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Sarawak Tourism Board had been officially invited by the carnival organiser, Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPJ) in-collaboration with Tourism Malaysia Selangor / Putrajaya as the government agency to promote domestic travel in Malaysia at Karnival WOW! Putrajaya.

This year the organiser has chosen “Borneo Paradise” as the main theme introducing interesting packages to Sarawak and Sabah and other famous destination in the country.

The objective of this carnival is to mark celebrating the 10th anniversary  of Putrajaya as Federal Territory and also promoting Putrajaya as the City of Vibrance and Energy. This is the second time the carnival been organized.

About 20 Travel Agents and Industriy partners are participating in the three(3) days carnival from 11 – 13 February 2011, (Friday – Sunday) at Tapak Pasar Tani, Persint 2, Putrajaya.

Tourism Malaysia-Sarawak under the lead of Director – Encik Ahmad Johanif Mohd Ali managed to congregate approximately 10 Sarawak Tourism Industry Members in participating this carnival . They are Inter-Continental Travel, Tropical Adventure, Damai Puri Resort & Spa, Grand Margherita, Riverside Majestic, Merdeka Palace, Afifi Kek Lapis, Di’ Wanie Cake, Kampung Budaya Sarawak and Sarawak River Cruise.

One of the packages that will be introduced at this carnival, startng from RM200, is a tour of Kuching. Product such as ‘kek lapis’and cultural dance and tattoo demonstration will appeal visitors to the booth.

The first carnival drew approximately 50,000 visitors and En. Johanif  expected the visitors would be more this year. STB will be promoting this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival and Borneo Jazz Festival.

Karnival WOW! Putrajaya 2011 will be officiated by Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar – Y.B. Dato’ Raja Nong Chik Bin Dato’ Raja Zainal Abidin on 12 February 2011, Saturday at 8.00pm


Corporate Communications Unit
Sarawak Tourism Board
February 11, 2011 (Friday)