Motac, Statos forge tourism partnership

Motac, Statos forge tourism partnership

KUCHING: The Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture (Motac) and the Sarawak Trade & Tourism Office Sarawak (Statos) are engineering the mechanisms of an early strategic partnership to get a jump start on reviving future Singaporean tourist arrivals to Sarawak, with full reactivation to begin once the Covid-19 pandemic is over. Motac and Statos will explore ways to tap the lucrative Singaporean market, with further tinkering and branding efforts on niche tourism areas in Sarawak that may spark special interest for Singaporeans. “Alignment of our complementary resources and intelligence means that the Ministry and Statos can look forward to a healthy strategic collaboration that will shape and accelerate future tourism outcomes from Singapore,” said Minister of Motac, Datuk Sri Nancy Shukri today. “Via development of lucrative ‘niche tourism’ areas – such as trade linked tourism and food tourism – Sarawak stands to buoy its tourism economy and develop new sources of employment by the end of the pandemic. Such areas are certainly promising...
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South Koreans keen in setting up factories in Sarawak — Riot

South Koreans keen in setting up factories in Sarawak — Riot

KUCHING: A group of South Korean investors have expressed interest to invest in setting up factories in Sarawak, said Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to East Asia Dato Sri Richard Riot Jaem. In a statement issued yesterday, Riot said this was conveyed to him by members of South Korean business community in Malaysia at his office in Putrajaya yesterday. He said four proposals were presented during the meeting, with two of them to set up factories in Sarawak. The proposals are for aluminium pellet production plant, nitrile rubber glove production plant, ammonia processing plant and medical and testing kit production plant. Riot, who is also Serian MP, however did not specify which of those proposals are for Sarawak. “Our meeting touched on their suggestion on increasing South Korean investment in Malaysia. Indeed, there have been many giant companies already investing and setting up factories in Malaysia including Samsung, Hyundai Daelim, Titan and others,” he said. Riot also said he suggested to investors from South Korea to build...
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Virtual Hackathon Provides Affordable Inventions For SMEs Of The Electronic And Electrical (E&E) Sub-sector

Virtual Hackathon Provides Affordable Inventions For SMEs Of The Electronic And Electrical (E&E) Sub-sector

Leveraging on Industry 4.0 in age of technologies, Electrical & Electronics Productivity Nexus (EEPN) supported by the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has organised Virtual Hackathon (East Malaysia) to encourage universities students to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Machine Vision System to be used by businesses. Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports in The Cabinet of Sarawak, Yang Berhormat Datuk Snowdan Anak Donald Lawan said besides providing the opportunities for universities students to be exposed to the real issues that the industry is facing based on the real case studies, Virtual Hackathon (East Malaysia) also helps to shape the students skills in problem solving and project management which indirectly nurture the universities students to be entrepreneur via business matching between SMEs and students. Across the economic sector, talent has been identified as a challenge that impeding productivity growth and required urgent action. More cohesive efforts needed to meet the demand of the future economy, by building a strong pipeline of skilled workers and gradually...
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UMS group wins Virtual Hackathon

UMS group wins Virtual Hackathon

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)’s HappyGoLucky group emerged champion of the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) Virtual Hackathon East Malaysia 2020. The group participated in the hackathon with their project titled ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) Defective Global Tracker’ and went home with RM5,000. The prize was presented by Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan at the Hackathon’s closing ceremony held at D-Virtual Park in Jalan Meranek here on Sunday (Oct 18). Meanwhile, first runner-up was Hozatech group from University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) who won RM3,000 for their project titled ‘AI-SCAN4GUD’. The second runner-up was WILL group, also from UCTS, who secured RM2,000 with their project titled ‘Glove Detection’. Consolation prizes worth RM300 each were also given to five groups namely, Centexs (Centre of Technical Excellence), D.O.T.S (UCTS), as well as three groups from Curtin University Malaysia — Prometheus, Fantastic Five and Geekology. In total, 13 teams from local universities in East Malaysia participated in the programme with a total of RM11,500 cash rewards and...
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KBS rancang 9 Kejohanan e-Sukan

