Gawai Bazaar makes more than RM800k

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KUCHING: A minister applauded the success of the Gawai Bazaar 2022 which provided opportunities to the locals, particularly the natives, to make money.

Datuk John Sikie Tayai, the Minister in the Premier’s Department, said the event helped entrepreneurs to make profit and contribute to the economy.

“This is very encouraging and I am happy to see that the bazaar, even on the final day, is still full of people buying food and handicrafts from our local entrepreneurs.

“Throughout this nine days, I was told by the organising committee that the total sale amounted to more than RM800,000.

“Maybe on this last day of the bazaar, it has reached over RM1 million already, so this is very good,” he told the media after closing the bazaar at the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) community hall compound, on Sunday (June 26).

A member of the organising committee, Daleton Nilie Nunong, said the bazaar made a total sale of RM804,154.95 over nine days.

There were 129 stalls selling various foods and beverages as well as handicrafts at the 10-day bazaar from June 17 to 26.

Sikie hoped that the bazaar would be made a yearly affair and the duration of the event extended.

Datuk John Sikie Tayai (second left) with Datuk Liwan Lagang (left) visiting a booth selling roasted jumbo squids at the Gawai Bazaar.

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