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Uber, Grab combines Southeast Asian businesses

KUCHING: Uber Technologies Inc (Uber) has confirmed the sale of its Southeast Asian ride-hailing business to rival Grab today in a move that will affect 500 of its staff in the region. “Dear team, I wanted to let you know that we have reached an agreement to combine our business in Southeast Asia with Grab. “In exchange, Uber will get …

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New route helps Scoot’s branding in East Malaysia

SINGAPORE: The newly-launched route connecting Kuching with Singapore will help Scoot Tigerair Pte Ltd (Scoot) expand its reach into Malaysia as it repositions itself within the global low cost airline industry. The group is also planning routes to connect Singapore with Honolulu in the US, Harbin in Northeast China, and Palembang in Indonesia. The Singapore-Kuching route brings Scoot’s current network …

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RM1 million for ‘Sarawak Pepper Farm’ project

KUCHING: The Ministry of Higher Education Ministry has allocated a RM1 million fund to kickstart ‘Sarawak Pepper Farm’ project on a 25-acre land at University Putra Malaysia (UPM) Bintulu Campus to be developed in phases, beginning this month. The setting up of the Sarawak Pepper Farm @ UPM Bintulu is the result of a strategic research collaboration between UPM, Ministry …

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State developing digital payment system – SarawakPay

KUCHING: Sarawak is working with Chinese multinational company Huawei to develop an e-wallet, or digital payment system, to be called ‘Sarawak Pay’ to enhance the state’s development of financial technology. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg revealed this at the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China celebration dinner at a leading hotel here …

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Grand Castella Cake @ Vivacity Megamall, Kuching

First outlet of Taiwan’s Grand Castella Cake has opened at Vivacity Megamall, Kuching. Castella cakes is a soft and bouncy moist Japanese sponge cakes. Grand Castella Cake opened its first store in Tamsui Old Street, Taiwan in 2010, and has since attracted many adoring fans.   Grand Castella Cake Official Facebook

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Happy 145th Birthday Kuching

12th August is the birthday of Kuching as on this date in 1872, the second White Rajah Sir Charles Brooke officially named the capital of Sarawak, ‘Kuching’. Happy 145th Birthday Kuching

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AirAsia Travel Fair (AATF) 2017

AirAsia Travel Fair (AATF) 2017 SARAWAK Date: 12th & 13th August 2017 Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm Venue: Wisma Sanyan, Sibu, Sarawak SABAH Date: 19th & 20th August 2017 Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm Venue: Giant Sandakan Mall, Sandakan, Sabah

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Thumbs up for LCCT

KUCHING: The proposal to construct a Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) here has received support from Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. He said an LCCT could help to facilitate the growth of the tourism industry in Sarawak. “If a separate LCCT building could expedite and facilitate the growth of tourism industry in …

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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia unveils RM53m Autohaus in East Malaysia

KUCHING (June 7): Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, together with its authorised dealer partner Hap Seng Star Sdn Bhd, today unveiled its first integrated one-stop centre in East Malaysia, called Hap Seng Kuching Autohaus. Hap Seng Kuching Autohaus deals with all things related to vehicle sales, technical services, spare parts and spray painting, and services both passenger and commercial vehicles. Managed by 40 …

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RM90 mln spent to improve security at major airports in Sarawak

KUCHING: The government has spent a total of RM90 million to improve and enhance security and safety equipment, facilities and utilities at all major airports in Sarawak to ensure passengers’ safety, security and comfort. Revealing this was Assistant Minister for Land and Air Transportation and Safety Datuk Lee Kim Shin after having a meeting with Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) …

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