Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sabah Tourism: KFWDC Jamboree 2011

Date: 11 - 13 March 2011

Kinabalu Four Wheel Drive Club (KFWDC) Jamboree 2011 at Ulu Membakut (80 km south Kota Kinabalu), Sabah

4 x 4 KFWDC Jamboree is an event organize by the club to foster family 4 X 4 off road outing activity among club members. These activity includes novice 4 x 4 challenge is for members that never compete in any club competition before. For the other family's members there is also children drawing competition, hash (jungle trekking) and camp fire tug of war.

This year 4 X 4 Jamboree is the 5th edition of the annual activity event for the Club and this year event will be held at Ulu Membakut Crocker Range sub-station, belong to Sabah Park. It about 80 km south of Kota Kinabalu with at least 30 km off Kota Kinabalu Sindumin highway and 15 km semi hard core road. The duration will be a 3 days 2 nights camping and it is anticipated that more than 150 vehicle and 350 participants are going to take part.

A minimum vehicle specification to enter the site must have at least 33 inches radial ground clearance Mud Terrain and have to be equipped with Four Wheel Drive. All members of Kinabalu Four Wheel Drive is invited to join however there will be also a membership drive on that day to those who are interested to join the club.

Sabah Park Crocker Range coverage is 430 km square and about 40 km square is under Ulu Membakut Sub Station which is 150m m.s.l.. It was open in 2002 however started operating only 2 years ago. The Sub Station headquarter main attraction is the white water river of Ulu Membakut fron the interior of Tenom and Keningau district. Other activity in the pipe line is a trekking trial to Melalap, Tenom which is about 8 - 10 km. There will be a joint expedition between Sabah Park and University Sabah Malaysia to open up this trial this year.

Wildlife in this area is mostly wild boar, wild deer, barking deer, monkey, and mouse deer. Hunting and fishing is highly prohibited including the felling or extraction of a highly valued GAHARU tree. Most part of the park is still a first class Forest reserve accept for some part which was destroyed by the big forest fire in 1997.

Further Information

Organiser : Kinabalu Four Wheel Drive Club (KFWDC)
Contact Person : Edward Lingkapo / Thomson Teo
Telephone : +016 8312997 / +016 833 8077
Email Contact : /

Source: Sabah Tourism

NOTE: Photo Copyright to Sabah Tourism

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