Wednesday, June 26

Borneo-China 4×4 Autumn Expedition, anyone?

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ADVENTUROUS LOT : (From left) Dr Ling, Xie, Lai and a member of the organising team during the courtesy call.

MIRI: Extreme expenditure lovers are invited to join the third series of Borneo-China 4×4 Autumn Expedition organised by Borneo Automotive Leisure Tour Agency to be held in Oct next year.

According to the organising chairman, Dr Ling Tung King, registration has been launched and members of the public are invited to register fast to avoid disappointment.

“The fee will only be informed later as we have not worked out the full details yet.

“You can either join us as passengers or drivers of your own vehicle. I can assure that this journey will be very special because we will be going various places in China,” he said.

He added that some places which they would visit might not appear in travel agents’ list making the journey worthwhile.

The co-organising chairperson, Irene Xie, of China City Zone Tour is in Miri to work out the details of the journey with Dr Ling.

To promote the event, Miri Photography Society will be holding a day photo exhibition on the first and second series of the expedition at Pustaka Miri today.

There will also be similar exhibition to be held on the third floor of Bintang Megamall from Dec 16 to 26, which would be officiated at by Mayor Lawrence Lai at 7pm today.

Dr Ling revealed this after his meeting with Lai at the latter’s office to discuss the matter yesterday. Also present were Xie and other members of the organising committee.

Among objectives of the expedition is to promote Miri to tourists in China and to allow the participants to enjoy China on a bigger scale by paying less.

The first expedition in 2009 covering a distance of 21,532km was participated by 10 vehicles. It took them 67 days to cover the journey. The second series involving four vehicles was held in June this year. It took them 39 days to cover the distance of 15,000km.

Dr Ling added: “For this third series, we expect to finish it in 35 days. The journey will be divided into two parts.

“The first part will be Sarawak-Chendu which will take 18 days and the second one – Chendu-Senzhen – in 17 days.”

Lai, meanwhile, said that the council would provide the organiser (of the expedition) with VCDs, fliers and brochures on Miri to be distributed to the people they will meet during the journey.