Celebrate S’wak Day together, minister calls upon all S’wakians

Celebrate S’wak Day together, minister calls upon all S’wakians

Kuching Hokkien Association president Datuk Richard Wee (fifth left) presents Dr Sim with a fruit basket, as other committee members look on. KUCHING: All Sarawakians, regardless of race and religion, should celebrate Sarawak Day on July 22 together, says Minister of Local Housing and Government Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian. “July 22 belongs to each one of us in Sarawak. We all can choose our unique way to celebrate such a meaningful day,” he said when officiating at the installation ceremony of Kuching Hokkien Association’s new committee members at a restaurant along Jalan Pending here on Sunday night. Dr Sim also called upon Sarawakians to put aside their differences in fighting for the rights of Sarawak as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63), and to think of the bigger picture for Sarawak. “The people of Sarawak must stand in solidarity in fighting for a common cause – to seek the return of our rights that have been eroded in the past,” he said. Dr...
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Minister looks forward to VR changing way tourism industry operates

Minister looks forward to VR changing way tourism industry operates

KUCHING: Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah hopes that digital technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) will revolutionise the way the tourism industry operates in future. Speaking during the Beyond Paradigm Summit 2019 held at a hotel here last week, he said through VR technology tourists will be able to experience the destination of their choice even before making the trip. “This technology is especially helpful for elderly group of travellers who wish to travel to adventurous destination such as caves, underwater, mountainous areas and rainforest but are limited by their physical ability, health and age. Hence the VR technology would be able to give them the immersive personalised experiences as if they were there,” he added. During the event, Abdul Karim was introduced to a VR technology for tourism hotspots in Sarawak. According to the technology’s creators, the VR creation was in line with the state government’s vision to position Sarawak as a major tourist destination...
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Audition untuk BAKAT KAMEK 2019

Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan, audition untuk Program Bakat Kamek 2019 bagi peserta yang telah dipilih akan diadakan pada 24 dan 25 Ogos ini bertempat di Merdeka Palace Hotel and Suites. Pemilihan peserta ini adalah berdasarkan penyertaan online audition yang telah dibuka sejak April hingga awal bukan Ogos 2019. Peserta telah memuat naik video audition di media sosial masing-masing besertakan hashtag #bakatkamek2019 #okshebakatkamek2019. Orang ramai boleh hadir bersama untuk menyaksikan audition peserta yang terpilih ini pada 24 dan 25 Ogos nanti. ...
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Transforming Sarawak’s rural areas

Transforming Sarawak’s rural areas

A visit to a longhouse or a village in the interiors of Sarawak will enlighten one on the lifestyle of the people in the rural area. Some are farming and selling their crops to make a living while others are working as labourers in the mining, oil palm, construction and timber sectors in a small town or ‘pekan’ to sustain their livelihood and support their families. Normally, the men are the breadwinners of a family while the women will take care of the household chores and their children. Some women will also support their families by bringing harvested crops and produces such as vegetables from farm to sell at the markets in nearby towns. The hardship of living life in rural areas has prompted the people to yearn for better infrastructure and utilities to improve their welfare and enhance their lifestyle. In fact, some people living in rural areas still require basic necessities such as clean water and electricity supply to live a more comfortable...
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WALLS OF HISTORY: Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHE)

WALLS OF HISTORY: Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHE)

[WALLS OF HISTORY] Creative murals illustrating some of Sarawak's cultural village on shop lot walls in Kuching area. Commonly known as street art, these artworks gained encouragement and support from the Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) in 2015. A mural project called Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHE) was then launched by DBKU to further encourage local artists in perserving past history through mural paintings. Photographer: RAZALI NORDIN #bernamaimages #imagesbernama #bernama #malaysia #sarawak #kucing #streetart #mural #paintings #history #illustration #preservation #walls #culture #heritage #unique #creative #DBKU #OKSHE #nikon #nikonasia #nikonmalaysia #nikanD5 @BERNAMA [Source: Facebook BERNAMA] Photo Credits: BERNAMA / RAZALI NORDIN...
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Agenda Warisan #Kuching #OKSHE Anjuran Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara

Agenda Warisan #Kuching #OKSHE Anjuran Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara

Memang hebat sambutan orang ramai terhadap majlis malam persembahan budaya di Kuching Waterfront bersempena dengan agenda warisan #Kuching #OKSHE anjuran Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara #DBKU bersama Konsulat Jeneral #Indonesia untuk Sarawak & #Sabah Terima kasih saya ucapkan kepada pihak penganjur kerana sudi menjemput saya serta isteri untuk menyaksikan acara yang memang #happening malam tadi. Semoga pihak penganjur dapat mengadakan acara seperti dimasa depan supaya dapat menarik ramai pelancong dari dalam dan luar negara. [Source: Facebook YB Karim Hamzah] Photo Credits: YB Karim Hamzah...
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Pengunjung Bertuah Di Agenda OKSHE

Pengunjung Bertuah Di Agenda OKSHE

Antara pengunjung-pengunjung bertuah yang berkunjung ke booth Unit Komunikasi awam Sarawak (UKAS) hari ini. Bagi yang belum berkunjung, anda masih berkesempatan memeriahkan suasana dan datang ke booth UKAS sempena penutupan Agenda OKSHE 2019 esok hari (31 Mac 2019). Borang ujibakat pembaca berita juga masih boleh didapati esok bagi yang berminat. Datanglah beramai-ramai bersama keluarga dan rakan-rakan! [Source: Facebook Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak - UKAS] Photo Credits: Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak - UKAS...
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Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak – UKAS Di Agenda OKSHE 2019

Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak – UKAS Di Agenda OKSHE 2019

Mari bersama-sama memeriahkan suasana Agenda OKSHE 2019 di Waterfront, Kuching bermula 25-31 Mac 2019. Terdapat pelbagai aktiviti dan hadiah menarik menunggu pengunjung-pengunjung disamping mendapat pelbagai ilmu pengetahuan mengenai Old Kuching Heritage. Untuk makluman, Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak membuka booth nombor 26 & 27 untuk pengunjung. Bagi yang berminat membaca berita, boleh dapatkan borang ujibakat di booth kami. Sambil berhibur kita menambah pengetahuan. #AgendaOKSHO2019[Source: Facebook Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak - UKAS] Photo Credits: Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak - UKAS...
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COLOURING HERITAGE BUILDINGS?

COLOURING HERITAGE BUILDINGS?

“The adage “old is gold” [rings] true when it {comes] to preserving historical buildings in the country. ‘Leave the buildings as it is and give them a new coat of paint of the same colour. This is the correct way of preserving them and stop approving high-rise or modern buildings. […] It is not just about protecting existing buildings, but also the feel of the place.’ “ This was a comment by a Straits-born heritage lover, Ms Baba Rizal Abdullah, on developments in Melaka’s Unesco heritage zone, reported in a recent New Straits Times article. “‘Even now in the core [Melala heritage] zone, heritage buildings have been painted with garish colours, such as red, green, blue and yellow, which should not be allowed when the original colour of these buildings were white’, she said, adding that the buildings were now painted that way, perhaps, to attract business. She said the owners of the premises must return to the original heritage of their buildings instead...
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