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More sponsors wanted for annual Padawan Fest

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GOOD SUPPORT: Lim (third right) symbolically presents the sponsorship to Padawan Raft Safari organising chairman Munded Banat. MPP chairman Lo Khere Chiang is at second left.

KUCHING: The Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) is calling for more sponsors for its annual Padawan Fest.

MPP public relations officer Abdul Razak Awang Bini said there are 12 events under the festival for sponsors to choose to be a part of.

“We hope the private sponsors can slowly adopt the whole event. There are 12 events under Padawan Fest 2013, which is an ongoing activity from March until October. We hope to move the events towards the private sector,” he said during the presentation of sponsorship from Natural Avenue Sdn Bhd (Special Cash Sweep) yesterday.

Natural Avenue contributed RM10,000 to the Padawan Raft Safari 2013 for its activity fund and prizes.

“In order to value our contributor, we will name the Expert category as ‘Cash Sweep Rafting Expert category’,” said Abdul Razak.

The other four categories for the raft safari are Men’s Open, Women’s, Government Agencies as well as Tour and Hotel Agencies.

This year’s event will cost around RM90,000, an increase compared to last year’s RM70,000.

Meanwhile, Natural Avenue general manager Jackson Lim said this is the 10th year the company has contributed to the event.

“This is part of our programme to support local community events. This year, everything is well organised, we will continue to support the event,” he said.

Jointly organised by MPP and the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia in collaboration with government agencies and private organisations, the Padawan Raft Safari 2013 on July 7 enables nature lovers and adventurers to enjoy the scenery along the Sungai Sarawak Kiri in Padawan.

The starting points are Kampung Annah Rais, Kampung Temurang and Kampung Danu, and finishes at Kampung Git.

There will also be exhibition booths, sale of food, arts, crafts and souvenirs as well as cultural and entertainment shows.

Registration closes on June 28.

Call Elizabeth Loh (013-8806012) or Kho Ai Mei (013-8258772) for details.