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Exciting turnout at Raft Safari 2019!

PADAWAN: Padawan Municipal Council has successfully organised another Padawan Raft Safari 2019 at Kampung Git. This annual event which involved various Kampung and Government Agencies such as Kampung Annah Rais, Kampung Temurang, Kampung Danu and Kampung Git. Showcasing the beautiful scenery along Sungai Sarawak Kiri which is famous for the lush forest, limestone hill and the successful tagang system adopted by a few villages along the way.

This year also we see the increasing numbers of Hotel and Tourism category where it has 24 teams, Government agencies 28 teams followed by 9 team of kayak, 8 team for both women open and men open category. This year MPP also introduced online registration portal for Padawan Raft Safari to ease the registration and more transparent in the payment process.

Several improvements has been done to Padawan Raft Safari this year. This year, for the first time ever, participants will get a piece of finishing T-shirt, finisher medal, food and drinks upon their completion of rafting or kayaking.

In addition, GRIT Event Management as the Event Organiser for this year Padawan Raft Safari on behalf of MPP take a another step by introducing the computerizing and digitalizing the timing system this year to ensure more accurate result compared to previous years, timing of the competitors are recorded manually. By digitalizing the timing system, the recording is more accurate, and the timing results is uploaded to our website so every participants get to track their timing after the race.

GRIT Event Management has focused on something subtle too this year. A big plastic bag with nylon string installed is given every team during the race pack collection for the participants to store their foods and accessories and to be tied to their rafts afterwards so it won’t be flushed away by the water. This also enable the participants to keep all their rubbish in that big bag without throwing it into the river.

Besides that, by collaborating with What About Kuching (WAK) this year, Padawan Raft Safari is able to be listed as one of the event inside it, so it has more exposure to different crowd this year.

Lastly, local communities of Padawan are also involved. The medical team is from Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, while the event also has the full support from all the JKK from each village, to ensure the success of this event.

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