CM wants state’s economic ecosystem to be more conducive for youths to develop talents (Video)

CM wants state’s economic ecosystem to be more conducive for youths to develop talents (Video)

https://youtu.be/2sCGtmbAWrI KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg wants to transform the state’s economic ecosystem to be more conducive for youths to develop their talents. He said one of the areas the state would be focusing on is the creative industry, in which Sarawak has an abundance of young talents. “For instance our creative industry, we have the talent. That’s why you notice some of the national singers are from Sarawak. “Even in Hollywood we have James Wan (film director from Sarawak),” he said during a special meeting with the press recently in connection with his third anniversary as…
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Kuching-born James Wan to produce ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ TV series

Kuching-born James Wan to produce ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ TV series

Amazon has given a series order to their planned adaptation of the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer, Variety has learned. Development of the series was first reported last year. The YA series is described as a modern take on the hit 1997 horror film. In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night. Like the film, the project is based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. "The best horror franchises always have another scare coming, and this I…
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M’sian wins New Talent Award

M’sian wins New Talent Award

A MALAYSIAN filmmaker has been recognised as one of the best new directors at the National Film Festival For Talented Youth in the United States, reported Sin Chew Daily. Mickey Lai, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting (Hons) from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, was presented with the New Talent Award for her film The Cloud Is Still There (pic). The short film was part of Lai’s coursework in completing her master’s degree in Film and Television Production at London’s MetFilm School. It tells a story of a Christian woman and her relationship with her Taoist mother, which…
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PANDei e-Pelancongan Course-Sarawak’s small step towards community based tourism

PANDei e-Pelancongan Course-Sarawak’s small step towards community based tourism

KUCHING, Nov 5: The launch of ‘e-Pelancongan’ online learning programme is Sarawak’s small step towards sparking off interests among the people in a community-based tourism in the state. Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee said the free-ofcharge four-module online course is now available for everyone to access and participate. “These modules are now available not only to Grab drivers but to everybody including taxi drivers, schools students or housewives. “You can all learn through this program on how to become an ambassador of Sarawak’s tourism as you know more about the cities like Kuching, Sibu and…
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Kenali Apa itu Bandar Pintar

Kenali Apa itu Bandar Pintar

A very insightful sharing by Prof. Ir. Dr. Al-Khalid Othman, Deputy Chief Scientist & Deputy Chief Advisor for Sarawak Digital Economy on today's episode "Kenali Apa itu Bandar Pintar" during our live interview for Sembang Digital Normal Baru, SMA-Azam with SARAWAKfm this morning. SMA in collaboration with AZAM Sarawak is broadcasting radio programmes to promote awareness and inclusivity covering various themes on Sarawak Digital Economy initiatives.#DrivingDigitalSarawak#DigitalInclusivity#DigitalBridge
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Taman alam maya tarikan pelancong

Taman alam maya tarikan pelancong

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Taman D-Virtual di sini berpotensi menjadi tarikan pelancongan domestik dan luar negara, kata Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian dan Kebudayaan Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. Beliau berkata, taman alam maya tersebut akan menjadi pakej yang boleh dipertontonkan dan diuar-diuarkan sebagai pakej pelancongan Sarawak. “Kalau kita lihat pada masa kini, anak-anak muda memang berminat dengan permainan alam maya. “Dan memandangkan tempat ini berdekatan dengan bandar Kuching, ia mempunyai potensi untuk mereka yang berkunjung ke Sarawak,” katanya. Beliau berkata demikian ketika ditemui media selepas Majlis Perasmian Taman D-Virtual di sini, semalam. Menurutnya, beliau sendiri teruja dengan pelbagai jenis permainan alam maya yang disediakan…
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Abdul Karim: Restaurants not the source of Covid-19

Abdul Karim: Restaurants not the source of Covid-19

KUCHING, Nov 5: Restaurants and eateries are not the source of the Covid-19 spread. This is the view of Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah when he said restaurants and eateries cannot be closed down. “I don’t mind the pubs and entertainment centres be closed down, but not the eatery places. “I don’t think restaurants and eatery places are the source of this Covid-19 (spread),” he said when addressing the launching ceremony of PANDei ePelancongan Course at Imperial Hotel today. Abdul Karim said during the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) meeting yesterday, he fought for restaurant…
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Kempen Sia Sitok Sarawak dilanjutkan hingga 31 Mac 2021

Kempen Sia Sitok Sarawak dilanjutkan hingga 31 Mac 2021

KUCHING:Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian dan Kebudayaan Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata Kempen Sia Sitok Sarawak akan dilanjutkan sehingga 31 Mac 2021. Beliau berkata kempen yang melibatkan 30 pakej pelancongan itu telah dilancarkan pada 15 Julai lalu dan dijadual berakhir Disember tahun ini. "Kempen Sia Sitok Sarawak pada mulanya dijadual berakhir 31 Disember 2020 tetapi Lembaga Pelancongan Sarawak (STB) selaku agensi utama melaksanakan kempen ini telah memutuskan untuk melanjutkan tempoh pelaksanaannya hingga 31 Mac 2021. " Manakala tempahan untuk pakej-pakej yang ditawarkan boleh dibuat sehingga 31 Disember tahun ini," katanya pada sidang media selepas menyempurnakan Majlis Pelancaran Kursus ePelancongan di sebuah…
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State govt subsidised ‘Sia Sitok Sarawak’ tour packages extended to March 31, 2021

State govt subsidised ‘Sia Sitok Sarawak’ tour packages extended to March 31, 2021

KUCHING (Nov 5): The ‘Sia Sitok Sarawak’ domestic tourism programme has been extended until March 31, 2021, to help tourism industry players who have been hard hit by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah told a press conference today that his ministry and the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) had decided to extend the programme, which was to end in December, after discussions with stakeholders. “Everyone is affected, so if we can’t bring visitors from outside, the only way to get all these places to be visited, is to get the locals,” he…
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Motac, Statos forge tourism partnership

Motac, Statos forge tourism partnership

KUCHING: The Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture (Motac) and the Sarawak Trade & Tourism Office Sarawak (Statos) are engineering the mechanisms of an early strategic partnership to get a jump start on reviving future Singaporean tourist arrivals to Sarawak, with full reactivation to begin once the Covid-19 pandemic is over. Motac and Statos will explore ways to tap the lucrative Singaporean market, with further tinkering and branding efforts on niche tourism areas in Sarawak that may spark special interest for Singaporeans. “Alignment of our complementary resources and intelligence means that the Ministry and Statos can look forward to a…
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