700 join Sabah Muziumton, Treasure Hunt
Published on: Sunday, July 21, 2019
By: Ricardo Unto

KOTA KINABALU: More than 700 participants took part in the Muziumton and Heritage Treasure Hunt, organised by Sabah Museum, Saturday.

Both events held in conjunction with the national International Museum Day attracted participants from here, Sarawak and the peninsula.

Youth and Sports Minister Phoong Jin Zhe flagged off both events at the Likas Sports Complex.

The 40 teams who participated in the Heritage Treasure Hunt were seen going around several heritage sites in the city in search of clues and challenges in nine pit stops.

Among the sites were Likas Wetland Centre, Kota Kinabalu Central Market, Double Six Memorial, SMK Sanzac, Sabah Tourism Board building, Atkinson Clock Tower, Padang Merdeka and Sabah Museum.

The teams spent several hours finding their way through the hunt and completing their tasks.

The winning team was AFI who clocked 3 hours 19 minutes to walk home with RM2,000, followed by Socialite Rangers in second place and Gurly2Chus in third spot. 

Socialite Rangers and Gurly2Chus received RM1,500 and RM1,000, respectively.

Meanwhile, two routes – 10 kilometres and 3.5 kilometres – were designed for 570 runners to race from the Likas Sports Complex to Likas Bay in the Muziumton.

Safree Sabdin and Marlin Hing William won the 10km open for men’s and women’s category, respectively. They each brought home RM500.

In the 10km members of museum (men) category, it was won by Muhd Hawari Hashim, while Siti Nur Amaliah Kamsun defeated other runners to win the 10km members of museum (women) category. Both winners won RM500 each.

The 3.5km members of museum (men’s veteran) category witnessed Freddie Pulus winning it, while Rubinad Sapou came out on top in the 3.5km members of museum (women’s veteran). They won RM400 each.

Jasron Jogan excelled in the 3.5km students (boys’ 12-17 years old), while Jessyca Sayu Sawing won the 3.5km students (girls’ 12-17 years old) to earn themselves RM300 each.


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