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SERBA DINAMIK’S LIFESTYLE AND COMMUNITY HUB AN INNOVATION GAME-CHANGER FOR KOTA SAMARAHAN

KUCHING: Mar 10: Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak), Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) and Faradale Media-M (FMM) had their chance to take a sneak peek into D-Virtual Park, the first virtual reality (VR) theme park in Malaysia.

The purpose of the visit to the park located at Serba Dinamik facilities and Smart Hub in Kota Samarahan on Mar 10 was to explore potential collaborations and linkages in future programmes as VR technology will become an increasingly important and accessible tool in various industries as the state moves towards Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0). 

Read more: https://dayakdaily.com/serba-dinamiks-lifestyle-and-community-hub-an-innovation-game-changer-for-kota-samarahan/?fbclid=IwAR0hzzdO2WbxcQ5lRiNCmyi0fEWQ-S14IWDWvUSRw5hSrc93e8yibtAQLGU 

AZAM SARAWAK GETS SNEAK PEEK OF FIRST VIRTUAL PARK IN MALAYSIA

KUCHING: In line with Sarawak’s Digital Economy strategy, virtual reality (VR) technology will become an increasingly important and accessible tool in various industries as we move towards realizing Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0).

To become familiarized with the potentials of this technology in realizing Sarawak’s digital economy, Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak), Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) and Faradale Media-M (FMM) board members and staff organized a familiarization visit to D-Virtual Park on 10 March 2020.

To be officially launched on March 23, D-Virtual Park will be the first virtual reality (VR) theme park in Borneo.

Chilling out at the café at D-Virtual Park.
Chilling out at the café at D-Virtual Park.

Located at Serba Dinamik facilities and Smart Hub in Kota Samarahan, the site also houses the Serba DigitalX FabLab (community and innovation lab) and SDx Studio (co-working space) and are among the key developments of the Smart-Integrated Project that includes the one-of-a-kind D-Virtual Park, ESports Arena, and D-Tamu (digital kiosks for hawker centres and local traders).

“This is the new lifestyle and community hub that can boost creativity and innovation. Thus the establishment of Serba DigitalX (SDx) as an innovation and creative hub will become a hotspot for talent and creative community to work on projects and share ideas. This initiative will not only provide an ideal environment for makers, creators, innovators, but also position Sarawak as the preferred location for startups to grow globally,” said Abdul Qaiyum Alidin, General Manager (Operation), Serba Dinamik IT Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

D-Virtual Park offers a variety of VR entertainment including a VR Speed Cruiser, VR Elevation D’Luxe, VR Gyrate, VR Gatling Gun. VR Knight Rider, and many more.

“Besides being an amusement centre, the idea behind D-Virtual Park is to create an ecosystem for the younger generation to be able to channel their creativity and it will be beneficial for many people,” he said.

Apart from familiarizing members with the facilities, the visit was also to explore potential collaborations and linkages between Serba Dinamik and the greater AZAM group in future programmes and activities.

A total of 23 board members and staff of AZAM Sarawak, SDI and FMM participated in this visit and experienced the games available at the D-Virtual Park. AZAM Sarawak board members that attended included its Acting Chairman YBhg. Datu William Patrick Nyigor, Honorary Secretary Mohamad Ariff Irwani Azahari, board members YBhg. Dato Norhyati Mohd Ismail, Alice Wee as well as AZAM Sarawak and SDI CEO Lelia Sim and FMM Managing Director Dr Maria Corazon-Cortez.

It is understood that the official launch of D-Virtual Park will also see various Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) signed between Serba Dinamik and other agencies.

For more information, contact AZAM Sarawak Communication Officer Nissa Normin at 082-411799 or email nissa@azam.org.my 

AZAM Sarawak staff experiencing the VR Gatling Fun, one of the  many VR games available at the D-Virtual Park.
AZAM Sarawak staff experiencing the VR Gatling Fun, one of the many VR games available at the D-Virtual Park.

