Monday, June 17

Borneo Rhythms of Rimba Wildlife Festival in Sandakan this weekend

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SANDAKAN: The Future Alam Borneo (FAB) society, with the partnership of the Protective Action for Wildlife in Sabah through Education (PAWSE) initiative, is presenting the 2nd Borneo Rhythms of Rimba (ROR) Wildlife Festival 2015 here this weekend.

This two-day colourful outdoor festival brings wildlife and rainforest conservation content to the public in a unique ‘experiential education’ format.

FAB’s aim is to translate important conservation science and knowledge into holistic and accessible experiences. Unforgettable experiences that will encourage people to truly value our natural heritage and take on a more conscientious and sustainable responsibility.

Themed ‘Biodiversity and our Future’, ROR2015 is inspired both by our unique ecosystems here as well as the breadth of amazing people and ideas that will be coming together for this effort.

The festival will feature four zones of content and interaction – Conservation and Environment, Adventure, Creative and Music.

The animal masks of WinterCroft UK have been making their way all over Sabah and will be descending on RDC soon in a colourful parade of Borneo animal masks. Prizes from Body Shop will await the most beautifully decorated.

Salad Dressing have spent over three weeks building their Treetop Cinema on site, and will go live showcasing the feature SANDOKAN, straight from Italy. Also on reel will be clips from Borneo Eco Film Festival’s Suara Komuniti films.

With over 19 hours of knitting and over 30 hours of flying from the United States, the

Moab Monkeys have landed in Sandakan and will presenting their Human Nest experience at ROR2015.

There will be an additional RM5 charge for the opportunity to climb into it; proceeds will go towards PAWSE and a nice photograph of you on the net!

Over 100 presenters, artists, creatives and conservationists will come together at ROR2015 to offer a whole range of fun and inspiring content to get everyone involved and interacting. This will be the most international ROR festival ever.

ROR2015 is a crowd-driven and -funded effort. The public contributes to FAB’s ongoing projects and the festival platform by purchasing ROR2015 tickets of RM30 per adult and RM10 per children (above five years old)/youth/students.

Tickets entitle you to both days of festival entry, and one of four special Borneo ROR animal DIY masks from http://www.wintercroft.com.

More information on www.futurealamborneo.org. Or on Facebook – Future Alam Borneo.