SCV offers discounted entry fees until this Dec 31


Hii (second left), Abdul Karim (fourth left), Nancy (fourth right) and Abdul Aziz (second right) unveil the promotional buntings at SCV’s entrance. Jane is at right. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

KUCHING: Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) is offering discounted rates for entry fees until this Dec 31, as a way to boost number of visitors.

There are special rates for Sarawakians to encourage locals to visit, says Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain.

“The ‘Cuti Berami-Rami’ for Sarawakians is RM20 per adult and RM10 per child aged from two to 12 years old. Previously, the rates were RM30 and RM20 respectively – a discount of between 33 per cent and 50 per cent,” he said at the rates unveiling ceremony yesterday.

There is also special student rate at RM5 per primary / secondary school student, and RM15 per university student. This rate is regarded as among the cheapest and most affordable in the country.

The ‘Cuti-cuti Malaysia’ rate is RM60 per adult, and RM30 per child aged two to 12 – the rate is applicable to non-Sarawakians. Previously, the package was offered at RM95 and RM60, respectively.

The ‘Family Together Gather’ package is RM180 (two adults plus two children) or RM210 (two adults plus three children). Previously, the package was offered at RM270 and RM320, respectively. This package set is being offered in connection with SCV’s 30th anniversary, said Abdul Aziz.

Another package for Sarawakians, the ‘Family Berami’ is priced at RM60 (two adults plus two children) for entry into SCV, cultural show and free dance or music lessons; or RM123.60 for lunch add-on.

“All these special rates and packages are inclusive of six per cent SST (sales-services tax) and are being offered from July 1 to end-December,” said Abdul Aziz.

Meanwhile, SCV general manager Jane Lian Labang said the scheduled 11.30am and 4.30pm cultural performances had been moved outdoors, and no longer held in the air-conditioned auditorium.

“We’ve got feedback from visitors and they like it; they support the performances being held outdoors.”

Speaking on number of visitors in the past three days, she said SCV received good response.

“We have visitors from Sabah, Kedah, Johor, Kuala Lumpur and also Kuching folk on the past three days.”

The event yesterday was launched together with Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri; Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports of Sarawak Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah; and the ministry’s permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee.