SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD LAUNCHES “LOOK, SEE… CHIAK, MAKAN” TRAVEL CAMPAIGN FOR SINGAPOREAN FOODIES AT ITB ASIA 2022
Singapore 20th October 2022 - Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) today officially launches its latest tourism campaign, “SARAWAK Look, See… Chiak, Makan” targeted at attracting Singaporeans to experience Sarawak’s diverse food culture at a ceremony held during ITB Asia 2022 at Sands Expo & Convention in Singapore.
The campaign, which ends on 15th December 2022, is a collaborative effort between Sarawak Tourism Board and participating tour operators to build awareness about Sarawak’s tourism products and destinations to Singaporeans and to highlight its diverse gastronomy that is one of Sarawak five tourism pillars, Culture, Adventure, Nature, Food and Festivals (CANFF).
Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak YB Dato Sri Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said people are making up for lost time and holidays after the easing of travel restrictions and these revenge travellers are just eager and itching to travel.
“The launching of the ‘Sarawak Look See… Chiak Makan’ campaign comes in timely to attract Singaporeans who we know have a soft spot for gastronomy delights and are looking for a quick but memorable getaway. We hope that they will enjoy exploring Kuching, Malaysia’s first UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy as well as Sarawak’s other destinations like Miri city,” he said.
Throughout this campaign, participating tour operators will bring their Singaporean package buyers to any restaurant or hawker stalls and to include the Sarawak Laksa or Kolok Mee eatery outlets in the tour packages.
YB Abdul Karim also stated that there has been a strong arrival of Singaporean visitors to Sarawak with Singapore ranking 3rd in the charts with 16,819 visitors from March till September ever since the resumption of direct flights from Singapore to Sarawak in February 2022.
“While numbers are good indicators, we must seize this opportunity to creatively rethink and re-strategize how the pandemic has changed the tourism industry,” he added.
Those interested to find out more about the “SARAWAK Look, See… Chiak, Makan” travel campaign can check out more at the campaign’s designated website https://lookseechiak.sarawaktourism.com for more details on the campaign.
Meanwhile, another notable event during the launching ceremony is the tripartite signing of MOU between STB, Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (STATOS) and the Singapore Scout Association (SSA) which recognises SSA as Sarawak’s ambassador and partner in creating programmes to educate Singaporean youths, families and individuals on Sarawak’s rich cultural and natural heritage with the hope that through this generational lenses, Sarawak’s green initiatives and efforts in sustainability will contribute to the positive impact of global sustainability
ITB Asia, Asia’s largest travel trade, returns to Singapore this year from 19th to 21st October 2022 as a premier meeting place that bring together the travel trade industry professionals and a forum for establishing high-quality customer contacts and businesses for international exhibitors and Asia Pacific’s leading travel companies.
Ends with Pic(s)
- YB Karim Hamzah at the launch of "Look See Chiak Makan" travel campaign with (L-R) STB CEO Sharzede Datu Salleh Askor, Deputy Minister for Youth, Sport and Entrepreneur Development I (Youth and Sport Development) Sarawak YB Dato Gerald Rentap Jabu, Singapore Scout Association Vice President Dr. William Wan, STB Chairman Dennis Ngau, MTCP Sarawak Permanent Secretary Datu Hii Chang Kee and STATOS CEO Chew Chang Guan.
- (L-R) STATOS CEO Chew Chang Guan, SSA Vice President Dr. William Wan and STB CEO Sharzede Datu Salleh Askor at the tripartite MOU signing ceremony. Witnessing the signing are (L-R) SSA Vice President Philip Chua, STB Chairman Dennis Ngau, YB Karim, Fellow of the Singapore Scout Leadership Academy Prof. Leo Tan, MTCP Permanent Secretary Datu Hii Chang Kee and SSA Executive Director Garry Lim
A kaleidoscope of culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals: is the best description for Sarawak. Sarawak comprises 31 ethnic tribes with their own unique traditions, lifestyles, music and food, while sharing their warm hospitality. Malaysia's largest state, Sarawak, endowed with some of the oldest rainforests on Earth. Its vast landscape spans over 120,000 sq kms, with towering mountains and cool highlands, jagged limestone formations and mysterious cave systems, winding rivers and quiet beaches; where adventures are waiting to happen. Festivals are hosted throughout the year celebrate the eclectic blend of modern and traditional culture, food, music and religious practices that can be found nowhere else. In Sarawak, there is always 'More to Discover'.
About Sarawak Tourism Board
Sarawak Tourism Board is the key promoter for Sarawak. STB is a winner of the Asia Pacific Excellence Awards 2016 by Asia-Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) and has received the ASEAN PR Excellence Award 2015 Gold Award. The Rainforest World Music Festival is a five-time Top 25 Best International Festivals recognised by Songlines World Music Magazine (2011 – 2015) and won the Golden City Gate 2019 five-star award for the Rainforest World Music Festival's (RWMF) promotional video.
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