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Meetings, conferences, events and exhibitions in all their forms are ultimately to serve only one common function. To bring people together, encourage conversation and create connections. Connections that will allow people to create ideas, share thoughts and collaborate.

As organizations around the world seek to be more innovative, and compete more and more on creativity, we approached the question of innovation from a totally unique perspective. Instead of exploring the capacity of an individual alone or in group to innovate, we try instead to identify the spaces that have historically led to unusual rates of creativity and innovation. Places such as the Coffee Houses during the age of enlightenment or the Salons of modernism. Spaces where minds serendipitously come together connect and produce great ideas. And with this in mind, we would like to introduce Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, the unique convention centre. A space created among the tranquility of the tropical rainforest where any distractions that will take focus away from simply being innovative are kept at a distance but yet still easily accessible. Being secluded however does not mean disconnection. The centre is equipped with the latest in communication technologies with wireless internet enveloping the whole area, cutting ledge LAN infrastructure and the latest in Audio/Visual technology to ensure any and all collaboration that happens inside, are widely visible outside. All this to realise the belief we have that collaborative innovation can be at its peak if held in the correct environment. Every part of BCCK is designed to be an environment for the inquisitive. An environment that encourages people to think broadly and generally about challenges and one in which participants can feel free to follow their curiosity. Equally important, it seeks to be an environment where people can connect with each other.
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The caretakers of nature’s advancement.

BCCK is what it is today and will become what it will be tomorrow under the passionate care of our directors.

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Datuk Hajjah Raziah @ Rodiah binti Mahmud-Geneid

Dato Steve Ng

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot

YM Dato’ Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin bin Tengku Mahamood

 Dr. Mohamadon bin Abdullah





 Executive Director

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True to any organization, our people will always be our strength. And each and every member is passionately dedicated to meet any challenges and exceed all expectations.

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Eric Van Piggelen

Chief Executive Officer
Finance and ICT

Joseph Chung

Chief Financial Officer

Wayne Kho

Finance Manager

Sylvester Tan

ICT Manager
Human Resource

Janet Jong

Human Resource Manager
Corporate Services

Christopher Wan

Senior Manager - Corporate Services 
Manager (Procurement, Risk, Quality)

Luqman Nul Hakim

Event Planning Manager

John Engkatesoo

F&B Operations Manager


Binyas Suem

Executive Sous Chef

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Mas Rabaie

Security Manager

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Sylvester Sintan

AV Tech Service Executive

Sales & Marketing
Pei Wee Shiung

Pei Wee Shiung

Senior Sales Manager 


Eric Chuo

Research & Development 

Laila Johari

Sales Manager

Kenneth Garai

Sales Manager


Phoebe Tan

Sales Manager

Syuriana Sadikin

Sales Manager

Winnie Kii

Sales Executive


John Hii

John Hii

Sales Executive

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  • Thu

    BCCK Throws Isthmus Christmas Annual Party

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    KUCHING. 18 December 2017. The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) ended the year with its annual Isthmus Christmas party on 18 December, celebrating another year of significant achievements with its staff, children from the Salvation Army Kuching Children’s Home and Boys’ Home together with their wardens as well as BCCK’s clients and members of the media.

    Officiating at the event on behalf of BCCK Chief Executive Officer Eric van Piggelen, BCCK Financial Controller Wayne Kho conveyed the former’s message to the BCCK team and invited guests, “Ladies and gentlemen, children from the Salvation Army and staff members of BCCK. A very warm welcome to our Isthmus Christmas celebration. The BCCK management would like to thank everyone here for making time for our tree lighting and charity event. With 2017 coming to a close, we would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to a host of people for making the year a fulfilling one for BCCK. These include our Board of Directors, the BCCK team, our clients and media partners. Thank you for your wholehearted support of our endeavours.

    2017 marks another rewarding year for BCCK, not only in terms of event hosting. We are honoured to have once again been recognised by authorities in the business events industry. Our Centre recently garnered two Malaysia Business Events Awards of Excellence for professional standard, best practices and innovations, and also for hosting the 55th International Congress and Convention Association Annual Congress in 2016. These awards are a timely measure of how far our Centre has come since 2009. Tribute goes to the BCCK team for their wholehearted dedication which has enabled us to seal our reputation as a serious player in the country’s business events industry.

    As we wrap up the year, the BCCK team would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018, and take this opportunity to convey our appreciation to all parties who have made our achievements possible.”

    The Christmas party was enlivened by performance by the Salvation Army children. The occasion also witnessed the children receiving their Christmas gifts sponsored by the BCCK and its members of staff before the evening concluded with a dinner at The Raintree Restaurant.

    The BCCK received two 2017 rAWr Awards in November 2017 – Purpose Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Award for Excellence (below 15,000 sqm of total saleable space) and 2017 International Conference Award for Excellence (Hosting of the 55th International Congress and Convention Association Annual Congress).  

    rAWr Awards (Recognising Award Winning Results) is a joint initiative between the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers (MACEOS) and is held bi-annually since 2013. Created to recognise the professional standards, innovation and best practices achieved within Malaysia’s business events industry, this bi-annual award presentation is judged by a panel of independent industry experts within the Asian region and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia as well as Tourism Malaysia.


  • Wed

    BCCK wins two Malaysia Business Events Awards of Excellence

    BID board & BCCK management posing with the awards

    KUCHING. 11 December 2017. The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) takes the pleasure to announce that it garnered the International Conference Award for Excellence (Below 1,000 Delegates)and Purpose Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Award for Excellence (Below Gross 15,000 sqm of total saleable space) at the rAWr Awards 2017 – Malaysia Business Events Awards of Excellence in Kuala Lumpur on 9 November.

    Datuk Hajjah Raziah Mahmud-Geneid, Chairman of Borneo Isthmus Development Sdn Bhd (BID), the management company appointed to oversee the management of the BCCK, said, “On behalf of the Board of BID, I congratulate the BCCK team on the rAWr Awards. We are delighted with these latest achievements. Winning the Purpose Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Award for Excellencefor the second time testifies to the immense efforts put in by the team to continually deliver successful events through consistent professionalism, best practices and innovation.

    The International Conference Award for Excellence is a testament that Kuching can indeed rise to become the destination for business events as deduced from the organiser and delegates’ feedback on the 55th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Annual Congress. The Board of BID would like to express our appreciation to MyCEB and MACEOS for duly considering BCCK for the two awards.”

