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RACING FOR A GREENER WORLD - "Save Our Rainforest Race 2016"

Hello hai lovely readers *lambai tangan kanan*

This is a Special entry, dedicated to the green and nature lovers. Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (PEKA, Malaysia), an NGO fighting for issues related to natural heritage including preservation and conservation efforts of tropical rainforest in Malaysia, is conducting another "Save Our Rainforest Race 2016 (SORR)" - Tree is Our Future.

“Save Our Rainforest Race 2016” (SORR 2016) which is currently running for four (4) consecutive year since its first launched on 2013, will be held on March 26, 2016 at the Center for Eco-Tourism Education Edutourism, Sungai Menyala Forest Reserve, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.

Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil, the PEKA President, delivering her speech during the Press Conference

As a symbolic race to save the decreasing forests in Malaysia, participants will race 16km to plant forest trees in the designated area. Along the race route, participants will go through a number of challenges including nature inspired games and trivia related to SORR 2016 theme.

Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina with SORR 2016 hashtags

Consistent with the previous SORR programs, SORR 2016 is aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of the tropical rainforest in the country and educate participants and the public to join in the care for the environment in a sustainable manner for present and future generations. In addition, the program also aims to raise funds for awareness campaigns and educational programs in the future.

Mock-up cheque presentation during the Press Conference

This year’s program is joined by ‘Friends of SORR 20166’ that comprised of Amy Search, Keith Foo, Johan Raja Lawak, Imelda Harris, Thanuja, Razif Yahya, Najwa Latif, Syafik Malik, Harick Azha, Ozlynn and Kim Raymond plans to plant 1,000 forest trees consisting of various species with the participation of 2,000 participants from all walks of life. Each participant is accompanied by a partner, consisting of 2 people of each group and will have the opportunity to approach and understand the natural heritage and ways of planting the right tree. PEKA Malaysia also welcomes corporate parties and individuals to co-sponsor to ensure the success of this beneficial event.

Puan Sri Shariffa Sabrina during the Media Q&A Session

The Article on SORR 2016 

So, if you are a nature lover like me, why not we join this fun interactive race which in return will not only make you sweating healthier but also increase your awareness and knowledge in the nature. We are going to explore the rainforest, plant the forest trees together and having fun with the nature inspired games related to SORR 2016. Cool, right!

10 more days before the SORR 2016, wait no more, readers .. Sign Up today via PEKA website. Registration is open to public with a fee of RM 80 per person (RM 160 per team). Similar to previous SORR programs, participation fee includes race kit, tree sapling, breakfast, lunch, t-shirt and official SORR2016 memorabilia. Interested participants are encouraged to register immediately. So, jom lah kita, beriadah sambil beramal melindungi alam semulajadi kurniaan Allah kepada bumi bertuah ini. 

For any information and question or registration, kindly visit www.pekamalaysia.org or contact Susee (6016 20102014), Arizal Rahman (6011 12249782) or Izwan ( 6017 9321899). More photos and information about the Race can also be find by visiting PEKA Facebook page