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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, March 14: Lefestour Borneo Sarawak will be returning to Kuching from March 29 to 31 at Penview Convention Centre (PCC) Demak here with exciting activities as well as sales and display of products.
According to Lefestour president Didie Alias, this carnival, which recognised the needs of vendors, aimed to provide a more effective business platform in terms of sales and marketing.
“This is the second year Lefestour is organised in Kuching. This year, the carnival will be participated by 150 vendors and 15 artistes,” she told a press conference here today.
Lefestour is jointly organised with Sarawak Moto Day (Samoda) and Spark Malaysian Club.
She explained that the carnival, which was initiated for leisure fun, was developed to help budding entrepreneurs and celebrity entrepreneurs, both online and offline, boost their businesses.
“Lefestour was introduced with the purpose to address challenges and problems faced by vendors. It becomes a platform that has a more effective mechanism to carry out business activities,” she said.
The organisers hope to attract over 20,000 visitors to the three-day carnival, which will feature mini-concert, Boxing Hour Sales with prices marked down by 90 per cent, karaoke, contests and games for children, business matching, lucky draw and many more.
Before the press conference, Lefest, Samoda, Spark and PCC Demak secured their collaboration and partnership by signing an agreement. Didie represented Lefest, Samoda was represented by president Zulfitri Suhaili and Spark by president Zul Huzaimy.
Zulfitri shared that Samoda was established following the successful organising of Sabah Moto Day (SMD) in Sabah for four consecutive years, which received an overwhelming response from owners of mid-capacity motorcycles.
“This year, we adopt the SMD concept in Sarawak by calling it Samoda or Sarawak Moto Day to unite owners of two-wheelers of various capacity so they have a platform to explore and discover talents and opportunities as well as share knowledge and skills while strengthening ties.
“We urge for the support from all, especially bikers and enthusiasts of motorsports, to make this carnival a success. We also welcome the public to join us,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zul Huzaimy revealed that even though Spark was established only about four months ago, they had toured Malaysia to promote the positivity of motorsport and to get rid of the negative image associated with ‘mat rempit’ (illegal road racers).
“We have held four big events that received very encouraging response from the people. An all riders gathering in Johor recently attracted about 20,000 participants. So, we hope Lefestour Borneo can beat the record.
“We hope Samoda will be a historical event in Sarawak and let’s bring back the glory of motorsport or dignity of bikers in Sarawak,” he commented.
Other highlights at the carnival this year would be RM1 per rider to raise funds for charitable organisations and a City Ride convoy involving 1,200 bikers.
Penview hotels and conventions general manager Yvonne Tay and corporate operation manager Andan Zamahari were present. — DayakDaily