    BCCK Chief Executive Officer Eric van Piggelen said, “The BCCK is honoured to be part of the national effort to spur the growth of the business events industry in Malaysia. We are grateful to MyCEB and MACEOS for recognising BCCK’s endeavours. These awards are a timely measure of how far our Centre has come since 2009. I would like to pay tribute to our team for their steadfast dedication in meeting the numerous benchmarks set to achieve the desired results. They have truly lived up to the pledge made by Team Malaysia to the ICCA Board, and have represented BCCK and Sarawak with pride. Our Sarawakian hospitality proves Kuching worthy as a model second-tier destination by achieving success with international events.

    With these being national-level awards, the International Conference Award for Excellence is also an achievement for Team Malaysia. I wish to express, on behalf of the Board of BID and BCCK management, our appreciation and gratitude to our other Team Malaysia members namely MyCEB, SCB, KLCC, UCSI Communications and AOS Conventions & Events. Their role and commitment to make Kuching the centre stage for the most coveted event in the business events community and for their support of the BCCK as the host venue for the 55th ICCA Annual Congress were invaluable. We would also like to record our appreciation to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia as well as the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak including all the local authorities and relevant parties for their unconditional support of our endeavour to deliver the congress.”

    BCCK team posing with the awards

    The BCCK first scored the Purpose Built Convention and Exhibition Centre Award for Excellence in 2015. Among the criteria qualifying the BCCK for the award were certifications of management systems, HACCP and halal certifications, value-added innovations, consistent high client and guest satisfaction ratings for each and every event, etc.

    The International Conference Award for Excellence recognises BCCK’s highly successful hosting of the 55th ICCA Annual Congress (2016 ICCA Congress) from 13 to 16 November 2016. The convention centre was hailed by the ICCA Secretariat for its impeccable planning and execution of the congress making it one of the best annual congresses in 29 years that the latter has organised and delivered to its members.

    Attended by 834 ICCA members from 61 countries for four days of educational sessions, regional chapter meetings and business exchange opportunities as well as leisure pursuits, the local hosts (BCCK and the Sarawak Convention Bureau) fulfilled the promise to the ICCA Board in the 2013 winning bid, that is, to make the 2016 ICCA Congress an exemplar for other second-tier city ICCA members to emulate. Sarawak’s famed hospitality was attested by the levels of service and ready smiles experienced by the delegates at the BCCK.

    A post-congress survey conducted by ICCA favourably indicates the level of success Kuching achieved as the host city for the 2016 ICCA Congress. 89% of the attending ICCA members viewed their experience at the BCCK as being either excellent or very good in terms of quality of venue service. 87% found BCCK’s meeting space either excellent or very good.

    The survey also shows that 97% of the delegates were highly impressed with the general warmth of welcome they experienced in Kuching. 52% rated Kuching as an excellent or very good international meetings destination.

    In the words of Martin Sirk, the Chief Executive Officer of ICCA, “ICCA aims to break down barriers and facilitate business and knowledge exchanges and cultural understanding between our delegates, so the atmosphere and mood created by our local hosts are critical components in achieving a relaxed, open environment. This year [2016] this objective was particularly important, since we were welcoming international association executives as host delegates for the first time. I’m delighted to say that the local hosts handled this aspect of the Congress in a perfect way.”

    rAWr Awards (Recognising Award Winning Results) is a joint initiative between the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers (MACEOS) and is held bi-annually since 2013. Created to recognise the professional standards, innovation and best practices achieved within Malaysia’s business events industry, this bi-annual award presentation is judged by a panel of independent industry experts within the Asian region and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia as well as Tourism Malaysia.

  • Tue

    Get the real deal at BCCK’s Isthmus Christmas Holiday Feast

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    KUCHING. 4 December 2017. The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) has unveiled its Isthmus Christmas holiday feast. Planning and getting the preferred date for that customary
    year-end get-together or an intimate dinner for two is now a breeze with just a few mouse clicks on BCCK’s dining reservation website

    Out to tempt a slew of taste buds, this year’s Yuletide offerings include a three-course festive set dinner from December 15 to 30 (except for December 24 and 25), as well as buffet dinner on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

    “Sous chef Asfia Rizal and his team are all prepped to satisfy holiday appetites from December 15 to 31 with BCCK’s Isthmus Christmas holiday feast. With the December holiday in plain view, tables at The Raintree Restaurant are going fast simply because it is so easy to secure the bookings online. Tables are limited, so don’t miss the chance to savour our fabulous Christmas treats,” Eric van Piggelen, BCCK Chief Executive Officer said.

    The three-course set dinner offers both omnivore and vegetarian options at RM68.00 nett per adult or child.

    For appetizer, take the road less travelled with crabmeat with gazpacho, a chilled soup of crab meat salad with fresh green apple, pickled red cabbage and tomato. Or go with a classic Caesar salad topped with turkey meat. Or ask for that bowl of comforting creamywild mushroom soup.

    The main course is served eitherin the form of turkey, salmon or veggie. If you have a thing for poultry and herbs, go for the herb-crusted turkey roulade (turkey rolls served with potato au gratin, Brussel sprouts, shimeji mushrooms, carrot butter and giblet pepper sauce).

    BBQ-glazed baked salmon with Hollandaise sauce (served with cauliflower puree, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms and carrot butter) makes for an excellent choice if fish is all that you have in mind.

    Self-proclaimed vegetarians can happily dig into the deliciously creamy vegetarian lasagna with apple ginger sauce and not feel left out from the entire food affair.

    The panna cotta (Italian for ‘cooked cream’) courts all palates with coconut ice cream on cookie crust).

    Foodies who relish generous spreads should not miss out on the very delectable buffet offerings, each at RM100.00 nett per adult and RM50.00 nett per child.

    Here’s a sneak peek into the must-haves from the buffet: seafoodon ice with multiple condiments, stuffed boneless lamb leg with apricot and rosemary lamb jus, herb-crusted ballotine of chicken on sautéed mushrooms, tom yam-marinated whole turkey served with condiments, apple stuffing and giblet sauce, crispy oriental prawn balls with saffron aioli, stuffed duck breast with marmalade and baby onion,chicken saltimbocca,baked beef ribs with sweet shallot jus, grilled German bratwurst sausage, caramelized lamb shoulder,and more.

    A luscious selection of appetizers, soups, hot dishes and desserts vie for equal attention and these include chilled gazpacho soup, poached salmon with purple cabbage relish, confit chicken, seafood chowder with leek and cheese croutons, orange mousse, pumpkin pie, Christmas log cakes, French pastries, chocolate fountain and more.

    All dinners will be served from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm during the above promotional period.
    The Raintree Restaurant also accepts walk-ins for the Isthmus Christmas holiday feast subject to availability of tables. For more information,
    call 082 392 988.

