The Borneo Rhythms of Rimba (ROR) Wildlife Festival 2018


The Borneo Rhythms of Rimba (ROR) Wildlife Festival is back at Nexus Resort & Spa, Karambunai on 15th – 16th September 2018. The 2 days festival is organised by the Future Alam Borneo (FAB) society from Sandakan, Sabah, an not-for-profit effort, with a vision of being a global platform for environmental ideas and innovation.

ROR2018 is the 4th edition of the festival. The festival will highlight Marine Environments, the pervasive impact of Plastic Waste, and the quest for a Sustainable Planet.

Through a concept of ‘Experiential Education’, sharing knowledge through practical, immersive and hands-on experiences within these 5 zones – Conservation , Adventure , Creative , Music , Sustainability. We believe in making environmental content accessible, inspiring & fun.

Engage with exhibitors from local & international CONSERVATION bodies like Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah Wildlife Department, HUTAN, Bornean SunBear Conservation Centre , WWF Sabah, Sea Shepherd Asia (HK), Jane Goodall Institute (SG), Reef Defenders, Scubazoo and many many more wildlife and habitat conservation orgnisations.

In ADVENTURE zone, Skytribe, (formerly Moab Monkeys) based out of the majestic desert of Moab, Utah in the United States,a group of professional athletes, filmmakers and high angle riggers based out of the majestic desert of Moab, Utah in the United States will also be working with a local eco-architect Arkitrek to reinterpret the Bagang – a traditional anchovy fishing structure – into a place of play, performance and conservation. Be sure to experience this exhilarating installation.

Hang out with friends from the global movement The Big Canopy Campout up in the forests and take that all important treehugging selfie! Or just fly between trees on our exhilarating zipline experience.

Join designer Jonathan Yun Jewelry as he launches his marine-inspired collection on our FAB Bagang in the CREATIVE zone. If family-fun is your thing, register for the upcycling Sandcastle building competition – featuring upcycle artist Japson Wong and The Trashpacker.

Other fun-filled family activities includes interactive craft with creative workshops run by Pangrok Sulap, Cracko Art Group , Borneo Bengkel, and more.

This year’s SUSTAINABILITY highlights include guest speaker Kimi Werner a decorated spearfishing and free diving champion from Hawaii, with 2 documentary series featuring her adventures on National Geographic Channel & Discovery Channel. She will be sharing her life living in harmony with the planet, as well as engage with our community group PACOS Trust on cooking!

Jacqui Hocking, Forbes 30 under 30, a 2-time TEDx speaker, cofounder of VSStory and the Singapore Eco Film Festival, an environmental film maker who has captured stories all over the world, will be crossing the oceans from Singapore to share her passion for the environment and ideas to bring conservation to the commercial world.

All the way from KL will also be friends from Zero Waste Malaysia & Samaph Menyampah movements, sharing how to lead a low waste, low carbon footprint life.

Wrap up each evening with the sounds of MUSIC in the perfect natural setting of Sabah.

Lighting up the stage this year will be bintangs in our night skies, Ning Baizurah, Juwita Suwito, Rozella, Beverly Matujal, and others. A special, first ever performance in Sabah will also be Alena Murang who will bring her blend of sape magic to our shores.

With over 50 content providers, spread across 2 days on the beautiful beach front venue of Nexus Resort & Spa, Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu, FAB firmly believes the ROR experience will transform your outlook on our planet earth; how it is both our playground and home, and needs our urgent protection.

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