Friday, July 24, 2015

Borneo Rhythms of Rimba (ROR) Wildlife Festival 2015 set to captivate

KOTA KINABALU: Get set for an ‘out of this world’ outdoor festival which will be staged to create awareness on wildlife conservation.

The 2nd Borneo Rhythms of Rimba (ROR) Wildlife Festival 2015 will be held at the Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sepilok, Sandakan.

It promises to bring information, knowledge, adventure and music in one event to people of all ages.

The event is organised by the Future Alam Borneo (FAB) society in partnership with the Protective Action for Wildlife in Sabah through Education initiative.

It will feature four zones – Conservation & Environment, Adventure, Creative and Music.

The Conservation and Environment zone will feature presentations by some of the most important conservationists and scientists who are at the forefront of the country’s environmental sphere, as well as international speakers.

To add to the experiential factor, the other zones will bring interaction, creativity and pop culture into the conservation message.

The highlight of the Adventure zone will be the presence of the Moab Monkeys from Utah, United States.

Known for their record-breaking feats and extreme highline and base jumping experiments, three of their members will be bringing their 2014 Mothership Space Net Penthouse concept to Sandakan in the form of a human nest.

The human nest is a 20’ x 20’ web, rigged to the four points of the Sepilok rainforest and suspended over the lake.

The public will have a chance to be cradled in it and hopefully understand the importance of the forest habitat to tree-dwelling life forms such as orang utan, sunbears, birds, insects and much more.