The Roxy Hotel is officially open, located 10 minutes from the Kuching International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Kuching.
The Roxy is a spacious hotel streaming in natural light as the vast expanse of windows gives an airy feel to guests, particularly the Chinese and Western restaurant’s dining area, offering incredibly views of the Kuching Skyline.
There are a total of 58 rooms, with each floor accessible only with electronic key-card for guest safety.
The inauguration of the Darul Hana Pedestrian Bridge at Kuching Waterfront took place on November 11 with great fanfare and celebration.
Officiating the launch was the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“I hope this iconic bridge will become a new attraction for tourists to visit Sarawak especially Kuching,” Abang Johari said, mentioning that the bridge’s unique design is unlike any other in Southeast Asia.
The pedestrian bridge, also known as the ‘Golden S Bridge’, symbolizes the unity of Sarawak as it connects both sides of the Sarawak River, meeting in front of the State Legislative Assembly Building.
The Visitor Information Counter (VIC) in Kuching is relocating on November 1 to the Sarawak Tourism Complex, also known as the Old Court House, near the Kuching Waterfront.
The new office will be closer to the tourist haunts, making it easier for visitors to find the VIC and seek information, while also being scenically located in a heritage building.
The Sarawak Tourism Complex’s main building was built in 1871 and used to be the seat of government for Sarawak, with the original belian (ironwood) roofs, colonial Clock Tower and Charles Brooke Memorial.
The Board wrapped up ITB Asia campaign in Singapore on October 27 with three days full of business opportunities and trade appointments for the Sarawak team.
The Sarawak booth was represented by eight travel agents, two hotels and one venue provider, who managed to attend 336 formal appointments for the contingent combined over the course of the three-day event.
The appointments strengthened old business dealings as well as ushered in new partnerships between Sarawak agents and their Singaporean counterparts.
ITB Asia is an extension of ITB Berlin, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show and the primary travel trade event for the Asia Pacific region, creating connections between trade partners in Asia and Europe through business sessions and knowledge sharing.
The ‘What About Kuching’ (WAK), a month-long city-wide event will be officially launched on…… October, beginning with the ‘Launch of Joy – Photographs & Haiku’ along the waterfront’s cobblestone pathway.
The Launch of Joy include displays of cultural photos depicting joy and captioned with Haiku, a form of Japanese poetry which includes three lines with each line taking five or seven syllables.
The launch will be followed by the Waterfront Jazz Festival on September 29 to 30, and also the Asia-Link Sketchwalk on October 5-8 with an anticipated 250 international delegates participating.
WAK aims to celebrate the arts, culture and lifestyle of Sarawak’s people and to give a chance for them to share their passions with the world.