Tour Kuching Penang Food
The packages are:
YB Datuk Zulpilip officiating the event
The Bandada scarf and Orang Utan Doll
Orang Doll Utan Up Close
Stick on the car window screen - looks cute
To quote YB Datuk Chairman's in the Borneo Post (19 Jan 2006 edition), "....the five packages should further enhance Sarawak as the preferred tourist destination and encourage industry players to come up with new ideas".
Yeaaa... I applaud that statement! At first glance, I would say I am happy that we have people who took the time and effort to work out this fabulous packages. Only something is missing for here.
Yup - where's the rest of Sarawak? I mean - here we are promoting Kuching in this grand launch (costing a few thousand ringgits I suppose)for the local and international tourists. How about a Kuching tourist like me who have been to all these spots ten times fold? What is it in for me - any promotional package for repeat tourists - I hope they have thought about that? Like if I go to Coffee Bean more than 10 times and sip their expensive coffee, I get one cup of coffee free!"
Okay okay, i think I will give these industry people a chance la...after all its the first tourism industry get together, even though we have been promotingtourism for ages. Next time around what I am hoping is a package that will cover the whole length of Sarawak - an more flexible too. Its like choosing your steak at a restaurant, you want it rare, medium rare, or well done, and would you want to top it up with seasonin.... something like that.
Let's say a tourist who comes in via Kuching gets to experience those five packages plus the experience of Pesta Benak in Sri Aman, Bukit Sadok Expedition in Betong, enjoy the Batang Ai Hilton experience, savor rthe taste of Sarikei pineapple and Bintagor's limau, experience the might of the Batang Rajang River, Pelagus Rapids in Kapit via the Sibu Tourism Gateway, explore the Niah Caves via Coastal Road and rest in Miri Resort City before continuing to enjoy the Mulu Caves. If they can add another extra two days maybe the Baram Regatta in Marudi or Limbang and Lawas can offer the excitement of Pesta Limbang and Pesta Lawas. Yes - industry players - be creative! If they have to promote 'Experience The Haze' in Sarawak at that particular month, why not! I am sure all the environmentalists tourist would love the place - if you do some analysis on the wierd tourists who go around in the world - Not the Rainforest Music type of tourist I mean, though they look unique when they are in Kuching every July - I mean those who go for the spooky 'visit the ghostly mansion' type - there are markets to be concentrated on - we have ours so our strength is still Nature and Adventure - pack that in a Conference package plus a bit of fun and hopefully we can attract Donald Trump and his Apprentices to come here.
Finally - Penang food is here at last to stay. A Penang Chef, Mr. Alex Boh opened up one in Kuching a few months back. I have been testing and tasting the various dishes offered so I can feel comfortable when promoting this food outlet in my blog. It has real Penang food taste - right from the sambal to the 'char ho fun' gravy... yummy yummy yum!
The Kueh Teow is definitely Penang taste
The oyster omellete - the plus point is the oysters are really big
So people - come to little Penang in Sarawak!