Thursday, 24 November 2016

PRESS RELEASE : Miri Country Music Festival 2017


MIRI : The Miri Country Music Fest (MCMF 2017) is back in town with two days and two nights of massive whole lot of family packed honky-tonk fun. Mark your calendar on the 25 and 26 February 2017 now, as the fourth edition of MCMF 2017 promise you an experience of Country and Western to remember.
With three international line-up, the stage will be set outdoor by the coast of Brighton Beach inside Parkcity Everly Hotel, Miri - the official hotel for MCMF 2017. This year, local highlight is the Country Road Band from Miri, Sarawak will be entertaining the audience not only during the festival, but also the upcoming MCMF Roadshow which will be happening at Boulevard Shopping Complex, Miri on Saturday the 26 November 2016. The band is set to take the stage at level 3, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

Country Road is a 5 piece band with members from Miri. Also from Miri, The Mountain Wind Band will be making a comeback for next year's edition. The Mountain Wind Band is also 5 piece band and a local favorite in Miri. The members are from various towns around Miri and proved to be a hit at the Festival.

Shane Smith & The Saints from Austin, Texas, USA will be the highlight of MCMF 2017 international line-up as well as the band from down under, James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims from Newcastle, Australia. Shane Smith has been performing (around the world?) and recently released an album titled "The Mountain".

Malaysian favorites for this edition are Adi Wow & Maha from Kota Kinabalu, Raggy Project from Penang and hit maker Russell Curtis from Kuala Lumpur.

(Mr Leong, Mr Anthony, Mr Adam Yii, Mdm Gracie, Mr Andrew Peter Law, MASwings representative)

Last but not least, a unique band who will blow your mind is a group of Europeans who are based in Brunei and formed The Casual Ceilidh Band. Their music is a blend of traditional Irish/Scottish social events in which the audience dance together in groups/couples to traditional Celtic music roots, giving form to its own mix of country and folk tunes.

This festival is endorsed by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Sarawak Tourism Board and Miri City Council, and supported by Ministry of Tourism Culture and Malaysia Major Events. The official media partners are Rentak Sejuta and Selebriti Online while MASwings is the supporting airline and Brighton Travel and Tour the official tour partner.

The Miri Taxi Association has been engaged to assist with promoting the event by placing the official MCMF car sticker on their taxis and inserting the flyers into their seat pockets. The organiser would like to support local economic scene by involving local business and retail companies, which includes taxis, hotels, F&B outlets, retail outlets and so on.

Stay updated with us on Facebook and tickets are available online at  

Ticket is on promo till end of December with a buy three free one ticket combo.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Miri Marriott celebrates Global Customer Appreciation Week

Press Conference :

Miri Marriott is pleased to present its newly transformed guest room to the invited guests followed by a Sunset BBQ dinner to kick off the Marriott Global Customer Appreciation Week (GCAW). Themed "making greater connections", Marriott paid tribute to valued stakeholders who continually gave tehir support to the hotel despite evolving trends in the hospitality industry.

Miri Marriott has announced plans for a week-long festival of community engagement, known as GCAW from November 7 until November 11. The GCAW is simply a chance for us to personally thank our guests and customers and to give something back to communities we live and work in. Miri Marriott Resort & Spa would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt "Thank You" to all our customers during the week.

(fellow bloggers invited to the cocktail party & dinner in conjunction of GCAW week)

The GCAW activities taking place in our property included cocktail party followed by dinner, visit to loyal corporate clients with gifts, and movie day with Sarawak Cancer Society Children at Golden Screen Cinema.

This year's Global Customer Appreciation Week is a very special week for us, in addition to accomplishing all the things we set out to do as our way of saying "Thank you"to our customers, we are also able to partner with and assist a very worthy cause,"said Doris Chin, Director of Operations of  Miri Marriott Resort & Spa.

The GCAW of  Marriott properties celebrated worldwide is an excellent opportunity to highlight the outstanding guest services provided by the hotel and to reinforce relationships with business partners by showing appreciation, and to thank them for their loyalty to the brand.

For more information on the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa, visit Miri Marriott Resort & Spa Facebook page.


I would also like to grab this opportunity to thank Miri Marriott Resort & Spa for extending the invitation to Sarawak Bloggers. We are indeed honoured and beyond fascinated by the invites. Having such great partnership with bunch of awesome people and management is always pleasure.

Truly amazed how Miri Marriott had pulled up such an amazing night with irresistible table of feast. I can understand why when I see a team of cooperative and hardworking people. Despite it's an appreciation, they are also giving us another platform to broaden our network and definitely socializing with guests. Thou it's not putting your hair down and rock the dance floor moment (not doing that freely yet), but hey, we still feel truly blessed for the opportunity and chances given.  

We are having a great night thanks to them. Also not forgetting my fellow bloggers who are always a great companion. The ladies in action who never failed their duty.

(photo credit to Elena)