You are invited to a talk by our member Kim Edwards on The Heart of Borneo Highlands Eco Challenge she attended in July 2015.
- Date: Wed 11 Nov 2015
- Time: 7.30 PM
- Venue: UCSI University, Kuching. Lot 2498, Block 16, Kuching Central Land District, Jalan Tun Jugah, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak
Abstract on the talk:
...In the footsteps of our ancestors. An adventure that relives history, culture and the stewardship of nature. The Heart of Borneo Highlands Eco Challenge was all that it promised to be.... and more!
The adventure began in the quaint and stunning cluster of villages of Ba’Kelalan on July 24th and ended in the picturesque and epicurean town of Bario. What transpired in between was not for the faint-hearted but certainly for those who seek adventure, untouched beauty, local knowledge, physical challenges and insights into Sarawak’s highland cultures, history and forests.
Kim is Australian and has been living in various parts of Asia and travelling the globe since she graduated from university 20 years ago. Whilst working in Tokyo, she happened upon a dashing Orang Ulu - French man in Tokyo and he beckoned her to Malaysia. After a wonderful stint in Kuala Lumpur, family and a need for the outdoors and adventure for their three boys bought them to her husband, Alexis’, hometown of Kuching. They have been residing here for just over one year and they and their family are loving every minute of it.
In Kim’s previous life she worked as a Senior Manager in Compliance for HSBC, Tokyo and HSBC, Cyberjaya. As part of HSBC’s corporate social responsibility programme, Kim was lucky enough to be chosen to take part in a grey whales conservation project in Baha California, Mexico. The challenge of consulting took her into the clutches of PricewaterhouseCoopers for a time until the world of babies called her back home.
While being a mummy she retrained as a Primary teacher and has been loving the challenge of educating the next generation. In Kuching, Kim has kept herself busy with being a mother and leading the initiative of bringing life and soft skills training to the underprivileged under the banner of PurpleLily Girls.
Admission to talk is free. So bring along some friends. Just register with
firstname.lastname@example.org :att Cynthia before 9 Nov.
See you there!