Thursday, June 14, 2007

Most Russians are unaware that Sarawak exists

MIRI: Sarawak is like a “lost world” to first-time tourists from Russia.

These Russians are fascinated by Sarawak, not only because of the natural attractions, but more so because many first-time visitors do not even know Sarawak exists.

Sarawak Tourism Board chief executive officer Gracie Geikie said she was informed by Russian tourists here on a pioneer visit that they had never read anything about Sarawak in their country.

“There is no information about Sarawak or places like Miri at all in Russia, not in print form or their Internet websites.

“The Russians who came told us they were fascinated by what they saw even though they had never learned about us.

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