SCV reopens with special rates from July 1

Nancy (third right), Abdul Karim (third left) and Abdul Aziz (first right) together revealing gimmick of SCV’s discounted rates for entrance fees.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, July 5: The Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) has reopened after a three-month closure with special discounted rates for entrance fees offered to locals and domestic tourists from July 1 to December 30, 2020.

Sarawak Economic Development Corporation chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Husain said several special packages and entrance rates are offered to “show our support towards the state government’s efforts to revitalise our local tourism industry as part of the post Covid-19 initiatives”.

For Sarawakians under the ‘Cuti Berami Rami’ rate, the entrance fees are RM20 for adults and RM10 for children aged two to 12. Before the discounts, the rates were RM30 and RM20 respectively.

Under ‘Special Students’ rates, each student from any primary and secondary school in Sarawak needs to pay only RM5 to visit SCV. As for private and public university students, the entrance fee rate is at RM15.

“There are huge discounts on rates for non-Sarawakians too. With previous rates of RM95 per adult and RM60 per child (two to 12 years old), the entrance fees are now only RM60 and RM30 respectively under the ‘Cuti Cuti Malaysia’ rate,” Abdul Aziz said during the re-opening ceremony of SCV post MCO (Movement Control Order) yesterday.

He also noted the two packages for families visiting SCV. The ‘Family Together Package’ offers RM180 for two adults and two children or RM210 for two adults and three children. This package is being offered in conjunction with SCV’s 30th anniversary.

In the ‘Family Berami Package’, Sarawakians and their families get to enjoy the special price of only RM60 for two adults and two children for not only entrance fee but also cultural show and free dance or music lessons in SCV.

Another option is for a family of two adults and two children which includes the entrance fee, cultural show, lunch and free dance or music lessons with RM123.60.

Abdul Aziz also pointed out all these special rates and packages are inclusive of the six per cent State Sales Tax (SST).

Also present were Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri and Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. —DayakDaily