    All prices quoted above are inclusive of the six percent GST. The dining vouchers pre-purchased online must be presented prior to dining. All other terms and conditions applicable to the Isthmus Christmas promotions can be viewed on www.bcck.org.my.

  • Sat

    BCCK participates as sponsor in SABATI-DBKU’s tree planting day

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    KUCHING. 17 November 2017. The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) joined the Sarawak Badan Amal Tenaga Isteri-isteri (SABATI) and the Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara (DBKU) at The Isthmus on 15 November in the Environmental Beautification Programme organised by SABATI. The programme involved the planting of 557 saplings of bucida andbougainvillea stretching
    1.2 km from Menara SEB to the BCCK as well as 430 eugenia and yellow bells for 2.5 km on the main Jalan Keruing.

    In conjunction with the tree planting event, the BCCK sponsored refreshments for
    300 participants comprising non-governmental organisations, public-sector employees and students.  

    SABATI President Datin Patinggi Datin Amar Dato Hajjah Juma'ani Tun Tuanku Haji Bujang officiated at the symbolic opening ceremony held at the BCCK.

    Kuching North Datuk Bandar Datuk Haji Abang Abdul Wahap bin Haji Abang Julai said DBKU’s target was to carry out tree planting programmes with the public to plant 1,000 trees annually. The tree planting event in The Isthmus area alone witnessed 987 trees being planted, SABATI’s Sports, Culture and Recreation subcommittee chairperson Dato Hajah Fatimah binti Haji Mohd Iskandar chipped in.

    “BCCK is honoured to be part of the Environmental Beautification Programme initiated by SABATI in collaboration with DBKU, and help green and beautify the surroundings on The Isthmus,” said Joseph Chung, BCCK chief financial officer on behalf of chief executive officer Eric van Piggelen.

    The convention centre hosted the pre-tree planting ceremony and refreshment at the centre and also joined SABATI in a charitable food donation to Rumah Amal Nur Murni, a home for needy children in MJC, Batu Kawa.

    SABATI or The Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak carries out their Environmental Beautification Programme regularly with the local municipal councils as part of the association’s community outreach activities. The objectives of the programme include the beautification of developing areas and newly developed locations as well as promoting a culture of unity and love of the environment via environmental beautification, said Dato Fatimah. Besides caring for the environment, the association is also active in various charitable work including visits and donations to hospitals, orphanages/the underprivileged, old folks’ homes and community rehabilitation centres.

    Among those present at the tree planting event were wives of Sarawak state ministers and assistant ministers and also representatives from the BCCK and other corporate organisations.


  • Sat


    KUCHING. 27 September 2017. Kuching is all set to make a bigger mark on the business events map come 2018 with the award-winning Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak’s first and only purpose-built convention centre, having been officially appointed as the host venue for three prominent international conferences next year.

    The 4th International Energy Week (IEW’18), 17th Continuing Professional Development Series: Diabetes Asia 2018 Conference and 18th Asian-Australasian Animal Production Congress 2018 will roll into the Cat City (Kuching being the Malay word for cat) after concerted bid efforts of two to three years by the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) and BCCK through joint sales calls to the clients/hosts and joint site inspections of the BCCK.

    4th International Energy Week (IEW’18)           

    The IEW’18 will be hosted by the Sarawak state government from 23 to 25 January 2018 and will comprise both conference and exhibition components bringing the IEW’18 Conference and Technology Symposium, ElectroPowerAsia 2018 Exhibition, PetroleumAsia 2018 Exhibition and Asia Infrastructure 2018 Exhibitionto this energy-themed event which anticipates to welcome around 5,000 delegates.

    Since its inception in 2009, this flagship state event has gathered thousands of top government officials and industry leaders from the energy and petroleum sectors to explore the business and investment opportunities as well as focus on the continued development of the multi-billion dollarSarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). SCORE is the new development corridor in central Sarawak (and one of Malaysia’s five economic corridors) which focuses on the growth of the identified rural areas through foreign direct investments in the priority industries that will have the highest economic impact on Sarawak. These industries are the oil-based, aluminium, steel, tourism, palm oil, timber-based, livestock, aquaculture, marine engineering and glass.

    Kuching has gained a foothold as a favourite destination for medical and professional association conferences/congresses in recent years. The BCCK has carved a place for itself as the ideal venue for such meetings and has successfully hosted various medical/dental conferences and association meetings.

    17th Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Series Diabetes Asia Conference 2018

    The 17th Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Series Diabetes Asia Conference (DAC) 2018 will take place at the BCCK from 26 to 29 July 2018. The DAC is hosted by the National Diabetes Institute (NADI) since 2002 as a CPD initiative to address the rise of diabetes mellitus, in particular Type 2. Medical professionals from Asian countries and especially ASEAN converge annually to strategise on the prevention and management of diabetes and related diseases which has seen a drastic increase in developing countries including Malaysia. Approximately 600 delegates are expected at this event.

    This four-day conference will also include a pharmaceutical/medical-themed exhibition.

    18th Asian Australasian Animal Production Congress 2018

    The Malaysian Society of Animal Production will host the 18th Asian-Australasian Animal Production Congress 2018 from 1 to 5 August 2018, bringing about 400 representatives from the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies (AAAP) to Kuching.  The AAAP, currently comprising 19 member societies from 19 countries, was established in 1980 to promote efficient animal production in the Asian-Australasian region. Through national, regional and international cooperation and academic conferences, the AAAP congress serves as a platform for animal scientists and professionals to discuss current advances in animal sciences and technology and also gathers students, technologists, farmers, breeders, and those directly and indirectly involved in the animal industry.

    Eric van Piggelen, chief executive officer of the BCCK says, “We would like to thank the local hosts of these three upcoming conferences/congresses for placing the trust in BCCK as the official host venue. Having hosted numerous international events and notable professional association meetings since 2009, the BCCK is well-poised to play our part in the state’s business tourism, and continue our tradition of quality service and congenial hospitality to welcome the hosts and conference delegates from different corners of the world. They can rest assured that we will make them feel at home when they are at the BCCK for they are our guests. The BCCK management would like to express our appreciation to the SCB for the collaboration with BCCK to bring these events to Kuching to benefit Sarawak’s business tourism and we look forward to further collaboration with SCB.”

    Amelia Roziman, SCB chief operating officer says, “Sarawak offers the mystique of Borneo, the charms of a second-tier destination, as well as international-standard amenities in one complete package. International conferences, such as the above, are one of many Business Events platform to create a diverse and long-lasting impact towards the state’s home-grown industries.”

