Santubong Nature Festival – Landscape Photography Competition

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Malaysian Nature Society – Kuching Branch : Santubong Peninsula Landscape Photography Competition

Objectives

  1. To raise public awareness about the historical & biodiversity significance of the Santubong Peninsula.
  2. To advocate for a holistic and integrated approach to development and management of the area to safeguard its historical and biodiversity values: and
  3. To showcase the tourism and recreational potential of the natural and cultural values found on the Santubong Peninsula

Rationale for the Santubong Nature Festival

  • Mount Santubong is Kuching City’s visual icon, and dear to the hearts of all who call Kuching home
  • The entire Peninsula is arguably Sarawak’s richest historical site, dating back 1,600 years.
  • The Santubong Peninsula is the focus of the large-scale development, and will continue for the next 20 years
  • The development needs to consider the value of the Peninsula, and these values needs to be highlighted

What is the Santubong Nature Festival?

  • The SNF was conceptualized by the Malaysian Nature Society – Kuching Branch, in response to widespread concerns expressed in the local media about un-planned development projects within the Santubong Peninsula.
  • The SNF is designed to bring to the public attention everything on Santubong that is of value to Kuching, Sarawak and the world.
  • The SNF will be held on 9th and 10th November 2013, to coincide with the International Conference on Alfred Russel Wallace, which is jointly organized ny UNIMAS, SFC and the Sarawak Museum Department, on 7th and 8th November. (http://www.unimas.my/Wallace2013/)
  • A series of events and activities will be organized leading-up to the main event in November.

Preliminary List of Partners

DBKU Kuching North City Council
FOSM Friends of the Sarawak Museum
HHH All Chapters of the Hash House Harriers in Kuching
JMS Jabatan Muzium Sarawak
LKW Lim Kok Wing Institute
PERMAI Permai Rainforest Lodge, Damai
SEDC Sarawak Economic Development Corporation
SHS Sarawak Heritage Society
SPAS Sarawak Photo Art Society
STB Sarawak Tourism Board
UNIMAS University Malaysia Sarawak

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