“Cycle Fort-to-Fort in Sarawak (Story of Headhunter’s Heartland by Bike)”

 

In 2016, Paradesa Borneo collaborated closely with Ministry Of Tourism Sarawak for more than 12 months on a project known as “Fort To Fort Trails in Sarawak”. Interesting legacies left by the Brooke-Rajah Sarawak are the forts in every division they established in Sarawak which were used as fort defence post and administrative centre. More than 20 forts were built throughout the White Rajah family 105 years of ruling but only 12 have been gazetted to date. The “Fort to Fort Trails in Sarawak” project is one of the series of measure taken by the Ministry of Tourism Sarawak to generate public awareness as well as to protect this valuable and unique piece of Sarawak heritage. Another important objective of the project is to provide platform for local community participation in the tourism business. To this end, the “Fort to Fort Trails in Sarawak” project team has actively engaged the participation of local communities including Malay kampongs as well as the longhouses in the Iban heartland. The key regions cover under this project includes Kuching, Sri Aman, Betong and Batang Ai region. The “Fort to Fort Trails in Sarawak” project team designed the trails and identified local tourism facilities which resulted in the production of visitors’ brochure. The new cycling tour was developed in conjunction with Paradesa Borneo and is commercially marketed as “Headhunter’s Heartland by Bike”. This is a full package guarded bike tour that includes bike tour leader, support vehicle, meal and accommodation. Accommodation provided ranging from longhouses to upmarket resort, with local authentic cuisine served along the trail. The tour duration is 7 Days 6 Nights that includes 146 km of riding. The launching ceremony officiated by Guest of Honours YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia at Square Tower, Kuching Waterfront.

 

 

Youtube Video of the project:-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgPrUc1Tb_g

A Special CSR Project Participated by Paradesa Borneo, Nov 2016