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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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ABG JO In Taiwan To Source For Charter Flight Opportunities

ABG JO In Taiwan To Source For Charter Flight Opportunities

TAIPEI, Wednesday   Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism, Datuk Amar Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg  arrived at Taoyuan International Airport here this afternoon with the hope to open up Sarawak skies to enable more Charter flight from Taiwan into the State.

While here, he will be witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Sarawak Tourism Board and the See Mark Travel Services (SMTS) on Friday morning to  enable SMTS to launch its charter services between Taipei and Kuching early next year.

In the afternoon, Datuk Amar Abang Johari, who is accompanied by his Assistant, Datuk Lee Kim Shin, will host a working luncheon with a local Taiwanese airline companies to discuss on charter proposals.

He will also have an opportunity to host dinner for more than 20 Taiwanese partner agents on Friday evening before leaving back to Kuching the next day.


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New array of Western Cuisine during Lazio Italian Restaurant and Bar, Danga Bay

There are new array of Western Cuisine accessible during Lazio Italian Restaurant (N1.47423 E103.72441) given months ago and we motionless to try out on one of a evening. Lazio Restaurant is located during Danga Bay of Johor Bahru, we can relax and suffer a plate along with a pleasing view of Straits of Johor. You can review by my prior blog post about a grill here.

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The emblem of a grill still sojourn a same as we visited a year ago…

The new Exeutive Chef – Mr Stanley Yim from a grill had launched a new array of pleasant dishes that yield a opposite dining knowledge to their customers. At initial he humbly presented 3 opposite form of pasta for us before a categorical dish…

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The pasta above was served with fungus and pesto salsa in spinach basil linguine pasta. It was juicy and special.

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The plate was served with half lobster, spices tomato salsa in Fettuchini pasta. It was abounding tomato season and went good with a cheese and lobster.

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The dim colour pasta above was delicious! The squid ink fettuccine pasta was served with scallops on fetta cheese cream sauce. we like a ambience unequivocally much!

Before we can finish a pastas on a table, a Main Attraction of a day – The Aussie Wagyu Tomahawk Chop Rip-eye Steak served on a table!
The weight was 2.11kg.

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“A tomahawk (also referred to as a hawk) is a form of mattock from North America, traditionally imitative a hatchet with a true shaft. You can review some-more here.”

The Tomahawk Steak is a Bone-In Rib Steak with a whole rib bone intact. This prolonged bone is frenched (trimmed of beef and fat), withdrawal a pleasing display piece. The Tomahawk, being a Rib Steak, has a largest volume of intermuscular fat, creation it a many dainty steak. The Tomahawk is cut formed on a density of a bone and is typically dual inches thick. One Tomahawk can simply feed dual people. The Tomahawk is cut from a rib section. The primary strength of a Tomahawk is a longissimus dorsi, that is also a primary strength in a Porterhouse. Source from here.

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The Tomahawk was served together with fungus sauce, beef salsa and garlic sauce.

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The rip-eye beef that we had was about 2-3 inches thick and offer adult to 4 persons.

The Tomahawk beef had everybody full courtesy once it easily presented on a table. Mr Stanley and his partner kindly cut a primary beef and served to any of us….

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The large 2.11kg weight of Rib Eye Steak was cut into 7-8 pieces and it was about 200-250g each…

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The beef was grilled to ideal with a small of burn on a outside…the middle singular doneness is a Must for a primary steak.

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The strength was tender together with a changed fat and beef juice. The beef was so good untill we felt it unequivocally warp in a mouth!

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I like my beef with a strange ambience that is though any sauce, though we did attempted out a 3 forms of salsas provided. Among all, we like a garlic salsa unequivocally most (strongly endorsed by Mr Stanley).

This was a sum opposite dining knowledge enjoying a beef in Johor Bahru. And It was also my good pleasure to enjoyed this smashing cooking together with Mr Tony from Johorkaki.

Thanks to Mr Stanley and his group who presented such a Fabulous dish from Lazio Restaurant.

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For beef partner in JB, we contingency try out (at slightest once) this unusual beef from Lazio Italian Restaurant with your family and friends, we gamble we will not regret! And we trust they are a Only grill offer a Aussie Wagyu Tomahawk Chop Ripeye Steak for a moment.

*  The Aussie Wagyu Tomahawk Chop Ripeye Steak above was 2.11kg with a cost of RM850++. Every Tomahawk beef offer with a smallest weight of 2kg. Please make your reservation for a sold plate in one week allege with a 50% deposit.

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Malaysian Girls The Musical

December 2, 2011 during 12:00 pm

Beauty pageants… one of a many desired competitions among many a lady all over a world. For these girls, a possibility to contest in a beauty manifestation can meant a lot of things for them:- a shot during fame, a possibility to be beheld by a universe and it can even be a personal achievement. While it might seem all glamorous and glitzy on a outside, usually a participants themselves will know how unbending a foe indeed is on a inside. Despite all that, beauty pageants are still a favourite to watch by people of all ages.

