Sheda del­e­gates on work­ing visit to Perth

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KUCHING: A del­e­ga­tion from the Sarawak Hous­ing and Real Es­tate De­vel­op­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion ( Sheda) Kuching branch is cur­rently on a work­ing visit in Perth, Western Aus­tralia to ini­ti­ate in­ter­na­tional net­work­ing for its mem­bers.

Ac­cord­ing to a pub­lic­ity re­lease yes­ter­day, the del­e­ga­tion led by Dr Richard Tan who is also Sheda Kuching branch’s trea­surer made a courtesy visit to the Con­sulGen­eral of Malaysia in Perth Nazarud­din Jaa­far and briefed him on the del­e­gates’ pro­gramme in Perth and dis­cussed im­mi­gra­tion and so­cial is­sues of Malaysians in Perth.

Nazarud­din, who has been ap­pointed as the Con­sul- Gen­eral in Perth since 2015 noted that Malaysians are the fifth largest group who had mi­grated to Western Aus­tralia to date.

He sug­gested that the Sheda del­e­ga­tion con­sider pro­mot­ing Malaysia My Sec­ond Home ( MM2H) at Sarawak in Perth and that he would sup­port the pro­gramme.

Sheda vice pres­i­dent and also Sheda Kuching branch chair­man Dr Christo­pher Ngui shared: “About ten years ago, there used to be di­rect flights between Kuching and Perth but it was stopped for some rea­sons.”

“The air­lines should con­sider re­viv­ing this route with the cur­rent in­crease of peo­ple trav­el­ling between th­ese two states. Di­rect flights would com­ple­ment lo­gis­ti­cally and fur­ther sup­port the pro­gramme if launched,” he urged.

Nazarud­din then im­plied that Sheda Kuching branch should en­gage Sarawak tourism for as­sis­tance on such pro­posal to boost the prop­erty mar­ket in Sarawak.

He added that he would also broach the sub­ject up to fed­eral level.

The del­e­ga­tion also vis­ited the Western Aus­tralia Cham­ber of Com­merce and was warmly wel­comed by the pres­i­dent Khoon Tan, his ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil and some mem­bers who were in­volved in real es­tate prop­erty de­vel­op­ment.

Af­ter a brief in­tro­duc­tion and ice breaker, Sheda Kuching branch played a short video pre­sen­ta­tion to in­tro­duce Sarawak and busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Land of the Horn­bill.

The del­e­ga­tion also dis­cussed cur­rent eco­nomic sta­tus in both coun­tries and po­ten­tial in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties of Sarawakians in Western Aus­tralia.

Ear­lier in the work­ing visit, the Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment man­ager ( Cor­po­rate and In­cen­tives) Caro­line Tseu on be­half of the Perth Con­ven­tion Bu­reau gave a sur­prise wel­come to the del­e­gates.

The Perth Con­ven­tion Bu­reau is sup­ported by Tourism Western Aus­tralia and has ac­cess to cur­rent mar­ket in­tel­li­gence, lo­cal sup­port and as­sis­tance to help bring events to Western Aus­tralia.

Both par­ties ex­changed brief pleas­antries be­fore pro­ceed­ing with the work­ing visit pro­gramme. The del­e­gates will be in Perth for about a week.

Dr Richard Tan (fifth left) pre­sent­ing a sou­venir to Nazarud­din dur­ing a courtesy visit in Perth.

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