Songket, keringkam Sarawak  produk pelancongan untuk pasaran antarabangsa

Songket, keringkam Sarawak produk pelancongan untuk pasaran antarabangsa

KUCHING: Kerajaan Sarawak mahu setiap produk tempatan Sarawak yang berpotensi untuk diangkat dan dipasarkan sebagai produk pelancongan yang boleh dijual di pasaran antarabangsa. Dalam siaran media bersama CENTEXS Commersial dan Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHE) berkata, produk seperti songket dan keringkam adalah salah satu contoh produk tempatan untuk dipasarkan selain mengangkat semula khazah warisan Melayu Sarawak lama. “Penubuhan Galeri Songket dan Keringkam Sarawak yang telah dirasmikan Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg pada 6 Mac lalu bertujuan untuk memperkenalkan dan memberi pendedahan kepada pengunjung dan generasi muda mengenai kewujudan songket dan keringkam di Sarawak,” katanya. Pada Khamis, Menteri Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya Dato’ Sri Nancy Shukri bersama Menteri Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian dan Kebudayaan Sarawak Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah dan Menteri Muda Pelancongan, Keseniaan dan Kebudayaan Sarawak Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew telah melawat Galeri Songket dan Keringkam Sarawak yanng terletak di tepi Padang Merdeka Kuching. Untuk itu, CENTEXS Commercial telah berperanan untuk mempromosi dan mengkomersialkan songket dan keringkam Sarawak supaya dapat memasuki...
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Fund to facilitate youths’ entry to creative industry

Fund to facilitate youths’ entry to creative industry

KUCHING: Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has once again called upon all talented young Sarawakians to apply for capital under the Sarawak Youth Creative Industry Fund. According to him, the Sarawak government has set aside an allocation of RM9 million, slated for youths who want to venture into the creative industry. The application form can be downloaded via https://myss.sarawak.gov.my/modules/web/pages.php?mod=download&id=23&menu_id=0&sub_id=189. “Talented youths in Sarawak can apply for this fund to pursue their interest in the fields of arts and culture,” said Abdul Karim, who is also Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in his opening remarks for the ‘Youth Roadshow Programme’ at SMK Balai Ringin yesterday. He said the fund could be utilised for exposure purposes, development and expansion of value-based network of music, theatres, as well as creativity and innovation areas covering arts and designs, video production, video games, animations, film and cinematography. Earlier, Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Snowdan Lawan said any information pertaining to government’s policies that...
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Sesa laying framework for esports devt in Sarawak

Sesa laying framework for esports devt in Sarawak

KUCHING: Sarawak Esports Association (Sesa) yesterday appreciated the remarks of Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican that Sarawak is serious in developing the esports industry in the state. The minister commended the initiative taken by Sesa and the private sector in setting up the Sesa Mini Esports Hub at D-Virtual Park in Kota Samarahan recently. “This esports arena covers 7,000 sq ft and is equipped with 60 gaming computers, six streaming rooms, as well as rooms for holding conferences, discussion and management,” Reezal said during his ministerial winding-up speech in Parliament on Wednesday. “Apart from the esports facility, the Youth and Sports Department Sarawak is also very active in organising esports activities and programmes such as the online esports competitions Myesports PUBG from July 18 to 26 and the Myesports PS 20 from Aug 1 to 9,” he added. Both competitions were run by Sesa management team at its mini hub. According to Sesa president Afiq Fadhli Narawi, the esports facility...
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‘Bandung a great smart city model’

‘Bandung a great smart city model’

