Malaysian Nature Society Kuching Branch (MNSKB) will be organising the inaugural Santubong Nature Festival this November.

Scheduled to be held at Permai Rainforest Resort in Santubong on Nov 9 and 10, the event is opened to MNS members and the public. Schools in Kuching and Santubong as well as local community living in Santubong are also invited to take part in the festival, said MNSKB through a press statement yesterday.

The festival is co-organised with Permai Rainforest Resort and supported by Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology, Sarawak Museum Department, Sarawak Tourism Board, Sarawak Photo Art Society, Friends of Sarawak Museums, Sarawak Heritage Society and all chapters of

Hash House Harriers in Kuching.

The objectives of the Santubong Nature Festival are to raise public awareness of the priceless natural and historical – local and global – heritage value of the Santubong peninsula; to advocate for a holistic and integrated approach to development and management of the area safeguarding its unique landscape, biodiversity and historical assets; to showcase the tourism and recreational potential of the natural and cultural values of the Santubong peninsula and to stimulate reflection on responsible and sustainable further management of the peninsula and its surroundings.

Interesting activities highlighting Santubong peninsula’s natural, historical and cultural heritage such as multi-sport treasure hunt, heritage and heritage walks, talks and tree planting will be held at Permai Rainforest Resort during the festival.

Lead up activities to the festival such as photography contest, boat trips, talks and ‘Secret Rooms’ tour will be held in Kuching and Santubong peninsula between now and November.

Those interested are advised to visit MNSKB Facebook page for updates at or

BOAT TRIP: Nature lovers admiring the scenery of Mt Santubong from Bako National Park.