    “A world-class convention venue is a critical aspect to a successful business event. With BCCK’s resources and flexibility to match customized needs, we are incredibly excited to welcome our conference delegates to obtain the best, tailored experience that Sarawak is famed for,“ concluded Roziman.

  • Fri

    BCCK’s Food Market “Kampung” Rolls Out at August Edition, Perfect Livin ’17

    Nasi Campur (Lauk Ayam)

    KUCHING. 4 August 2017. The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) will serve up another feast for visitors and shoppers thronging the food market during the August 10 to 13 edition of Perfect Livin ’17, Malaysia’s leading home and lifestyle show.

    “Following the successful “Chinatown” Food Market in April this year, we are pleased to roll out a new theme called “kampung”. Perfect Livin is one of the largest exhibition events at BCCK, having being hosted here since 2013; and our in-house public catering service has been supporting these exhibitions to cater to the taste buds of tens of thousands of patrons,” said Eric van Piggelen, BCCK chief executive officer.

    “At the same time, we are equally passionate about creating refreshing experiences for them, hence the “kampung” theme provides a feast for the eyes. We are very much looking forward to welcoming back the Perfect Livin exhibitors and visitors with our latest food and visual feasts,” he continued

    The upcoming food market will feature a 77-foot long mural of kampung inspirations where BCCK’s culinary production team will dish out thousands of food orders, catering to both exhibitors and visitors.

    Korean Burger

    Aside from dishes such as Sarawak laksa, nasi lemak with ayam masak merah/chicken curry, apam balik and fried kway tiaw (live),  the menu will include two new items ie nasi campur and Korean burger alongside a variety of local and Western delicacies – variety of sandwiches, chicken pie with mash potato and sauce, chocolate and cheese cakes, and more.

    The “Kampung” Food Market is open from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm during the four-day exhibition.

  • Wed

    Sarawak Chief Minister and wife spend time with underprivileged children at BCCK’s berbuka puasa charity event

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    KUCHING. 16 June 2017. Continuing its strong tradition of charitable giving, the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) hosted 70 children and their wardens from the Rumah Kanak-kanak Batu 12 on June 16 at its “Juh Sungkei di BCCK” Ramadhan Buffet.

    Sarawak Chief Minister, YAB Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg and wife Datin Amar Dato Hajjah Juma'ani Tun Tuanku Haji Bujang graced the occasion which was also attended by Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring YB Puan Hajah Sharifah Hasidah binti Sayeed Aman Ghazali as well as the senior management team of the convention centre.

    “BCCK is delighted to once again welcome the Rumah Kanak-kanak Batu 12 children to our berbuka puasa event and we are grateful to be able to share the blessings of the Ramadhan month with them.  We would also like to express our sincere appreciation to the YAB Chief Minister and Datin Amar Dato Hajjah Juma'ani for making time to make this evening special for the children,” said Eric van Piggelen, chief executive officer of the BCCK. 

    The evening’s programme included a doa recital by an imam prior to the breaking of fast and the gifting of duit raya to the children.

    The berbuka puasa outreach activity has been a yearly programme since 2011 for BCCK and constitutes a component of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. To date, the Centre has worked with various charitable organisations such as The Salvation Army & Boys’ Home, The Cheshire Home and Baiturrahmah Hidayah Centre Ikram. The convention centre continues to identify programmes that provide avenues for it to give back to the community.

  • Tue

    BCCK Shines at Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards, World Harvest Festival Culinary Competition 2017

    BCCK team with Malaysia Best Employer Brand, Culinary Awards

    KUCHING. 19 May 2017. The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) was conferred a Malaysia Best Employer Brand Award by the Employer Branding Institute on 24 April, placing it among the top 50 employer brands in Malaysia in 2017.

    In a separate event, three of the convention centre’s chefs medalled two golds and two silvers at the World Harvest Festival Culinary Competition held from 28 to 30 April at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

    BCCK chief executive officer Eric van Piggelen commented: “As a company that has set its sight on competing on a global level, BCCK’s mission is to deliver events of world-class standard, be they local or international events. For this to happen, we firmly believe that our people are our greatest asset and are critical to the success of our business. We have dedicated enormous attention and efforts over the years to be an employer of choice – from providing a conducive work environment to skill building/personal development and ensuring the general well-being of our staff. It is an honour for BCCK to be recognised as a best employer brand. The key takeaway from this recognition is that we are on the right track managing our human asset, and we are greatly motivated to further enhance our human resource management practices.”

    On the gold and silver medals clinched by the three BCCK chefs, van Piggelen said, “Our chefs’ participation in culinary competitions is reflective of our human capital management practice to nurture promising talent – we create opportunities for our people to develop their confidence and finesse both within internal and external settings. This approach produces a symbiotic relationship between our organisation and employees. We are proud of our chefs’ achievements; they are BCCK’s ambassadors for sound human resource management practice.

    “We are focused on creating and reinforcing our talent pool, by ensuring that our people are skilled in their specialities and have avenues to express their passion and creativity, and enabling them to grow and thrive in their jobs – serving the objectives of BCCK and staff’s own personal development needs,” said Veraya Ratnam, BCCK director of human resource.

    Commis chef Hafizul bin Fadillah Hamza scored both a gold and silver while chefs de partie Elossa Danette scored a gold and David Kuan a silver at the World Harvest Festival Culinary Competition under the fish/seafood main course and plate appetizer categories. About 80 chefs from all over Sarawak participated in the three-day competition hosted by the Kuching Chefs Association.

    The annual Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards, hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress and Stars of the Industry Group, recognise Malaysian organizations which are exemplary in human resource (HR) practices, using marketing communications effectively in attracting, retaining and developing talent, and in retention policy. Some of the key criteria which qualify organisations for the awards include: translating and combining vision with action with HR strategy, building line to meet HR strategy with business and cultivating competencies for the future to enable building the organisation to be future-ready.

  • Sat

    Wi-Fi Fast and Furious for Business Events at BCCK

    KUCHING. 16 May 2017. “It’s fast, it’s furious”. This is what best summed up delegates’ experience of the Wi-Fi services at the International ICT Infrastructure and Digital Economy Conference Sarawak (IDECS) 2017, held on 3 and 4 April at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).

    The first-of-its-kind international ICT conference in Sarawak, IDECS 2017 was Sarawak Chief Minister YAB Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg’s launch pad to develop a sustainable digital economy in the state. IDECS 2017 brought forth the state government’s vision to make a strategic shift in the state’s economic transformation by embracing digital economy so as to keep up with the current global digital business trend.

    The two-day conference featured 19 established speakers who are the leading experts in the field of digital economy. More than 30 exhibitors, either experts or actively utilising digital technologies in their businesses, participated in IDECS. Attracting more than 1,500 delegates, the attendees included senior civil servants, business leaders, young entrepreneurs, think tanks and university students.

