A pride for Sarawak

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By Annabell Naja Tommy

KUCHING: Sarawak is proud to host the upcoming 25th Miss Tourism International (MTI) 2022 World Final which is scheduled for November this year.

Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said he believed that the commitment shown by the organisers of the event would be fruitful and remembered by all parties.

“After the first time it was organised before in the state, it has been organised elsewhere throughout Malaysia and it is very good when it can be organised again here (Kuching),” he said when officiating at the Miss International Tourism non-fungible token (NFT) Platform at Raia Hotel and Convention Centre here on Sunday (May 22).

He added that the “Cats Around the World” competition that will be launched will further promote Kuching city.

“This will attract another unique group of communities from around the world through an innovative combination of the beauty queen and a cat (pictured together) – another great idea produced by our local entrepreneur (Esther Law), ” he explained.

He assured that his ministry would support the organisation of the event.

“We will ensure that they bring back memories and share them with friends, thus making an impact on promoting Sarawak to their respective countries.

“It is hoped that a series of activities will include promotions, field tours, charity visits, photography, and filming of tourist attractions in Sarawak. I expect this to be one of the most meaningful and important events this year,” he said.

According to a statement, the 25th MTI 2022 World Final will be held on November 25 at 6.30pm at the Raia Hotel and Convention Centre with the theme “Bringing the World to Sarawak”.

YAST Group is the main organiser of the 25th MTI World Finals for 2022.

Yesterday’s event was participated by MIT 2021/2022 from Indonesia Jessy Silana Wongsodiharjo, Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International 2021/2022 How Zo Ee, Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2021/2022 Hoang Thi Huong Ly and Miss Tourism Malaysia 2015 Xandria Ban.

Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Art Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (fifth left) launching the MTI PageantNFT 2022 winessed by from left Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Hii Chang Kee, Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International 2021/2022 How Zo Ee of Malaysia,Miss Tourism International 2021/2022 Jessy Silana Wongsodiharjo of Indonesia , President of Miss Tourism International Tan Sri Danny Ooi, Founder and Chairlady of YAST Group Esther Law and Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2021/2022 Hoang Thi Huong Ly of Vietnam.

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