KOTA KINABALU: A 24-hour tourism expo dubbed the “Longest Non-stop Live Broadcasting Tourism Fair” is on the playing cards in Sabah.
It is initiated by the Sabah Tamparuli Bamboo Music Orchestra Association (Ombak), which additionally goals to get the occasion into the Malaysia Book of Records.
The expo is set to function 48 native tourism operators providing their respective locations and points of interest, Ombak programme director Stanley Missun stated right here on Tuesday (July 5).
He stated the 24-hour occasion can be from Aug 6 to 7 with the closing ceremony scheduled for Aug 14.
“The function of this programme is to contribute to the state’s effort to stimulate the financial and tourism sectors.
“In addition to that, it’s a part of the affiliation’s preparations to current Sabah conventional music and dance at an upcoming worldwide folklore competition in Argentina.
“We need to create an influence in Sabah first,” Missun stated.
He stated Sabah is the one consultant from Malaysia and Asia on the World Folklore Festival by which 17 different international locations, together with Cuba, Chile, Brazil, Panama, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico and Canada, will participate.
Missun, an area influencer with over two million Facebook followers and over 96,000 TikTok followers, was additionally anticipated to obtain the International Award for Culture and Performing Arts on the competition.
Missun led 13 members of the Ombak staff to temporary Sabah Tourism Board chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai on the occasion and likewise invited him to grace the closing ceremony.
Joniston, additionally the Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, counseled the affiliation for placing in an effort to promote native tourism operators and lift Sabah’s profile on the worldwide scene.
He was additionally impressed with the creativity and innovation proven by the affiliation in pursuing optimistic objectives that might make the state proud.
“Part of our goal is to elevate consciousness of Sabah by means of the involvement of our folks in worldwide festivals.
“We want to expose homegrown skills as they’re the ambassadors for Sabah and Malaysia.
“I’ve little question that Sabah will develop into extra well-known around the globe on account of this exceptional efficiency.
“Sabah Tourism is all the time prepared to present the required assist and to have interaction with native influencers,” he stated.