    In a survey conducted by BCCK on the quality of its WiFi connectivity, 95% of the survey participants at IDECS 2017 rated it favourably with an overall excellent rating. 

    Being an ICT-focused business event, IDECS was the ideal event for BCCK to gauge clients and delegates' satisfaction with its recently upgraded business WiFi services. Designed for speed, density and powered by gigabit internet connectivity, BCCK’s business WiFi was purpose-built to support 13,000 concurrent devices altogether on levels one and two of the centre. This essentially enables thousands of attendees at any one event to stream multiple devices simultaneously without interruption. 

    At its peak during IDECS, 1,244 (Day 1) and 1,594 (Day 2) devices connected concurrently utilising BCCK’s business Wifi.

     An essential service

    WiFi is no longer considered a perk. A staple in this business era where the environment is highly connected, dependable and easy-to-use WiFi (and not just WiFi availability) is business critical to how well an establishment can pull in the crowd. Its essentialness is unquestionable; in fact it has clearly evolved into an essential utility almost (if not) on the same rank as electricity, water and gas.

    In the business events sphere, in particular the convention, congress and conference segment, quality bandwidth is key to successfully hosting such events. A major part of this event segment comprises professional conferences whereby professional associations or bodies convene their meetings of professionals on some recurring basis to engage thousands of their members on organisational matters, and scientific or technical developments in a given profession. Congresses and conferences of such nature demand a high level of event organisation to meet the expectations of the organisers and delegates. ICT facilities are high on the list of the event requirements besides functional meeting spaces and food and beverage service. BCCK's ICT infrastructure was built to deliver the requirements of professional conferences; the capacity and capability ensures reliable wireless high-speed internet connectivity throughout every congress and conference.   

    Eric van Piggelen, BCCK chief executive officer, explained, "As far as the congress and conference business is concerned, delegates expect wireless high-speed connectivity. As a convention venue that employs state-of-the-art technologies and facilities to deliver business events, we weighed this technological requirement seriously and took the decision to make a significant investment to enhance our business WiFi offerings. We have raised the game in the local hospitality arena to better support clients' events with our high-speed business WiFi services. These give clients the option to deliver the extra wow factor for a better delegate experience – a seamless connection that is."

    With the ramped up speed of up to one gigabit per second (Gbps), WiFi coverage can now be extended to level one of BCCK - a sheltered car pack cum convertible functional space - to connect 5,000 devices concurrently. Level two, housing purpose-built meeting spaces, can connect up to 8,000 devices simultaneously.  Clients can add coverage whenever or wherever they need it on both levels of the centre – with BCCK’s mobility solution. 

    The high-speed WiFi was rolled out at the end of 2016 to serve the 55th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Annual Congress, which Kuching hosted from 13 to 15 November. More than 800 delegates from 59 countries attended the annual congress at the host venue BCCK. At its peak during the four-day congress, more than 1,400 devices were connected to the internet via BCCK’s business WiFi.

    Apart from business WiFi offered under its stable of products and services, BCCK also offers free WiFi to the visiting public on level two of its premises including The Raintree Restaurant.

  • Wed

    The Raintree Restaurant Pays Sweet Tribute to Mums with Hi-Tea Buffet


    KUCHING. 8 May 2017.  A pampering hi-tea buffet awaits at the Raintree Restaurant if you are thinking about where to head to with mum this Mother’s Day, 14 May.

    The hi-tea showcases heart-warming Western treats, a promise to make mum’s day with its wide, tantalising spread of appetizers, main dishes and desserts.

    “Spend a really awesome time with mum this Mother’s Day. Our buffet will spoil mum to bits with a substantial offering in hi-tea fashion. Let our service team take good care of mum, for a change,” said Chef de Cuisine Virginia Kedit.

    Get started with smoked salmon loaf, cold cuts, smoked salmon and cheese platter with dried fruits, nut and grapes from the appetizer and salad bar, and miso soup with beancurd and seaweed from thesoup kettle.

     Diners will also take a shine to the baked gremolata chicken skewers with capsicum, braised teriyaki beef ribs, seafood pasta with tomato basil sauce, turkey and cheese quiche, grilled lemon prawns on creamy leek risotto, and poached salmon with green asparagus and hollandaise sauce fromthe selection of main dishes.

     If you have a penchant for beef, delight in the slow roast beef with yorkshire puddingand accompanying pepper sauce, BBQ sauce, English mustard and Dijon mustard.The chicken sharwarma in pita bread is another great choice, if you like a garlicky flavor, enriched by hummus, mutabal, and garlic yoghurt sauce. French toast with maple syrup, honey, butter and fruit compote, red velvet cake with cheese frosting, cranberry scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and blueberry muffins and cinnamon rolls beckon from the dessert corner amid the profusion of sweet treats, complemented by coffee, tea and cordial.

     The buffet is priced at RM79.00 nett per adult and RM35.00 nett per child between five and twelve years old, and will be served from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All prices quoted are inclusive of the six percent Government Service Tax. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Raintree Restaurant on 60 82 392 988.

  • Fri

    BCCK’s Food Market “Chinatown” Rolls Out at Perfect Livin ’17

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    KUCHING. 19 April 2017. It is that time of year again when the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) is thronged by thousands and thousands of visitors and shoppers at one of its largest exhibition events, namely Perfect Livin. At this year’s April 20 to 23 edition of Malaysia’s leading home and lifestyle show, the convention centre will unveil the makeover for its popular food market, a public catering service provided at major exhibitions hosted at the centre.

    Featuring a new theme dubbed “Chinatown”, a 77-foot long mural adorns the food market where BCCK’s culinary production team dishes out thousands of customers’ food orders at every edition of the exhibition, catering to both exhibitors and visitors.

    “We are committed to ensuring that our clients and guests constantly experience high quality and great value culinary creations as food and beverage service is an integral part of our overall offering. At the same time, we are equally passionate about creating refreshing experiences for them. We are debuting a new look for our popular food market. With tens of thousands of visitors thronging BCCK to shop for the latest home and lifestyle products at Perfect Livin, this is a great event and timing to do just that,” said Eric van Piggelen, chief executive officer of BCCK.

    “Chinatown” will serve a variety of local and Western delicacies all priced reasonably to suit the purse. Dishes that will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner include Sarawak laksa, nasi lemak with ayam masak merah, sandwiches, mushroom soup in bread bowl, chicken pie with mash potato and sauce, rojak, prawn fritters, chocolate cake, popcorn, and more. The food market is open from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm during the four-day exhibition.

