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VSC Commemorative Stamp to Launch at MATTA2019

VSC Commemorative Stamp to Launch at MATTA2019

Two sets of stamps sporting Sarawak themed imagery will be launched on March 15, one of which is the limited edition ‘Visit Sarawak campaign’ commemorative stamp set.

The commemorative set will only be available at the Sarawak Booth number 5058 – 5063 5068 – 5073 (Hall 5) at MATTA Fair in PWTC, from March 15 to 17.

Only 400 copies of these VSC commemorative stamps will be available for those who buy Sarawak packages or participate in activities and games at the Sarawak Booth.

The Sarawak Tourism Board encourages stamp collectors to come to purchase a package or participate in games at the booth to add these iconic Sarawak stamps to their collection.

Among activities at the booth are a Photo Booth Instagram Contest, puzzle games and Rubik’s cube game.

The commemorative stamps are accompanied by a special folder featuring some iconic images of Sarawak, with detailed descriptions of the attractions that can be found in Sarawak.

Featured on the stamps are elements in culture and nature, unique to Sarawak, such as a traditional orang ulu longhouse, pua kumbu designs and a Bidayuh dancer.

The second set of stamps with a different design will be launched on March 15th and will be available for purchase at post offices throughout Malaysia, as a part of Pos Malaysia’s support for the Visit Sarawak Campaign.

Aside from games, the Sarawak booth at MATTA will also feature a virtual reality display, musical performances by local Sarawakian band Meruked, food sampling and tuak tasting, as well as ‘Show Tell’, featuring sago worms, local fruit and pepper plants.

16 Sarawak partners will be attending the Fair, namely Amogha Tours Travel, Borneo Happy Farm, Borneo Highlands Hornbill Golf Jungle Club Berhad, Brighton Travel Tour, CPH Travel Agencies, Great Leap Tours, Greatown Travel Sdn. Bhd., Hotel Grand Continental Kuching, Inter-Continental Travel Centre, Kuching Holidays Car Rental, Mega Hotel, Miri, Sunshine Joytour Borneo, Tanahmas Hotel Sibu, Tourism Hospitality Group, SEDC Sarawak, Tropical Adventure Tours Travel, and Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching.

There are great deals on offer at the Sarawak booth, with packages as low as RM230 and great discounts up to 30%, offering tour options throughout Sarawak.

Seen below are the Melaka and Sarawak Stamps that can be found at any Pos Malaysia after March 15th.

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A PHOTO FROM 1971 FLOODS IN MALACCA

In 1971, Malacca experienced a great flood. Malacca town was flooded.

Floods at Kee Ann Road. Water was at least waist high.

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RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FEST PROMOTIONAL VIDEO WINS GOLDEN CITY GATE AWARD

RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FEST PROMOTIONAL VIDEO WINS GOLDEN CITY GATE AWARD

The Rainforest World Music Festival’s (RWMF) promotional video wins the Golden City Gate 2019 five-star Award at the ITB Berlin 2019, a leading international annual tourism trade event.

The video, “Rainforest World Music Festival” produced by a local production house, Asa Esa won in the 19th International Tourism Film and Multimedia category with a five star for an outstanding contribution.

On hand to receive the award from the President of Golden City Gate, Wolfgang Jo Huschert was the Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at a ceremony held at the Malaysian Pavilion at the Messe Berlin here yesterday.

Present at the presentation ceremony were the Assistant Minister for Tourism, Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Chairman of STB, Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab Aziz and the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Hii Chang Kee.

Held for the 19th time the award’s jury session was held on February 12, 2019 with more than 100 entries from 21 countries received for the competition.

The elated STB’s Chief Executive Officer, Sharazede Datu Haji Salleh Askor said it was a big honour to be bestowed the prestigious award.

“We will be celebrating the festival’s 22nd edition in 2019 and we hope that the award will be an inspiration for us to move on to make the festival bigger and better this year” she added.

The making of the two-minute promotional video “Awakening of the Rainforest” was inspired Mother Nature’s bountiful gift.

