Fund to facilitate youths’ entry to creative industry

Fund to facilitate youths’ entry to creative industry

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak, Social Innovation
KUCHING: Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has once again called upon all talented young Sarawakians to apply for capital under the Sarawak Youth Creative Industry Fund. According to him, the Sarawak government has set aside an allocation of RM9 million, slated for youths who want to venture into the creative industry. The application form can be downloaded via https://myss.sarawak.gov.my/modules/web/pages.php?mod=download&id=23&menu_id=0&sub_id=189. “Talented youths in Sarawak can apply for this fund to pursue their interest in the fields of arts and culture,” said Abdul Karim, who is also Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in his opening remarks for the ‘Youth Roadshow Programme’ at SMK Balai Ringin yesterday. He said the fund could be utilised for exposure purposes, development and expansion of value-based network of music, theatres, as well…
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Sesa laying framework for esports devt in Sarawak

Sesa laying framework for esports devt in Sarawak

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING: Sarawak Esports Association (Sesa) yesterday appreciated the remarks of Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican that Sarawak is serious in developing the esports industry in the state. The minister commended the initiative taken by Sesa and the private sector in setting up the Sesa Mini Esports Hub at D-Virtual Park in Kota Samarahan recently. “This esports arena covers 7,000 sq ft and is equipped with 60 gaming computers, six streaming rooms, as well as rooms for holding conferences, discussion and management,” Reezal said during his ministerial winding-up speech in Parliament on Wednesday. “Apart from the esports facility, the Youth and Sports Department Sarawak is also very active in organising esports activities and programmes such as the online esports competitions Myesports PUBG from July 18 to…
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AZAM SARAWAK ATTENDS FINAS CREATIVE INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS SESSION

AZAM SARAWAK ATTENDS FINAS CREATIVE INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS SESSION

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sarawak, Social Innovation
AZAM Sarawak officers and board member, Alice Wee attended a meet the creative industry stakeholders session by FINAS at the FINAS Sarawak Branch on July 10, 2020. At the function, among other things, the Chairman of FINAS, YBrs. Tuan Zakaria Abdul Hamid, had the opportunity to introduce a new member of the Corporation, namely YBhg. Dato ‘Norhyati Mohd Ismail who is also a board member of AZAM. Dato’ Norhyati is also the Chairman of the Sarawak (film) Industry Development Committee. The event is also to brief local industry players on the latest facilities and immediate post covid19 assistance in terms of fund and facilities. AZAM has been an active NGO in contributing to efforts in nurturing the creative industry (as a potentially high income economic activity) in the state including…
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Sabah’s only innovation and creativity centre on track to shape resilient community

Sabah’s only innovation and creativity centre on track to shape resilient community

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sabah, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA KINABALU: Having only begun operating for four months, the Sabah Creative Economy and Innovation Centre has achieved several accomplishments in fostering an innovative and resilient community despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlights include the concept of Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) in tourism, pushing for innovation among locals, and establishing a partnership with the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC). The centre's general manager Viviantie Sarjuni said the AR/VR Tourism idea was picked to be among the top 10 in the Startup Weekend online organised by Techstar - an American seed accelerator founded in 2006 in Boulder, Colorado. "The idea came from one of the participants Zikri Zainudin, who is a Sabahan. The idea is to make changes to a person's perception of their physical surroundings when…
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Nancy: Efforts will boost tourism and preserve songket and keringkam

Nancy: Efforts will boost tourism and preserve songket and keringkam

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Sarawak, Social Innovation
KUCHING: More efforts should be made to promote Sarawak songket and keringkam among locals and visitors, says Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. The Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister said promoting local handicraft would help to boost tourism besides preserving them for future generations. “The state tourism ministry needs to create something so that people will wear songket and keringkam. We want an influx of people coming into Sarawak to take back Sarawak’s handicraft when they leave. “We are here to promote local tourism, which is not just about travelling to places but having something to take back, ” she said when visiting the Songket and Keringkam Gallery here. Keringkam is Sarawak Malays’ traditional hand-stitched embroidery using gold or silver thread. It is usually worn as head coverings or shawls at weddings…
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Nancy melantik Sanib sebagai Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Arkib Negara Malaysia

Nancy melantik Sanib sebagai Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Arkib Negara Malaysia

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Our Community, Social Innovation
KUCHING, 5 JULAI 2020 (SNN) – YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri telah menyampaikan surat pelantikan kepada Datu Dr. Sanib bin Hj. Said sebagai Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Arkib Negara Malaysia petang tadi.  Nancy merupakan Menteri Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya Malaysia yang bertanggungjawab kepada pelbagai jabatan dan agensi Kerajaan Persekutuan termasuk Arkib Negara Malaysia yang mempunyai cawangan di negeri Sarawak. Nancy berkata dengan kelayakan dan pengalaman yang luas, Sanib akan mampu memberikan sumbangan kepada kemajuan Arkib Negara Malaysia di peringkat kebangsaan. Sanib Said (67) merupakan salah seorang sejarawan yang terkenal di Sarawak dan Malaysia.  Sebagai seorang sejarawan beliau banyak menggunakan perkhidmatan arkib bukan sahaja di Malaysia tetapi juga di luar negara.  Penyelidikan yang dilakukan beliau telah menghasilkan tesis dan buku tentang sejarah Sarawak.  Mungkin ramai yang tidak mengetahui bahawa Sanib pernah berkhidmat sebagai Pegawai Arkib dan…
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Visi di sebalik penubuhan D-Virtual Park

