Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sarawak to Host Festival for Big Bikers

Sarawak Tourism Malaysia will be organising the Borneo Island International Big Bike Festival from May 21 to 29 to promote the Trans-Borneo Highway as another overland gateway to Sarawak.

Its director Zuraimi Abd Razak said the promotion would encourage tourists and others who liked to travel overland to use the highway that linked Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei.

He said the festival would involve riders traversing Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak via the highway before reaching Pontianak in Indonesia.

About 400 riders and pillion riders from Sarawak, Sabah, Peninsular Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines would be flagged off in Sabah on May 21, he said.

Organised jointly by Sarawak Tourism Malaysia and Victoria Arms Big Bikers Sarawak, the trip will end in Pontianak on May 29.

“The festival will go a long way in promoting Sarawak as a bikers’ destination like Phuket in Thailand,” said Zuraimi.

On another matter, he said in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007, five tour agents from Sarawak would be taking part in the Pontianak Consumer Fair from May 26 to 28 to promote their tourism packages.

“Sarawak Tourism Malaysia will discuss with Pontianak tour agents on ways to woo more Pontianak residents to Malaysia, especially Sarawak.”

Zuraimi said Victoria Arms Big Bikers would also introduce travel packages for superbikers, which would take them along scenic routes and to tourist destinations in Sarawak.

Source : STAR
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