Lee (third left) with the event organiser.

MIRI: It is hoped that Special Interest Tourism (SIT) events could serve as catalysts that draw tourists to this city.

Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin expressed this hope when he launched Miri International Motoday 2019.

“This Special Interest Tourism (SIT) event not only attracts locals but also foreigners,” he said when launching the event last Saturday night at Permy Mall.

“I think that this Motoday can further enhance the reputation and attractiveness of Miri as a resort city.”

Other SIT events are Miri Country Music Festival, Miri Bike Week, Miri Jazz Festival, to name a few.

Nearly 5,000 riders from 100 bikers’ clubs statewide including those from Brunei and Labuan took part in the Miri International Motoday this year.

The participants converged at Permy Mall’s compound since November 28 for the event which ended yesterday.

Lee (third left) with the event organiser.