Sunday, April 27, 2014

Melanau Cultural Centre coming up


MUKAH: A Melanau Cultural Centre here is expected to take off as one of the new happenings aside from the construction of the new airport here.

Sarawak Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg announced this when he attended the ‘Pesta Kaul Mukah 2014’ here in Taman Kala Dana Mukah yesterday.

The curtain-raiser to the calendar event involved no less than the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem, who officiated at the festival.

“The construction of the (Melanau) centre was an idea of our Chief Minister, and it has been approved, but it is still in the rolling plan,” Abang Johari said, but did not elaborate further.

He added that the construction of the new airport here would also allow tourists to see and enjoy the unique culture here, and they can then share it for the rest of the world to see.

On the other hand, phase two of the Dalat Waterfront would give a new impact to the Dalat district, according to Abang Johari.

“We are going to develop phase two of the Dalat Waterfront which would be able to give a new impact to the Dalat district, much like in Kuching,” he enthused.

Meanwhile, Adenan opined that the diverse races and culture of Sarawak was a boon for the state, hence the need to preserve the distinctive cultural heritage.

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