Sunday, June 16

Inaugural tourism treasure hunt in October

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BACK TO NATURE: The view of the pebble river bed and the Sungai Sarawak Kiri in Kampung Danu where the event would be held.

KUCHING: The Sarawak River Tourism Treasure Hunt 2012, to be held for the first time this year on Oct 28, would require participants to look for clues and answers while on a river.

It is organised by Ma’asa Event Management in collaboration with the Kampung Danu Development and Security Committee at Sungai Sarawak Kiri, also locally known as the Semadang River, in Padawan near here.

Ma’asa Event Management general manager Ceasser Robert said the event is open to local and foreign participations.

He said each team will comprise of two persons and the participating teams can choose to use either a kayak, boat or raft in the competition.

“They are required to answer questions prepared by the organisers and to look for the hidden treasures along the way,” he said.

He also mentioned that the participants would be flagged off at Kampung Bengoh, Padawan and the finishing point would be the river bank at Kampung Danu.

On the prizes, he said he champion team will receive a RM1,000 and a trophy while the first runner up will pocket RM500 plus a trophy and the third winner to receive RM300 plus a trophy.

‘There will be three consolation prizes of RM100 and a trophy each,” he said.

The registration fee is RM50. Those interested to participate in the event are required to bring along their own kayak, boat or raft.

Ceasser said the organisers can assist participants to source for the kayaks and boats but they must place their booking at least two weeks before the event.

“For those wanting to use rafts in the competition, they can make arrangement with the organisers or the local people near the event venue, to book their raft,” said Ceasser.

On a related matter, he said there will be a live band entertainment and poco-poco dance as side events at the pebble river bed in Kampung Danu during the event.

There will also be a boat race which is limited to 10 small boats with two paddlers for each boat, diving and swimming competition, river cleanliness awareness campaign, health screening, sale of food and beverages and sale of products made by the local farmers.

Those interested to participate in the event can contact Ceasser at 016-5765174 or Robert Kenneth at 013-2036553 for further details.

Registration forms can also be collected at the Mambong Parliamentary Service Centre Office at Kota Padawan and JFAM Logistics Sdn Bhd office at Batu Kawah New Township from Sept 10.