Thursday, April 13, 2006

16 events in Sarawak for Visit Malaysia Year


KUCHING: Sarawak Tourism Board has drawn up a list of 16 events to be included in the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 calendar.

Among them is the Rainforest World Music Festival, which has been classified as a major event, its chief executive Gracie Geikie said.

Other events include the Borneo Cultural Festival, the Miri International Jazz Festival, the Sarawak Regatta and the Kaul Festival.

“We have highlighted major events in various areas of Sarawak to promote the state during Visit Malaysia Year,” she told reporters after attending the launch of the biggest book in Malaysia, Biggest Pictorial Book, Sarawak, here, recently.

“The national target of visitors for Visit Malaysia Year is 20.1million and I think Sabah and Sarawak will contribute a large number to that. So, our events and promotional campaigns will be tied into Visit Malaysia Year,” she said.

Geikie also said the state hoped to attract 3.5 million visitors during Visit Malaysia Year while its target for this year was 2.5million arrivals.

“We have had some setbacks, including cutbacks to our connectivity, and this makes things a little more difficult, but we will do our best to achieve the target,” she said.

Source: The Star

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