KUCHING: Sarawak has aroused interest from mainland Chinese who are keen to discover greater approximately the state.
Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah located that many have been curious about Sarawak from his current experience to Guangzhou, China where he represented Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“Many are curious about Sarawak. We can see from the many questions that they requested during the communicate and their enthusiasm,” he told The Borneo Post whilst contacted the day past.
Abdul Karim had simply returned from a 3-day reputable trip to Guangzhou, China from May 25 to 27, in which he led a delegation to fulfill with representatives of Guangdong Tourism Bureau to speak about joint promotions in addition to advertising with Sarawak.
He additionally spoke on the Malaysia-China Tourism Summit which changed into attended with the aid of journey and tour retailers in Guangzhou.
“I find the experience very a hit. The assembly and dialogue with 150 travel and excursion sellers in Guangzhou changed into very inspiring and that they have asked for extra dialogues for them to apprehend Sarawak better.”
Abdul Karim stated he’s going to keep in mind the thought by using the tour and excursion retailers in Guangzhou for direct flights to Sarawak either scheduled or chartered.
He stated another issue that was added up during his assembly become on safety and safety thing of the kingdom.
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“They should have read the information about the abduction in Sabah. I have assured them that there has never been any case of kidnapping via pirates or terrorists in Sarawak and what turned into visible inside the media were isolated and constrained to the East Coast of Sabah.”
During the experience, Abdul Karim also attended the most effective of ‘Blue Tears’ – touted because of the ‘first ever online film’ – which became filmed in Miri last 12 months.
“The launching of the Online Movie ‘Blue Tears’ which become filmed in Sarawak became attended by means of a crowd of just about 5,000.”
His delegation consists of Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports everlasting secretary Datu Ik Pahon Joyik and Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) performing chief government officer Mary Wan Mering.