The iconic Seahorse Lighthouse and “Coco Cabana Miri” – A Lifestyle and Entertainment Place. Image: Shutterstock

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is set to host a three-day carnival this weekend in Miri dubbed “Lakastah Ke Miri” with hopes to attract Bruneians and tourists from the region to visit Sarawak.

The year-end carnival will start on December 27 until 29 from 10am to 10pm at the Coco Cabana parking lot located on Jalan Bandaraya, perfect for the final 2019 weekend getaway.

The seaside lifestyle and entertainment space will be transformed into a carnival-like atmosphere filled with fun activities, scrumptious food, handicrafts, magical lights and art garden, auto show, outdoor movies, kid’s corner and a special appearance by Malaysia’s favourite cartoon characters, Upin and Ipin, among other highlights.

In a press statement, STB Chief Executive Officer Puan Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor said that it would be the board’s first carnival in Miri, especially for the year-end school holidays.

“We hope to get our Bruneian neighbours to join us for a trip to Sarawak as we have included fun activities for the whole family to enjoy,” she said.

The “Lakastah Ke Miri” event is a free and easy concept where families are encouraged to bring their own picnic mats to watch free outdoor movies while the younger kids would be delighted to have a meet and greet session with Upin and Ipin.

For Insta-worthy pictures, have a walk through the Insta Garden showcasing wondrous lights and art displays.

“The Miri Carnival is part of our activities for the Visit Sarawak Campaign where we have been aggressively promoting what Sarawak has to offer visitors in the areas of Culture, Adventure, Nature, Food and Festival (‘CANFF’),” said Sharzede.

Apart from enjoying the carnival, she added, visitors can also shop in Miri’s shopping malls, sightseeing at Tusan Beach, the Miri City Fan or historical places of worship.

“Miri is also the gateway to our national parks including the Gunung Mulu National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Indeed, there is always so much more to discover in Sarawak,” said the STB CEO.

The “Lakastah Ke Miri” carnival is supported by Tourism Malaysia and the Miri City Council. For further information, visit the STB website at https://sarawaktourism.com/ – Analisa Amu

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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