CM to officiate S’wak trade, tourism office in S’pore today

CM to officiate S’wak trade, tourism office in S’pore today

SINGAPORE: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will be officiating the soft opening of Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office (Statos) here today. The office, which is located at Robinson Road, is to serve as a one-stop centre to promote tourism and agricultural products from Sarawak while at the same time bring in more investments, promote trade and attract more tourists to the state. The event is expected to be attended by around 100 invited guests from Sarawak and Singapore including deputy chief ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah and Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing as well as acting State Secretary Datu Jaul Samion. The initiative to set up Statos in Singapore was announced by Abang Johari last year during the Sarawak International Business Exhibition and Conference (SIBEC). He said then that the Singapore government had agreed to have the state’s own office in the island nation, which will be the hub of communication between the state’s exporters and the business community...
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Telcos to provide Internet access to schools

Telcos to provide Internet access to schools

The three ISPs will also provide Internet service to several sections at the ministry and 366 teachers’ activity centres nationwide. File Photo PUTRAJAYA: Three internet service providers (ISPs), namely Telekom Malaysia Bhd, Celcom Axiata Bhd and Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd will supply Internet access to schools nationwide from July 1, for six months, the Education Ministry said yesterday. The three ISPs will also provide Internet service to several sections at the ministry and 366 teachers’ activity centres nationwide. “The ministry will choose a new Internet service provider for the period from Jan 1, 2020,” the ministry said. — Bernama [Source: "Telcos to provide Internet access to schools" published by BorneoPost Online / Bernama] Photo Credits: BorneoPost Online / Bernama Retrieved from https://www.theborneopost.com/2019/06/28/telcos-to-provide-internet-access-to-schools/...
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Biggest Digital Influencers’ Convention underway in Sabah

Biggest Digital Influencers’ Convention underway in Sabah

Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Assaffal P. Alian standing in the middle (seventh right) with Ken Pan (eighth right), chairman of Sabah Tourism; Datuk KL Tan (sixth left), president of MATTA Malaysia; Srinjay Sengupta (fifth left), Co-Founder of Travel Earth India with the rest of the sponsors during the launching of Digital Influencers’ Convention. KOTA KINABALU: Digital Influencers’ Convention and Earthy Awards, organized and spearheaded by Travel.Earth, an Indian travel media company, started in Sabah yesterday. The event saw a huge response since its first announcement. With over 300 applicants registering for the event, a select 54 have been chosen to attend the event. These participants will  witness various aspects of Sabah and its local culture on two days of tours. This will be followed by two days of a convention with various sessions targeted at understanding digital platforms, influencer marketing and its benefits. The audience will benefit from various presentations by speakers with immense experience in their respective fields. Meera Muhunthan of Twitter...
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11 Great Inventions We Need to Thank Malaysia For

11 Great Inventions We Need to Thank Malaysia For

When you think of Malaysia, you may picture mouth-watering delicacies such as nasi lemak, tropical beaches, and natural rainforests. Or the iconic sights of the KL Tower, Petronas Twin Towers, and Batu Caves. But what about the inventions that represent Malaysia’s culture and support the everyday lives of locals? Here are the great things that you may not know were created by Malaysians. Gasing ‘spinning tops’ Gasing, known as spinning tops, are carved by the villagers in Kelantan and Melaka. They believe that spinning tops would bring a good harvest. Every rice harvest season, villagers challenge each other to see who has the best skills in spinning tops. Made of wood, iron or steel, the tops come in various sizes weighing between 0.1kg to 5kg. Today, associations such as the GohKaki Childhood Museum and Kelantan Gasing Uri Association, continue to introduce gasing to the public through annual contests, team-building workshops and on-ground events. Played by people of all ages, gasing brings adults back...
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Dianggap gila, pemuda kutip 1.5 tan sampah di Sungai Selangor (VIDEO)

Dianggap gila, pemuda kutip 1.5 tan sampah di Sungai Selangor (VIDEO)

Masbudi Abdul Malek mengutip purata 300kg hingga 400kg sampah setiap kali membersihkan Sungai Selangor. — Foto-foto oleh Yusof Mat Isa KUALA SELANGOR, 7 Jun — Seorang pemuda di Kampung Kuantan di sini dianggap “gila” dan “bodoh” hanya kerana usahanya mengutip sampah sarap dengan menaiki sampan di sepanjang Lembangan Hilir Sungai Selangor. Namun, Masbudi Abdul Malek, 33, tidak peduli dengan kritikan itu kerana beliau tidak sanggup melihat alam sekitar tempat tinggalnya tercemar akibat sikap “tidak ambil peduli” manusia. Berbekal tangguk, sarung tangan, but, plastik hitam dan jaket keselamatan, Masbudi turun ke sungai dan mendayung sampan sejauh empat hingga enam kilometer untuk mengutip sampah yang dibuang penduduk dan projek pembangunan sekitar. “Biasanya dua kali sebulan saya akan turun menyusuri sungai seawal jam 9 pagi di sekitar kawasan jeti,” katanya kepada ProjekMM. “Secara purata saya dapat 300kg hingga 400kg setiap kali kutip. Paling banyak pernah kutip sehingga 1.5 tan sampah. “Paling banyak jenis domestik seperti plastik, kaca dan polisterin. Kadang kala macam-macam sampah pelik saya jumpa seperti lampu isyarat, tilam,...
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150 Volunteers Clean Up Riverbank

