Sarawak Adventure Challenge to promote adventure and recreation destinations

Miro, Padawan Municipal Council chairman Lo Khere Chiang and SAC race director Chua Juan Chuan pointing at the SAC poster. Also in the picture is Robert (behind Miro).

BAU: The 5th Sarawak Adventure Challenge (SAC) aims to unearth more tourism destinations and products in Sarawak, says Miro Simuh.

The Serembu assemblyman stressed that the event would help promote adventure and recreation destinations in the state, not only to tourists but also locals.

“This is evident from the increased participation of locals in the event. The event is also an excellent platform for highlighting the spectacular scenery and natural attractions that Sarawak has to offer.”

Miro giving his speech.

He was speaking on behalf of Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah during the event launch in Siniawan on Friday (Sept 24).

SAC, themed “The Evolution Trail”, will be flagged off at Siniawan Bazaar on Nov 7.

“The theme is a tribute to the local communities and the area’s significant history, which includes the communities that call Bung Muan home, the people who live along the river, the miners who came and settled here, the supporting businesses, and even the tourists.”

SAC will feature a variety of trails passing through local communities, attractions, orchards, and plantations with Bung Muan as the central feature.

The race has two categories – 12km trail run and 40+km mountain biking.

SAC has grown in popularity and has attracted participants from throughout the region, including Brunei, Singapore, West Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.

Meanwhile, SAC race director Robert Basiuk said RM2,000 would be awarded to the champions of the duathlon team category.

“The winner of the duathlon individual will get RM800 and the winner of the sprint duathlon category individual (20km mountain biking and 12km trail run) will win RM400.

“This is for the duathlon challenge. There is also a solo challenge.”

Robert added that they would be expecting some 250 participants, subject to the standard operating procedures set by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee.

When asked if foreigners would be allowed to participate, he said it was open to foreigners residing in Malaysia.

“Apart from that, we want to make sure that every participant has been fully vaccinated.”

Registration can be made at http://sarawakchallenge.com/

Also present at the launching ceremony were Padawan Municipal Council (MPP Chairman Lo Khere Chiang, Deputy Bau District Officer Eddy Nayoi, Bau District Council Secretary Simon Wong and Bau District Council Assistant Administration Officer Adeline Francis, as well as the community leaders.

SAC poster.