Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kraf Malaysia Sabah Promotion organizers hope to reap RM620,000 in sales

KOTA KINABALU: Expectation is high in this year’s Kraf Malaysia Sabah Promotion following its success last year.

The organizers of the event from May 24-June 3 is eyeing sales of RM620,000 and the target is looking good judging from the first three day of sales.

Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir said since the promotion began, traders have reported sales of RM190,000.

“We have eight more days to go to hit our target and we are confident of achieving it,” he told reporters at the venue held at Dataran Deasoka here yesterday.

He added that last year, Kraftangan Malaysia, Sabah branch and City Hall made RM585,000 from the RM550,000 targeted sales.

This year, the event attracted 94 traders with 77 from Sabah, two from Sarawak and 15 from peninsula.

Seventeen of the retailers are offering textile crafts while 77 are offering crafts made from metals and other materials, he said.

“This will be our yearly event to liven up the city and to give a platform for craft traders and craftsmen to showcase their products and creations,” he said.

Abidin said the event would also be able to attract tourists and foreign buyers to buy Sabah and Malaysian handicrafts.