Saturday, July 22, 2017

‘A Taste of Sibu’ book launched in conjunction with Visit Sibu Year

SIBU: A book entitled ‘A Taste of Sibu’ was launched Thursday evening at Sibu Town Square where the Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF) is currently taking place.

Launched by Sibu Municipal Council in conjunction with Visit Sibu Year (VSY) 2017, the event was coordinated by Sibu United Chinese Association (UCA), Persatuan Melayu-Melanau Bersatu (MMB) and Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) Sibu branch.

Minister of Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah officiated at the launching ceremony.

Editor cum chief coordinator Joseph Chieng told a press conference yesterday that the book showcases almost 100 famous cuisines of the Chinese, the Malay-Melanau and the Iban (Dayak) in Sibu.

“The uniqueness of this book is that it shows the unity among the races in Sibu.  Starting with the effort of producing this book where the three associations came together to make things happen.

“The book itself represents One Malaysia,” said Chieng who is also a councilor of Sibu Municipal Council.