Statos invites Singaporean schools, teachers to choose Sarawak for educational visit

‘Discover Sarawak Day’ held at the Statos Gallery on March 18.

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KUCHING, March 25: With quarantine free travel and new direct flights now operating between Singapore and Sarawak, Singapore-based schools and teachers are being encouraged to choose Sarawak for their next educational visit.

To launch the new educational campaign, the Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office, Singapore (Statos) partnered with Singapore-based International Paradise Connexions (IPC) Tours to stage a high-tech virtual reality (VR) ‘Discover Sarawak Day’ at the Statos’ Gallery on March 18, 2022.

In a statement today, Statos chief executive officer Chew Chang Guan explained that the programme was developed in response to a request by the Premier of Sarawak for Statos to establish new international education links between Singapore and Sarawak.

“We believe Sarawak offers a fresh exciting educational experience for all students and are taking things one step further into higher education. I was once lucky enough to arrange a similar collaboration between UNIMAS and Denmark’s Copenhagen University that saw students visit Sarawak and come up with economic plans for better farming methods to assist the development of local rural communities that delivered a great outcome for everyone involved.

“Our team’s programme and exchange ideas have been very well received by tour operators, teachers and lecturers.

“It’s great to have IPC Tours, one of Singapore’s most respected educational tour companies collaborating with us on this exciting new programme,” said Chew.

Singaporean students attending a high-tech virtual reality ‘Discover Sarawak Day’ at the Statos Gallery on March 18.

During the event, teachers and students were treated to an all-immersive VR experience showcasing the rich variety of food, festival and tourism attractions in Sarawak as well as presentations by both Singapore and Sarawak-based tour guides.

Attendees made use of a number of photo booth opportunities and enjoyed getting to know more about Sarawak’s range of food and products on display in the gallery.

Raj Kumar, Managing Director of IPC Tours, welcomed the collaboration with Statos to provide excellent educational and interactive VR programs for school students and teachers.

“Our interactive programmes help bring the real world into the classroom. We are especially proud to have safely taken over 50,000 students across the world on educational trips and look forward to including Sarawak in our future destination options for clients,” said Kumar.

After the successful event, the Statos team are looking to work with Singapore Schools to assist them in putting together a private virtual learning tour at the Gallery for their students. — DayakDaily