Monday, September 08, 2014

Capturing Padawan’s beauty for locals and foreign tourists

KUCHING: A photo album of beautiful scenes in Padawan can be compiled for the viewing of the local community and foreign tourists. The pictures can be uploaded on the Internet or be part of a public photo exhibition.

“In so doing, I believe more people could be attracted to tourism spots in Padawan,” said Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang when launching Padawan Scenery Photography Competition and Kids Colouring Competition at SJK Chung Hua Sungai Tapang Hilir in MJC Batu Kawa here.

The half-day event was jointly organised by MPP and the young entrepreneur committee of Kuching Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Lo noted contestants of the photography competition had captured the best of Padawan sceneries to promote the area.

“The area is blessed with hills, jungles, rivers, villages and beautiful nature. Local photographers have taken thousands of pictures of attractive spots and selected the best for this contest which is set to lure tourists.”

Meanwhile, organising chairman Chai Hui Kiong said the photography contest aimed to discover, share and publicise hidden natural beauty and scenic locations in Padawan.