STB, Kuching Polytechnic to enhance city tourist maps

One of the participating teams explaining the design of the map to the judges.

KUCHING: Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is collaborating with Kuching Polytechnic Sarawak (PKS) to enhance the tourist maps for Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri through the Kenyalang Creative Map Competition (KCMC).

Jointly organised by Land Surveyors Board Sarawak (LSBS), HERE Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the Association of Consulting Licensed Land Surveyors Sarawak (ACLS) and Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RSIM), KCMC aims at making students to be creative in producing maps.

KCMC was held from Aug 1 to 31 and opened to students from Polytechnics, universities and colleges in Malaysia, said a press statement yesterday.

Seventy-three maps submission were received from students of Ungku Omar Polytechnic (PUO), Ipoh; Geomatika College, Kuala Lumpur (IPTS); Tuanku Sultanah Bahiyah Polytechnic (PTSB), Kulim; Merlimau Polytechnic (PMM), Melaka; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur branch and two Sarawak polytechnics – PKS and Metro Betong Polytechnic.

Out of 73 maps received, 21 were maps on Kuching, Sibu (10), Bintulu (13) and 29 on Miri.

“A pre-selection was done last week by the panel of judges before the final round which was held last Wednesday. Kuching Polytechnic Sarawak (PKS) won all the four categories for the Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri maps. Each winning team took home RM600 in cash, plaque and certificate for each participant in the team,” it said.

The prizes were presented by director of PKS Lt Col Kamaludin Daud.