30th January !
08.00 – 08.45Check in – registration
08.45 – 09.00 Welcome/Race briefing
11.00Race ends (participants must return by 11am to qualify for lucky draw)
11.00 onwards – closing & prize giving
12.00 Lunch & wrapping up
NOTE: This race is not about the fastest, but the ones who complete the challenges, answers the questions correctly, gets all the stamps and finishes within the two hours – you will qualify for a lucky draw to win the first, second and third prizes. www.kuchingheritage.com
THE HISTORY Of KuCHING is a web of individual stories woven together over centuries to make a town. We have traded here, worshipped here, lived here,loved here and lost here, building monuments to that passage of time in every street, house, building or garden. This tapestry of our lives can become so familiar, so much of a part of us, that we come to ignore it as we go about our daily lives. But, Kuching is staging its inaugural heritage race at the end of this month, pairing a thoroughly modern, fast-paced, competitive race with a stroll down memory lane.
The concept of the heritage race was first debuted in Singapore in 2014 and 2015 and has since migrated to Bangkok for the first race there in November 2015. The travel-industry led event is conceived to bring Kuching’s heritage to life, using the unique sites in this city – commemorating the lives of indigenous peoples, White Rajahs, early missionaries, Chinese traders, the Japanese Occupation, right up to the birth of a new nation – as a backdrop to a fun series of challenges. Participants will follow the clues to 16 different locations where they will compete tasks that will open them up to some of the cultures and traditions unique to Kuching.
They may be asked to play the headhunter on the hunt, dance to a traditional tune or even carry on a trade in time-honoured fashion.
The race is open to anyone, in teams of between 2 and 6 people, whether motivated by the history or the future possibility of a cash prize! All participants will receive a goody bag, hand crafted by members of one charitable organization, Heart Treasures. Beyond this, the proceeds from the race itself will go towards a building a tomorrow for some of the more disadvantaged Kuching residents. All funds raised during the event will go towards a local charity, Meeting Needs, which aims to provide support for families with special needs children.
All participants will receive a goody bag, hand crafted by members of one charitable organization, Heart Treasures. Designs representour multicultural motifs and patterns.
So, the race is a chance to get out of the house and stretch your legs, expand your mind and broaden your horizons! It should be a fun day out for all ages and hopefully everyone will get to shake hands with some aspect of the city for the first time.