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KUCHING, Jan 26: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) and Hock Seng Lee Berhad (HSL) to jointly organise Samarahan Marathon in May.
According to MPKS chairman Dato Peter Minos in a statement today, the Samarahan Marathon is expected to attract participants from other Asean nations such as Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia.
“We will also seek assistance from [Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts].
“This signature event will be organised after this year every year. We want Samarahan’s name and reputation to go up through the Samarahan Marathon,” he said.
Minos said more details on the event will be made public after the coming organising committee meeting.
“A marathon is a very popular event related to sports and tourism plus health which can help promote the name of a place, even nation.
“Definitely, a marathon can promote cultures, local foods and drinks, including the name or prestige of a place. In our case, Samarahan,” he added.
Minos also thanked HSL for joining forces with MPKS to organise the Samarahan Marathon. — DayakDaily