KUCHING: Bandung serves as the best model for Kuching in its transformation into becoming a smart city. The highland city of Indonesia, about a couple of hours’ drive away from Jakarta, was declared a smart city four years ago, said Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi. “Bandung is a city that covers an area of 167.57 square kilometres and has a population of 2.57 million. “It has managed to transform, from an old city into a modern one, and retained the local culture through creativity and digital innovation,” he said in a statement issued in conjunction with his visit to the Indonesian city, where he paid a courtesy call on the Governor of West Java, Mochamad Ridwan Kamil at the latter’s office in Gedong Sate,  yesterday. Deputy State Secretary Datu Dr Sabariah Putit was among the Sarawak government officials who accompanied Dr Abdul Rahman for the visit. They were received by West Java...
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Abang Johari: 36 new telco towers to enhance digital connectivity

Abang Johari: 36 new telco towers to enhance digital connectivity

KUCHING: Thirty-six locations in Betong, including Pusa, have been identified as the site for erecting new telecommunication (telco) towers to enhance digital connectivity. In pointing this out today, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said 32 of these projects are in the process of being implemented, out of which nine will be completed in the near future. “Four of these new telco towers have been completed. We are going to build more to improve network connection. Once all these (36 new telco towers) are completed, we will have strong signal,” he said when launching the ‘Rindok Digital@Pusa’ programme in conjunction with the Sarawakku Sayang campaign in Betong. Initiated by the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), the three-day programme is second of its kind held in Sarawak with the objective of reaching out to the rural folk and empowering them through digital talks and activities. Rindok Digital@Pusa is one of the digital inclusivity programmes of SMA in collaboration with the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land...
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Usaha jadikan Sarawak kuasa besar ekonomi digital tuntut kerjasama semua pihak

Usaha jadikan Sarawak kuasa besar ekonomi digital tuntut kerjasama semua pihak

KUCHING: Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan (gambar) menggesa semua pihak dari pelbagai industri membantu kerajaan negeri dalam menjadi kuasa besar ekonomi digital.  Jelas Awang Tengah, pada Mei lepas Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg telah mengumumkan penubuhan Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Sarawak (SEAC) bagi memulihkan ekonomi negeri yang terjejas akibat pandemik COVID-19 menerusi ekonomi digital.  Justeru katanya, kerajaan negeri memerlukan kolaborasi semua sektor sama ada sektor swasta, institusi pengajian tinggi, dewan perniagaan, institusi kewangan dan pakar-pakar dari semua bidang.  “SEAC akan fokus kepada pembuatan dan pembangunan usahawan, pelombongan,perhutanan, pelancongan, pendidikan dan pembangunan modal insan, tenaga diperbaharui, pusat data dan perkhidmatan inovasi, infrastruktur serta pertanian komersial.  “Atas sebab itu kita memerlukan kolaborasi semua pihak yang relevan untuk melakar pelan pembangunan kita,” katanya pada rancangan bicara Agenda Awani pada malam Ahad.  Awang Tengah yang juga Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri, Terminal Perindustrian dan Pembangunan Usahawan menambah ramai rakyat negeri ini kini menyedari kepentingan ekonomi digital selepas melalui pandemik COVID-19.  Atas sebab itu katanya, ia...
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Visi di sebalik penubuhan D-Virtual Park

Visi di sebalik penubuhan D-Virtual Park

‘D-Virtual Park’ Kota Samarahan merupakan taman tema maya yang pertama seumpamanya di rantau. Ia bakal memberikan pengalaman yang menarik kepada masyarakat Borneo mendalami lebih dekat kecanggihan teknologi digital dalam era Revolusi Perindustrian 4.0. Menelan kos bernilai RM13 juta D-Virtual Park telah membawa nama Sarawak ke peta dunia. Menerusi satu temu bual eksklusif wartawan Suara Sarawak ALWIN LAWRENCE bersama Pengarah Urusan dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd, DATUK DR IR MOHD ABDUL KARIM ABDULLAH, baru-baru ini yang berkongsikan matlamat, hala tuju dan pengalamannya membangunkan D-Virtual Park ini. SUARA SARAWAK: Disebabkan tempoh PKPP kini, bagaimana dan bila D-Virtual Park akan dapat dibuka secara rasmi kepada orang ramai? DATUK DR IR MOHD ABDUL KARIM: D-Virtual Park telah pun dibuka secara rasmi kepada orang ramai ketika ini.Tetapi oleh kerana Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP), kita akan terapkan garis panduan prosedur operasi standard (SOP) yang sesuai. Menurut SOP ini, hanya 30 orang yang akan dibenarkan berada di kemudahan ini dalam satu masa. Kini kita sedang memulakan rangka promosi dan rancangan supaya lebih...
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Taman tema VR di Kota Samarahan dibuka dengan kapasiti terhad

