For 2020, the 4th edition of Sarawak Adventure Challenge continues as a one-day multi-sport adventure race showcasing some of the best rainforests, rivers, trails and this year, one of the most beautiful caves in Western Borneo.
The challenge will be held on October 10, 2020 at Silabur Cave, Lobang Batu, Serian, about 88km from Kuching. This year’s theme is ‘The Jade Cave’, once again combining the excitement and demands of XC MTB and trail running with a spectacular cave. The race will start and finish at SMK Lobang Batu, which also highlights spectacular sceneries of the Tebakang area.
In response to requests for more variety on the format, the SAC 2020 has expanded to 14 race categories, including new categories for Sprint Duathlon, Sprint MTB and Veteran categories. Due to time constraints, there will be no early bird pricing this year and the registration cut off date is on September 13, 2020.
SERIAN – The annual Serian Rafting Challenge Festival 2020 will be held on July 24 to 25, this year, marking its turn in the State’s event calendar to woo local and international participants, aged 18 years old and above.
Organised by the Serian District Council, the 25km race will start from Kampung Tema Mawang and ends at Kampung Tebakang Dayak.
The race will have five categories; Youth Open, Ladies Open, Men Open, Mix Gender (Hotel/Tour agencies) and Mix Gender (Government Department/Agencies), with the minimum of four (4) person in one group.
KUCHING – Known as the leaders in the sport of obstacle racing, Spartan Race Sarawak will take place on April 4 to 5, 2020 at the Leadership Institute of Sarawak Civil Service, Kuching.
The race is divided into Sprint (5km with 20 obstacles), Super (10km with 25 obstacles) and Spartan Trail (10km and 20km with no obstacles).
It will be the first of the Southeast Asia Regional Qualifiers Series for the World Spartan Race and participants can secure a spot in the Spartan SEA Regional Series 2020 by gathering points during the Super race.
BINTULU – The 4th series of Bintulu Mountain Bike Challenge will take place on March 28 to 29, 2020 at the MTB Track in Tanjung Batu, Bintulu.
The event aims to promote Bintulu as a tourist destination in the MTB scene, whilst, to build Sarawak’s image as sports and adventure destination through participation of other states and neighbouring countries.
This challenge is also a platform to produce potential local cycling champions to compete in the international level.
The MTB Challenge has eight categories, which are Men Elite, Veteran (50 & above), Master (40 & above), Junior (21 & above), Bintulu Closed, Fat Bike, XXL (95kg & above) and Women.
For more information and participation, contact Stanley at +60165781319 or Maulana at +60138396841.
KUCHING – The annual Sarawak Harvest and Folklore Festival will once again take place at the Sarawak Cultural Village on April 17 to 19, 2020.
Organised by the Sarawak Cultural Village and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, the festival is a prelude to Sarawak’s Gawai Dayak Festival which is celebrated every first day of June.
One of the highlights of the festival is the musical drama from the Bidayuh community entitled “Rajah Sebrah & The Golden Bamboo”. There will also be an ethnic beauty pageant, “Miss Cultural Harvest Festival 2020” and the Sape World Concert & Workshops, featuring Sarawak’s renowned Sape players.
This three-day event is an ideal place for individuals of different backgrounds meet, discuss and compare notes on traditional cultures through the exchange of ideas, portrayal of dances, music, arts and crafts.
BAU – The Chinese New Year – Chap Goh Meh Open House 2020 will be held on February 8, 2020 at Siniawan Bazaar, Bau, from 8 am to 2 pm.
The Open House will be held together with the annual Yuan Xiao Festival, which features the Ah – Nyong traditional Street Possession which still remained as of today and practised since the 1880’s.
Organised by Sarawak Tourism Federation and in collaboration with the Siniawan Community, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak and the Sarawak Tourism Board, this event aims to gather visitors and locals alike to partake in the celebrations and tradition of Open Houses in Sarawak.
KAPIT – The annual Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari 2020 will be a happening event in Kapit Town come April 3 to 5.
Marking its 25th year since its inaugural event in 1996, the safari take paddlers from Rumah Ansi, Nanga Sepajie at Sungai Majau, the starting point to Sarawak’s last frontier town of Kapit and along Malaysia’s longest river, the Rejang river.
Participants will get a chance to compete in five main categories namely Men’s Bamboo Open and Closed categories, Women’s Bamboo Open, Mixed Free Style and Paddle Boat
Organized by the Tourism Task Group (TTG) Kapit and Kapit Resident Office, the event celebrates the importance of river as an important mean of transportation in the past before roads were constructed.