Monday, 27 June 2016


Press Release
June 27, 2016


After another good outing this year, Miri Country Music Fest is heading towards being bigger next year. The festival will be held for two days next year and this is to accommodate the request from festival goers.

Since introducing the festival in 2014, Planet Conventions and Events Sdn Bhd had been organizing the event for one day. However, as the festival entered into it’s forth year, Miri Country Music Fest will be held for two days from February 25 to 26 next year.

Left to Right : Mr Andrew Peter Law (General Manger of Parkcity Everly Hotel, Miri) , Y.B. Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Ms Leticia (Representative from Planet Conventions & Events) & Ms Angelina Bateman (Representative from Sarawak Tourism Board)

The decision was because of the overwhelming response this year. The festival which was held on February 27 this year recorded a total of 2,740 festival goers, an increased of 30 per cent as compared to last year.  Last year’s crowd was at 2,100. Next year Planet Conventions and Events is targeting to attract more than 3,500 festival goers to the event.

The venue will remain at Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri, which is also the official hotel and the main sponsor for the event.

To cater for the two days and increasing festival goers number, the organizer will also be bringing in more international bands to entertain the crowd. Among those already short listed include from USA, Australia, Germany, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam. There will also be more local Malaysian bands taking the centre stage as well.

The festival concept also remain as in previous years, starting with the festival bazaar and followed with music workshop before the concert begin in the evening. On Sunday, the concert will begin earlier so that the finale can end earlier as well. This is in consideration for the festival goers who have to work the next day.

Planet Conventions and Events is also planning to include more activities in the program to further enhance the festival goers’ experience at the event. This will include more stalls offering wide variety of food and beverages, arts and crafts, apparels and souvenirs and to organize competitions like burger eating contest, arm wrestling and many more.

There is also plan to hold a Sunday-cook-out session on the second day of the festival, to encourage more visitors especially those with young children to spend the afternoon at the festival.

Next year’s event will have something for everyone, be they country music fans or anyone wanting to chill out with family and friends.

Tickets to the festival are now available online at and tickets are priced at RM80 for one day and RM150 for two days for adult. For children between three to 12 years old, their ticket is priced at RM40 for one day and RM70 for two days. All the tickets include one drink.

At the moment Planet Conventions and Events is offering the Big Bang Sale and the tickets are priced at RM55 per day and RM100 for two days for adult and RM35 and RM60 respectively for a child. The Big Bang Sale will last until September 30. After that date the ticket will be on sale at normal price.

The forth edition of Miri Country Music Fest is endorsed by Miri City Council and supported by Sarawak Tourism Board, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Arts Sarawak and Malaysia Conventions and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB). Rentak Sejuta is the online media partner.

For more detail on the festival, either logon to, email to or call +6 082 250400.

(A group photo of Y.B. Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Mr Andrew Peter Law, Planet Conventions & Events and Sarawak Tourism Board representatives as well as other hoteliers and MAS Wings representatives)

Friday, 10 June 2016


No one would ever resist a table of feast. When you can have charity and food in package, it turns out to be the best combo. Thanks to Miri Marriott Resort & Spa who had been contributing to the community who are less fortunate as an annual event. This year round, 35 orphans from Rumah Amal Anak Kesayangan Kami had been invited to join "buka puasa" along with Miri Marriott corporate clients at Zest Restaurant. The orphans must be really happy to have been invited, and so do us.

Upon entering their wooden door, there's varieties of selection from their colourful starter, to main course and line up desserts that were super eye-catching. If you are a veges lovers, they have salad section to gets you wild to mix and toast your own favourite selection.

On their main course, Miri Marriott had decided to go a little further to our neighbour country Indonesia to pick up their local flavors because they are different but yet similar to us. Like no other Asian which we must have noodles and rice. Their signature dish would definitely be their Lamb Nasi Briyani and also Chicken Sharwarma. 

The chef in action getting the Sharwarma wrapped. Look plain and unattractive? Geeezzz you are absolutely WRONG! Never judge a book by its cover. Try before you even starting to judge because the most simple dish could be the most awesome food which gets you addicted and craving for a bite after another and couldn't even stop. 

Live stall where you can get live food, err...sounds wrong thou, freshly cooked food selected by you would be more appropriate. Look, choose, grab and pass it to your chef, they will get it done in no time. 

Desserts is undeniable my love. Hmmmpppphhh...did I ever mentioned something that I hate? Anyway, food is my best friend so I can't unfriend them. Aren't they tempting? How to resist such lovely piece of artwork??? And and and not forgetting they have cotton candy machine and make fresh candy ON THE SPOT!!!!!! Well pampered and definitely worth every single penny. OOoooPppsss Have I mentioned their promotion?


First week of Ramadhan - For every paying diners, 5 diners for FREE
The following weeks - For every 12 paying diners, 2 diners for FREE

CIMB RM1.00 Dining Campaign - RM1.00 for the 4th diner with minimum of 3 paying diners in a single receipt , In partnership with CIMB BANK

Operating Hours : 06.00pm - 10.00pm
Price : RM88++ (adult) , children aged 6-11  years at half price & 5 years and below eat FREE
(*prices are subjected to 10% service charge and 6% GST)

While feeding yourself mouthful of good food, grab your mobbie and post it up at your Instagram account and join their Snap2Win instagram contest which you will probably stand a chance to win yourself free stay at their hotel. Remember to follow them @miri_marriott and not forgetting tag #lagisyiokkatzest in your post. It is encourage that you make a reservation before heading to Zest as it may turn out to be full house. Probably their contact would be helpful. You can call their reservations

@ Tel : +60 85 421 121 ext. 7700
Email :

Again, would like to extend our most sincere thank you to Mr Marc Cosyns (GM of Miri Marriott Resort & Spa), Ms Chu (Assist. MarCom Manager) and all Miri Marriott staff for having us. Last but not least of course thank you to my partners in crime for their amazing companionship!