Visi di sebalik penubuhan D-Virtual Park

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
‘D-Virtual Park’ Kota Samarahan merupakan taman tema maya yang pertama seumpamanya di rantau. Ia bakal memberikan pengalaman yang menarik kepada masyarakat Borneo mendalami lebih dekat kecanggihan teknologi digital dalam era Revolusi Perindustrian 4.0. Menelan kos bernilai RM13 juta D-Virtual Park telah membawa nama Sarawak ke peta dunia. Menerusi satu temu bual eksklusif wartawan Suara Sarawak ALWIN LAWRENCE bersama Pengarah Urusan dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd, DATUK DR IR MOHD ABDUL KARIM ABDULLAH, baru-baru ini yang berkongsikan matlamat, hala tuju dan pengalamannya membangunkan D-Virtual Park ini. SUARA SARAWAK: Disebabkan tempoh PKPP kini, bagaimana dan bila D-Virtual Park akan dapat dibuka secara rasmi kepada orang ramai? DATUK DR IR MOHD ABDUL KARIM: D-Virtual Park telah pun dibuka secara rasmi kepada orang ramai ketika ini.Tetapi oleh kerana Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP), kita…
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Taman tema VR di Kota Samarahan dibuka dengan kapasiti terhad

Taman tema VR di Kota Samarahan dibuka dengan kapasiti terhad

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KOTA SAMARAHAN: D’Virtual Park di Jalan Meranek di sini yang juga taman tema realiti maya (VR) pertama di Borneo dengan kos bernilai RM13 juta, kini dibuka kepada orang ramai namun dengan kapasiti yang dikurangkan. Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Serba Dinamik Group Bhd, Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah berkata langkah itu sejajar dengan pelaksanaan prosedur keselamatan dan kesihatan ditetapkan kerajaan mengikut Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Pemulihan (PKPP).“Jumlah pengunjung dikurangkan secara ketara daripada yang kita jangkakan sebelum tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP). “Bagaimana pun, kami akan membukanya semula dengan pelaksanakan langkah keselamatan dan kesihatan baharu untuk pengunjung,” katanya dalam sesi bersama media di taman itu, malam tadi. Mengikut prosedur terbabit, para pengunjung disyaratkan memakai penutup hidung dan mulut apabila memasuki premis serta mengamalkan penjarakan sosial manakala kakitangan taman akan bertindak mengendalikan orang ramai bagi…
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Terbaiklah! D’Virtual Park, Taman Tema VR Pertama Sarawak Kini Dibuka

Terbaiklah! D’Virtual Park, Taman Tema VR Pertama Sarawak Kini Dibuka

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
D’Virtual Park yang terletak di Jalan Meranek, Kota Samarahan Sarawak yang juga taman tema realiti maya (VR) pertama di Borneo dibuka kepada orang ramai. Namun kapasiti pengunjung akan dikurangkan dalam satu masa. Langkah itu sejajar dengan pelaksanaan prosedur keselamatan dan kesihatan ditetapkan kerajaan mengikut Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Pemulihan (PKPP). Mengikut prosedur terbabit, para pengunjung disyaratkan memakai penutup hidung dan mulut apabila memasuki premis serta mengamalkan penjarakan sosial manakala kakitangan taman akan bertindak mengendalikan orang ramai bagi sesi menikmati perjalanan atau pengembaraan secara realiti maya, ketika beratur serta di kafe. Pengunjung yang ingin memasuki Taman Tema VR dengan kos bernilai RM13 juta ini juga perlu membuat tempahan tiket awal bagi mengelak beratur di pintu masuk dan sebelum memasuki taman. Selain itu, kod imbasan QR juga akan dilaksanakan bagi tujuan pengesanan kontak.D-Virtual…
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D-Virtual Park and power of digitalisation

D-Virtual Park and power of digitalisation

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
The RM13mil D-Virtual Park AT Jalan Meranek, Kota Samarahan, the first virtual theme park in Borneo, is set to spread the wonders of digitalisation to the community. The park would put to the community the importance of understanding the power of digitalisation and also technology in line with Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0). In an exclusive interview with Suara Sarawak and New Sarawak Tribune last Wednesday, Serba Dinamik Group Bhd group managing director Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah explained the issue and their effects on Sarawak and Malaysia as a whole. When will D-Virtual Park open its doors to the public? D-Virtual Park is already open. However, due to the movement control order (MCO) only 30 people are allowed to be in the facility at any one time. So we…
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