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Singapore’s ambassador visits the King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival

Wong Chau Ming , The Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the Kingdom visited Sunday King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival in its fifth edition

The festival is organized by the Saudi Falcons Club at its headquarters in Mulham, north of Riyadh.

He and the accompanying delegation were briefed on the Al-Melwah competition in the festival, and the work methods of the various committees.

  The delegation was introduced to the latest technologies and devices used in managing, organizing, and conducting Al-Melwah runs.

The ambassador also toured the pavilions participating in the festival and listened to an explanation about them, in addition to watching a side of the King Abdulaziz Cup competitions today.

The Singaporean ambassador to the Kingdom thanked the Saudi Falcon Club for inviting him and the accompanying delegation to visit the King Abdulaziz Falcon Festival 2022.

He expressed his happiness with what he witnessed at the professional organizational level and the wonderful falcon races in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to the latest modern global technologies.

Ming praised the Kingdom’s organization of this great international event, wishing it would continue to hold the festival, which seeks to preserve the heritage and support the practice of this old hobby.

In Arab culture, names of specific animals and birds have been embedded in the collective memory of the Arab region, and in the Arabian Peninsula in particular.

Although the Arabian horse had the highest status, swimming over the desert, the falcon is occupying a significant place among Arabs who accompanied it soaring and roaming with it in that space.

The falcon has many names in Arabic, and their poets praised his qualities in many words. Because of their admiration for his nobility and qualities, many of them named his sons after him.

The relationship with him developed over time from just using him in hunting as a “sniper” to the hobby of raising him, taking care of him, and training him, a hobby that its practitioners cherish, and some of them even have a craft that brings them a lot of money.


Saudi Arabia was interested in falcons at an early age, as the hobby of raising falcons is an ancient cultural heritage that people inherit from generation to generation.


Saudi Arabia has also joined the international conventions related to protecting falcons from extinction and protecting migratory birds.

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