KBS rancang 9 Kejohanan e-Sukan

KBS merancang 9 Kejohanan e-Sukan dengan kerjasama Jabatan Belia dan Sukan (JBS) negara merancang untuk menganjurkan sembilan kejohanan sukan elektronik (e-Sukan), mengikut zon di seluruh negara. Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican berkata, kesemua kejohanan berkenaan diharap dapat membantu menyediakan pemain-pemain amatur e-sukan dari negara ini untuk bersaing pada kejohanan-kejohanan di peringkat kebangsaan dan antarabangsa. Justeru menurut Reezal Merican, kesemua pemain-pemain amatur ini perlu melalui pengalaman bersaing dengan pemain-pemain e-sukan dari negara lagi bagi membantu penyediaan berkenaan. “Bersaing dalam kejohanan di peringkat antarabangsa adalah medan pertandingan yang diimpikan oleh kesemua pemain e-sukan ini. “Namun bagi mencapai matlamat itu mereka (pemain amatur) di peringkat akar umbi perlu mengekalkan prestasi yang sempurna dengan menyertai apa juga platform pertandingan sebagai latihan berterusan. “Oleh itu melalui inisiatif kejohanan MyBorneo ini secara tidak langsung ia memberikan peluang kepada pemain-pemain amatur dari negara ini untuk bersaing dengan pemain-pemain dari negara Brunei Darussalam dan Indonesia yang sekali gus membantu memperluaskan ‘talent pool’ pemain-pemain e-Sukan di negera ini,” katanya...
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CM: State-owned station to promote Sarawak worldwide

CM: State-owned station to promote Sarawak worldwide

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sarawak will be able to reach out to a global audience via its newly-launched television station, TVS, in the future, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. The Chief Minister said the launch of the state-owned station last Sunday was part and parcel of Sarawak’s transformation into a digital economy. “I think in five to 10 years’ time we will reach out to the world through satellite communication and TVS can become a medium of communication worldwide. “That is our aspiration. TVS can promote Sarawak worldwide and Sarawakians can become global citizens, ” he said when opening D-Virtual Park, Borneo’s first virtual reality theme park, here on Monday. TVS, which is currently on a trial run on Astro channel 122, aims to be a platform for Sarawak content creators besides airing news bulletins, current affairs programmes and talk shows. Abang Johari also said the state government was now in the midst of upgrading infrastructure as part of its digital economy strategy, besides establishing...
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State can emulate Estonia

State can emulate Estonia

KOTA SAMARAHAN:  Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Monday (Oct 12) reiterated Sarawak’s hopes to emulate Estonia for model for digital economy. “I believe we can be on the same par with the rest of the world by emulating Estonia.  “Estonia, as you know, is in north-eastern Europe. It was under Russia. It developed very fast and has now become a star in Europe in terms of digital economy. We can achieve what Estonia has achieved,” he added when officiating at the launch of D-Virtual Park at Jalan Meranek here on Monday (Oct 12), Abang Johari explained that Sarawak had to leapfrog from semi-mechanical to digital economy to avoid being left behind in development. “Some asked we skipped the third level to go to the fourth level. If you were to follow the steps, you will be always be left behind. So, we have to leapfrog — that is what we are doing,” he said. To push digital economy, the chief minister...
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Virtual park to benefit Sarawakians

Virtual park to benefit Sarawakians

KOTA SAMARAHAN:  D-Virtual Park, the first virtual reality theme park in Borneo, was officially launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Monday (October 12). The RM13 million virtual park is the brainchild of Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad and it is part of a breakthrough from the digital strategy for Sarawak.  The virtual theme park is equipped with facilities and services that can cater to entertainment, education and innovation. New Sarawak Tribune managed to get some comments on the expectations for the virtual theme park in helping to develop local talents to become more tech-savvy. Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, general manager of Operation Department, Serba Dinamik IT Solutions Sdn Bhd (SDIT) “This virtual park will be a one-stop centre for entertainment, innovation and education for the local community. We hope that the facilities and services available here can help to encourage the local talents and community to develop their skills in information communication technology (ICT) which can be used to kick start small...
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Abang Johari launches first-ever virtual reality theme park in Borneo

Abang Johari launches first-ever virtual reality theme park in Borneo

KOTA SAMARAHAN (Oct 12): The first-ever virtual reality theme park in Borneo, known as D-Virtual Park has been officially launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at Jalan Meradek here today. Being a brainchild of Serba Dinamik Group as part of a digital strategy for Sarawak, the group chairman Datuk Abdul Kadier Sahib said the theme park was housing a ‘Creative Studio’ and also Mini Esports Hub D-Arena facilities in collaboration with Sarawak E-Sports Association (SESA). “This D-Virtual Park supports the chief minister’s agenda in digital economy strategy for the state. It is built with the concept of the best digital technology infrastructure, mainly focusing on the latest development in virtual reality technology, technological innovation and digital entertainment in Borneo,” said Abdul Kadier. Fast tracked to be completed in the first quarter of this year, the virtual reality theme park is featuring a rotating globe right at front of the building – the first in the country. Abdul Kadier said Samarahan...
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