Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari 2020
An annual rafting competition held along the Rejang River. A challenging race that takes competitors through swift rivers and whirlpools.
Baleh-Kapit raft Safari is a two-day rafting contest organized by the Tourism Task Group of Kapit. It has been a much anticipated event in the area since its inaugural event in 1996.
This competition has five main categories: Men’s Bamboo Open, Men’s Bamboo Closed (Inter-Department) and Women’s Bamboo Open, as well as the mixed Free Style and Paddle Boat.
The first flag-off point is at Rumah Ansi, Nanga Sepajie at Sungai Majau, and the second flag-off point is at Rumah Along at Nanga Majau, and each flag-off is estimated to take six to seven hours respectively.
This event is to remind people of the importance of water transport in the past of Sarawak as well as the present, particularly in places where road networks have not yet reached.