‘Malaysia to be promoted at overseas travel mart’

‘Malaysia to be promoted at overseas travel mart’

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
LAHAD DATU: The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will focus on Malaysia’s promotion through Travel Mart abroad. Its minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said the promotion would be carried out in the near future to help lift the country’s tourism products internationally. “Tourism products in Sabah, such as the Lahad Datu district, can be showcased abroad. “We (in Lahad Datu) have a host of products that can be enjoyed such as Menara Kayangan, Danum Valley, Tabin Wildlife Reserve and the latest with the discovery of Blue Rings Reef at Darvel Bay here,” he told reporters at the Aidilfitri Hari Raya Open House for Silam Parliament here yesterday. The minister said that over the next few months, he would attend more Travel Mart promotion programmes in Beijing, Russia and several European…
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Use Gawai Dayak to enhance unity, Kenyah community told

Use Gawai Dayak to enhance unity, Kenyah community told

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Sarawak, Smart City
Anyi (third left) joining in a paddy harvesting ceremony to symbolically launch the 3rd Majlis Selamat Lepa Ajau organised by Peng Lepo Abong, Long Julan Pelutan on Saturday. Also seen are Dennis (third right) and James (fourth right). MIRI: Baram MP Anyi Ngau has advised members of the Kenyah community to take the Gawai Dayak or Lepa Ajau in their native language as an opportunity to enhance unity and solidarity among themselves. Anyi noted that Gawai Dayak is a unique festival as it is not only an occasion of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest but also serves as platform to bring the people of various races and religions in Sarawak to come together in an atmosphere of celebration and peace. “For us the Orang Ulu community, like the Kenyahs, the…
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Skyports and Volocopter Building ‘Volo-Port’ in Singapore

Skyports and Volocopter Building ‘Volo-Port’ in Singapore

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Skyports and Volocopter plan to have a mobile Volo-Port constructed in Singapore and ready for when the eVTOL air-taxi market takes flight. (Artist's rendering) UK-based Skyports and Germany’s eVTOL builder Volocopter will build the first mobile Volo-Port, designed by Brandlab, for urban air taxis in Singapore later this year, the companies announced today. The project partners said the Volo-Port prototype will be a test site to measure the customer experience; showcase customer services and amenities, including the boarding process and passenger lounges; facilitate practical testing of operational procedures such as ground operations and services, including battery swaps and charging, maintenance, safety, and security; and provide regulator input opportunity into the facility design before it is rolled out at multiple locations. “Once regulation comes through on the aviation and city level—and this will be sooner than…
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Unimas to get teaching hospital to facilitate medical students

Unimas to get teaching hospital to facilitate medical students

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Dr Kadim (second left) exchanges the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) document with Beijing Wuzi University Vice President Professor He Mingke (third right). KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) will soon have a 300-bed teaching hospital located just outside its campus at Kota Samarahan here within the next four years. When approached by reporters after the MoU signing ceremony between Beijing Wuzi University and Unimas at the latter’s campus, Unimas Vice Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi said that the project had already obtained approval from the government and is expected to begin construction in the first quarter of 2020. “The present estimated (of the teaching hospital construction) cost is about RM560 million and hopefully it can be completed within three to four years,” said Kadim, who stated that the project…
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Foursquare buys Placed from Snap Inc. on the heels of $150M in new funding

Foursquare buys Placed from Snap Inc. on the heels of $150M in new funding

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Foursquare just made its first acquisition. The location tech company has acquired Placed from Snap Inc. on the heels of a fresh $150 million investment led by The Raine Group. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Placed founder and CEO David Shim will become president of Foursquare. Placed  is the biggest competitor to Foursquare’s  Attribution product, which allows brands to track the physical impact (foot traffic to store) of a digital campaign or ad. Up until now, Placed and Attribution by Foursquare combined have measured more than $3 billion in ad-to-store visits. Placed launched in 2011 and raised $13.4 million (according to Crunchbase) before being acquired by Snap Inc. in 2017. As part of the deal with Foursquare, the company’s Attribution product will henceforth be known as Placed powered by Foursquare. The acquisition also means that Placed powered…
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‘Promote Bisapug villages, handicraft, culture to tourists’

