Borneo Jazz Festival 2016 : Tree Planting, Media Briefing & Sunset Buffet

In line with Sarawak Tourism Board’s (STB) environmental preservation efforts, a tree planting event was held at Piasau Nature Reserve Park. STB works closely with Sarawak Shell Berhad and Sarawak Forestry Corporation on this tree planting event. The ceremony was attended by jazz performers, international & local media representative, government officials, Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) volunteers and hoteliers in Miri.

Tree Planting Group Photo (Photo credits to Sarawak Tourism Board)

We, the Sarawak Bloggers get to do our part on the nature conservation and we planted ‘Kasai’ tree or scientifically known as ‘Pometia Pinnata’. Was told by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation staff that the tree would bear fruits upon reaching maturity and that would be one of the food sources suitable to the birds and small mammals on the ground. The sandy and porous soil in the reserve park is suitable for the growth of the tree.

Sarawak Blogger Tree & Location


Candid shot of yours truly (Photo credits to Pei)

Later in the afternoon, a media briefing was conducted by Borneo Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Director of Events & Corporate Relations along with Communications Manager to the international and local media.

Jun Lin, Artistic Director (left), Angelina Bateman, Director of Events & Corporate Relations (centre), Barbara Benjamin, Communications Manager (far right) – Photo credits to Sarawak Tourism Board

Towards the evening, the media were invited to a sunset cocktail buffet by the pool at Miri Marriot Resort & Spa Hotel. The international and local media were entertained with live sape music apart from offering variety of mouth-watering local cuisine.

Wefie by Sarawak Bloggers (Photo credits to Sarawak Tourism Board)
Sarawak Bloggers with Aziz of Borneo Bulletin (Photo credits to Sarawak Tourism Board)

If you haven’t got your ticket yet, you can purchase it at ParkCity Everly Hotel’s lobby tonight.

You may also want/get to read more/ follow updates from my other fellow bloggers, Pei & Judith.

ps-a big thank you to Miri Marriot Resort & Spa Hotel for sponsoring the sunset cocktail buffet. 😉

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