Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Good response to annual Borneo Jazz festival

MIRI: Response to the Borneo Jazz 2012 which will be held at ParkCity Everly Hotel here on May 11-12 has been good with most bookings done online.

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) director of Corporate Communication Angelina Bateman said yesterday that the two-day event was expected to attract a crowd of 8,000.

“We had about 6,000 people during the festival last year,” she said.

A random survey at hotels and restaurants here showed the good ticket sales have yet to be translated into room bookings and restaurant reservations.

According to a hotel near the festival site, there were plenty of enquiries on rooms but the bookings have yet to be confirmed.

Angelina said a capella group – SLIXs – has been invited to jazz up this year’s event.

SLIXS, formerly known as Stouxingers comprise six vocal virtuosos from Germany.

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