Sarawak Adventure Challenge Is Back!

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.

For more information about the event and how to register, visit https://sarawaktourism.com/event/sarawak-adventure-challenge/

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Serian Rafting Challenge Festival 2020

JULY 24 TO 25, 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.

The registration form can be downloaded at https://seriandc.sarawak.gov.my/.

For information, visit the Official Website for Serian District Council at https://serian.sarawak.gov.my/ or contact +6082-874154.

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Spartan Race Sarawak

APRIL 4 TO 5, 2020

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.

For more information, visit the Spartan Race official website at https://www.spartanrace.my or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/spartanracemalaysia/ for more updates.

Photo shows the participants competing in one of the obstacle races.  (Photo by Spartan Malaysia)
Photo shows the participants competing in one of the obstacle races.
(Photo by Spartan Malaysia)

Bintulu Mountain Bike Challenge

MARCH 28 TO 29, 2020

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.

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Samarahan Duathlon 2020

MARCH 29, 2020

SAMARAHAN – The Samarahan Duathlon 2020 will be held on March 29, this year at the Summer Shopping Mall, Kota Samarahan.

Organised by the Samarahan District Office, the event consists of a 6km run, followed by a 45km cycling and ending with a 6km run.

Participants will be able to compete in either two categories; individual (men and women open) or team (relay and open).

For more information and details on participation, visit https://www.checkpointspot.asia/Event/EventInfo.aspx?EventCode=ttJW09crBSU%3D

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Sarawak Harvest and Folklore Festival

April 17 To 19, 2020

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.

For more information, visit Sarawak Folklore Harvest Festival’s official website at https://sarawakharvestfestival.com.my/ or contact +6082-846108.

Photo shows the musical drama performance, “Rentap – The Untold Story” during the Sarawak Harvest and Folklore Festival 2019.
Photo shows the musical drama performance, “Rentap – The Untold Story” during the Sarawak Harvest and Folklore Festival 2019.

The Chinese New Year – Chap Goh Meh Open House 2020

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.

For more information and updates, visit Sarawak Tourism Federation’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/stfsarawak/posts.

Photo shows visitors coming to taste Chinese delicacies during the Chinese New Year Yee Sang celebration 2019
Photo shows visitors coming to taste Chinese delicacies during the Chinese New Year Yee Sang celebration 2019

Danu Lake Festival 2020

June 26 To 28, 2020

SERIAN – The annual Danu Lake Festival will be held on June 26 to 28, 2020 at Danu Lake, Serian.

The festival started in 2018 which aimed to promote the beauty of the lake and enhance the economy of the local community in Serian.

Among the activities include kayaking, tug of war, duck catching, food fairs, exhibitions, beauty pageant, Pentas Rakyat and many more.

For more information, visit the official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Pesta-Tasik-Danu-Serian-176613146337554/

Photo shows the winners for the Danu Lake Beauty Pageant 2018.
Photo shows the winners for the Danu Lake Beauty Pageant 2018.

 

Borneo Music Festival Live 2020

April 10 & 11, 2020

KUCHING – The Borneo Music Festival Live 2020 will be held on April 10 and 11, at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

Experience a whole new level of music performances with Alan Walker, DJ Soda, DJ Alexis Grace, Nicole Chen, DJ Venom C, Moski Love, LiveFast DieYoung, Alex X, Rynn Lim, ThomasJack and Priscilla Abby.

For more information on ticket admission, visit the official Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/BMFL2020/.

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Baleh Kapit Raft Safari 2020

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.

Photo shows one of participating groups during the Baleh Kapit Raft Safari 2009.
Photo shows one of participating groups during the Baleh Kapit Raft Safari 2009.