KUCHING: The next lead-up activity to Santubong Nature Festival is this month and it is open to the general public.
The activity, “Santubong At The Museum”, will take place at Dewan Tun Abdul Razak, Sarawak Museum here on Oct 26 from 2pm to 4pm.
Participation to this activity is free but due to limited seats those interested are to pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org
This programme will be two hours long and will include a 50-minute talk titled “Santubong, Where Evolution Started! A.R. Wallace and the Theory of Natural Selection” by Sarawak Forestry Corporation ecologist Rambli Ahmad; a 20-minute tour of the natural history collection highlighting animals found in Santubong such as birds, molluscs and mammals by Friends of Sarawak Museum’s (FoSM) docent; and a 20-minute tour on archaeology also by FoSM’s docent.
The Malaysian Nature Society Kuching Branch (MNSKB) is organising the “Santubong At The Museum” with FoSM.
The activity hopes to increase the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the historical, natural and archaeological significance of Santubong.
It also wants to promote public interest in attending the Santubong Nature Festival.
MNSKB is co-organising the Santubong Nature Festival with Permai Rainforest Resort and the event is supported by FoSM, Sarawak Heritage Society, Sarawak Museum, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), Trienekens (Sarawak) SdnBhd, limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology, UCSI University, Damai Central, Sarawak Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Angkatan Zaman Mansang, to name a few.
The festival will hold fun-filled and informative activities from Nov 9 and 10 at two venues namely, Permai Rainforest Resort and Damai Central.
Among these activities are nature talks on geology, pitcher plants, crocodiles, water birds, moths and butterflies, hornbills; heritage walk around Santubong’s archaeological sites; nature walk; night kayaking; firefly cruise; and night walk and photography.