1. NAIM REACHES OUT TO THE DISABLED
MIRI: Naim Clubhouse @ Naim SouthLake Permyjaya Miri is offering the use of its swimming pool by the Miri Ability Service Association (Masa) to carry out water therapy sessions for its physically challenged members.
In the spirit of giving back to the community, Naim’s Corporate Communications head Caroline Yeo said through the collaboration with Masa, the company can play a role in helping those with physical disabilities by getting them to be more active and boost their morale.
Under this collaboration, Masa’s physically challenged members will be accorded special access to the pool.
Meanwhile, according to Masa president Boon Foo Ping Naim Clubhouse is an ideal venue for such water therapies as the facilities are disabled-friendly and provides convenience for those using wheelchairs.
2. ‘NO PLASTIC BAG’ EVERY DAY IN MIRI
MIRI: Starting yesterday, the Miri City Council (MCC) has extended the ‘No Plastic Bag’ initiative to every day.
According to MCC councilor Karambir Singh, 49 retail outlets have chosen to take part in the program which was previously carried out from Fridays to Sundays.
He added that the initiative is part of the council’s effort to reduce the usage of plastic bags and has no issue against the retailers who want to sell plastic bags to customers as there are no laws on banning the usage of plastic bags.
He said this when met after a meet-the-people session held at Boulevard Hypermarket at Jalan Miri-Pujut yesterday while lauding the commitment showed by the 49 participating retail outlets.
3. STB PROMOTES SARAWAK IN WOMEX 2019
TAMPERE: In an effort to promote the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), Borneo Jazz Festival (BJF) and Sarawak, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) recently has attended this year’s World Music Expo (Womex) 2019 in Tampere, Finland.
Festival organizers at the event expressed interest in Sarawak’s traditional music industry scene, giving the opportunity for young local talents to be placed on the international stage.
RWMF will be celebrating its 23rd edition next year at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai from July 10-12, with plans on making the festival bigger than ever.
RWMF continues to make a name for itself and the success of the festival has been further intensified with the recent recognition by the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers (Maceos) in bagging the ‘Malaysia Iconic Event Award’.