Sunday, February 23

Santubong Nature Festival from Nov 8-9

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KUCHING: Nature lovers can now look forward to Santubong Nature Festival (SNF) to be held on Nov 8 and 9 in Permai Rainforest Resort near here.

It is jointly organised by Kuching branch of Malaysian Nature Society and Permai Rainforest Resort with the support of Kuching City North Commission (DBKU), Sarawak Museum and the Sarawak Forestry Corporation.

The festival’s organising chairman Vincent Wong said the organisers had outlined several activities for the two-day festival, including guided nature walk, star-planet gazing and talks.

Cycling enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in a free ride from DBKU to Permai Rainforest Resort on Nov 8 and Survivor Race on Nov 9, he added.

He said among others the festival was aimed at raising public awareness of the rich natural, historical and cultural heritage of Santubong peninsula, to advocate for a holistic and integrated approach to
development and management of the area to safeguard its unique landscape, biodiversity and historical assets.

It is also to showcase the tourism and recreational potential of the natural and cultural values of Santubong peninsula and its surroundings, as well as enhance environmental awareness and inculcate a sense of value for the area among the public, especially youths, he added.

He said a series of activities would be organised prior to the main event in November.

Today, 150 secondary school students attended ‘An Afternoon On Santubong’ which featured talks on archaeology, biodiversity and dolphins of Santubong at the DBKU auditorium here. — Bernama