Congratulations, Winners of The Sarawak Tourism Hornbill Award

KUCHING – The Semenggoh Wildlife Centre near Kuching was voted and awarded Sarawak’s Outstanding Tourism Attractions at the 8th Sarawak Tourism Hornbill Award 2017/2018 which was held on December 7 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).

Winners of the nine categories and sub-categories of awards were announced and presented  to winners  during the function:

  • Outstanding Tourist Guides – Cornelia Peter Dien and Alvin Wayne Anggi
  • Outstanding Destination Management Company (DMC):
    • Best and Creative Incentive Itinerary: Amogha Tours & Travels Sdn Bhd, Kuching
    • Most Outstanding DMC (Domestic): CPH Travel Agencies (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, Kuching
    • Emerging DMC (Sarawak): Ecogreen Holidays Sdn Bhd, Kuching
  • Outstanding Media Contribution to the Tourism Industry:
    • Best Tourism News Reporting on Sarawak: Chua Yew Yong and Chong Kho Lee
    • Best Tourism Feature Writing (Online) Media on Sarawak: Dinah Samuel
    • Best Tourism (Print) Articles: Tan Phek Leng
    • Best Tourism Photojournalism: Zulazhar Sheblee
    • Best Tourism Related Videos: Emily Yii
  • Outstanding Hotels & Accommodation Providers:
    • 5-star category: Mulu Marriot Resort & Spa
    • 4-star category: Grand Margherita Hotel, Kuching
    • 3-star category: New World Suites, Bintulu
    • 1-star and 2-star Orchid Rated and Innovative Accommodations: Inn 86, Bintulu
    • Homestay category: Homestay Bario Highland
  • Outstanding Shopping Mall – The Spring Shopping Mall, Kuching
  • Outstanding Cottage Industry Contribution to the Tourism Industry:
    • Handicraft Outlet: The Ranee Artisan Gallery, Kuching
    • Handicraft Product: Bangie Embol (Pua Kumbu).
  • Hornbill Special Award (Individual) – Philip Yong Khi Liang
Picture shows the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg (centre) presenting the Hornbill Special Award to Philip Yong (right), witnessed by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
Picture shows the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg (centre) presenting the Hornbill Special Award to Philip Yong (right), witnessed by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.