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Electric bus debuts on Friday, passengers ride for free for 3 months

Electric bus debuts on Friday, passengers ride for free for 3 months

KUCHING: Sarawak’s first electric bus will hit the roads this Friday (March 1) enabling locals and visitors here to travel around the city centre with ease.

Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the CRRC electric bus will go on a three-month trial run covering 26 stations that include the Open Air Market, Kuching Waterfront, iCom Square and Sarawak Museum, among others.

“The free electric bus will provide commuters with the convenience to travel around the city centre, especially for those who are from outside Kuching.

“This bus will operate for three months which will be a good gauge for us to assess the suitability of electric buses as a form of public transport,” he said when officiating the CRRC Electric City Bus flag-off ceremony at the Old Courthouse here today.

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Electric bus debuts on Friday, passengers ride for free for 3 months

Electric bus debuts on Friday, passengers ride for free for 3 months

KUCHING: Sarawak’s first electric bus will hit the roads this Friday (March 1) enabling locals and visitors here to travel around the city centre with ease.

Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the CRRC electric bus will go on a three-month trial run covering 26 stations that include the Open Air Market, Kuching Waterfront, iCom Square and Sarawak Museum, among others.

“The free electric bus will provide commuters with the convenience to travel around the city centre, especially for those who are from outside Kuching.

“This bus will operate for three months which will be a good gauge for us to assess the suitability of electric buses as a form of public transport,” he said when officiating the CRRC Electric City Bus flag-off ceremony at the Old Courthouse here today.

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Royal Brunei Airlines to fly Brunei-Kuching route beginning Dec 28

Royal Brunei Airlines to fly Brunei-Kuching route beginning Dec 28

MIRI: Sarawak will have an opportunity to increase its tourists influx, in line with the Visit Sarawak Campaign next year with Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) new Brunei – Kuching route commencing on Dec 28.

Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah said Sarawak welcomes the new route which could bring in tourists and tourism money into the state.

“We are very proud of our heritage and very proud of what we have. I believe that Brunei also feels the same about their heritage and everything that we have down here, we want to showcase to the outside world,” he said yesterday.

He spoke at a press conference after witnessing the signing of memorandum of agreement (MoA) between RB and Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) at Royal Brunei Recreation Club, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

Also present at the MoA ceremony were Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Ali Apong; RB chief executive officer (CEO) Karam Chand and STB CEO Sharzede Datuk Salleh Askor.

The CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor, and CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), Karam Chand, officially signed the MOA and had an exchange of documents, commencing RB’s flights to Kuching beginning in December. The signing was witnessed by Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Brunei Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong.

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Updated on 16 November, 2018.

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STB unveils ‘Visit Sarawak’ logo in Singapore

STB unveils ‘Visit Sarawak’ logo in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) has unveiled the Visit Sarawak Campaign (VSC) logo, ahead of its official launch scheduled for this December.

The unveiling ceremony of the campaign’s official anchor emblem took place during an industry event here on Thursday night – the first time that this had ever been done outside Malaysia.

According to Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin, the VSC is envisioned to place Sarawak as one of the preferred tourism destinations in Southeast Asia.

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Updated on October 20, 2018.

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Abd Karim unveils ‘Visit Sarawak Campaign’ logo

Abd Karim unveils ‘Visit Sarawak Campaign’ logo

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah unveiled the ‘Visit Sarawak Campaign’ logo as a precursor to its official launch in December at an industry event here yesterday.

The ‘Visit Sarawak’ logo will be the anchor emblem for the ‘Visit Sarawak’ campaign.

Designed to connote fun and friendliness, the multi-coloured logo spelling out Sarawak with the tagline, ‘more to discover’, represents the aspirations of the campaign.

Abdul Karim (centre) holds a traditional Iban blowpipe and carved shield in a photocall. Also seen from third left are Musa, Lee, Sharzede, Abdul Wahab, Hii and Ammar giving the thumbs-up together with Sarawak cultural dancers.

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Updated October 17, 2018.

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