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Kuching Awarded “World Craft City” Status

Kuching Awarded “World Craft City” Status

Kuching has been awarded the status “World Craft City” by the World Crafts Council.

Karim and others having a look at the AHPADA-WEFT Forum poster’s during the launching of conferment on Kuching City for Craft by World Craft Council at Old Court House, Kuching. Photo Credit: New Sarawak Tribune

The city has the reputation of being the hub and gateway to the crafts of the indigenous tribes of Sarawak and entire Borneo. These crafts are testaments to the wealth and diversity of their traditions and cultures in the forms of textiles, fibres, ceramics and wood.

Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the state has many other sub-ethnics groups. These are what make Sarawak a great place to discover for tourists, and therefore it has won the heart of the judges to declare Kuching as City for Crafts.

“I was also informed that the city has been conferred as the World Crafts Council-City for Crafts thereby joining the ranks of other Crafts Cities around the world in countries such as India, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Iran and twenty other cities the world over,” Karim said at the launch of conferment on Kuching as city for crafts.

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Kuching to be Promoted as ‘craft paradise’, says Karim; by New Sarawak Tribune.

 

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National Geographic: Exploring a Massive Cave

National Geographic: Exploring a Massive Cave

National Geographic’s article; Exploring a Massive Cave Labyrinth Hidden Under Borneo. This article featured on March 2019 issue of National Geographic Magazine, and covered the many wonders that can be found in the Gunung Mulu National Park.

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Last batch of reef balls in Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park

Last batch of reef balls in Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park

SFC lays last batch of reef balls in Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park.

The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) completed their deployment of 1,750 artificial reef balls in Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park (MSCRNP), deploying the remaining 600 balls successfully at Niah-Suai waters on 26 March.

According to Deputy State Secretary (Rural Transformation) Datu Jaul Samion, who spoke at the reef-ball deployment ceremony, this is the product of an Eco-Marine Project, the BEACON project, implemented by the SFC in collaboration with Petronas.

Photo Credit: Borneo Post. Jaul (front, fourth left) with others including (from left) Oswald, Ahmad, Mastapha, Rosey, Zulaihi (behind Rosey) and James (right) pose for the media on a boat in front of the floating barge laden with the artificial reef balls at Niah-Suai waters during the launching ceremony yesterday.

Read the complete Borneo Post article here…

Watch this video showing the current progress of the BEACON project.

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MELAKA TARGETS 20 MILLION VISITORS IN VISIT MELAKA 2019

The Melaka State government is planning to attract 20 million visitors to Melaka during our Visit Melaka 2019.

With AirAsia new route from Penang into Melaka and vice versa, hopefully more visitors can come to Melaka.

Melaka welcomes visitors from all over the world.

Selamat Datang. Welcome.

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MELAKA TO PENANG FLIGHTS BY 1.7.2019

This blogspot is being created to compliment our main Tourism Melaka website at www.tourism-melaka.com.

We hope to write our comments and views on the development of the tourism sector in Melaka so that old cultural jewels can be retained and new ones generated to attract more visitors to our Melakan shores.

For us to continue our journey, we like to invite visitors to pen their comments and views so that we can create a sustainable and vibrant tourism sector in Melaka.

Enjoy.

TW Kang

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