150 Volunteers Clean Up Riverbank

Two volunteers collecting rubbish along the riverbank between Mid Valley City and Apartment Abdullah Hukum in Kuala Lumpur. —Photos: RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star SOME 150 volunteers from six non-governmental organisations (NGO) cleaned up the riverbank between Mid Valley City and Apartment Abdullah Hukum in Kuala Lumpur. The activity under the River of Life Public Outreach Programme Phase 5 (ROLPOP5) is an initiative by Friends of Klang River Mid Valley (FoSK MV) with the aim to clean up the riverbank and improve water quality of Klang River. The NGOs involved were Trash Hero Kuala Lumpur, Global Environment Centre (GEC), Karun Hijau, Malaysian Eco-Brickers, Friends of Klang River Basin as well as FoSK MV, which led the clean-up. GEC River Care Programme manager Dr K. Kalithasan said the programme aimed to change the water quality of Klang River from Class 3 to Class 2B. "We would like the water to be suitable for body contact and recreational use." "Rivers in Malaysia can be classified into five classes. Class...
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Perak SADC to initiate RM1 bil Agrovalley project

Perak SADC to initiate RM1 bil Agrovalley project

Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu. (Bernama pic) IPOH: The Perak State Agriculture Development Corporation (SADC) will initiate the Perak Agrovalley project with a targeted investment of RM1 billion. Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said the project would be introduced with integrated development features involving investment in agriculture technology by government agencies and the private sector. He said the project, drawn up by the Perak SADC in collaboration with the Agriculture Department, Fisheries Department, Veterinary Services Department, Area Farmers Organisation and Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority, would be developed on 1,983ha of land. “This project, with an integrated agriculture concept, will involve the cultivation of cash crops, vegetables and fruit trees as well as livestock farming, depending on the topography of the area,” he told reporters after chairing a special meeting of the Perak SADC board of directors here today. Faizal said the SADC had also drawn up and implemented a number of integrated agricultural projects with the rakyat on farms belonging to the corporation. “One of...
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Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car program

Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car program

The Bell Nexus concept “flying car” seen at the Uber Elevate summit is one of several that will make up a fleet of electric aircraft Uber expects to deploy by 2023. – AFP photo Uber on Tuesday selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it unveiled new partners for the ambitious initiative. Melbourne was named the third official pilot city for Uber Air, joining Dallas and Los Angeles. Test flights are to start in 2020 with commercial operations planned for 2023. The news came at the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, where the California-based ride-hailing giant offered new details on its vision for flying taxis as a way to ease traffic congestion and improve urban mobility. “Australian governments have adopted a forward-looking approach to ridesharing and future transport technology,” said Susan Anderson, Uber’s manager for the region that includes Australia. “This, coupled with Melbourne’s unique demographic and geospatial factors, and culture...
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Bucharest, the best city for gaming in the world

Bucharest, the best city for gaming in the world

Romania’s capital Bucharest is the best city for gaming in the world due to high internet speed and low ping, according to a ranking presented by Speedtest.net, Ookla’s internet speed test platform. The good internet infrastructure is also complemented by thriving gaming culture with many local and international gaming studios and international gaming events such as the Bucharest Gaming Week. Bucharest tops a list of 35 cities around the world that are known for their esports events, gaming conferences, and game companies, a list that also includes Singapore, Shanghai, Moscow, Seattle, Las Vegas, Paris and Tokyo, according to Speedtest.net. What makes Bucharest so great for gamers? “First place Bucharest, Romania is home to super-low ping, a lightning fast download speed and a thriving gaming culture. From Bucharest Gaming Week (which includes the CS:GO Southeast Europe Championship and the FIFA National Tournament) to their numerous local game studios, Bucharest is a great place to be a gamer whether you’re online or out and about,”...
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Lifeline initiative for Dayaks pays off

Lifeline initiative for Dayaks pays off

PETALING JAYA: No matter where they may be, John Wan Usang and Juvita Tatan Wan always make it a point to return to their longhouse in Long San, upper Baram. With every trip back to their hometown, they realised that their communities in Sarawak were not only being left behind, but were also losing their cultural heritage. This led to The Tuyang Initiative, co-founded by John, 64, and Juvita, 34. Considering themselves the “lucky ones” who had the chance to further their education and to work with various multi-nationals, they felt that it was their responsibility to help find ways for their communities to thrive and yet preserve their traditions, arts and culture. “We saw the world growing but it wasn’t the same for our aunts, uncles, cousins and our community,” said Juvita. “It became The Tuyang Initiative’s mission to find ways to provide sustainable economic opportunities and also ensure the preservation and development of the cultural heritage for the Dayak commu­nities,” she said. Tuyang means...
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