Category: World

AUTONOMOUS RAPID TRANSIT(ART) MAY REDUCE COST OF CITY’S RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

Kuching, Thurs:  With the implementation of the urban transportation solution for greater Kuching now almost definite, the state government is exploring the options of employing the latest train technology that could possibly reduced the costs of making it a reality. 

The Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Opengwas in Nanchang city, China today to view the deployment of the Autonomous Rapid Transit (ART) system that forms part of the city’s urban transportation solution.

“The ART might be able to reduce the costs of implementation of the lines as it can run on non-elevated normal or dedicated roads,” the Chief Minister told Sarawak officers accompanying him during the visit. 

The proposed routes are the Kuching-Samarahan and the Kuching-Serian lines. 

The ART with trains that runs on tyres developed byCRRC Corporations Ltd. does not run on conventional rail tracks but on a virtual track that can be on a dedicated or normal existing roads and controlled by a central command centre. 

The Chief Minister and members of his delegation wereactually taken on a ride on the train along a 5kmline through the city to have a first-hand experience on the ART that can be powered by electricity or hydrogen. 

Later, they were taken on a tour of the production facility near the city before attending a briefing by CRRC. 

Among those accompanying the Chief Minister were the Assistant Minister for Transportation, Datuk Dr. JeripSusil and Chairman of SEDC, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Abdul Aziz Hussain.

SARAWAK ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL SPARTAN RACE SARAWAK IN OCTOBER 2019

Kuching, 16 July 2019

The Ministry Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak today announced the collaboration with Spartan Race Malaysia to develop and curate a race in Kuching, Sarawak. This will be the time the world’s # 1 obstacle course racing brand has set foot in Borneo.

The inaugural race will be held at the Leadership Institute of Sarawak Civil Service, Kuching on 19 20 October 2019 and will races including the Sprint (5km), Beast (21km), feature a number Ultra (42km) and Hurricane Heat categories (12 Hrs). This is the first Hurrican Heat 12 Hevent is introduced in Malaysia time individuals are mentally and physically challenged over a period 12 hours non-stop.

YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth & Sports, the Guest-of-Honour at the press conference today was delighted at the idea Sarawak of hosting the Spartan Race. “The Spartan Race represents a new global trend towards a healthy lifestyle embraced by a growing number of people. unique Spartan experience to all and will contribute towards sports tourism in the state.We expect over 3,000 participants have registration coming from Singapore, Japan, Australia and even far afield countries such as Andorra and Malta. We are confident Spartan Race Sarawak will grow event with in-bound participants spending more time exploring the various attractions and wonders that Kuching and Sarawak can offer”.

MUSE Group, the newly appointed licensee of Spartan Race for Malaysia, is the co-organiser of this event together with the Kuching Fitness Association. CEO of MUSE Group, Riduwan Matni said ‘we are very pleased to be able to bring the Spartan Race to Kuching. We appreciate the growing demand for a race in Borneo and we are happy to be able to do this, with the tremendous support from the Sarawak State Government.

Carter Wei, President of the Kuching Fitness Association remarked we have plans to develop and grow the Obstacle Course Racing sport and the brand Spartan Race in Sarawak, through a number of activations at malls, workouts and training programs at Cross Fit Kuching. We believe with such consistent programs and Sarawaki ans general love for the outdoors, the Spartan Race has a bright future in the state.

The Spartan Race Sarawak offers a challenge for all, from the introductory Sprint race covering 5km and 20 obstacles to the very demanding Ultra Beast with over 60 obstacles across a 42km distance.

Spartan Race Sarawak is currently offering attractive registration fees and one can register at http://www.spartanrace.my. Participants will receive a Finisher shirt and medal when they complete their respective races.

Regular updates are available at the Spartan Race Malaysia facebook page.

About Spartan Race

With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race (OCR) and endurance brand.

Providing transformation through sport,Spartan attracts more than one million annual participants across all fitness levels, from beginners to elite.

More than five million participants have finished Spartan events, creating a lifestyle that extends beyond races including health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and popular media content, which has made OCR one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Spartan events feature races at various distances: Stadion and Sprint, 5-km and 20 Obstacles; Super, 13-km and 25 Obstacles; Beast, 21-km and 30 Obstacles; and Ultra 42-kmand 60 Obstacles

RUSUHAN JALANAN DI JAKARTA

Berlaku rusuhan jalanan di Kota Jakarta berikutan protes dari penyokong2 Prabowo yg tewas kepada Jokowi dalam Pilihanraya Presiden Indonesia 2019.

Jokowi, 57, bersama pasangannya untuk jawatan naib presiden, Ma’ruf Amin, 76, memperolehi 85,607,362 undi, manakala pencabarnya, Prabowo Subianto, 67, dan pasangannya untuk jawatan naib presiden, Sandiaga Uno, 49, memperolehi 68,650,239 undi.

SAPE WORLD COMPETITION DI SARAWAK CULTURAL VILLAGE

This year’s Sarawak Harvest & will also feature sape’ World Competition & Workshop. The Sape World Competiton is open to any individual regardless their age, gender and origins. The preliminary round was held 20th April 2019 at Damai Craftworld & Event Centre while top 7 players will be entering the final competition on 27th april 2019.

This sape world competition also feature sape workshop at day time during 3 days 2 night.

List of the 7 finalists

1.Justine Jarop Anak Joseph / age 22 /iban /kuching

2.Melgin Bin Mariyali /age 25 / malay / singkawang kalimantan

3.Addelton JimbaiAnak Aldrin / age 21 /iban /betong

4.William Dharmawan /age 16 /Bidoih /Sanggau Kalimantan

5.Hayree Hashim/age 25 /iban / miri

6.JacksonMichael /age 35 /Iban @ kadazan / Kuching

7.Warten Anak Dikan / age 26 / Iban /Kuching

PANEL OF JUDGES

1.OSAINI RAJAK

2.MOHD FADZLY

3.ROJALI ANAK YUSSIN

RESULT

1.WINNER = JACKSON MICHAEL FROM KUCHING.

2.1ST RUNNER UP =WARTEN ANAK DIKAN FROM KUCHING

3.2ND RUNNER UP =WILLIAM DHARMAWAN FROM SANGGAU KALIMANTAN

credit : Sarawak Cultural Village