Putting Tambunan on the World Map: Mount Trosmadi Climpathon is a Powerful Promotional Tool | Daily Express Malaysia

Putting Tambunan on the World Map: Mount Trosmadi Climpathon is a Powerful Promotional Tool |  Daily Express Malaysia

Putting Tambunan on the world map: Mount Trosmadi Climpathon is a powerful promotional tool

Published on: Thursday, February 8, 2024

By: J.L.O

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Putting Tambunan on the world map: Mount Trosmadi Climpathon is a powerful promotional tool

Alicia (centre) with Frederic (third left), Andrew (third right) and others after the launch event.

Kota Kinabalu: The inaugural Mount Trosmade International Climbing Festival (MTIC) scheduled to be held in Tambunan on May 25 is set to play an important role in promoting eco-tourism in the region. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew, represented by the ministry’s Deputy Permanent Secretary Alicia Sion, said this in her speech during the launch of the event at Pusat Sejadi Hutan Lipur Kawang on Tuesday.

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“The Climbathon not only challenges the physical limits of participants, but also serves as a catalyst to promote ecotourism in Tambunan. “It is important to recognize the outcomes and benefits of this event as it promises to leave a lasting impact on Tambunan and its surrounding areas. “First and foremost, it will serve as a strong promotional platform for Mount Trosmadi locally and internationally. The expected influx of visitors will contribute to the economic growth of Tambunan.” Moreover, the event is fully in line with Tambunan’s vision of becoming the “Switzerland of the East.”

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“By showcasing its natural beauty and cultural richness on the global stage, Climbathon will promote Tambunan as a premier destination for travelers seeking adventure, tranquility and an authentic experience, and may also attract investors, researchers and conservationists, who share a commitment to environmental conservation.” “Preserving Tambunan’s natural heritage for future generations,” she said. The MTIC will be jointly organized by the Velocity Running Club, Sabah Forestry Department, Tambunan District Office at Kubu Kubu Gate, Noluhon Forest Reserve and Mount Trusmadi in Tambunan.

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It is open to two main events – the 30km and 21km races with sub-categories being 21km Men’s Open, 21km Women’s Open, 21km Veteran Men and 21km Veteran Women. It offers a total cash prize of RM29,600, with the top five finishers in the 30km category each receiving RM3,500, RM2,500, RM1,500, RM800, and RM500 respectively. , 600 MYR, 500 MYR, and 400 MYR. Winners of the 21km subcategories plus sponsored items. Meanwhile, the launch was also attended by State Chief Forest Conservator Datuk Frederick Kogan, Deputy Chief Forest Conservator Musa Salah, Felicity Running Club President Andrew Lian Awa, Keningu Police Chief Yumpel Anak Gari, Datuk Dr Heng Aik Cheng representing KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital and guests. Other invitees.

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