KUCHING, March 1: Whether one is looking to summit Mount Mulu or Murud, connect with the Lun Bawang communities through heritage stays, take in the mesmerising clouds over Bakun lake or cycle into the sunset in Kuching city, Sia Sitok Sarawak (SSS) has an adventure for you.
SSS is back for its third edition along with the second edition of Sia Sitok Sarawak Accommodation (SSSA) with “double the deals, double the fun”, encouraging Sarawakians to get out and explore Sarawak’s very own beautiful backyard.
Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) in a media release today said that SSS 3.0 is rolling out 88 exciting packages for tours and activities throughout Sarawak including daytrips and multi-day trips.
SSSA 2.0, on the other hand, will offer attractive staycation packages in local hotels and resorts under the Malaysian Association of Hotel’s Sarawak Chapter via hotelsarawak.com.my.
The booking period for both deals start from today (March 1) until April 30, 2022, for the travelling period of March 1 until May 31, 2022.
STB chief executive officer (CEO) Sharzede Salleh Askor emphasised that SSS, which translates to “Ke Sana Ke Sini Sarawak”, was introduced as measures to boost the local tourism industry as well as to revive the economy during the pandemic.
“We are heartened that this homegrown brand and campaign has grown from strength to strength, cementing our confidence in the culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals (or CANFF) of our State.
“With SSS3.0 and SSSA2.0, we have expanded the number of packages available, giving Sarawakians even more opportunities to discover the uniqueness of Sarawak. Ultimately, we want Sarawakians to explore their own backyards, and become tourism ambassadors for other travellers around the world,” she said.
Sharzede is optimistic that the campaigns will contribute towards realising Sarawak’s tourism targets for the year as 2022 is a chapter of resilience, resurgence and growth for the travel industry.
“STB will continue focusing on building and creating new ways of doing business beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We urge Sarawakians to leverage on this exclusive opportunity and grab the limited deals. There is no better way to travel than with friends and family, and what better opportunity it is to discover the beautiful culture, adventure and nature in Sarawak. Do not miss this opportunity,” she added.
Among the unique and enticing packages and activities up for grabs include the Kuching Sunset Night Cycling ride which covers 85 per cent of Kuching’s sights as listed by the Lonely Planet, explore Bung Jagoi Heritage which is an old Bidayuh village established 175 years ago, or hop onto the Irrawaddy Dolphin Morning Cruise.
Those looking to explore Central Sarawak can escape to Central Coastal’s Villages Exploration in Bruit, Daro and Matu, 3D/2N Bakun get-away, or visit Mukah: The Melanau Heartland (3D2N).
For those who are looking to check Mulu off their bucket list, explore the Unesco heritage site with a 4D/3N Mulu 4 Show Caving Tour or challenge yourself to the 5D4N Mulu/Pinnacles Tour to view the magnificent Mulu Pinnacle.
Alternatively, travellers can also opt to climbMount Murud, or go for some relaxing down time with Miri Golfing at Eastwood Golf Club Miri, or experience the Lun Bawang Heritage in Lawas, just to name a few.
Visit siasitok.sarawaktourism.com for more information on Sia Sitok Sarawak and Sia Sitok Sarawak Accommodation. — DayakDaily