Thursday, October 21, 2010

48 teams already registered for Padawan Raft Safari

PADAWAN Raft Safari 2010, a bamboo rafting competition at Sungai Sarawak Kiri on Oct 31, promises a challenging time with contests in kayaking and three categories of raft races.

The raft races, divided into the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Hotel and Tour Agencies, offers cash prizes totalling RM17,000.

The competition is now open for entries and the closing date is Oct 22 at 5pm.

The event organised by the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) is open to Malaysian and foreign participants aged above 18 years.

Organising committee secretary Kho Ai Mei said that more than 40 teams had already entered for the rafting events while eight had registered for kayaking.

“We expect more entries in the next few days as participants usually come in at the last minute,” she said.

She said that the registrations should be made on official entry forms available at the MPP office in Kota Padawan near Kuching.

The starting point will be the river bank at Kampung Danu in Penrissen and the finish point will be the river bank in Kampung Git.

The competition will be flagged off by Bengoh assemblyman Dr Jerip Susil in Kampung Danu at 9am while the closing ceremony will be held in Kampung Git at 3pm.

Kho said the race distance was approximately 26km.

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