Sarawak Adventure Challenge takes participants through Siniawan Bazaar and Bau attractions

Abdul Karim in a group photo with other dignitaries and participants at the flagging off ceremony held at Pasar Siniawan in Bau on Nov 7, 2021.

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Nov 7: The Siniawan Bazaar and numerous attractions in Bau District are featured in the 5th edition of the Sarawak Adventure Challenge (SAC) “The Evolution Trail”.

The race route involved over 40km of mountain biking followed by 12km of trail running passing through local communities, attractions, orchards, and plantations with Bung Muan as a central feature.

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Tourism, Arts and Culture (MTAC) Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah when officiating at the flagging ceremony in Siniawan today said the organisers have assured him that special attention was given to creating a race that uses local trails and paths and takes competitors through some of Sarawak’s spectacular local scenery.

The local communities, he said, were consulted and involved from the start including assisting with the trail preparations, marking, safety and event marshalling.

“I am confident that the SAC will continue to provide an effective means to promote Sarawak and the Siniawan area through sports tourism.

“I am also confident that the routes used for the race will continue to serve to link the various attractions in the area and provide options for visitors and locals alike,” he said.

Asked if a similar event will be held in other places, Abdul Karim said the decision is up to the organisers.

“I hope to see the event be held in Belaga, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri and other places because it will be able to promote our State and sports tourism,” he told reporters after the event.

MTAC has been supporting the SAC since 2017. It is organised by Draco Action Sports.

The event has received excellent support from the Bau District Office, Bau District Council, Serembu incumbent Miro Simuh, community leaders, the Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) as well as the other supporting agencies such as the police, Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), Malaysian Civil Defense Force (APM), State Health Department and People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela). – DayakDaily

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