Singapore media in Kuching to promote Sarawak sights and food

The Statos media entourage during a photo session after arriving in Kuching.

KUCHING (April 26): A Singaporean media entourage led by the Sarawak Trade and Tourism Board of Singapore (Statos) arrived at Kuching International Airport on Sunday evening.

Statos Deputy Managing Director Putrie Rozana Soraya said the visit was the entourage’s first visit to Sarawak this year.

“The entourage aims to promote the attractive tourist spots around Kuching as well as the interesting food of Sarawak to foreign visitors.

“With the reopening of state borders, it is important that Statos invites foreign media to promote Sarawak, especially Kuching, Miri, Sibu and other state divisions in Singapore,” she said. told reporters at the airport.

We learn that the entourage, made up of two Statos officers and five Singaporean media professionals, will be here for five days and four nights to visit several tourist sites in the city.

They will return to Singapore on Thursday.

Putrie Rozana said one of the main activities of the visit was to introduce and expose the entourage to interesting activities and traditional cuisine of the state.

She revealed that Statos will travel to Sarawak again in June to cover the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) and the Borneo Jazz Festival.

Meanwhile, Singaporean media practitioner William Jan, who is part of the entourage, said his second visit to Sarawak this time would be worthwhile after facing difficulties leaving Singapore due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I look forward to enjoying various sightseeing activities that we have never done in Singapore,” he added.

Some of the interesting places that the entourage will visit include Songket Gallery and Keringkam Sarawak, Kampung Bengoh Padawan, Jalan Carpenter and the Borneo Cultural Museum.

They will also participate in the Sarawak River Sunset Cruise and Kayaking at Semedang, and taste traditional Sarawak cuisine.

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