 

A briefing by Abdul Qaiyum Alidin,General Manager (Operation), Serba Dinamik IT Solutions Sdn. Bhd. on the facilities available at D-Virtual Park.
A briefing by Abdul Qaiyum Alidin,General Manager (Operation), Serba Dinamik IT Solutions Sdn. Bhd. on the facilities available at D-Virtual Park.

Sarikei community called to promote food products via digital platforms

Forty six representatives of the local community in Sarikei completed a one and half days workshop today called Randau Digital organised by the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) and Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) in collaboration with the Sarikei Resident Office.  

Closing the workshop at the Sarikei Innovation Centre this afternoon, Madam Felicia Tan, Resident of Sarikei called on the local communities in the division to equip themselves with digital knowledge and skills to participate in digital economy.

She urged the people to take advantage of Sarikei’s potentials as a Food Basket in central region to utilize digital technology and platform to improve the production and marketing of Sarikei’s food products not only locally but also internationally.

The participants comprise Ketua Masyarakat, Ketua Kaum, local entrepreneurs, and youths from Sarikei, Pakan, Julau and Meradong districts.

The workshop programme aimed to enhance awareness on digital economy among the local communities and, to encourage rural communities to take initiatives to ensure that their communities are digital-ready.

This programme featured speakers from various relevant agencies including a representative from SMA who spoke on Sarawak’s digital economy strategy. Meanwhile, a representative of Pustaka Negeri Sarawak spoke on community digital readiness – the involvement of community and library and, a speaker from CENTEXS that briefed participants on technical and digital training programmes offered at the institution. Participants were also exposed to the various steps towards becoming digital entrepreneurs (usahawan digital).

This programme is the third community engagement workshop organised by AZAM Sarawak this year, after the ones in Bintulu and Kapit divisions, as part of SMA’s Digital Inclusivity programme which was initiated in 2018 and will run until 2020.

This Randau Digital is also organised to coincide with Sarikei Division’s Pesta Nenas dan Buan-buahan 2019 which was held from 22 November to 1 December.

Picture 1: Madam Felicia Tan, Resident of Sarikei presenting certificate to a participant accompanied by Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AZAM Sarawak, Ms, Rosalind Yang Misieng and speakers and facilitators of the workshop.
Picture 1: Madam Felicia Tan, Resident of Sarikei presenting certificate to a participant accompanied by Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AZAM Sarawak, Ms, Rosalind Yang Misieng and speakers and facilitators of the workshop.
Picture 2: Madam Tarmit Kaur, Project Manager, Digital Initiative Planning Implementing & Monitoring Division, Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) briefing participant on Digital Economy and the role and function of SMA
Picture 2: Madam Tarmit Kaur, Project Manager, Digital Initiative Planning Implementing & Monitoring Division, Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) briefing participant on Digital Economy and the role and function of SMA

 

Women with a mission

Recently, two Malaya-based social entrepreneurs made their way to a sharing event organised by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) in Kuching, Sarawak. Founder of Grow the Goose and Borneo Cocoa, Ida Faranina Othman has been an entrepreneur for 16 years, from owning and running a baking studio, event management company, supplier of corporate gifts, production house, advertising agency, photo studio to a kids party planning outfit.

Her entrepeneurial passion grew in her since her younger days. At 10 years old, she wanted a t-shirt that everyone wears. “I wanted it so my mum asked me to save up. So I sell things like recycled cans until I was able to collect enough money.” At 12, she started a cupcake business while at 15 she babysits.

Hence, after she took a break to focus on her family, she noticed a gap in the market on child empowerment programmes. It was a little experiment with her children that led her to launch ‘Grow the Goose’ — a social enterprise focusing on financial empowerment programmes for children to help them attain financial wisdom before entering adulthood.

