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 scenesand rapids which are the natural obstacles of the Safari.
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. Participants can experience the famous Giam Rapids as part of the challenge. It would be difficult and costly for anyone to experience this river ride on their own and therefore this Raft Safari is in fact a great opportunity to enjoy the very nature’s bounty here.
The event will be held on 16 August 2015 (Sunday). 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.
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DO NOT MISS THIS 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. Souvenirs, arts and crafts, cultural and local entertainment with sales of local food delicacies are also available to make it an enjoyable and memorable day for all.
Jointly organized by Padawan Municipal Council, Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and in collaboration with government agencies and NGOs, this event is also timely and an added tourism attractions with the Malaysia Tourism Year of Festival 2015. Homestay arrangement at Kampung Annah Rais can be made with the Padawan Municipal Council.
- Elizabeth Loh (013-880 6012)
- Kho Ai Mei (013-825 8772)
Terms and Conditions
Application for participation should be made on official entry forms with the full entry fee at the office of Padawan Municipal Council. As places for participation are limited, acceptance is based on a `first come first served basis’. The Organiser reserves the right to accept or refuse submissions for registration.