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Miri Offshore Fishing Experience

Miri Offshore Fishing Experience

Sports fishing is fast gaining popularity in Miri with anglers coming from overseas to participate in the yearly Miri City International Deep Sea Fishing Tournament. The event held off the shore of Miri waters had attracted international anglers from China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Brunei besides Malaysia. The best season for sea fishing is normally during the month of March – October.
Discover Sematan

Discover Sematan

First established as a trading outpost, Sematan of today is an idyllic beach town located about 100km west of Kuching. Let’s join the journey of Sarawak Tourism Board staff and Sarawak partners to discover more of what Sematan has to offer.
Discover Santubong

Discover Santubong

Mount Santubong is located about 35 km north of the state capital Kuching. The Santubong Peninsula is home to Sarawak's finest beach resorts and its famous Sarawak Cultural Village. The Santubong area is one of the best places in Sarawak to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphins. Visitors will need a keen eye to spot these dolphins as they usually surface only for air. It is quite common to see Irrawaddy dolphins circling small fishing boats.
Julau Upriver Expedition

Julau Upriver Expedition

Julau upriver, Ulu Kanowit, is a unique and unspoiled place in Sarawak. Here you can find the implementation of Tagang System (Fish breeding systems) at the selected river. In the near future, Lanjak Entimau Wildlife sanctuary will also be extended to this area, including Bukit Entimau.For nature and adventure seeker, do come to Julau upriver to explore Sarawak’s unique:
10 Things To Do In and Around Miri

10 Things To Do In and Around Miri

These are some of the top things to do in Miri. The city is Sarawak's second largest city and the gateway to the state's fascinating northeast region. 1. Meet The People - A short flight from Miri brings you to Bario, gateway to the Kelabit Highlands, home to the Kelabit people and their large, well preserved longhouses.  Miri is also connected by Twin Otter service to Ba'kelalan, a cluster of seven Lun Bawang villages famous for their orchards and organic vegetables.
Getting to Bukit Mabong

Getting to Bukit Mabong

Bukit Mabong is located in the Tunoh area, in the upper Baleh region, Kapit Division, part of the Hose Mountain Range. Getting there is an adventure in itself, with nearly every mode of transportation you can think of. The true adventure begins when you reach Bukit Mabong, though, as you get to trek through the untouched rainforests surrounding the local Iban communities, and swim in the cool rivers and waterfalls around the area.
Siniawan Old Town Night Market

Siniawan Old Town Night Market

新堯灣(Siniawan)位於東馬砂拉越(Sarawak),距離首府古晉(Kuching)約20公里,須30分鐘路程的百年老鎮。人口約有3600人,其中約700戶華人、750戶比達友人(Bidayuh)、100戶馬來人。華人居民來自中國廣東東部各縣,所操日常用語為河婆客家(Hopoh Hakka)。新堯灣有座逾百年古廟,名為新堯灣水月宫,主祀觀音菩薩,當地稱為慈悲娘娘,向來信徒眾多,香火鼎盛。
Iban Animal Tracking & Traditional Fishing Skills at Batang Ai

Iban Animal Tracking & Traditional Fishing Skills at Batang Ai

Batang Ai National Park is part of the region’s largest trans-national protected area for tropical rainforest conservation. Home to some Iban longhouses, there are animal tracking and traditional fishing expeditions to be had, where you can follow and learn from the local Iban tribe on their methods and skill. The itinerary spans three days and two nights of roughing it and catching your own meal, and it became a trip to remember for the group sent by Sarawak Tourism Board.
Heritage Trails in the Highland of Sarawak: From Long Semadoh to Bakelalan

Heritage Trails in the Highland of Sarawak: From Long Semadoh to Bakelalan

The Long Semadoh region is home to 7 villages, namely Puneng Trusan, Long Telingan, Long Semadoh Rayeh, Long Semadoh Nesab, Long Tanid, Long Beluyu and Long Kerabangan. Most of the villagers of this region get their income from rice farming, buffalo herding, cow herding and the planting and harvesting of palm oil. Ba Kelalan is home to the Lun Bawang, Kayan and other ethnicities, with three weekly flights by the 18-seater Twin Otter planes under MASWings, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
In Search of the Red Banded Langur in Maludam National Park

In Search of the Red Banded Langur in Maludam National Park

A 3Day / 2Night experience in the Maludam National Park. The itinerary for the ‘Search for the Red Banded Langur’ in Maludam was pioneered by adventure tour company, Paradesa Borneo (One Wayang Tours Sdn. Bhd.)The Maludam National Park is protected area, critical for the protection of the only viable population of the Red Banded Langur remaining in the world today.
Visit to Long Bedian and the Highland Folk Music & Dance Festival

