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Nation 16 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Penans living longer due to better lifestyle

The mortality rate of the Penan community in Sarawak has been reduced significantly, said Datuk Seri Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg.

Nation 15 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

MAS doubles number of Kuching-Perth flights

Malaysia Airlines will increase its Kuching-Perth direct flights to twice a week from next month, said state Tourism Minister Datuk Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Nation 14 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak to allay tourists’ fear of SARS

The Sarawak tourism industry is mounting an aggressive campaign to correct the wrong perception of the state arising from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), said state Tourism Minister Datuk Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Nation 06 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

33 projects proposed

The state has proposed 33 new tourism infrastructure projects amounting to RM160mil to the Federal Government for funding under the Eighth Malaysia Plan's mid-term review.

Nation 14 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak turns down offer to host pageant

Sarawak has turned down a recent offer to host the Miss World pageant due to inadequate facilities but will be ready to stage it in 2005 or 2006 when its proposed 5,000-seater convention centre is built.

Nation 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak to woo expats in Kalimantan

Sarawak aims to woo some 23,000 expatriates in Balikpapan, Kalimantan, as part of its efforts to tap the huge tourism market in the East Asean Growth Area.

Nation 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Expedite Pan-Borneo Highway project, PWD told

The Public Works Department (PWD) has been asked to expedite the construction of the stretch of the Pan-Borneo Highway linking Sarawak and Sabah by-passing Brunei as it is crucial for the development of the tourism market in the states.

Nation 26 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

MAS to fly direct to Balikpapan

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will launch direct flight services from Kuching to Balikpapan City in neighbouring Kalimantan in Indonesia in May.

Nation 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

War won't affect flow of tourists to Sarawak

An outbreak of war in Iraq would not affect the flow of tourists to Sarawak from regional markets although the Middle East sector might be affected, state Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Abang Johari Tun Openg said.

Nation 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tie-up with NZ institute on food and hospitality sector

Sarawak, which is adopting several New Zealand models in its tourism development, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) to develop the food and hospitality sector.