High hopes for local tourism, arts and culture industries


KUCHING: Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah hopes the Kenyalang Tourism Booster 2021 programme will inspire its participants to take up the challenge to jointly develop the tourism, arts and culture industries in Sarawak.

 “I also hope that the programme will inspire you all to venture into the digital and hybrid tourism, arts and culture industries, especially in the sports, marine, eco and cultural tourism segments,” he added,

Abdul Karim said this in his speech read by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture’s permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee at the Kenyalang Tourism Booster@Damai programme at Kampung Santubong on Sunday (Nov 28).

The minister expressed his gratitude to the programme’s strategic partners and the communities of Kampung Santubong, as well as to the participants in making the Kenyalang Tourism Booster programme a success in the village.

“Since the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, many economic sectors in our country have been affected including the tourism, arts and culture industries.

“However, as our country has entered the recovery phase, Kenyalang Tourism Booster is one of the initiatives organised to help not only the tourism, arts and culture industries but also the local entrepreneurs.”

Abdul Karim also expressed his confidence that the Kenyalang Tourism Booster 2021 programme would promote Sarawak tourism industry and indirectly lure more tourists and visitors to the state.

“I believe this year’s programme has succeeded in encouraging the Sarawak tourism industry to provide more economic and employment opportunities.

“The dynamic collaboration within Sarawak’s tourism industry ecosystem also indirectly benefits our various tourism industries,” added the minister.

Toursim,Arts and Culture Ministry Permanent Secretary Hii Chang Kee (scond right) representing Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah accompanied by Koperasi Belia Inovatif Sarawak (KOBIS) Chairman Zaiwin Kassim (third right) visiting the exhibitions at the Kenyalang Tourism Booster programme. Photo: Ramidi Subari

CNY goodies for New Sarawak Tribune, Suara Sarawak

KUCHING: New Sarawak Tribune and Suara Sarawak have received Chinese New Year gifts from Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) and Normah Medical Specialist Centre...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this

Govt can depend on civil service to deliver: Jaul

KUCHING: The Sarawak government can rely on its civil...

Bintulu-Nyabau interchange open to road users

BINTULU: The Bintulu-Nyabau interchange will be officially opened to...

Doctor’s orders: Make a wish list

TEBEDU: Local assemblyman Dr Simon Sinang Bada wants the...

Rural projects ready for use

KABONG: Two rural transformation programme (RTP) projects in the...

Minister calls for proper development planning

KUCHING: Although much of the land in Sarawak is...

Lee: GPS victory due to rakyat’s strong support

MIRI: Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin...

Experts to discuss challenges facing forestry sector

KUCHING: Control Union (CU), a global leader in forest...

Eight months’ jail for strangling own father

KUCHING: A local man was sentenced to eight months...