Buy shuttlecocks and help rebuild Sarawak Scouts’ Matang campsite

The Matang Campsite fundraising publicity poster by Scouts Association of Malaysia, Sarawak.

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, April 6: The Sarawak Scout Council is selling badminton feather shuttlecocks to raise funds to rebuild the Sarawak Scout Matang Campsite.

In a statement, the council’s Property Development Committee chairman Arthur Lee said these shuttlecock are available at RM35 per tube of 10 shuttlecocks.

There are 52 boxes of 50 tubes of shuttlecocks available. Bulk purchases of a minimum of a box of 50 tubes or more can be delivered in Kuching by prior arrangement.

“Other purchasers can self-collect by cash payment at a Kuching-designated location by prior arrangement.

“The proceeds of sale will 100 per cent be given to the Sarawak Scout Council for the rebuilding of the Sarawak Scout campsite at Matang,” Lee told DayakDaily.

Lee revealed that the 52 boxes of shuttlecocks were donated by Victor Lee of Lee Chuan Hong Sdn Bhd.

“Mr Victor did it in memory of his only son Alvin whom he lost,” said Lee.

Those interested to buy the shuttlecocks to help Sarawak Scouts may contact them via WhatsApp at 0198866680.

Sarawak Scouts launched a “Save Matang Camp” campaign recently, requesting the public to lend a hand in rebuilding its Matang campsite.

Sarawak Scout Matang Campsite is not just a campsite for the Scouts. It was also the production site for the movie “Farewell to the King” in 1980s.

In 2000, the first BIMP-EAGA (Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area) Jamboree which attracted more than 6,000 participants from 12 countries was also held at this campsite.

After years of being abandoned, the Sarawak Scouts launched the “Save Matang Camp” campaign to rebuild the campsite.

Those who are interested to contribute to the rebuilding efforts are urged to contact the Sarawak Scouts’ office at 082-420754, or email them at — DayakDaily