KIULU: The Kiulu Adventure Challenge received encouraging response when 484 participants joined the programme held in Kiulu, recently.
The event, held in Kiulu, Tuaran is to spur international tourists to visit the area and enjoy its natural beauty, and successfully attracted participants from Malaysia, Australia China, Finland, Great Britain, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Philippines.
Eight categories were opened for this year’s challenges, which include running, running and rafting, cycling and rafting, cycling, rafting and running, and cycling.
Kiulu Assemblyperson, Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, launched the flagging off for the participants from Chanteek Borneo Gallery at 6.30am, where they ran on the four bridges with the picturesque Mount Kinabalu as their background, before venturing along the river to reach the finish line at Kg. Rangalau.
Cyclists began their journey from Kg. Rangalau, before stopping at Kg. Poturidong for ten minutes to feed the fish as one of the activities in the programme, then continue until reaching Kg. Tulung, Kg. Pukak, and finally returning to Kg. Rangalau.
For rafting, the route started from Kg. Pukak where participants were excited to experience the Grade-II current of Kiulu River.
The event was collaborated between Kiulu Tourism Association (KTA), Sri Pelancongan Sabah, and local community leaders.
Joniston also invites the local and international communities to come and watch the challenging event and enjoy the outdoor activities available in Kiulu. –SayangSabah