Thursday, January 26, 2006

Five new tourism packages launched in Sarawak


KUCHING: The Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) recently launched five new packages under its tourism and leisure division to attract domestic and foreign visitors.

The packages are the Sarawak MICE Escapade, Sarawak Family Adventure, a one-day cultural package at Sarawak Cultural Village, a stay-and-play golf package, and the Matang Family Park customised-event package.

The packages were launched by SEDC chairman Datuk Talib Zulpilip at a get-together for tourism players organised by the corporation at Matang Family Park near here recently.

The Sarawak MICE Escapade package is targeted at the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions sector, while the Sarawak Family Adventure is aimed at companies planning incentive activities for their staff.

Both packages include a traditional welcome at the Sarakraf Pavilion, a jungle breakfast or dinner at the Sarawak Cultural Village or on a Sarawak River cruise.

The one-day package at Sarawak Cultural Village, priced at RM73, includes a village tour, cultural show and lessons in traditional dances, music and handicrafts.

Visitors will also get to play traditional games and dress up in traditional costumes for a photo session.

The Matang Family Park meanwhile can be booked as a venue for government, corporate or individual events at RM450 from 8am to 5pm or RM420 from 6 to 11pm.

“We want to position the park as an alternative outdoor venue for events,” SEDC’s tourism and leisure director Wan Lizozman Wan Omar said.

Finally, the stay-and-play golf package is available at the Holiday Inn Resort Damai Lagoon, comprising one price for accommodation and golf rounds at the Damai Golf and Country Club.

Source: The Star

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