Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Visit Sibu Year 2017 to be launched March 12

SIBU: Visit Sibu Year (VSY) 2017 which goes by the theme ‘Heartland of Borneo’ will be launched at Sibu Town Square on March 12, at 7pm.

Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) deputy chairman Dato Andrew Wong said the crocodile as the mascot had been decided as it was a fitting tribute to accelerate the celebratory mood.

“We choose crocodile as the mascot since our main tourism product is the mighty Rajang River.

“We will emphasise eco-tourism and create a feeling of adventure for our visitors,” he told reporters here yesterday afternoon.

In conjunction with the launching, Wong said the council would run VSY 2017 Mascot Naming Competition for Sarawakians to participate.

Competitors have a month, from Feb 1 to 29, to come up with a name which should be in either English or Iban.

The winner, to be announced during the launching of VSY 2017, will take home RM1,000.

Details of the competition are available on

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