Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari promotes Iban culture

KAPIT: The Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari has helped to promote Iban culture to the outside world.

Hulu Rajang member of parliament Wilson Ugak Kumbong said as such the race is an ideal tourism product for the division.

“Rafting is part of our roots and it was the chief means of transportation in the past prior to the invention of outboard engines.

“Even though the raft is no longer in use today, the introduction of the Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari is most appropriate,” he said during the race over the weekend at Rumah Inguh, Nanga Sepitoh.

“This year is Visit Malaysia Year and the rafting competition is one of the products that can attract tourists to Kapit.

I hope the participants from outside Kapit could help to promote the rafting event so that more teams will participate in the annual raft race next year.”

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