Sunday, February 23

Fishing Safari will return together with Kaul Festival

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MUKAH: The Fishing Safari will be back this time around together with the Mukah Festival this year.

The event will be held on April 19 at Press Metal Sarawak Sdn Bhd pond, some 38km from this town.

The company has run similar events several times and the biggest number of participants was 500 anglers.

According to company’s spokesperson Requel Anthony, various prizes are up for grabs in several categories.

“This is the first time we are holding it in conjunction with Kaul Mukah Festival.”

The annual festival, organised by Sarawak Melanau Association Federation and supported by several partners, will kick off this April 18 at the seashore some 500m from the Kaul site.

Kaul Tugek is one of the traditional ceremonies that includes a simple session to seek blessing, followed by light refreshment by the seaside.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem is expected to officiate at the festival on April 25, while Yang Di-pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is expected to grace the ‘Beradet’ feast on April 26.

Though the event is held in April, a check by our reporter yesterday found that several inns and hotels in the town were already fully booked.

Locals who have extra rooms to rent out during the festival can register their names at Mukah District’s Office to make it easier for visitors to book them.