Izah Azahari & James Kon
Forty-one 4×4 vehicles departed for Miri from Kuala Belait yesterday to participate in the 5th Sarawak 4×4 International Jamboree.
The jamboree, organised by the Sarawak 4×4 Travel and Adventure club (SAKTA) begins tomorrow and ends on December 16.
Participants will travel a distance of 500 kilometres beginning at the northern part of Miri and travel through Beluru, Marudi/Baram and Telang Usan. This includes travelling through access roads through Pekan Lapok, Long Sobeng to the Long Aton area, and through several unused log tracks in Baram, up to the Ulu Dapoi Plateau.
Yesterday, the Kampong Pandan ‘C’ Village Consultative Council organised a doa selamat ceremony for the offroad adventurers. The convoy comprised 28 vehicles from the Belait District, nine from Sabah and four from Sarawak, carrying about 108 participants led by Mohd Halid bin Mohd Ali.
Acting Belait District Officer Mohamad Yassin bin Haji Ahmed flagged off the convoy. A donation from the convoy was also presented to Sayyidina Ali Secondary School’s student welfare fund.
Meanwhile, the Tutong 4×4 Vehicle Association is also sending 15 vehicles to participate in the event.
Yesterday, Tutong District Officer Mohd Sofian bin Haji Basir flagged off the convoy.
The event will also be participated by other countries, including Indonesia, Germany and Canada.