1. CM LAUNCHES AR DIGITAL MURAL AT INDIA STREET
KUCHING: Kuching City North Commission (DBKU) targets to have the murals painted on buildings under its jurisdiction to be incorporated with augmented reality (AR) technology to drive tourism.
DBKU commission member Dato Wee Hong Seng said the ‘history on the wall’ portrayed by the mural art painted on the building of India Street Pedestrian mall records the streets’ transformation over the years.
Therefore, Wee appealed to the public for sponsorship to help the city council document the history of street names with artists engaged to make a video of the murals and history of Sarawak.
He said this during the launching ceremony of ‘India Street Raya Gawai Bazaar’ at India Street Pedestrian mall yesterday by the chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg.
During the event, Abang Johari also launched an AR digital mural at India Street which aims to make it into Malaysia Book of Records for the largest AR mural in the country.
2. MORE ITEMS ON CONTROLLED PRICE LIST FOR GAWAI, HARI RAYA
MIRI: More items on the controlled price items list will be included for the coming Gawai Dayak and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
Senator Alan Ling said there are 22 items on the list this time compared to 18 last year as the government is concerned about the increase in the people’s cost of living, especially during the festive season.
Ling said the controlled price period has also been extended to 30 days which is 15 days before the festival and 14 days after the festival to give the consumers more time to make their purchases.
The traders were also reminded to abide by the maximum price scheme, to display the price of goods with pink tags, and to not sell them above the ceiling price.
3. SG RIDAN NEEDS ADDITIONAL FERRY
MIRI: To cope with the increasing number of passengers and vehicles, the authorities have been called to operate at least two ferries across Sungai Ridan during the weekends and festive holidays.
The sharp increase according to Assistant Minister of Local Government Datu Dr Penguang Manggil was due to the completion of the tar-sealed road and the traffic volume is expected to be higher during the Gawai Dayak and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
As long queues will be anticipated at Sungai Ridan ferry point, he called for the double ferry-crossing to commence immediately and advised the motorists to exercise patience.
Penguang added, a letter of request for an additional ferry has been written to the relevant authorities on May 21 in anticipation of the exodus before and after the festive celebrations.