Read more: Women with a Mission

 

AZAM Sarawak to hold talk on commercial swiftlet farming

KUCHING: Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak is organising a knowledge sharing on commercial swiftlet farming to be held this Nov 12 at Kompleks AZAM, here.

The knowledge sharing aims to share and educate participants on the route to a successful swiftlet farming investment, a lucrative enterprise which is attracting more and more Sarawakians.

It will be delivered by Dr. Charles Leh, AZAM member and Honorary Curator of World of Birdnest Museum, Singapore. Dr. Charles was a zoologist and curator of natural history at the Sarawak Museum from 1982 to early 2018 when he retired.

He was also an adjunct lecturer with UNIMAS from 2002 to 2014 at the Faculty of Resource Science and Technology. He conducted research on swiftlets and its farming for over 30 years and he wrote several books on the secret of swiftlet farming and A Guide to Birds’ Nest Caves and Birds’ Nests of Sarawak.

“I hope that participants will gain an insight on the potential of this industry particularly with upcoming technological advances such as AI, as well as steps to conserve our biological resources,” said Dr. Charles.

About 50 participants comprising members of AZAM, local entrepreneurs, government officers of the relevant agencies, non-profit organisations and, professionals and students in the related fields are expected to attend.

This knowledge sharing is a part of activities organised for members of AZAM and is also open to non-members.

Other AZAM’s activities organised for its members earlier this year included a study trip and rural community outreach programme in Niah, Miri Division and, in Lawas of Limbang Division as well as, a knowledge sharing session on Social Enterprise.

Admission to the talk on swiftlet farming is free and the limited seats are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Those interested in joining this event can contact AZAM Sarawak at 082 411799 (Nissa Normin) for further information.

Talk on swiftlet farming at AZAM Sarawak on Nov 12

KUCHING, Nov 6: Angkatan Zaman MAnsang (AZAM) Sarawak will be organising a knowledge sharing on commercial swiftlet farming this Nov 12 at Kompleks AZAM here.

The knowledge sharing, according to a media release today, aims to share and educate participants on the route to a successful swiftlet farming investment, a lucrative enterprise which is attracting more and more Sarawakians.

Read more:https://dayakdaily.com/talk-on-swiftlet-farming-at-azam-this-nov-12/

AZAM Sarawak to hold knowledge sharing on commercial swiftlet farming

KUCHING: Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak is organising a knowledge sharing on commercial swiftlet farming this 12 November, at Kompleks AZAM in Kuching.

The knowledge sharing aims to share and educate participants on the route to a successful swiftlet farming investment, a lucrative enterprise which is attracting more and more Sarawakians.

It will be delivered by Dr. Charles Leh, AZAM member and Honorary Curator of World of Birdnest Museum, Singapore. Dr. Charles was a zoologist and curator of natural history at the Sarawak Museum from 1982 to early 2018 when he retired.

He was also an adjunct lecturer with UNIMAS from 2002 to 2014 at the Faculty of Resource Science and Technology. He conducted research on swiftlets and its farming for over 30 years and he wrote several books on the secret of swiftlet farming and A Guide to Birds’ Nest Caves and Birds’ Nests of Sarawak.

“I hope that participants will gain an insight on the potential of this industry particularly with upcoming technological advances such as AI, as well as steps to conserve our biological resources,” said Dr. Charles.

About 50 participants comprising members of AZAM, local entrepreneurs, government officers of the relevant agencies, non-profit organisations and, professionals and students in the related fields are expected to attend.

This knowledge sharing is a part of activities organised for members of AZAM and is also open to non-members.

Other AZAM’s activities organised for its members earlier this year included a study trip and rural community outreach programme in Niah, Miri Division and, in Lawas of Limbang Division as well as, a knowledge sharing session on Social Enterprise.

Admission to the talk on swiftlet farming is free and the limited seats are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Those interested in joining this event can contact AZAM Sarawak at 082 411799 (Nissa Normin) for further information.

