USA ranks second in ‘Sarawak-Malaysia My Second Home’

Snowdan (second row, fourth left) and his wife Datin Melinda Claudia Bucking-Lawan (on Snowdan's left) photographed with participants during Asian Festival in Arizona, USA on Jan 13, 2024.

KUCHING, Jan 14: United States of America (USA) ranked second in the Sarawak-Malaysia My Second Home (S-MM2H) programme, says Deputy Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry, and Performing Arts Sarawak (MTCP) Dato Snowdan Lawan.

Speaking during the Asian Festival held in Arizona, USA yesterday (Jan 13), he said the S-MM2H programme allows foreigners fulfilling certain criteria to stay in Malaysia on a 10-year renewal pass with multiple-entry visa.

“An approved participant is allowed to purchase a residential house in Sarawak at a minimum price of USD140,000.

“The purchase of the house is exempted from the Foreign Investment Committee’s approval,” he said.

Snowdan was leading the ministry’s delegation to participate in the 3rd Asian Festival—a non-governmental organisation (NGO) event that serves the objective of promoting a peaceful world through increased international awareness and cultural understanding.

The delegation included Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) Board of Directors’ members Dato Sri Dr Wan Lizozman Wan Omar who is also State Financial Secretary, Senator Robert Lau, MTCP permanent secretary Datu Sherrina Hussaini, STB chief executive officer Sharzede Datu Salleh Askor, Sarawak Museum Director Nancy Jolhi, along with officers from the ministry.

This year’s festival featured a special performance by the legendary sape master, Mathew Ngau Jau. — DayakDaily