The Award was initiated in 2001 by the filmmaker Wolfgang Jo Huschert and started – back then – with five touristic films from three countries in the former ITB-Cinema.

Picture shows Datuk Karim (second from right) with the award citation which he received from Jo Huschert and Mrs. Huschert (right). Also seen from left is Sharzede and Datuk Lee and partly hidden, Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab. Also seen at right is Hii Chang Kee.

 

 

8 March 2019

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RAINFOREST MUSIC FEST PROMOTIONAL VIDEO WINS GOLDEN CITY GATE AWARD

RAINFOREST MUSIC FEST PROMOTIONAL VIDEO WINS GOLDEN CITY GATE AWARD

The Rainforest Music Festival’s (RWMF) promotional video wins the Golden City Gate 2019 five-star Award at the ITB Berlin 2019, a leading international annual tourism trade event.

The video, “Rainforest World Music Festival” produced by a local production house, Asa Esa won in the 19th International Tourism Film and Multimedia category with a five star for an outstanding contribution.

On hand to receive the award from the President of Golden City Gate, Wolfgang Jo Huschert was the Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at a ceremony held at the Malaysian Pavilion at the Messe Berlin here yesterday.

Present at the presentation ceremony were the Assistant Minister for Tourism, Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Chairman of STB, Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab Aziz and the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Hii Chang Kee.

Held for the 19th time the award’s jury session was held on February 12, 2019 with more than 100 entries from 21 countries received for the competition.

The elated STB’s Chief Executive Officer, Sharazede Datu Haji Salleh Askor said it was a big honour to be bestowed the prestigious award.

“We will be celebrating the festival’s 22nd edition in 2019 and we hope that the award will be an inspiration for us to move on to make the festival bigger and better this year” she added.

The making of the two-minute promotional video “Awakening of the Rainforest” was inspired Mother Nature’s bountiful gift.

The Award was initiated in 2001 by the filmmaker Wolfgang Jo Huschert and started – back then – with five touristic films from three countries in the former ITB-Cinema.

Picture shows Datuk Karim (second from right) with the award citation which he received from Jo Huschert and Mrs. Huschert (right). Also seen from left is Sharzede and Datuk Lee and partly hidden, Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab. Also seen at right is Hii Chang Kee.

 

 

8 March 2019

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Sarawak Sees Breezing Start at ITB Berlin

Sarawak Sees Breezing Start at ITB Berlin

Berlin, Germany; Wed: TheInternationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin opened its doors at Messe Berlin yesterday to more than 10,000 exhibitors from 185 countries.

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) participated in this world’s largest travel show with an 18-member strong delegation headed by the Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah together with three Kuching-based travel partners.

The first day of the fair’s opening saw the packed programme for the Minister and his Assistant, Datuk Lee Kim Shin with trade business partners taking turns for the schedule meeting sessions and media interviews by Berlin based FVW Medien travel trade magazine, Reise Aktuell, Vienna based international travel magazine and the Radio xy UG station.

During these meetings, a variety of topics were covered including talks on airline connectivity, promoting current events and creating new events in Sarawak, as well as, promising an encoring interest from ITB Berlin in the future.

STB’s first day business engagements showed promising outcome with leading Amsterdam based De Jong Tours and Switzerland Asien Direkt GmbH showed  renewed interest in Sarawak.

Tomorrow’s line-up of programme for Datuk Karim includes the signing of Memorandum of Understanding on joint marketing programme in Germany between STB and Tischler Reisen GmbH and also the launching of the marketing campaign for the State’s new tourism destination, Sibu and Central Sarawak.

ITB Berlin is expecting more than 160,000 visitors attending the five-day fair   which is reputed to be the world’s biggest and leading travel trade show.

Picture shows FVW Median’s editor, Christine Engelhardt (left) interviewing Datuk Karim Rahman Hamzah. Seen from right, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture Youth and Sports, Hii Chang Kee, STB Chief Executive Officer, Sharzede Datu Salleh Askor and Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

 

Updated: 6 March 2019

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