Sarawak Regatta to have handicraft exhibition


Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation, Sarawak Branch will be holding an exhibition at the Kuching Waterfront here from 30 Aug to 8 Sept, in conjunction with the Sarawak Regatta.

Members of the public are invited to participate in the event.

According to a statement from the Information Department yesterday, the event will be organised in collaboration with the Kuching Resident Office and Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development Unit in the Chief Minister’s Office.

Themed ‘Buy Malaysian Goods’, the exhibition aims to encourage craft entrepreneurs to promote and market their craft products at visitors or tourists attraction areas as well as to stimulate interest or use of the products among the local people.

Seventy craft entrepreneurs from Sarawak, Sabah and West Malaysia will be participating in the exhibition and the craft products include materials from textile, metal, jungle and land products.

There will also be demonstrations on the making of knife sheaths, violins, glass crafts and pipes, said a statement from the department.

Arts and cultural presentations in collaboration with the Culture and Arts Department, Information Department and Sarawak Cultural Association will also be held.