Taste of Bor­neo Car­ni­val 2017 from Nov 24-Dec 3

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MIRI: The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee for the Taste of Bor­neo Car­ni­val 2017 is busy with the prepa­ra­tion for the food and car­ni­val-based car­ni­val to be held from Nov 24th to De­cem­ber 3rd.

Or­gan­ised by Sarawak Chi­nese As­so­ci­a­tion, the car­ni­val will be held at Boule­vard Mall’s open car park­ing area.

Re­cently, the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee led by the as­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Ting Pang Soon ex­tended in­vi­ta­tion let­ters to three po­lit­i­cal lead­ers here.

They are As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Tourism, Arts and Cul­ture Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Te­lang Usan assem­bly­man Den­nis Ngau and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Sibuti Datuk Ah­mad Lai Bu­jang.

The 10- day car­ni­val is en­dorsed by Sarawak Is­lamic In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre and the part­ners for the event are Dayak As­so­ci­a­tion Miri, Sikh As­so­ci­a­tion Miri, In­dian As­so­ci­a­tion Miri, Malay As­so­ci­a­tion Miri and Fed­er­a­tion of Orang Ulu As­so­ci­a­tions Sarawak, Malaysia (Fo­rum) .

Ting said Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Pat­inggi Abang Jo­hari Tun Openg has been in­vited to launch the car­ni­val.

He said fur­ther, the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee has also in­vited Min­is­ter of Tourism, Arts, Cul­ture, Youth and Sports Datuk Ab­dul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Con­sulate Gen­eral of The Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China in Kuching, Fu Ji­jun as spe­cial guests at the open­ing cer­e­mony.

Var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties have been planned for the 10- day car­ni­val such as street dance, Bor­neo Man­darin Singing Con­test, per­for­mance from sil­ver City Mu­sic Records En­ter­prise, Bor­neo Na­tional Dance Con­test, Cheongsam Cos­tume Con­test, street mu­si­cal per­for­mance and singing com­pe­ti­tion, body build­ing con­test, Miss Model re­cy­cle Cloth­ing Con­test and many oth­ers. There will also be a ‘best dec­o­rated stall’ com­pe­ti­tion for stall hold­ers which of­fers RM1,000 cash to the win­ner, RM500 for the sec­ond-placed and RM300 for the third-placed win­ners.

The or­gan­iser will dis­trib­ute 1,000 mys­tery gifts to those who ‘ like’ the event on its Face­book page where the gifts will be given on fi rst come, fi rst serve ba­sis.

Ting (fourth right) pre­sent­ing in­vi­ta­tion let­ter to Ah­mad Lai wit­nessed by other or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers.

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