Chinese medicine forum niche tourism product

Florence Genta

SIBU: More than 1,000 Chinese physicians/medicine practitioners attended the Sarawak Chinese medicine forum recently.

The two-day forum saw, aside from Malaysia, participants from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.

It was organised by Sarawak Traditional Chinese Physicians Association in collaboration with Kolej Kemahiran Asia.

Speaking at the forum on Saturday night, Tourism, Arts and Culture assistant minister Datuk Sebastian Ting said the event is a good platform to promote Sarawak and attract tourists.

“Most of the participants here are first-time travellers to Sarawak. Therefore, this event would be a good platform for us to promote our state as there are a lot of wonderful places here for them to visit…like the Rajang river, longhouses and many more.

“They can try our local delicacies such as kampua, kompia and many other local foods.

“Apart from that, they can also learn about our multi-racial society,” he said.

Ting (third left) hands over an outstanding award to a recipient at the event.

On the forum, Ting said it enabled the participants to share their opinions and professional advice as well as to upgrade themselves.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Traditional Chinese Physicians Association chairman Tony Kong said everyone, regardless of nationality, congregated to share their noble ideas and opinions on Chinese medicine.  

“Everyone has the purpose of promoting Chinese medicine and its tradition. They show the spirit of solidarity in the Chinese medicine industry.

 “I hope that the Chinese medicine community in Malaysia will continue to give support. After all, this is good for future development of Chinese medicine,” he said.

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