Thursday, April 9

Invitation to inaugural Borneo Bird Race 2014

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KUCHING: Bird lovers and enthusiasts are invited to join the inaugural Borneo Bird Race 2014 from Sept 28 to 29 at the Borneo Highlands Resort here.

The race allows participants to explore and spot as many bird species as possible within the allocated time period, with the participants spotting the most species claiming the prizes.

And any newly found bird species will be documented, and bird lovers are welcomed to witness the race and enjoy the mini exhibition on birds and other wildlife.

This prestigious event, requiring specialised knowledge in bird species as well as having a high level of passion in the sport, has received participation from Hong Kong, India, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and Malaysia.

The event is a joint collaboration between Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei Darussalam under the tourism jurisdiction and is one of two events sanctioned under the Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines – East Asia Growth Areas (BIMP-EAGA).

The other sanctioned event is the Borneo International Yachting Challenge held annually in Miri, Labuan and Kota Kinabalu.

Sarawak is one of the most sought-after destinations by migratory and exotic birds. Other good sites for bird enthusiasts to sight them are in Kubah National Park, Paya Maga in Lawas, Mulu National Park and Loagan Bunut National Park in Miri. For more info, contact 082-319313.