8 Reasons Why Sarawak is The Best Destination for Conventions
There are a thousand and one reasons why Sarawak is the best destination for conventions. We give you eight, and we think that’s more than enough…
1. A Track Record the Size of Our Rainforest
Like the solid anchor of life and longevity our rainforest stands for, Sarawak’s track record is sturdy, strong and stretches a long way when it comes to organising and hosting international and regional conferences. The numbers tell the story: we have a success rate of 80% plus when we compete with other destinations for international conferences.
2. As Sturdy as Ironwood: Government Support
Like the diversity of life hosted by the mighty Ironwood tree, Sarawak enjoys complete government support at both state and federal levels. That, plus a stable government since independence over 50 years ago, positions the State as an ideal meeting destination.
3. An Exceptional Venue for Exceptional Events
Every convention, meeting, conference and event deserves to be original, exceptional and efficient. A superb venue coupled with a great team at SCB ensures that. Sarawak’s one-of-a-kind location makes it an ecotourism destination with a twist. A land inhabited by the world’s oldest rainforests, teeming with exotic appeal yet equipped with modern and state-of-the-art technology and communications systems is our best kept secret. Conventions in modern facilities, activities in rainforest settings; even events in historical buildings can be arranged. It’s all Old World charm meets efficiency meets corporate or association world.
4. Tropical Climes for Corporate Comfort
Smart cotton casuals for corporate tropics are just ideal for Sarawak’s tropical weather. Sunny with tropical showers, temperatures of 21°C to 32°C and light breezes are perfect for incentive programmes and events all year round.
5. Hospitable Cultures in A Faraway Land
Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu, Melanau, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Eurasian – in this place, everyone is Sarawakian and every ethnicity overflows with true blue Sarawak hospitablity. Sarawak’s peoples are friendly beyond measure, enjoy a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious environment with little prejudice. Racial harmony and cultural celebration are the cornerstones of Sarawak’s social profile. Sarawakians are multilingual and English is widely spoken.
6. Food for All Palates
A true product of fusion cuisines for centuries, Sarawakians have long basked in the influences of spices from the Indies, recipes from China, the fusion of Nyonya cooking, Malay masak-masak, indigenous infusions and a whole lot more. It is no surprise then that Sarawakians take pride in knowing their food. Today, in addition to all that, modern choices of superb vegetarian, halal, Western, Japanese, Korean and Middle Eastern eateries are easily available.
7. Where Corporate Social Responsibility Truly Counts
A thriving, developing land like Sarawak with its mix of growing affluence and needs means endless possibilities for CSR programmes. These include: building homes for the poor; providing aid to underprivileged children; or better still, let SCB craft a CSR programme to suit your objectives. That way, you achieve your goal and contribute to a better future – a truly win-win situation.
8. Tailor-Made Pre- and Post-Event Specials
Memorable pre and post activities are part of truly effective events. The team at SCB specialises in tailor-made options to sync with the goals and aspirations of each event. We guarantee exotic and unforgettable experiences at cost-effective rates. Get in touch with us for great ideas on incentives and theme parties.