‘Promote Bisapug villages, handicraft, culture to tourists’

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak, Smart City
Sagah (standing centre) with the villagers and committee members in a photocall. KUCHING: Assistant Minister of Native Land Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn on Saturday suggested that the Bisapug association set up a handicraft centre to promote local handicrafts and increase the socio economy of the people in the area. Sagah pointed out that the Bidayuh Bisapug villages — Kpg Sarig, Kpg Simpok and Kpg Mundai — are located within greater Kuching city and could become a tourist attraction. “I see great potential in the development of local handicrafts of the Bisapug community. It will benefit the locals if a handicraft centre can be built to sell the products to tourists,” Sagah pointed out when officiating the Bung Brunggu Heritage Trail Climbathon 2019 at Kpg Sarig in Padawan. Sagah,…
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Unimas girl among Huawei’s top 10

Unimas girl among Huawei’s top 10

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Some of the finalists pose for a group photo with Teo (seated, centre). PUTRAJAYA: Ten Malaysian university undergraduate were selected for the Ministry of Education (MoE)-Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future Programme 2019’ last weekend. Logasshini Nilavezhilan, a final-year student from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas)’s Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology was among the top 10 picks for the programme in China, scheduled to run from June 28 to July 13. According to a Unimas press statement, this sixth flagship annual programme by Huawei would have students undergoing an intensive one-week cultural and language awareness training in Beijing, followed by another week-long intensive information and communications technology (ICT) training at Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen. “Students would get the opportunity to learn the latest ICT from Huawei, boosting their future career prospects…
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Regular showtimes resume at Musical Fountain

Regular showtimes resume at Musical Fountain

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
A scene of Darul Hana Musical Fountain show. — Photo courtesy of DBKU KUCHING: The City Hall of Kuching North (DBKU) will put up a digital board to display the showtimes of Darul Hana Musical Fountain within the next two months. Datuk Wee Hong Seng In disclosing this yesterday, DBKU Commissioner Datuk Wee Hong Seng said: “The (need for a) signboard on the timetable (to be displayed in the area) has been discussed. We are now in the process of awarding to the contractor for erecting the digital display board.” “We in DBKU must follow procedure. (The display board will be put up) within one or two months,” he said when contacted by The Borneo Post yesterday. He was responding to recent comments by Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii,…
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‘Racial, religious unity in Sarawak something money can’t buy’

‘Racial, religious unity in Sarawak something money can’t buy’

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Ong (third right) and his family in a photo call during their Hari Raya Open House yesterday. KUCHING: The strong racial harmony in Sarawak coupled with the virtues of tolerance and acceptance among those of various faiths is something that no amount of money can buy. Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association (Macma) Sarawak chairman Mohammad Tony Ong Abdullah said racial harmony is the key ingredient that binds the community together, thus allowing the state to achieve greater economic and social development. “Sarawak is truly unique where racial harmony remains intact and the virtues of tolerance and acceptance of people from other faiths are prevalent in every facet of society. “The sense of belonging as a Sarawakian, where unity is very strong among races in the state, is something that money cannot…
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Singapore trip 2019

Singapore trip 2019

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
Singapore trip 2019 We are here to compete again with Asia best startup.. Pray for us to make Malaysia proud.. Hajime Kindaichi Miabella Safiy#siasitok #siasitokSL #bepositive #pemikirsosialis #SMKAMI #pengacarahebat#signlanguage #flashcardsiasitok #alhamdulillah #terimakasihsemua#rezekiAllah #rezekianak2 #Trainerhebat #trainersiasitok #MajlisBeliaMalaysia#magicsarawak #maycMelaka #startupborneo #startupMalaysia#startupmelaka #ownyourfuture #alsharqconference2019 #alumniSMKAmi#top100apac #Echelon2019 [Source: Facebook Awang Shahrizan] Photo Credits: Facebook Awang Shahrizan
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