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100 teams to take part in Padawan Raft Safari 2017
Posted on : 21 Sep 2017  Source of News: http://www.theborneopost.com/2017/09/21/100-teams-to-take-part-in-padawan-raft-safari-2017/
 

Akiu (right) and the team members inspect and clear the route.

KUCHING: Over 100 teams are expected to participate in this year’s Padawan Raft Safari 2017 from Sept 23 to 24.

According to the organising chairman Cr Paul Akiu Bandat, unlike the previous years, this year’s event is held over a two-day period.

However the format for the race remains the same.

Akiu assured that this annual event would be an exciting river adventure while exploring nature.

He said the Kayak Open and the Expert (rafting) categories will flag off on Sept 23 (Saturday) at 9am from Kpg Annah Rais and finish at  Kpg Git at about 3pm.

Races for the other categories– Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Government Agencies and the Hotel Travel and Tour-will be held on Sept 24.

Men’s Open will be flag off at Kpg Temuran while the other categories will flag off at Kpg Danu on Sept 24, he added.

There will also be a VIP Kayak Leisure Ride to be led by Permanent Secretary to Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youths and Sports, Datu Ik Pahon Joyik.

A briefing for all the teams managers and captains will be held on Thursday, Sept 21 at Padawan Municipal Council (MPP), on the condition of the rivers and the safety precautions to take.

In conjunction with the safari, there will be night entertainment on Sept 22 at Kpg Danu and Kpg Git on Sept 23, where distinguished local singers like Ricky El and Shima will be performing.

The closing and prize presentation ceremony will be held at Kpg Git  on Sept 24 at about 4pm.