SIBU: The Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) welcomes initiative by shopping malls and operators of places of interest here to help promote Visit Sibu Year (VSY) 2017.
SMC deputy chairman Rogayah Jamain said such initiative would create a win-win situation for the council and other parties involved.
Citing Star Mega Mall, she said its owner Daesim Group has taken the initiative to decorate the shopping centre.
“The beautiful decorations will attract people to the mall and to Sibu.
“So SMC will encourage others to emulate this effort,” she told reporters when met after officiating at Star Mega Mall’s VSY 2017 campaign at its premises in Tunku Abdul Rahman Road here yesterday.
Among those present were VSY 2017 co-chairperson Wong Hie Ping and Daesim managing director Datuk Lau Ngie Hua.
On a similar matter, Rogayah said many people wanted to participate in events organised in conjunction with VSY 2017.
“We are glad that the people support VSY 2017.
“Recently I received some information that 80 Malaysian Tourist Guides Association members are expected to gather in Sibu for their meeting sometime in March after they have found out about VSY 2017.
“I believe they will help promote Sibu to their customers,” she said.
Meanwhile, Lau, who was happy to do his part in promoting Sibu, hoped other shopping malls would follow Star Mega Mall’s move.
He said Sibu has its own unique culture and coupled with its moderate living standard would attract outsiders to visit the town.