    The “Chinatown” food market is more than just about food; it is also about a feast for the eyes so have your camera ready while at “Chinatown” and put your selfie or wefie out there.

  • Thu

    BCCK’s Iconic Ramadhan Buffet Heats Up in Foodie Circles

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    KUCHING. 18 April 2017. It's official. The veritable Ramadhan buffet at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) is coming back with a vengeance this 27 May. Bigger and packing more punch in true-blue kampung fashion. Even the kampung folks have got wind of the “Juh Sungkei di BCCK” (Let’s Break Fast at BCCK) buffet as loyal fans scramble online on www.bcck.org.my to grab the best deals.

    The toast of the foodie circles, the inimitable buffet is setting out to conquer more taste buds this season. Online prices have dipped even lower at the starting price point of RM45.00 and the dining capacity has been ramped up.  The Great Hall aside, BCCK has opened up and combined Meeting Rooms 12, 13 and 14 to accommodate more diners. Walk-in prices are capped at RM88.00 for the Great Hall and RM68.00 for Meeting Rooms 12, 13 and 14. Seating is assigned by the centre based on diners’ choice of dining halls. The greatest advantage with this arrangement is that diners can still totally help themselves to the buffet spreads in the Great Hall and Meeting Rooms 12, 13 and 14 without any restrictions.

    This May and June will see BCCK visually drenched in kampung charm, oozing a festive “balik kampung” mood in and around the centre. Ramadhan at BCCK evokes a sense of homecoming to many an unswerving patron as they return yearly to BCCK’s biggest food event for feel-good food, basked in the comfort of restful ambience and friendly, attentive service.  Welcoming droves of diners since 2009, the centre has outperformed its yearly headcount year after year, with a record high of 24,000 last Ramadhan.

    “Having ruled Ramadhan after Ramadhan, BCCK is again pushing the boundaries in 2017 to offer the best Ramadhan food bonanza to date. It’s going to be the most memorable food event in Kuching. Foodies have our word that the quality and choices of our myriad cuisines remain top-notch and unequalled while the deals get even better this year. Whatever price that you snatch up online, it’s a nett price. Not a sen more, not a sen less,” said Eric van Piggelen, BCCK chief executive officer.

    “We are making “Juh Sungkei di BCCK” truly irresistible for everyone from all walks of life. In money sense, it simply translates into ‘now everyone can buka puasa’. We have also crafted some fine corporate deals for businesses – corporate vouchers with open date at RM78.00, and fixed dates from as low as RM68.00 depending on the number of tickets purchased and the Ramadhan week booked. All prices are inclusive of the six percent Government Service Tax. What you see is what you pay. You really can’t get any better deal elsewhere so bring your family, bring your friends, bring your clients to BCCK,’ Joseph Chung, BCCK chief financial officer chipped in.

    BCCK executive chef Thomas Schmid together with executive sous chef Binyas Suem and sous chef Rizal Ismail shared their zest for this gastronomic trailblazer, “Our culinary team is absolutely going to cook up a storm of Ramadhan delights. A total of 152 food items, 13 more compared to last year, will be dished out every night. This sheer number encapsulates culinary treasures from different corners of the world and dictates the rotation of the menus so that diners can savour our food repertoire to their heart’s content.”

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    The very palatable line-up of treats teems with the irreplaceable salmon gravlax (cured salmon), poached prawns and mussels, whole roast lamb, smoked mackerel and a variety of kerabu and sambal,a certainty every Ramadhan as they have proven to be the absolute star starters. These evergreen favourites have their equal match in a selection of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Sarawakian fare including Sarawak laksa, beef and chicken satay, dim sum, roti canai with dhall¸ nasi bryani and a host of other comfort food close to the hearts of many.

    Popular Korean and Japanese eats – kimchi stew, spicy chicken ramen, salmon maki, tuna hand rolls, California rolls and crab stick nigiri – have jumped on the buffet bandwagon this year so be sure to hunt them down amidst the plethora of treats.

    If there is one place where bread lovers can seek out a bread haven, it has to be at this heady buffet. The scrumptious, golden trove of Middle Eastern flatbreads and pastries a la French cafe – pita, manakesh, saj, cinnabon, croissant, foccacia sticks (just to name a few)– is enough to convert even those who fret about carbs.

    Middle Eastern cuisine, having staged a very conspicuous debut last year, features mezze (small dishes) composed of laban moutboukh, tabouleh, hummus and moutabal (yoghurt, salad and dips) i.e. the perfect allies for breads and other mains.

    Another new dish to look out for ischermoula (North African marinade) roasted lamb leg on pilaff rice (cooked in seasoned broth). Guilt becomes a stranger in the realm that screams desserts. This is the perfect chow ground to get that sweet tooth sated: Arabian pancakes, puddings and sweet dishes are icing on the cakealongside a good selection of choice chocolate and cheese cakes. Tummy room is a prerequisite if you are game for ice cream in varied flavours topped with condiments of one’s choice, chocolate fountain, an assortment of cookies and tarts, and more, after all the cake indulgence.

    The entire “kampung” is open for all to roam so browse the kampung-mode bazaar and snap away at equally kampung-styled photo booths as much as you want.

    Join the early birds now on www.bcck.org.my for that immersive experience of tastes, verve, sights and sounds of kampung at BCCK’s “Juh Sungkei di BCCK” from 27 May to
    22 June.

    The almost month-long buffet will be served between 6.30 pm and 10.00 pm. For more information, call BCCK’s dedicated reservation line 082-392 889 (9.00 am to 8.00 pm) or email ramadhan@bcck.com.my.

  • Fri

    BCCK manages e-waste with environment in mind

    KUCHING. 31 March 2017. With environmental sustainability being an integral part of its business model, the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) recently enlisted the expertise of Shan Poornam Metals Sdn Bhd (SPM), a manufacturing company that provides services on scheduled wastes and non-scheduled wastes, to manage its ICT waste which included computer monitors and central processing units.

    BCCK invests significantly in ICT equipment and facilities and in keeping abreast with technologies which have planned/built-in obsolescence, its ICT Department has adopted a long-term solution to deal with e-waste efficiently on an ongoing basis.

    Electronic scrap components, such as CPUs, contain potentially harmful components such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. Recycling and disposal of these components therefore needs to be undertaken by licensed waste management operators to avoid unsafe exposure and leaking of harmful materials into the environment.

    As a hospitality establishment that serves the public and private sectors including the general public, the amount of general waste generated by events hosted at BCCK also warrants proper management. Waste such as plastic, glass, aluminium and paper is segregated by BCCK’s own waste sorting unit prior to collection by SPM which is licensed by the Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia.

    “Environmental sustainability features significantly on BCCK’s agenda and we are committed to managing the waste that goes out from our Centre in the safest possible ways. We have the assurance of ISO management systems from the appointed vendor SPM to process, salvage and turn our waste into re-useable materials. The crucial point being our Centre is contributing to the bigger picture, that is, to reduce and manage wastes via validated and approved processes that impact the environment and community minimally,” said Eric van Piggelen, BCCK chief executive officer.

    SPM, appointed by the DOE and the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) to spearhead the recycling and recovery of household e-waste and chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs (chemical compounds which destroy the Earth’s ozone layer) on the national level, has garnered numerous notable international and Malaysian government awards for initiatives/innovation and leadership in environmental management solutions. Amongst these awards are the Leadership in Renewable Energy & Technology Award by FGCCC and The Leaders International, UAE, Dubai and the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award 2010/2011 – Special Project on Innovation towards Environmental Solutions.

    The company also handles secondary alloy alum ingot and refining of precious group metal (PGM) and copper.

    SPM has 500 trained and dedicated personnel with comprehensive expertise in waste management. The company has various international certifications that validate its waste management processes, namely ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, ISO 9001 Quality Management System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management.

  • Thu

    BCCK Dishes Out House-made Ice-Creams in The Raintree Cafe

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    KUCHING. 8 March 2017. Looking for the latest feel-good treat in town? The Raintree Cafe, an outlet operated by the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) in the Plaza Merdeka, is now offering its very own house-made ice creams.

    The latest additions to the cafe’s line-up of local and Western fares, the dessert comes in three flavours - vanilla raisin, Italianespresso and mixed berries of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries at RM3.00 nett per scoop with a choice topping of strawberry coulis, caramel sauce or chocolate sauce. For variety, ice cream lovers can indulge in their own concoctions by mixing any two flavours for RM5.00 nett per cup or a mix of all three flavours for RM8.50 nett per cup. 

    “Try our latest offering of ice creams if you are at Plaza Merdeka. Our ice creams, just like all other dishes at The Raintree Cafe, are prepared by our highly-trained chefs at the BCCK so you can be assured of the quality of the foods that we serve as we apply strict food safety standard apart from our promise of good-tasting treats,” Thomas Schmid, BCCK Executive Chef proffered.  

    The Raintree Cafe is open from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm daily and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    All prices quoted above are inclusive of the six percent Government Service Tax.

  • Wed

    The Raintree Restaurant Plays Cupid this Valentine’s Day


    KUCHING. 1 February 2017. Cupid gets down to the serious business of love and affection at The Raintree Restaurant at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) for the coming Valentine’s Day.

    Knowing the way to every man, lady and child’s heart, this 14 February, the little guy with a bow and arrow will lavish on valentines and loved ones a love-filled occasion replete with exquisite fine food from a six-course menu.

    “Come partake in this universal celebration of love at The Raintree Restaurant. Our Valentine’s Day dinner is crafted for two persons or more if you are celebrating with family members too. Whether you dine in a pair or in a group of three, five or seven, it will be our pleasure to include everyone in your circle of love. No one will be left out,“ said Eric van Piggelen, Chief Executive Officer of the BCCK.

    The Western set for two diners is priced at RM288.00 nett. For every group with an odd number of diners, the restaurant will serve the “odd” single set at RM150.00 nett (inclusive of the six percent government service tax). A surprise gift awaits every lady.

    Two incarnations of starter get the Valentine’s evening rolling: scallops tartare with lime and ginger flower jelly followed by baked oysters wrapped in puffy pastry with garlic-basil pesto.

    The honey orange sherbet adds zing to the palate, zesting up the appetite for more blissful treats from the skilful hands of the chefs at the award-winning restaurant.

    Grilled seafood with saffron-tomato bouillabaisse (seafood stew) makes a delightful soup that dazzles both taste buds and hearts.  

    The main course, the centrepiece of the Valentine offerings, has been thoughtfully designed with two options: slow-grilled fillet mignon served with poached asparagus, green pea mash and truffle butter jus or seared duck breast with butter squash risotto with a pomegranate salad and charred foie gras. Either option is an excellent choice in terms of what the ingredients and flavours offer; subject to personal preference of course. For those wishing to pair their main course with wine, red and white wines are available at a special price of RM 84.80 nett per bottle.

    Cupid wraps up the Valentine’s evening with strawberry trifle in champagne glass, an enchanting, heart-melting dessert, complemented by tea and coffee. The Valentine’s Day dinner will be served from 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm. Reservations can be made by calling The Raintree Restaurant on 082-392 988.

  • Wed

    The Auspicious Rooster brings early reunion feasts to BCCK


    KUCHING. 6 January 2017. The season of reunions has set off to an enthusiastic early start at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), taking a cue from the rooster sending out its
    rousing pre-dawn crow.

    From the specialised Chinese kitchen of BCCK, three options of banquet dinner will be offered from 15 January till Chap Goh Mei, 11 February, to welcome the Year of the Rooster. Symbolic dishes of prosperity, abundance and happiness come in packages of RM688.00 nett, RM888.00 nett and RM1,088.00 nett for celebration of this time-honoured tradition of homecoming and bonding. The 28-day reunion dinner offerings provide ample time enabling celebrants to renew close personal and business ties during this period.

    During the yee sang tossing ceremony and food tasting with media partners at the BCCK on 6 January, BCCK Chief Financial Officer Joseph Chung, said “On behalf of the BCCK management team and our Board of Directors, we wish our media partners, clients and business associates ‘A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Year of the Rooster. The Rooster heralds dawn, a new beginning. It is therefore fitting for our Centre to make an early toast to thank all parties who have been part and parcel of our success the past year and to convey our best wishes for a new lunar year filled with abundance of auspicious blessings. We look forward to forging another year of great partnerships with all of you with the coming of the New Spring.”

    Chef Peter Ngu of BCCK Chinese kitchen explained, “Punctuality and efficiency characterise the Rooster besides its other fine attributes. In emulating the spirit of the Rooster, we are delighted to roll out our reunion feasts two weeks ahead of the Chinese New Year. Aside from the scrumptious, generous offerings we usually serve, this year we will be adding a new sumptuous feature in one of the menu options in the form of poon choi, or treasure pot. Poon choi is coveted for its luxurious mix of premium delicacies such as mini abalone, cuttlefish, sea cucumber, prawns, dried scallops, fish maw, oysters and an array of other highly favoured ingredients.”

