Sunday, July 18, 2010

Turning Borneo Cultural Festival into an international tourist attraction

SIBU: Double your efforts and make the Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF) known not only nationally but internationally as well.

That’s the message from Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh after noting that the BCF had gained prominence at the state level.

“Sustainable efforts, such as marketing the event on the world wide web (WWW), have attracted the attention of foreign tourists from the United States, Britain, South Korea and Japan to the ‘Pandaw Cruise’.

“Perhaps, with more publicity, we can attract foreign tourists to come for the BCF,” he said at the launching of BCF Tradex 2010 in Sibu Town Square Phase II on Friday.

Wong, who is also Minister of Environment and Public Health, noted that the BCF had been able to promote racial unity and cultural diversity.

On the BCF Tradex, Wong commended the organiser for continuing with the green campaign to safeguard the environment against global warming.

In his speech, organising chairman David Tiong said he had no doubt that the weird weather patterns in recent years were the result of global warming.

He lamented that whenever green activists championed the issue, not many people pay heed to it.

“But with what is happening around the world today, including natural disasters, we now know that something is really wrong.

“That is why this year we want to continue our green campaign which was launched last March, themed ‘Only One Earth’.

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