Monday, July 22

Third Borneo Rhythms of Rimba Festival Aug 20-21

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Anton (second left) promoting the third Borneo Rhythms of Rimba Wildlife Festival.

Anton (second left) promoting the third Borneo Rhythms of Rimba Wildlife Festival.

SANDAKAN: Future Alam Borneo society will be bringing the most diverse, experiential education programme to its Borneo Rhythms of Rimba (ROR) Wildlife Festival platform this year.

Members of the public will be able to explore the theme of ‘Extinction and the day after’ over two days on August 20-21 at the Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sepilok here, interpreting and exploring the global issues transforming our natural environment and how it may affect us all in the end.

Spread over five zones of content, namely Conservation, Adventure, Creative, Music and the new addition of Cinema, there will be over 150+ content providers from throughout Malaysia and internationally.

The highlights of ROR 2016 include the founder of Mongabay.com, Rhett Butler, whose site publishes news on environmental science, energy and green design and features extensive information on tropical rainforests, with over 1 million viewers every year.

The new Cinema zone will further support the Conservation emphasis. Borneo Eco Film Festival (BEFF), Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF), Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF) and the International Elephant Film Festival (via the US Embassy Kuala Lumpur) will all be bringing film reels to show, offering over 15 films and shorts at ROR this year.

In the Creative & Music zones, there will be artists from throughout Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia including Sada Borneo and Russell Curtis. Workshops will range from craft to dance, targetted at young children to adults.

To add some pizzaz to the festival, Bibi McGill from the US will be supporting the ROR effort through music and yoga. She is the lead guitarist for Beyoncé, a yoga teacher and an environmental crusader.

And to encourage a greater appreciation of Borneo’s natural environment, Future Alam Borneo will bring ziplines, slacklines, a Man vs Wildlife Challenge and the floating yoga platform to the conservation experience.

The festival’s goal of bringing experiential education of our natural environment to the masses has grown annually with the combined effort of colourful content providers and a diverse audience.

For more info please log on to on www.futurealamborneo.org. or visit Facebook – Future Alam Borneo http://facebook.com/futurealamborneo