International Pahang River Rafting Expedition
Venue : Kuala Lipis - Pekan
Date : 29 April - 06 May 2007
Organised By :
Perbadanan Kemajuan Bukit Fraser
The expedition is organized in conjunction with the National Water Festival Month which is held in April each year.The expedition is open to everyone above 18 years of age and in sound health.Each participating team will consist of 6 persons with 5 persons on the raft at all times. The sixth person serves as a reserve.The participants will stop and spend the night at the designated villages. As part of the expedition, participants will be entertained by the villagers with ‘kenduri kampung and cultural presentations.
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General Information (Malay) (English)
To create rafting as an activity for tourist
To promote the Pahang River as a tourism product.
To rediscover the culture, arts, traditional games and food of the indigenous villagers.
To document fresh discoveries and experiences of participants.
The Pahang River , 329 kilometers long from Kuala Tembeling to the Royal Town of Pekan, is the longest river in Peninsula Malaysia.In the early years, the river was a very important mode of communication between the villages that prospered along the river banks. Over the years, modernization has changed the function of Pahang River as the main mode of communication. Nevertheless, the art, culture, traditional games and food of the riverine people still remain in the respective villages. The Rafting Expedition along the great Pahang River is an attempt to rediscover the human wealth of our people.The Pahang River International Rafting Expedition 2006, which started in 2001, is fast gaining in popularity as a water sports. In the event, participants use only bamboo rafts to navigate the river to the finish point. Along the way, participants will enjoy the flora and fauna, use the scenic traditional villages and at the same time meet the friendly local people in ‘kenduri kampung' or feasts.
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