The pleasing Malaysian girls distinguished a poise after their opening number

Serenity Billion behaving her series during a hide preview

Malaysian Girls a Musical is a not-to-be-missed prolongation presented by Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) and Celcom, scheduled to strike a theatre from 10th compartment 30th Dec 2011 in Kuala Lumpur and 10th compartment 14th Jan 2012 in Penang. It tells a story of Serenity Billion, a creator of The Malaysian Girls Pageant and her goal to keep a manifestation as how she feels it should be – to find and conclude a singly ideal Malaysian beauty. An hapless eventuality happened only weeks before this year’s pageant; her dear friend, Samsara Jaya had upheld divided suddenly. Mourning for her loss, Serenity and a girls are left to contemplate on their fate. Out of a blue comes Dato’ Ray Sanjay, Samsara’s adorned brother, and his partner Jasmine Hibiscus and her dual side-kicks, all with one goal – to give a utterly Malaysian manifestation a some-more ‘International’ flavour!

Here comes Dato’ Ray Sanjay and his assistant, Jasmine Hibiscus

Sydney Belle, acted by Zoe Taylor, is Miss Australia 1999 and Dato’ Ray Sanjay’s latest thought of branch this Malaysian manifestation into an general one

Lin Lin display off her outspoken talents by behaving a Chinese series during a hide preview

So who will be THE ultimate Malaysian Girl? What will she demeanour like? What defines her? Will she be an all-out ‘buatan’ Malaysia? Come and check out a low-pitched for a answers. Shows are scheduled to perform during 8.30 pm daily from 10th compartment 30th Dec 2011 EXCEPT for shows on 11th and 18th December, that starts during 3.00 pm AND 25th compartment 26th December, that starts during 5.00 pm. Tickets are labelled as below:

Ticket prices for weekdays (Tuesdays compartment Thursdays)
Adults – RM 40 / RM 60/ RM 80 and RM 100
Concession – RM 32 / RM 48 / RM 64 / RM 80*

Ticket prices for weekends (Fridays compartment Sundays)
Adults – RM 50 / RM 70 / RM 90/ RM 110
Concession – RM 40/ RM 56/ RM 72/ RM 88*

* TAS cardholders, UNHCR cardholders, students, infirm and comparison citizens

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The expel of Malaysian Girls a Musical

Please call klpac @ Sentul Park during 03 4047 9000 or The Actors Studio @ Lot 10 during 03 2142 2009 / 2143 2009 for some-more information. Tickets can be purchased online during or by walking in to klpac or The Actors Studio.

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Kuching-Melaka direct flight early next year
by Simon Ingka Crown, Posted on November 26, 2011, Saturday

KUCHING: A direct flight connecting Kuching and Melaka may commence as early as next month or early next year.

Melaka Chief Minister Dato Sri Mohd Ali Rustam when announcing this yesterday said he was keen to see the flight become a reality, possibly three times a week.

“I am looking forward to see the Sarawak and Melaka state governments collaborate on the direct flight to Melaka in the best interest of both states,” he told a press conference.

Mohd Ali is in the state with the Melaka Foundation (YM) delegation and its board of directors to witness a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Sarawak Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA/Pelita Holdings Sdn Bhd) and YM yesterday.

LCDA was represented by Senior Minister and Land Development Minister Tan Sri James Masing and two Assistant Ministers, Datuk Gramong Juna and Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz.

Also present was Senior Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh who is also mnister of local government and community development, and second finance minister.

Mohd Ali said the route could boost tourism in both states.

“Melaka so far receives a total of 10.4 million tourists in 2010 with 20 per cent of them from overseas: Taiwan, Japan,China, Hong Kong, German, Switzerland and New Zealand.”

He said as of September this year, a total of 8.4 million tourists had visited the historical city, and the number is expected to reach 11 million by yearend. He said the proposed Kuching-Melaka flight could be shortened to one hour, compared to the one-and-a-half hour Kuching-Kuala Lumpur route.

“The flight is shorter than that to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Hence this could be an alternative route.”

At the moment, Melaka is chartering Firefly and Melaka Air flights to Pekan Baru and Medan City on the island of Sumatera in Indonesia. The flight connection had lured many tourists from the neighbouring country to the city.

“Sumatera is a big island and at least 10 per cent of the population are from high income families who choose Melaka as a holiday destination every year,” he said.

Mohd Ali said the Melaka state government was planning to construct a larger theme park to lure tourists.

“We are launching a wildlife park this afternoon (yesterday) and Hang Tuah Village theme park which portrays the era of the Melaka Sultanate.”

The state government would build the largest silat arena next to Hang Tuah theme park. Mohd Ali said the Melaka government would continue to cooperate with the Sarawak government to promote their tourism to the world, especially eco-tourism.

“Sarawak has a lot to offer the world – fantastic natural scenery and many others including the famous Rainforest World Music Festival. Mohd Ali said this was the first time the two governments were working together. I hope this will not be the last but open the way to many more joint ventures between the two states.”

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