STB launches “Sia Sitok Sarawak” campaign

Abdul Karim (second from left) when launching the intra state tourism campaign "Sia Sitok Sarawak"in Kuching today (Aug 17, 2020).

KUCHING, Aug 17:  Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) has launched an intra state tourism campaign “Sia Sitok Sarawak” to boost the state’s tourism efforts and activities here today.

Minister Of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the campaign has been delicately planned by STB with Sarawak Tourism Federation (STF) to include various tour packages at substantial discounts of up to 50 per cent to help revive and boost local travel.

“Sia Sitok Sarawak campaign will also benefit our economy and also our industry players that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said when launching the campaign.

This three-month campaign starts from July 15 until October 15, 2020 and the travelling period is from now until November 30, 2020.

He said the campaign offers over 30 exciting attractions, tours and activities in Kuching, Sibu, Mukah, Bintulu, Miri and Mulu, which include day trips and non overnight tours and full board multiple day trips with accommodation and meals.

Among the unique and enticing packages and activities up for grabs with discounts of up to 50 per cent during the campaign are Sarawak River Sunset Cruise, Irrawaddy Dolphin Cruise at Santubong, bird watching at Kubah National Park, Fun Dive day trip at Satang Island, Evening Kuching Wetland Tour and Bako National Park.

Others are full board Tanjong Datu National Park Tour, Miri Golfing at Eastwood Golf day trip, Bintangor and Sarikei Countryside day trip, two days and one night Bintulu Explorer, three days and two nights discovery at Mukah-Melanau Heartland, Silabur Caving and Hiking and the Kampung Sting Adventure overnight.

Abdul Karim said for a start, the campaign will first be opened to Sarawak Covid-19 front line warriors and relief workers such as medical staff and personnel from the police, Rela, army, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Fire and Rescue Department and others.

“These packages will open the doors for them to discover their own state, and places that they have yet to visit at very affordable prices by showing their working ID during bookings” he said.

He said these offerings will then be extended to all Sarawakians and non Sarawakians residing in Sarawak with work permit to experience an unknown part of Sarawak as well as its attractive tour products at more affordable  prices.

“The campaign is also a good way of sustaining and maintaining the tourism eco system for the industry players, tour and park guides, drivers, operators, and restaurants who will be benefiting from the campaign,” he said.-DayakDaily