Sunday, October 30, 2011

Turn Sarawak Bird Race into international event

KUCHING: The Malaysian Nature Sociey (MNS) has been challenged to turn its Sarawak Bird Race (SBR) into a full-fledged international event.

Assistant Minister of Tourism Datuk Talip Zulpilip made the call yesterday when launching this year’s race, held together with Borneo Highlands Resort and Permai Rainforest Resort.

“From being a humble mini bird race four years ago, this event now has drawn bigger participation and the involvement of those from outside the state and nation.

“So it is fair enough to challenge the organiser to turn this event into a well known international event,” he said.

He pointed out that the Rainforest World Music Festival, which only drew around 300 festival-goers in its first year, has now reached 20,000 festival-goers from around the world.

“We at the Tourism Ministry are sure to assist in all possible ways to lure more to come and I also promise to put SBR in the state tourism calender next year,” he added.

On the event, Talip said bird-watchers are important to the state as they assist in keeping records of all the species found in Sarawak.

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