Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nature fest raising awareness of Santubong Peninsula’s natural, historical heritage

KUCHING: Santubong Nature Festival (SNF) will be held at Permai Rainforest Resort on Nov 8 and 9.

A press statement from the Malaysian Nature Society-Kuching Branch (MNSKB) said the festival aims to raise public awareness about the priceless natural and historical heritage (locally and globally) of Santubong Peninsula.

To kickstart the festival, a cycling event will be flagged off at Kuching City North Commission (DBKU) at 7am for riders to make their way to Permai Rainforest Resort and pick up rubbish along the route.

At the resort, the event is expected to be graced by Datuk Bandar DBKU Datuk Abang Wahap Abang Julai at 9.30am.

The festival will continue with several activities and a series of talk at the resort’s Belian and Sepang rooms in the afternoon, followed by guided walks.

Among the topics for the talk starting at 2.30pm are ‘History of Santubong’ by Sarawak Museum, ‘Rainforest Discovery’ by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and ‘Santubong National Park’ by Sarawak Forestry Corporation.

The festivity will continue with a guided walk named ‘Rainforest Walk’ led by MNS and Society of Wilderness (SOW) at 7pm and an astronomy talk and observation by Sultan Iskandar Planetarium and Sarawak Astronomy Society at 7.30pm.

On Nov 9, the exciting Survivor Race starts at 8.30am. It involves cycling, hiking, kayaking, running, swimming and paddling.