Friday, September 27, 2013

Miri City Council introduces shopping bonanza to promote Asia Music Festival

MIRI: Miri City Council (MCC) is actively promoting the Asia Music Festival (AMF) by initiating a shopping bonanza in conjunction with the event.

It encourages shopping malls and supermarkets in its area of jurisdiction to take part in the bonanza and promote the festival by offering prizes to shoppers.

For every purchase of RM100 and above from participating outlets, customers will be offered free tickets to the festival on a ‘first come, first served’ basis while stocks last.

According to mayor Lawrence Lai, MCC and Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) agreed on the free tickets promotion for the two-day event to introduce the brand new international festival to the public.

The festival will take place on Oct 4 and 5 at Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club here.

The outlets participating in the AMF 2013 Shopping Bonanza are Bintang Mega Mall, Boulevard Imperial Mall, Boulevard Shopping Complex, PermyMall, Emart and Sin Liang Supermarket.

“The Asia Music Festival 2013 Shopping Bonanza promotional period will be from Friday (Sept 27) until Saturday (Oct 5),” disclosed Lai.

Other than organising the shopping bonanza, Lai said MCC will also be coordinating several fringe events at the venue, which include the

exhibition of 100 big bikes from Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei, eight handicraft stalls from Miri Handicraft Centre, four tattoo booths and a photography exhibition booth.

Meanwhile, STB chief executive officer Datuk Rashid Khan said STB will continue to embark on its carbon footprint initiative through greening programmes such as a tree-planting ceremony.