Taman tema VR di Kota Samarahan dibuka dengan kapasiti terhad

KOTA SAMARAHAN: D’Virtual Park di Jalan Meranek di sini yang juga taman tema realiti maya (VR) pertama di Borneo dengan kos bernilai RM13 juta, kini dibuka kepada orang ramai namun dengan kapasiti yang dikurangkan. Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Serba Dinamik Group Bhd, Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah berkata langkah itu sejajar dengan pelaksanaan prosedur keselamatan dan kesihatan ditetapkan kerajaan mengikut Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Pemulihan (PKPP).“Jumlah pengunjung dikurangkan secara ketara daripada yang kita jangkakan sebelum tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP). “Bagaimana pun, kami akan membukanya semula dengan pelaksanakan langkah keselamatan dan kesihatan baharu untuk pengunjung,” katanya dalam sesi bersama media di taman itu, malam tadi. Mengikut prosedur terbabit, para pengunjung disyaratkan memakai penutup hidung dan mulut apabila memasuki premis serta mengamalkan penjarakan sosial manakala kakitangan taman akan bertindak mengendalikan orang ramai bagi sesi menikmati perjalanan atau pengembaraan secara realiti maya, ketika beratur serta di kafe. “Mereka perlu membuat tempahan tiket awal bagi mengelak beratur di pintu masuk dan sebelum memasuki taman. Selain itu, kod imbasan QR...
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Serba Dinamik opens Sarawak’s first virtual theme park with reduced capacity

Serba Dinamik opens Sarawak’s first virtual theme park with reduced capacity

Source: Published by Borneo Post Online on June 26, 2020, Friday at 12:05 AM. Rides include VR Speed Cruiser, VR Quad Squad, VR Gyrate, VR D’Battleship, VR Knight Rider, VR Giant Slide, VR Trekker, and VR Gatling Gun, and Enchanted Chamber. — Bernama photo KOTA SAMARAHAN: The RM13-million D-Virtual Park, the first virtual theme park in Borneo, located at Jalan Meranek here, is now open to the public but with reduced capacity. The move was in accordance with the health and safety procedures imposed by the government under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), said Serba Dinamik Group Bhd group managing director Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah. “Visitor numbers are massively scaled back from what we would have anticipated pre-lockdown. However, we will reopen with a raft of new health and safety measures for guests,” he said during a media engagement session at the park. Under these procedures, guests will be required to wear face masks upon entering the premise and to practise social...
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Serba Dinamik lends helping hand to MPKS

Serba Dinamik lends helping hand to MPKS

KUCHING: Sixty boxes of various food items have been donated to Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) for its councillors and staff members who helped directly in the enforcement of the movement control order (MCO) and conditional movement control order (CMCO). Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd made the donation yesterday for 30 councillors and 30 staff members in appreciation for helping the state government during the Covid-19 crisis, and also in view of the coming Hari Raya festivities. In a press statement issued yesterday, MPKS walikota Datuk Peter Minos thanked Serba Dinamik for its kindness to frontliners. “By helping, private companies show the very best of themselves especially now when we are all facing a health crisis. “For me, seeing my enforcement staff enforcing the MCO and CMCO and distributing 30,000 face masks in Kota Samarahan recently, come rain or shine really touched me. They deserve to be thanked and given tokens of appreciation,” he said. ...
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