SMA, AZAM organise ‘Youth Online Business Workshop 2019’

KUCHING: Increased internet access and constant innovations in online business marketing have created new asset-light online business models, giving the youth more opportunities to take part in the increasingly competitive and lucrative online market. The potential for Sarawak youths to be successful in this area is significant with the government’s clear digital economy roadmap for all sectors, and, the availability of various unique local products that are highly marketable in both local and international markets.

This development prompts the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) in collaboration with Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak to organize a workshop called Youth Online Business Workshop 2019 themed “Boosting Youth Enterprise through Online Business” on Oct 25 (from 8am to 5pm) and Oct 26 (from 8am until 1pm) at the SMA Creative Heritage Innovation Centre (CHIC) Yayasan Sarawak Building (near Padang Merdeka).

The one-and-a half day workshop will help participants navigate the world of online business, and take advantage of the availability of online business models which maximise on marketing strategies but work on minimal capital investment.

The workshop will expose participants to existing tools and frameworks to launch or expand their business while helping participants plan effective strategies to better grow their business, define their overall goals, identify risks and opportunities, and facilitate business transitions from traditional to online platforms, new technologies like automation and virtual reality, and e-commerce portals.

The workshop will include five modules by Alianza Group, on setting up online businesses, in addition to a knowledge sharing session e-commerce portal Timogah.com, and overview of online businesses and current issues by Sarawak Multimedia Authority.  

In addition, there will be a briefing on online business marketing for social media influencers to be presented by Koperasi Belia Inovatif Sarawak (KOBIS).

Approximately 50 participants made up of local young entrepreneurs as well as graduates of public and private institutions of higher learning are expected to attend.

This workshop is part of an on-going SMA-AZAM’s digital inclusivity programme.

Online business workshop

KUCHING: SMA in collaboration with Azam Sarawak is organising a workshop entitled ‘Youth Online Business Workshop 2019’ this Oct 25-26 at SMA Creative Heritage Innovation Centre here.

Themed ‘Boosting Youth Enterprise through Online Business’, the workshop will help participants navigate the online business world and take advantage of the availability of business models online.

Read more: https://www.newsarawaktribune.com.my/online-business-workshop/

Youth online business workshop 2019 boosting youth enterprise

KUCHING: Increased internet access and constant innovations in online business marketing have created new asset-light online business models, giving the youth more opportunities to take part in the increasingly competitive and lucrative online market. The potential for Sarawak youths to be successful in this area is significant with the government’s clear digital economy roadmap for all sectors, and, the availability of various unique local products that are highly marketable in both local and international markets.

This development prompts the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) in collaboration with Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak to organize a workshop called Youth Online Business Workshop 2019 themed “Boosting Youth Enterprise through Online Business” this October.

The one-and-a half day workshop will help participants navigate the world of online business, and take advantage of the availability of online business models which maximise on marketing strategies but work on minimal capital investment.

The workshop will expose participants to existing tools and frameworks to launch or expand their business while helping participants plan effective strategies to better grow their business, define their overall goals, identify risks and opportunities, and facilitate business transitions from traditional to online platforms, new technologies like automation and virtual reality, and e-commerce portals.

The workshop will include five modules by Alianza Group, on setting up online businesses, in addition to a knowledge sharing session e-commerce portal Timogah.com, and overview of online businesses and current issues by Sarawak Multimedia Authority.  

In addition, there will be a briefing on online business marketing for social media influencers to be presented by Koperasi Belia Inovatif Sarawak (KOBIS).

Approximately 50 participants made up of local young entrepreneurs as well as graduates of public and private institutions of higher learning are expected to attend.

This workshop is part of an on-going SMA-AZAM’s digital inclusivity programme. Other programmes under this collaboration are the rural community engagement in the forms of workshops called Randau Digital, radio live shows with info capsules and, online videos.  

Those interested in joining this workshop can contact AZAM Sarawak at 082 411799 (Wasli /Nurfadzalina) for further information.