Padawan Raft Safari 2016

Competition Date: August 14, 2016

River Safari in Padawan is a bamboo rafting competition held annually. It involves a journey down the river, which will take roughly three and a half hours. You will pass by some of the most amazing and scenic nature sightings. Another interesting thing is the rapids which make the Safari both challenging and fun.


Participants will be flagged-off from 7:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. According to categories, starting from 3 different villages namely; Annah Rais village, Temurang village and Danu village. Everyone will finish at Git village where the closing ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. The approximated distance for the Rafting Expert and Kayaking Category is 40 km, Men’s Open Rafting is 26 km while the Women, Government Departments, and Hotels & Tour Agencies Rafting will all be 22 km.  Full list of the categories is as below:

  1. Expert
  2. Men Open
  3. Women
  4. Government Departments
  5. Hotels & Tour Agencies

The event has been held since 2004 and year after year, many participants return to have another go. The river has dense forests lining up both sides of its banks and the marvelous outcrop of rocks at various stretches of the river. Imagine yourself cruising down the crystal clear river, surrounded by beautiful nature, all while battling the currents on a bamboo raft with your family and friends. That’s what the Raft Safari is all about. Grab a chance to get close to nature, to challenge yourselves to new limits, a chance to win some attractive prizes, but more importantly, to have lots of fun!

SO DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! Bring your family and friends along to enjoy this kayak and bamboo raft event while standing a chance to win attractive cash prizes! All for very reasonable entry fees when you signing up. Also available at the event will be souvenirs, arts and crafts, cultural and local entertainment, sales of local delicacies to make it an enjoyable and memorable day for all.


Registration is now OPEN. If you are interested, kindly visit the Padawan Municipal Council office during normal office hours and don’t forget to pay the entry fees as well.

You can grab a copy of the entry form by clicking on the link:

* Article adapted from Sarawak Tourism website.

Published Date: Aug 1, 2016