KUCHING: The Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) is an iconic landmark in Sarawak which the Tourism Ministry will help to further develop and promote.
Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said that the ministry would find a way to blend the rich culture and the biodiversity of the SCV into further promotion plans.
He said SCV had truly reflected the harmonious relationship among all races in Sarawak and every visitor who had stepped into this cultural village for the past 25 years had got this message from us.
The Tourism Ministry will work with SCV management and Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) to see how they can further improve the infrastructures here.
Abang Johari said this when he spoke at the SCV 25th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday night at Dewan Lagenda, Sarawak Cultural Village here.
He believed the improvement plan may be implemented in the next five to 10 years which will also include research or studies on the rich biodiversity of Sarawak.
Likening the cultural village to a living museum, Abang Johari lauded its achievement by having show-cased the land of Sarawak to almost 3 million visitors for the past 25 years, adding that SCV had also greatly contributed to the state economy by bringing in tourist money.
Assistant Minister of Tourism Datuk Talib Zulpilip and his wife Datin Zaliha Abdullah, Deputy State Financial Secretary Datu Laura Lee Ngien Hon, Tourism Ministry permanent secretary Datu Ik Pahon Joyik, SEDC general manager Soedirman Aini as well as SCV general manager Jane Lian Labang were among those present to celebrate SCV’s Silver Jubilee.