Sarawak set to meet tourism target


KUCHING: Sarawak is on track to hit its target 1.2 million visitor arrivals this year, says state Tourism, Creative Industries and Performing Arts Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“Half the year has passed and we have already reached more than 700,000 (visitor arrivals), so I think we can easily beat the target.

“I am confident that the target can be achieved because from past records, the second half of the year will always see more visitors coming, especially in the last three months,” he told Bernama at a press conference for the upcoming Borneo Music Festival Live 2022 here yesterday.

The festival, to be held at the Sarawak Cultural Village here on Sept 9 and 10, will feature Alan Walker from the United Kingdom and DJ Soda from South Korea, among others.

He said large-scale live music events such as Borneo Music Festival Live would strengthen Sarawak’s position as a prime destination in the region.

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