Tuesday, September 17

4WD challenge from Kinabalu to Mulu parks

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Masidi (centre) and Edward Lingkapo showing the Pan Borneo 4WD Challenge routes while John Chak (third left) and other members look on yesterday.

KOTA KINABALU: Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun will flag off the first Pan Borneo 4WD Challenge at Kinabalu National Park, Kundasang on April 29.

The three-day four-wheel drive challenge is expected to foster good relationship among the participants and promotes two heritage sites in Borneo, namely Mount Kinabalu and Mulu Cave.

Event manager John Chak said the challenge would be an annual event and is expecting a positive response from the participants and members of the public.

“The route on the first day will be from Kinabalu National Park to Ranau, Tambunan, Keningau, Kimanis and Kuala Penyu. The challenge will be a bit tough on the second day because we will be covering Beaufort, Sipitang, Sindumin, Lawas, Labu, Puni, Limbang, Kuala Lurah, Sungai Tujuh and Miri,” he said, adding that the challenge would be crossing Brunei on the second day.

The third day will be from Miri to Beluru, Laogan Bunut, Long Seridan and with Mulu National Park as the final destination.

Chak said this to Masidi during the courtesy call at the ministry’s office at Wisma Tun Fuad Stephens yesterday, together with organizer and Sabah Four Wheel Drive Association president Edward Lingkapo.

According to Lingkapo, the entrance fee for the challenge is RM950.

Masidi said the ministry would arrange with Sarawak Tourism Board or Malaysia Tourism Board to host a special dinner in Sarawak to welcome the participants and as an appreciation in promoting world heritage in Sabah and Sarawak through a challenging activity.