KUCHING: Sarawak plans to promote the Gawai and Hari Raya festivals by offering tourists the opportunity to stay at a longhouse or village during the celebrations beginning next year.
Urban Development and Tourism Minister Datuk Michael Manyin said he had directed his staff to identify longhouses and villages with suitable facilities to accommodate visitors.
“We will then get the village or longhouse committee to come up with packages for the festive season, with the help of tour operators.
“This will allow tourists to experience the culture and way of life of our people during festivals,” he told reporters yesterday after launching the sale of mooncakes for charity at India Street here.
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