Usher in the New Year at ‘Countdown 2016’ event

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Kuo (seated, centre) chairing the press conference together with Iskandar (seated, second right) and the rest of the organising committee members.

Kuo (seated, centre) chairing the press conference together with Iskandar (seated, second right) and the rest of the organising committee members.

SIBU: Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) is inviting those in Sibu Jaya and its nearby areas to join the ‘Countdown 2016’ programme on Dec 31 at Boulevard Road, Sibu Jaya New Township.

According to its organising chairman Oliver Kuo, the event will begin at 6.30pm.

“The ‘Countdown 2016’ programme will feature entertainment by four popular Iban artistes, namely Urai, Florence Lo, Dara Halena and Tony Engkabi. There will also be two Chinese artistes and one Malay singer as well,” he said.

Kuo, who is also SRDC deputy chairman, was speaking during a press conference held at SRDC conference room, Level 24 of Wisma Sanyan yesterday. SRDC secretary Iskandar Joni was also present.

Apart from the invited artistes, SRDC has lined up several colourful multi-cultural presentations throughout the event.

“Apart from the many exciting performances, we have also lined up lucky draws for those joining the event. One of the main objectives of the programme is to share the joy of celebrating the New Year with everyone in Sibu Jaya, Selangau, Skuau, Stapang and those residing in longhouses from the surrounding areas,” Kuo added.

The fireworks display, which will take place at midnight, will be the highlight of the evening.