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Bonsai & Suiseki Championship Officially Opens at La Promenade Mall

Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah launched the “2023 Sarawak Open - Bonsai & Suiseki Champion” on July 23 at La Promenade Mall.


At the opening, Karim also presented prizes, and toured the exhibition, with 185 Bonsai plants, and about 20 Suiseki stones and fossils.


The minister invited members of the public to view the show, which is until July 30, and to attend daily workshops and demos. Entry is free.

The grand opening received wide media coverage across all platforms.


Here are highlights:


Utusan Sarawak, 23 July

Sebanyak 1,500 jenis pokok bonsai dan suiseki dipamerkan untuk pertandingan pada kejohanan Bonsai dan Suiseki 2023 di La Promenade hari ini.


New Sarawak Tribune, 23 July

The Sarawak Open Bonsai and Suiseki Championship Show can be expanded to become a national or international event.



DayakDaily, 23 July

The Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak is willing to assist to make the Sarawak Open Bonsai and Suiseki Championship an international event.



Utusan Borneo, 23 July

Menterinya Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, bantuan ini bukan sahaja dari segi dana, bahkan kemasukan tanaman bonsai dari luar Sarawak untuk menyertai kejohanan terbabit.



The Borneo Post, 23 July

“There are quarantine conditions set by the enforcers if one wants to bring in plants from outside Sarawak, but it is only subject to those entering to participate in a tournament. So we will wait for the organiser (the association) if they want to involve the participation of those from outside Sarawak to make it easier for them to organise a prestigious international event,” said Abdul Karim to the reporters.



Utusan Borneo, 23 July

Empat pemenang bagi kategori utama dalam Kejohanan Bonsai dan Suiseki - Terbuka Sarawak 2023 telah diumumkan hari ini.



Sin Chew Daily,

来自美里的黄德财,在此次比赛中,不仅获得2023年度全砂公开赛最佳创作奖,还荣获全场总冠军。而砂拉越盆栽协会主席杨永顺的盆栽作品,也获得全砂公开赛最佳潜能奖;此外,全砂公开赛福胜利奖则由李国华荣获。


TVS, 23 July

Kejohanan itu menyaksikan seramai 22 pemenang menerima pengiktirafan dalam kategori masing-masin, manakala bagi anugerah berprestij dirangku oleh empat penerima.



The Borneo Post, 23 July

Judging was carried out by specialists from the Malaysia Bonsai and Suiseki Society (MBSS) and Sarawak Bonsai Association (SBA).



See Hua Daily,

他坦言(砂青年,体育与企业家发展部部长拿督斯里阿都卡林),如今种植盆栽不单单只是一种爱好,相信有者早已将此行业扩大化,甚至为砂拉越带入商机。他是於今日出席为砂拉越盆栽与雅石公开竞标赛主持颁奖礼上致词时,如是表示。



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