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Tuesday, July 2, 2013


The Malaysian Nature Society Kuching Branch (MNSKB) is pleased to announce that it will be organising the inaugural Santubong Nature Festival this November.

Scheduled to be held at Permai Rainforest Resort in Santubong on 9th and 10th November, the event is opened to MNS members and the public.

The festival is co-organised with Permai Rainforest Resort and among others, supported by Sarawak Tourism Board, Ling Kok Wing Institute, Sarawak Photo Art Society, Friends of Sarawak Museums, Sarawak Heritage Society and all chapters of Hash House Harriers in Kuching.

The objectives of Santubong Nature Festival are:
To raise public awareness of the priceless natural and historical – local and global - heritage value of the Santubong Peninsula;
To advocate for a holistic and integrated approach to development and management of the area  safeguarding its unique landscape, biodiversity and historical assets;
To showcase the tourism and recreational potential of the natural and cultural values of the Santubong Peninsula; and
To stimulate reflection on responsible and sustainable further management of the peninsula and its surroundings.

In conjunction with the festival, MNSKB and Sarawak Photo Art Society are organising the Santubong Peninsula Landscape Photography Competition that runs from now to 31st August 2013. This photography contest is open to the public  and submission period is from 1st September 2013 to 7th September 2013. Entry will close on the 7th September 2013, 12:00 noon.

The coverage area of this competition will be any place after the Santubong Bridge, coming from Kuching direction.

The submission fee for Malaysian Nature Society members and SPAS members is RM20.00 for a set of 3 photos. The fee for non-members is RM30 for a set of 3 photos. Additional set will be charged RM5 for members and non-members. Photos will be judged individually on its own merit.

Each participant is allowed to submit maximum 2 sets. Every photo must have the entry form attached to its back, captioned in at least three (3) words (characters) and not more than twelve (12) words (characters). The caption can be in English, Bahasa Malaysia or Chinese.

A participant can only win one prize. Selected finalists’ photos will be uploaded to Malaysian Nature Society (Kuching Branch) Facebook page and the top 3 photos that get the most “Like” and “Share” stand to win a prize.

For more information on the rules and regulation, please refer to the competition’s rules and regulations.

All entries can be mailed or hand delivered to Vincent Wong (Tel: 013 802 0005) at
Master Car Accessories, Lot 418 Ground Floor, Wisma Ung Hwa Geok, Jalan Kulas
93400 Kuching.

For enquiry please call Geoffrey Lam 013 5898991.

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