Clarence Ting also urged SMC’s Social and Community Development Standing Committee to start collecting videos and pictures of BCF 2022 and compile them for promotional work.
SIBU (July 27): Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) has proposed that Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF) 2023 will be held for 15 days, from July 14 to 29, next year.
It was proposed by the chairman Clarence Ting during the full council meeting today.
At the meeting also, all SMC councillors agreed that the deputy chairman Bujang Abdul Majid would again be appointed to be the organising chairman of the event.
“He did a good job. We can start to have a meeting on BCF 2023 in September,” he said, adding that a post-mortem for the just concluded BCF would be done next month.
Ting said despite the great success of the just concluded BCF, the event was held “a bit too late”.
He proposed the meeting for BCF 2023 to start in September to enable the council to send early invitations to participants from foreign countries.
“We have to write to the Ministry of Tourism. That is why in September, once we have confirmed the dates, we can immediately write to the ministry because both the minister and deputy minister have already told us to write to them earlier,” he said.
Ting also urged SMC’s Social and Community Development Standing Committee to start collecting videos and pictures of BCF 2022 and compile them for promotional work.
“I want to do a promotional video for the Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (Statos) in Singapore. This video must be in Singapore by November,” he said.
Ting said Statos knew nothing about the event when he visited the office in Singapore during a recent trip with the Premier.
He said the video could also be sent to Malaysian Tourism Board and Business Events Sarawak, to promote BCF internationally.
The promotion should also be done in states and cities that have direct flights to Sibu, he added.