SERIAN: Serian will host four more significant events to promote ecotourism in the district, beginning in August and continuing until the end of the year.
The four programmes include the Heritage Tour on August 26 to 27, followed by the Bung Sadung climbathon challenge which will start at Kampung Bunga on August 28, while, Tasik Danu Festival will be held from September 30 until October 9 and the Sarawak International remote control 2017 (SIRCC) Boat will take place on December 2 until 4.
The Minister of Education, Innovation and Talent Development (MEITD) Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn noted the kick-start of these activities as a sign of the start of the re-organisation of the annual programme that was disrupted during the two-year lapse due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Heritage Tour that will be held in Kampung Tebakang Dayak will showcase local arts and culture while the hiking to the peak of Gunung Sadong will attract the interest of climbers or hikers to the Tarat area.
“The Tasik Danu Festival will be enlivened with programmes related to cultural arts, sales, beauty pageants, Danu beauty queens, and bodybuilding performances.
“Previously, the SIRCC was an international programme. It received participations from Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and also Indonesia. So we hope that this time around, there will be more participants by enthusiasts from the nations referred,” he said during a press conference on Divisional Tourism Task Group (DTTG) Serian Division at Serian Resident Office yesterday (Aug 12).
Roland who is Minister of Education, Innovation and Talent
Development (MEITD)also the Tarat assemblyman expressed his appreciation for the funds from the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts and Heritage in supporting the organisation of the previous programme.
Also present were Serian Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem, Semuja assemblyman John Ilus and Resident of Serian Division, Selamat Jati Yanjah.
Earlier this year, Serian has hosted Serian Eco Run and Serian Rafting Challenge. The events received a positive response from the members of the public.