Friday, July 10, 2009

Rainforest gala raining cash for Sarawak’s tourism sector


KUCHING: The Rainforest World Music Festival has now become a big tourism revenue earner for Sarawak.

State Urban Development and Tourism Minister Datuk Michael Manyin said the three-day festival, the 12th edition, was expected to generate over RM40mil in revenue to the tourism-related industry, such as hotels and food outlets.

Some 20,000 music fans from throughout the world are expected to party at this popular festival that promises great music, he added at the Sarawak Tourism Board’s (STB) media briefing for the festival here yesterday.

More than 15,000 tickets have been sold, and sales outlets have run out of tickets for Saturday’s concert.

The nightly concerts kick off today at the scenic foothill of the legendary Mount Santubong in Sarawak Cultural Village near here.

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