Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Malaysia Craft Promotion at Kuching Waterfront from Aug 30

KUCHING: The Sarawak branch of the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation will be holding a Malaysia Craft Promotion 2013 from Aug 30 to Sept 8 at Kuching Waterfront in conjunction with the Sarawak Regatta.

The programme is organised with the cooperation of the Kuching Resident’s Office and the Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development Unit.

This promotion, with the theme ‘Beli Barangan Malaysia’, is to encourage and give opportunities to Malaysian craft entrepreneurs to promote and market their craft products in a well-frequented area.

Organisers also want to highlight local crafts to encourage interest and daily use.

There will be 70 craft entrepreneurs from Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia showcasing products based on textile, metal, wood, clay and various other crafts.

Other events planned are demonstrations on crafts, such as making parang sheaths, building a violin, glass crafts and pipe-making.