Piasau rep hopes Brunei will reopen borders to strengthen Sarawak’s domestic tourism revival

Ting (seated third left) with the contest organising chairman Alan Yong (on Ting's left) and NJSA president Andy Jong (seated extreme right) posing for a group photo with the winners of the competition.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, March 13: Deputy Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts I (Tourism) Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew expressed hope that neighbouring country Brunei will also reopen its borders, and add momentum to the revival of Sarawak’s domestic tourism industry.

“With Malaysia’s opening its border on April 1 (next month), we hope Brunei will follow suit,” he said on Sunday.

He disclosed that the State government would made an announcement on Sarawak’s border reopening date soon.

Meanwhile on Sarawak Tourism Board (STB)’s Sia Sitok Sarawak (SSS) 3.0 and Sia Sitok Sarawak Accmomodation (SSSA) 2.0 campaign early this month exclusively for Sarawakians and non-Sarawakians residing in Sarawak with work permits, Ting expressed his hope that it would boost visitor arrivals in the State.

Over 88 exciting packages featuring various tours and activities throughout Sarawak including day trips and multi-day trips are available through SSS 3.0, he pointed out.

Ting also highlighted that the SSSA 2.0 campaign is offering attractive stay-in packages in local hotels and resorts under the Malaysian Association of Hotels Sarawak Chapter at hotelsarawak.com.my.

The booking period for both deals started from March 1 this year and will last until 30 April, while the travelling period is from March 1, 2022 until May 31, 2022.

Ting revealed this at the prize presentation for winners of the ‘Sayangi Miri photography 2022’ contest.

A total of 120 entries were received for the contest which was organised by the Northern Sarawak Journalists Association (NSJA). — DayakDaily