UMS group wins Virtual Hackathon

UMS group wins Virtual Hackathon

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
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…
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KBS rancang 9 Kejohanan e-Sukan

KBS rancang 9 Kejohanan e-Sukan

Brunei, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Kalimantan, Our Community, Sarawak
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…
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Borneo esports online tourney kicks off

Borneo esports online tourney kicks off

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Our Community, Sarawak
KUCHING: MyBorneo E-Force Invitational 2020 – the biggest esports online tournament in Borneo – kicked off yesterday at Sesa Esports Mini Hub at D-Virtual Park in Kota Samarahan. The month-long tournament was jointly launched by federal Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican virtually from his office in Putrajaya, and Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. “MyBorneo E-Force Invitational is a good platform for local amateur gamers to compete with their counterparts from Brunei and Indonesia and it offers them the opportunity to improve their performances and standard,” said Reezal. “There are four titles to be contested namely PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), Dota 2 and Moto GP PC which offers a total prize money of RM10,000,” he…
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Go digital to expand overseas, CM tells Sarawak companies

Go digital to expand overseas, CM tells Sarawak companies

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Sarawak, Smart City
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg today told businesses to embrace digitalisation and technology to expand internationally. He said with a population of only 2.8 million, Sarawak is not a potential market for every product. “Companies must step up their efforts to attract new customers in other countries, otherwise their markets will be limited,” he said. Abang Johari was speaking at the launch of D’Virtual Park, the state’s first virtual reality theme park. He said one of his top priorities when he became the chief minister three years ago was the state’s digital transformation. “Instead of waiting for allocation from the federal government, which may take some time, I have decided to invest RM1 billion to upgrade the digital infrastructure in Sarawak,” he said. “I am confident that the…
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CM: State-owned station to promote Sarawak worldwide

CM: State-owned station to promote Sarawak worldwide

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Sarawak
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…
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D-Virtual Park is Kota Samarahan’s latest landmark

D-Virtual Park is Kota Samarahan’s latest landmark

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA SAMARAHAN: The establishment of D-Virtual Park in Jalan Meranek here is a new addition to Samarahan division’s landmarks, said Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Datuk Peter Minos. He noted that most Sarawakians know Samarahan division because of well-known universities Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas). “But now we have something brand new and out of the usual and ordinary — the virtual reality park (VRP) — the first ever in Borneo and Malaysia in general,” he said. He said this in a statement after attending the launching ceremony of D-Virtual Park officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on Monday (Oct 12). He explained that the VRP initiated by Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad, is a centre of the digital new world which…
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State can emulate Estonia

State can emulate Estonia

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
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.…
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Komited bangun komuniti inovatif

Komited bangun komuniti inovatif

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Serba Dinamik komited membangunkan komuniti inovatif melalui pendedahan kepada kemudahan inovasi teknologi terkini selaras dengan perkembangan Revolusi Industri (IR4.0). Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad Datuk Dr Ir. Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah (gambar) berkata, melalui Taman D-Virtual, komuniti akan terlibat dalam membangunkan produk melalui daya kreativiti dan inovasi mereka. Menurutnya, sebagai syarikat yang terlibat dalam industri minyak dan gas, penglibatan dan pelaburan pihaknya dalam Taman D-Virtual itu merupakan langkah jangka panjang setelah melihat potensi teknologi digital khasnya, IR4.0. “Kita bawa pengalaman realiti maya (VR) ini sebagai teknologi pemula dalam IR4.0 melalui permainan. Dengan ini, komuniti dapat merasai pengalaman kecanggihan teknologi VR ini. “Menerusinya kita dapat membangunkan daya psikologi otak manusia dalam aspek kreativiti (otak kanan) dan memori (otak kiri) secara amnya,” katanya ketika berucap…
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Mission to create more tech entrepreneurs

Mission to create more tech entrepreneurs

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA SAMARAHAN: D-Virtual Park, taman tema realiti maya (VR) di Kota Samarahan merupakan salah satu taman tema maya pertama di Borneo oleh Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd (SDHB) merupakan inisiatif baik untuk memberi pendedahan kepada masyarakat luar bandar mengenai teknologi terkini. Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg berkata, taman tema VR itu sejajar dengan polisi Kerajaan Sarawak untuk mendorong ekonomi digital di Sarawak. Katanya, salah satu cara untuk merevolusikan ekonomi digital di kalangan 2.8 juta penduduk tempatan ialah dengan memberi pendedahan kepada masyarakat dalam penggunaan peranti dan aplikasi digital. “Dalam usaha untuk menjadi agresif dalam pasaran, kita perlu ada hubungan dengan pasaran tersebut. “Oleh itu, kita mesti menggunakan pautan ini ke dalam pasaran, iaitu dengan mempromosikan penggunaan ‘blockchain’, yang mana ia adalah satu pautan yang mempunyai rantaian dengan dunia,”…
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Virtual park to benefit Sarawakians

Virtual park to benefit Sarawakians

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
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.…
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