MIRI: Tourism promotion through writing and literary works has been proven successful in promoting a certain area, effectively at the global stage.
Miri Mayor Lawrence Lai said it is because such writing medium has the charm to attract readership, it can fire up their interest to further explore the tourism potential of the places they have read.
“The power of writing is beyond our imagination. Apart from providing first-hand information, it has the ability to attract the readers too,” he stated when officiating at the Chinese Writing Skill Camp at Pustaka Miri yesterday.
In view of that, Lai gave his total support towards the organising of the Chinese writing skill camp for the primary school students.
He wanted the students to use their creative thinking to express what they know about Miri, the people and culture through writing.
The camp was jointly organised by Miri City Council (MCC)’s Public Library and Miri Chinese Writers Association.
More than 200 pupils from seven primary schools attended the camp.
They were SJK (C) Chung Hua Pujut, SJK (C ) Chung Hua Miri, SJK (C) Chung Hua Riam, SJK (C) Chung Hua Lutong, SJK (C) Chung Hua Krokop, SJK (C) Chung Hua Tudan and SK North Miri.
The camp, held from 8am until 1pm, was conducted by two speakers, Khoo Kin Peng and Lee Kiat Yung.
Also present was the city librarian Teo Wee Leng.