Photo: Sarawak Cultural Village

KUCHING: Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) has unveiled new discounted rates for its reopening post Covid-19.

State Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said such effort would assist in revitalising the local tourism industry.

“The new rates will stimulate the arrival of local visitors and those from Sabah, Labuan and Malaya.

“Hopefully, the initiative would be able to increase the number of visits,” he told reporters during the reopening of SCV today (July 4).

He also said that Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) was currently reviewing events that were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are looking at the feasibility to hold certain events in a small scale in order to provide at least some entertainment as well as to rejuvenate the tourism industry,” he said.

The new rates for entry to the SCV five packages were unveiled by Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) chairman Abdul Aziz Husain.

The first one is ‘Cuti Berami Rami’ for which the entrance fees are RM20 for adults and RM10 for children aged two to 12. These rates are for Sarawakians only.

“Previously, the rates were offered at RM30 and RM20 respectively. Hence, there are big discounts of between 33 percent and 50 percent for locals,” he said.

The special student rates include RM5 for students of local primary and secondary school visits and RM15 for private and public university students.

Non-Sarawakians can also look at Cuti-Cuti Malaysia rates of RM60 per adult and RM30 per child aged two to 12.

SCV also offers ‘Family Together Gather Package’ worth RM180 for two adults and two children or RM210 for two adults and three children.

The ‘Family Berami Package’ is for all Sarawakians and their families for only RM60 for two adults and two children for entry into SCV, cultural show and free dance or music lessons.

Another option is a fee of RM123.60 for a family of two adults and two children which include entry into SCV, culture show, lunch and free dance or music lessons during their visit here.

All of these special rates and packages are inclusive of six percent sales and services tax (SST) and are effective as of July 1 and will end on Dec 31, 2020.

The event was graced by federal Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.

Among those present were the state ministry’s permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee, SEDC general manager Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir, and SCV general manager Jane Lian Labang.