Tiang welcomes resumption of Borneo Cultural Festival

Tiang (fifth from left), flanked by Chia (to his right) and Chieng officiate the opening of the Borneo Cultural Festival in Sibu.

SIBU (July 22): Deputy Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government, Michael Tiang, congratulated the people of Sibu for reviving the Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF) after a two-year hiatus in the event of pandemic.

“The Sibu BCF is one of our flagship festivals and the most well-known cultural and tourism event that is highly anticipated,” he said at the official opening of the BCF at China Pavilion night on Thursday. .

Also present were SMC Chairman Clarence Ting, his deputy Bujang Abdul Majid, Bukit Assek MP Joseph Chieng and Councilor Ling Hua Wee.

“The festival has taken place 13 times since 2002 and we are happy to once again be able to enjoy BCF’s shows. SMC has come up with many interesting lineups and programs to showcase the talents of the Sibu people despite the chairman of the board’s earlier reservations about holding the festival this year.

“Bravo to the advisers who decided to go ahead,” he said.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of a short film “48 Hours Sibu Raiders” featuring Malaysian model Amber Chia as the host sharing her experience touring Sibu.

Tiang mentioned that during his recent trip accompanying Sarawak Prime Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg to Singapore, he met the head of Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (Statos) who is also from Sibu and told him talked about this short film. to introduce Sibu to Singapore and the world.

Darcy J. Skinner