TETHER SESSION 2: Stealing someone’s backpack

TETHER SESSION 2: Stealing someone’s backpack

It was one exciting and interesting night for those attending our second Tether session, called Tether Session 2 or #TetherSS2.

The crowd certainly was bigger this time around, and thankfully Grand Margherita Hotel stepped up to come in as the venue sponsor, offering their fantastic Rajang Lobby Bar Terrace which was simply idea for the discussion. Thank you again guys!

While the topic of the day was loosely based on ‘Building Bridges’, the talk moved on from introducing each other, to learning about how to earn income through social media, and what can be done to improve content to fit the industry as well.

Interestingly, in this session, Jeremy Noronha, a Digital Nomad from India, and also Dominic Ling, an SEO specialist from Singapore also joined us at Grand Margherita Hotel’s Rajang Lobby Bar Terrace to share about their experiences and things that could be done to improve not only content, but also to move forward as content creators on social media.  Who would have guessed that our little session would attract international participants!

One side of those coming. Photo by Donovan Sim

Anyway, to cut a long story short, it was also found out that Digital Nomads like Jeremy put everything in one back-pack, and he would go bananas if it was lost! – which was also the joke of the night that we should steal his backpack so that he had to stay longer in Kuching.

But on more serious matters, there was plenty to discuss when it came to digital marketing, corporate blogging, affiliate marketing, and again, yes, the role of tourism related industries when it comes to promoting Sarawak.

We really don’t want to say too much because we prefer you to join our sessions to hear what’s it all about.

Missed out? There’s always Tether Session 3 (which we will post up on our FB event page), but for now, thank you again to Grand Margherita Hotel for hosting us!!



TETHER SESSION 2 gets a venue sponsor

TETHER SESSION 2 gets a venue sponsor

Tether Session II is this week (22 March), and with just a couple of days left, there’s a little (okay, it’s huge!) change; namely to the venue.

Thank you to the good people at Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching, we are having #Tethers2 (short for Tether Session 2) at the Rajang Lobby Lounge Terrace at Grand Margherita!

Rajang Lobby Lounge Terrace Grand Margherita Hotel
Rajang Lobby Lounge Terrace Grand Margherita Hotel

Like playing host isn’t enough, Grand Margherita would also be sponsoring some light refreshments for those coming as we sit down, and have a good sharing about social media in Kuching and Sarawak, and exchange ideas about how we all can improve as content creators on social media.

As the first session, entry to the session is still completely free, and there’s no dress code.

We do however hope you take your dinner before coming, and come on time as we will start at 8:30PM.

See you at 8:30PM, this 22 March, at Grand Margherita Hotel!

If you need more information, visit us on our Event Page on Facebook.

Aliey represents Sarawak Bloggers at tHe Spring Bintulu unveiling ceremony

Aliey represents Sarawak Bloggers at tHe Spring Bintulu unveiling ceremony

Aliey, or her real name Nurhaizi Mostapha yesterday represented Sarawak Bloggers Society at the launching of the new tHe Spring Mall Bintulu.

Invited specially by tHe Spring Mall, Aliey also went on a City Tour after the event.  To read more about Aliey’s experience, go to her blog.

Meanwhile, tHe Spring Bintulu would be opened this November with tenants almost mimicking what tHe Spring Kuching has to offer.

The Spring Mall Bintulu tenant mix
The Spring Mall Bintulu tenant mix

Managed by tHe Spring Management Serviced (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd, the latest addition to Bintulu’s shopping mall options would see Parkson, MBO Cinema, Uniqlo and Ta Kiong Supermarket coming in as the anchor tenant of the mall, with other brands such as Popular, Maxis, OSIM, Switch also slated to open in the mall.

The RM245-million tHe Spring Bintulu could accommodate 127 retail outlets on its 390,000 square feet mall, and it will have 1,317 parking bays with the food court offering a panoramic view of the South China Sea.

TETHER SESSION 01: Reaching Out

TETHER SESSION 01: Reaching Out

Last night, the very first Tether Session by Sarawak Bloggers Society was held at a local cafe, with nine social media users and influencers coming.

Tether is conducted in a very informal way to bring together social media users, and encouraging discussions and sharings about how each other can use soceial media to grow their influence, fan base and networking, under the guidance of Sarawak Bloggers.

Part of the participants of Tether Session 01

Last night’s discussion focused on branding, and how local content creators can grow to be a force in the local industry, specifically tourism and Sarawak related industries.

The second Tether session would be conducted tentatively on 22 March 2018 (Thursdays), with the venue to be decided.

Telum Media seek to include Sarawak Bloggers in their database

Telum Media seek to include Sarawak Bloggers in their database

Last Tuesday, Telum Media representatives Koi Kye Lee and Lim Hui Shan met up with our President Cyril Dason, to discuss about the blogging scene in Sarawak, and the possibility of including bloggers from Sarawak into their media database.

Based on the discussion, bloggers from Sarawak will be listed in the media database operated by Telum Media, hence allowing agencies to approach them directly for press release and engagement.

After a discussion among the Sarawak Bloggers committee, it was agreed that this is a good move which would benefit bloggers directly as it gives exposure to bloggers on a larger platform.

Sarawak Bloggers is also happy that such opportunities has opened up, but stressed that bloggers engaged directly will not come under the banner of Sarawak Bloggers, and therefore Sarawak Bloggers would not be held accountable for any issues arising from such engagement.

It should also be noted that Sarawak Bloggers would continue to coordinate and manage event invites for bloggers shall there be a need or request, in which these bloggers would be representing Sarawak Bloggers as a group.

Sarawak based bloggers can apply to be included in the database by clicking in this link, before 12 midnight, 10 Feb 2018.

Time to give back to the community

Time to give back to the community

Sarawak Bloggers has been around for almost nine years, and while time has passed fast, there’s this tingling feeling that we have not done as much as we can to help our bloggers go further.

That said, a meeting was held to appoint new office bearers recently, and a new committee has been elected as follows.

President: Cyril Dason
V. President: Eve
Secretary: Joachim Then
V. Secretary: Khairool Adzelan
Treasurer: Hani

1) Shaz
2) Mike Cheng
3) Amadeus DOnovan

Brand Ambassadors:
1) Eileen Foong
2) Pei Pei

Among the first few things the new committee would look into is how to include social media influencers into the community’s plans, a change of the logo, and programs aimed at enhancing bloggers and social media users in Sarawak.

The decision making of Sarawak Bloggers has also been shifted to Kuching, despite most of the members residing from all over the state.

It is hoped that with the new committee, Sarawak Bloggers will continue to bring unity among social media users, as well as create a pool of content creators which will help promote Sarawak to the world.