KUCHING: The first Central Sarawak 4X4 Challenge, an off road adventure sport, will be held in Bintulu between Sept 28 and 30, announced event director Malcolm Jitam of organiser Outdoor Treks Sdn Bhd, at a press conference at Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) office yesterday.
“To-date, 40 vehicles from 4X4 enthusiasts have already confirmed participation with the largest contingent of 12 vehicles representing Sabah. Sarawak is represented by groups from Kuching, Miri and the largest from Bintulu. Competitors from Indonesia and Brunei are also expected,” he said.
Organised in collaboration with Bintulu 4X4 Skill and Adventure and Bintulu Resident Office, this event is listed under Visit Malaysia Year 2007 and is endorsed by the Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism (MUDT) and STB.
According to Malcolm, the event was originally planned for 2006 by STB and Outdoor Treks but due to budget constrains, it was postponed. “Outdoor Treks managed to secure some small seed funding and Bintulu 4X4 Skill and Adventure secured the prizes to make this event possible,” he added.
Prizes worth RM28,000 are up for grabs. The overall champion, who complete the challenge in the shortest time, will receive a cash prize of RM3,000, one set of tyres worth RM2,400, and free entrance fee to the upcoming ‘Heart of Borneo’ Safari 2007 valued at RM1,500.
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