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Padawan Raft Safari 2017

September 24, 2017

River Safari in Padawan is a bamboo rafting competition.  The journey down river, which will take more than three and a half hours, passes some amazing picturesque scenes and rapids which are the natural obstacles of the Safari.

The adventure of a lifetime is back.  The Padawan Raft Safari 2017, promising both local and international participants a smashing time along Sungai Sarawak Kiri in the Padawan area will beheld on 24th September 2017 (Sunday).

The much awaited annual event promises lots of fun and adventure for all nature lovers who not only will get to see the great scenery and get close up to nature along the ride down the river, the scenic breathtaking view of the evergreen jungles and the famous Giam Rapids along the route are an everlasting experience.

This tourist event is jointly organized by Padawan Municipal Council,  Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism Sarawak in collaboration with government agencies and NGOs.

Participants will battle the river current starting from Kpg Annah Rais, Kpg Temurang and Kpg Danu (flag-off from 7:00 am to 10:30a.m. according to category)with everyone finishing at Kpg Git (closing ceremony at 3:00 p.m.).  The approximated distance for the Rafting Expert and Kayaking Category is 40 km, Men Open Rafting 26 km, Women, Government Departments and Hotels & Tour Agencies Rafting 22 km.

DON’T MISS THIS BEST OPPORTUNITY.  Let your family and friends enjoy the kayak and bamboo raft ride down the crystal clear river water, surrounded by beautiful mother nature scenery all the way. Attractive cash prizes and trophies to be won with reasonable entry fees.

Picture yourself in a bamboo raft with family or friends crushing down a crystal clear river and surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Mother Nature all along the way.  That is what the Padawan Raft Safari is about, a chance to get close to nature, enjoy its natural wealth and possibly win attractive prizes too!

The events had been held for since 2004 and the main reasons why many participants come back to this river are the great scenery and chances to get close up to nature along the ride down the river. With dense forest lining either side of the river bank, the huge outcrop of rock at various stretches of the river is a marvel to see. The water is relatively clean and of varying depths.

There will be a total of approximately 40 km for the Rafting Expert category and Kayaking and 26 km for the other rafting categories along the Sungai Sarawak Kiri.






Registration is open now and to be made on official entry form together with payment of entrance fee at the office of Padawan Municipal Council during normal office hours.




September 24, 2017
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Kampung Annah Rais, Kampung Temurang, Kampung Danu, Kampong Git
Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia
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