    Served in BCCK’s banquet rooms, the reunion  dinners are available in the following packages:

    RM688.00 nett per table of 9 courses

    Prosperity salmon yee sang

    Double-boiled chicken soup with Korean ginseng and wolfberry

    Traditional “ku lao” chicken balls with assorted fruits and pineapples

    Deep fried seabass with green peas and pine nuts

    Wok fried prawns with red date sauce

    Braised mushrooms, fatt choy and broccoli

    Steamed five treasure glutinous rice

    Crème caramel

    Mandarin oranges

    RM888.00 nett per table of 9 courses

    Prosperity Pacific clam yee sang

    Braised pumpkin, spinach and chicken soup with crab meat

    Deep fried golden chicken stick with barbecue sauce

    Deep fried sea bass fish with mixed fruits

    Wok fried prawns with butter cream sauce

    Braised mushrooms, fish maw, fatt choy and broccoli

    Steamed glutinous rice with salted egg and bonito flakes

    Deep fried sweet cake with yam

    Mandarin oranges


    RM1,088.00 nett per table with Treasure Pot “Poon Choi”

    Prosperity salmon and scallop yee sang

    Braised “Tai Chee” crab meat soup

    Chinese Rich “Poon Choi” comprising mini abalone, chicken, cuttlefish, sea cucumber, prawns, mushrooms, dried scallop, fish maw, smoked duck, dried oyster, sea asparagus, Chinese cabbage, fatt choy and broccoli

    Crème caramel

    Deep fried sweet cake with yam

    Mandarin oranges

    Embrace the spirit of the bright and early rooster and call BCCK general line at 082-39288 or 392988 for reservation.

    All food is prepared according to strict requirements and hygiene standard according to BCCK’s ISO 22000:2005 Food Management Systems, Malaysian Standard 1480:2007 Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System. Guests can be assured of the quality of culinary delights from BCCK’s halal-certified kitchens endorsed by JAIS (Department of Islamic Affairs of Sarawak).

    All prices quoted above are inclusive of the six percent Government Service Tax.



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    93400 Kuching,
    Sarawak, Malaysia

    Tel: (60) 82 242 516
    Fax: (60) 82 242 519

Central Procurement Team

Our aim is to seek value for money in our transactions with suppliers and to give quality and value to our customers. We are constantly open to new initiatives and ideas. Please contact us if you would like to become part of the “BCCK family of suppliers”.

Want to become a supplier of BCCK?

At BCCK, we are constantly looking for new suppliers in food, beverage, fixtures and fittings, transportation, and rentals. If any interested parties, please complete the New Supplier Information form (attached), and email this to francis.chua@bcck.com.my so that we can register your company on our vendor database.Suppliers who meet our criteria will be invited to discuss commercials and invited in any future tender exercises and supplier information days.

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The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of BCCK. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, BCCK takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Privacy Policy

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching’s Commitment to Privacy

>Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (“BCCK”) respects your right to privacy of the information and personal data provided by you to BCCK. This Privacy Policy sets out how BCCK uses and protects your personal data in accordance with Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“PDPA”).

Types of Personal Data Collected by BCCK

Personal data shall be any information to identify an individual and the types of personal data BCCK collects depends on the circumstances of collection, nature of the service requested and/or transaction undertaken. It includes but not limited to:

  1. Personal information (Name, identification card details, passport details, date of birth, gender);
  2. Contact details (Telephone contact numbers, mobile phone numbers, email address, address);
  3. Financial information (Bank account number, credit card or debit card information), education background, employment background.

Methods Used by BCCK to Collect Your Personal Data

BCCK obtain your personal data when you request for information pertaining BCCK’s products and services through including but not limited to:

  1. Correspondences via emails, letters, telephone calls, conversation with BCCK’s staff;
  2. Participation in BCCK’s Event competition;
  3. Provide feedback or comments via Guest Feedback Form, Survey Form or any marketing materials;
  4. Register interest on business opportunities, career opportunities, tender participation;
  5. Event publication at BCCK or BCCK’s website where you have given your consent and permission;
  6. From publicly available sources;
  7. From both local and outside Malaysia financial or legal related institutions, suppliers, business associates, social networks and/or other similar representatives, industry or related associations where you have given your consent for disclosure;

Methods Used by BCCK to Collect Your Personal Data from Our Website

(A) IP Address

When you access BCCK’s website, BCCK may use your IP address to help identify you but will not collect any personal data from you including your email address. IP address is only used to gather broad demographic information.

(B) Contact Us Form

BCCK’s Contact Us Form requires you to provide your personal data such as name, email address in order for us to respond to your messages or enquires.

(C) Cookies

BCCK use traffic log cookies to identify which pages you find useful. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browser automatically accepts cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to Other Websites

BCCK’s website may contain links to other website of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, BCCK cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy. You should exercise caution and check the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

Purpose of Processing Your Personal Data

BCCK uses your Personal Data to support and enhance our relationship with you. We will also use your Personal Data for various general purposes including but not limited to the following:

  1. To respond to your enquiries;
  2. To investigate any nature of complaints received from you in our initiative to provide a better and quality products and services;
  3. For billing purposes;
  4. Marketing and communicating with you regarding products, services and/or any promotions offered by BCCK;
  5. To assess your application for any of our products or services;
  6. To meet any legal or statutory obligation.

At any given time you have the right to revoke your consent for receiving marketing promotional materials and/or marketing promotional emails by notifying us through writing or email to us.

Third Parties Disclosure

It is our commitment to keep your sensitive personal data confidential and we will not trade or sell your personal data to third parties. BCCK may be obliged to disclose your personal data including but not limited to:

  1. Third parties authorized by you;
  2. Data processing services (locally or outside Malaysia);
  3. Credit reporting agencies;
  4. Financial service providers;
  5. Legal entities as approved or required by law.

Data Security

BCCK is committed to ensuring that your information is secure and assures that your personal data will not be disclosed without your written consent. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, practical measures have been taken to ensure our staff, officers, third parties mentioned above who are involved in collecting and uses your personal data will comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Personal Data Retention Duration

BCCK will keep your personal data for a time frame which is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose of which it was needed or to comply with legal, regulatory, accounting and internal requirements.

We would take all reasonable steps to ensure that all personal data is destroyed or permanently deleted if it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was to be processed.

Data Access & Correction

At BCCK we are committed to ensure that that all your personal data are up-to-date. Please direct your request for access to your personal data, personal data update and/or correction, limit the processing of your personal data, queries, concern, comments, and suggestions on improvement pertaining to PDPA to pdpa@bcck.com.my

Changes to Privacy Policy

BCCK may at its discretion amend this Privacy Policy without giving prior written notice but such amendments will be notified via our website whilst adhering to PDPA. You are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay updated.