Tuesday, August 4

Borneo Jungle Safari organises new route for expedition 2011


CALLING FOR ENTRIES: Rona (left) together with the organising committee members show the 1Borneo 4x4 Wheel Drive Expedition 2011 sign.

MIRI: Following the success of the 4×4 wheel drive expeditions to central ‘kelapang’ for the last two years, Borneo Jungle Safari (BJS) has extended the route with more exciting and challenging off-road obstacles and scenery.

For this year, the expedition is dubbed ‘1 Borneo 4×4 Wheel Drive Expedition 2011’.

Chairlady of the organising committee, Rona Sultan said the expedition, scheduled from May 29 until June 3, is the first of its kind ever to be organised by BJS.

“This expedition is fully supported by Ministry of Tourism and Heritage Sarawak, Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and Sarawak Tourism Board (STB),” she stated when chairing the organising committee meeting at BJS office in Centrepoint Commercial Centre on Sunday.

Rona added the objective of the expedition was to allow the participants to explore the diverse and wonders of the real and most exotic parts of Borneo through Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah and Kalimantan.

“This 1Borneo expedition would offer the participants extra ordinary exploration of the wild, and it is the journey itself that truly counts. Main highlights for such extreme sport are of course the Sarawak northern region potential rugged terrain,” she remarked.

The event is also designed to nurture the spirit of adventure, teamwork, and safari skills as well as promoting the local tribal unique culture and lifestyle.

“We are expecting more than 50 vehicles from local entries, with Brunei, Sabah and Kalimantan contributing approximately 250 entrants including officials and media,” she said.

The journey will start at Limbang, as the registration point, followed by Revenscourt in Lawas, Pa’Rebata (the foot of Mt. Murud), Long Bawan (Kalimantan Indonesia), Ba’kelalan and end at Lawas.

Those interested can contact BJS Miri Office at +6085 422595 or call the organising committee-Rona (016-8858275/012-8725604), Lisa Buing (012-8559880) and Amanda (016-8517753) for further information.