SIBU, Sept 6: Thirty-three skydivers including those from Singapore, the United States and Australia will take part in the Sibu International Base Jump 2022 scheduled to take place at Wisma Sanyan here from Sept 14 to 17.
Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) reported that of the participants, 29 were from Malaysia, two from Australia and one each from the United States and Singapore.
According to Sibu Resident Wong Hee Sieng, this edition of the annual event will be inaugurated by Sarawak Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah on Sept 16.
The closing ceremony will take place on the following day at Dataran Cafe, Sibu Townsquare and will be officiated by Wong himself.
“Apart from the skydiving event, the participants will also be taken on the Sibu River Cruiser to enjoy the beautiful view of Batang Rajang,” he said in the final meeting of the Sibu International Base Jump Working Committee at Sibu Resident Office recently.
The iconic event, which enters its 12th edition this year, was halted for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition to promoting Sibu as one of the locations for extreme sports, the event can enliven the tourism sector as well as introduce Sibu as a city full of cultural attractions, customs, food and historical places. — DayakDaily