100 Entrepreneurs To Showcase Products At Carnival In Bintulu

BINTULU: About 100 local entrepreneurs will showcase their products during the Entrepreneurship Carnival 2018 at Commerce Square Mall here from Jan 26 until Feb 14.

Various activities including a trade fair will be held during the carnival which is expected to draw large crowds to this industrial town.

Bintulu district officer and organising committee chairman Mataip Sayu said the carnival is jointly organised by D’Touch Beauty Skills and Academy and QiPao Borneo Section in collaboration with Bintulu District Office, Bintulu Commerce Square Mall and Parkcity Everly Hotel.

Among the activities are World Qipao Pageant 2018 Borneo Section, cooking contest, creative makeup contest, colouring contest, ‘air tuak’ making, creative tanglung and poco-poco contests.

There will also be traditional music performances, entrepreneurship workshop, catwalk courses for Qipao pageants, Chinese New Year fun run, blood donation, singing competition and other related courses for local entrepreneurs.

We want our local small and medium entrepreneurs to grab this golden opportunity to promote their products to the public, said Mataip.

Meanwhile, organising committee member Hellen Anbi said this year’s event will involve various parties including non-governmental organisations and private sector especially in the charity fund raising dinner.

We hope this carnival can attract our local entrepreneurs because this is the best avenue for them to promote their products.

We are targeting to attract 80 per cent of local entrepreneurs to sign up and showcase their products during the carnival, she told a press conference. Also present were Commerce Square Management Sdn Bhd centre manager William Tan and other members of the main organising committee.

She said the highlight of the event is the charity fund raising dinner at Parkcity Everly Hotel on Feb 4, where tables are now open for sale.

The funds collected from this dinner will be used to buy the Apheresis platelet machine worth RM275,000 to be donated to Bintulu hospital.

It is hoped all government agencies and corporate bodies can come forward and contribute to this noble cause, said Hellen.

Another committee member Florence Teo said the main objective of the carnival is to provide a platform for local entrepreneurs to further strengthen their business network both for domestic and international markets.

We want to help our local business people to get involve in promoting their products, they can learn from each other on how to manage a business, said Teo.

Entries are now open for various activities that will be held during the carnival.

For World Qipao Pageant 2018 Borneo Section, the champion will receive RM2,000 cash, gifts worth RM6,000, a trophy and a certificate.

Second and third place winners will get RM1,000 and RM500 cash, gifts worth RM4,000 and RM2,500 respectively including a trophy and a certificate each.

The first to third place winners in the cooking contest will walk home with RM300, RM250 and RM200 cash respectively. There will be two consolation prizes of RM50 each.

In the creative makeup contest themed ‘Floral’, the first to third place winners will receive RM700, RM600 and RM500 cash respectively while two consolation prize winners will get RM100 cash each.

For colouring contest, the first place winner will bring home RM150 cash and a certificate. Second and third placing will get RM100 and RM50 cash with a certificate each. There will be five consolation prizes of RM30 cash and a certificate.

The creative ‘Air tuak’ making contest themed fruits offers RM300, RM250 and RM200 cash prizes for the first to third place winners with two consolation prizes worth RM50 and a certificate.

In the creative tanglung contest, the first place winner will stand a chance to win RM500 cash and a certificate. Second and third placing will receive RM300 and RM200 cash respectively with a certificate each. There will be five consolation prizes worth RM50 and a certificate for each recipient.

Meanwhile, the first place winner in the poco-poco contest will receive RM600 cash and medals while second and third place winners will get RM500 and RM400 cash respectively with medals each. Two groups will get RM100 cash in consolation prize.

For further details about the acitivities call Teo at 013-8359788 and Hellen at 016-8868440 or Commerce Square Mall at 086-344118/ 119.

Source: Borneo Post Online