Visit to Long Bedian and the Highland Folk Music & Dance Festival

The Highland Folk Music & Dance Festival is a musical and dance festival that showcases the cultural traditions of the different ethnicities in Sarawak.First held in 2003, the event was organized to attract tourists to Long Bedian and other villages in Tutoh Apoh, as well as to become a platform to introduce traditional music to the younger generation in a vibrant and celebratory way, encouraging them to take up the mantle and continue their traditions.
Discover Scuba Diving & Sunset Cruise

Discover Scuba Diving & Sunset Cruise

A gateway to the interior of Sarawak, Miri is also known as a coastal city that has interesting diving spots and offers diving opportunities for the complete newbies! Certain dive spots do not require a licence or certification, only some training. Everything from the training to the actual dive happens in one day.
The Melanau Cultural Experience and the Pesta Kaul

The Melanau Cultural Experience and the Pesta Kaul

Mukah, a small town located in the central region of Sarawak always rich with its cultural value. Populated by the majority of Melanau people, Mukah now is a well-develop town/district and well known by its famous “Kaul” festival that celebrated every year. The Melanaus’ are one of the most celebrated ethnic tribes in Sarawak, known for their gentle, loving nature and seafaring skills besides making “Sago” and “Umai” as part of cultural practices that expose their popular traditions
Sibu and the Rumah Nyuka Homestay Product Experience

Sibu and the Rumah Nyuka Homestay Product Experience

Sibu is the gateway to central Sarawak, a town rich with culture and tradition, embraced on all sides by nature. It offers many charms, both on the outskirts of the town and within. Spanning just 129.5km², the town is located at the meeting of the Rajang and Igan rivers. The majority of the population are Chinese, mainly Fuzhou, with other ethnic groups like Melanau, Malay and Iban as well. Together, they live in harmony carrying out their cultural traditions and appreciating the traditions of one another.
8 Underrated Sarawak Destinations

8 Underrated Sarawak Destinations

Sarawak happens to be the biggest state located in Malaysia. And it is also one of those 2 states, which are positioned on the Borneo Island that is well known for the exotic orangutan territory rainforests. The populace of Sarawak includes Chinese, Malays, Eurasians, Indians and different local tribes like Dayak, Iban, Melanau, Bidayuh, Kedayan, Orang Ulu and Penan.  Every clan has its typical unique language, culture, traditions, and food, which are not seen in any other areas of Malaysia
Teaspoon | 24-Hour Culinary Tour Around Kuching

Teaspoon | 24-Hour Culinary Tour Around Kuching

“Where to eat in Kuching?” might be the million-dollar question that leaves you stumped.Here's the list compiled by Teaspoon on to do list for 24-Hour Culinary Tour Around Kuching, just to help you out. A HEARTY BREAKFAST @ SIN LIAN SHIN- Famous for their Kolo Mee, this bowl of thin, springy noodles tossed in fragrant lard and garnished with flavorful minced meat is definitely a favorite among us Kuching folks.  Besides the Kolo Mee, you can also order their thick and smooth skinned Kiaw for a more filling breakfast.
Taking a River Cruise At A Traditional Melanau Village in Sibu

Taking a River Cruise At A Traditional Melanau Village in Sibu

Sibu is one of the main gateways for the central region of Sarawak, attracting locals from the surrounding areas. While he city serves as a massive trading ground for the surrounding interiors of Sarawak, I was actually quite amazed on how much culture Is found around here. The city of Sibu is connected by flights and also using the traditional waterways using boats.
Seeing Kuching City on Foot

Seeing Kuching City on Foot

For the visitor to Kuching, the best way to explore this unique city is by foot. This means, you simply need a pair of good walking shoes and you can walk around the old part of Kuching to see some of its tourist sites.Kuching City is usually the main gateway into Sarawak as the main airport is located about 20 minutes from the city.
Exploring Niah Caves

Exploring Niah Caves

One of the must-visit caves in Sarawak that I had the opportunity to explore is no other that the world famous Niah Caves, which is located just two hours from the city of Miri in Northern Sarawak. The massive cave system is located in the Niah National Park, which is one of the top three national parks in Sarawak Borneo. Niah Cave was once a trading cave, where traders from around the world would pay a visit to trade wares with the birds nest that was gathered by the locals from around here.
A Visit to the Annah Rais Longhouse

A Visit to the Annah Rais Longhouse

As a frequent traveler, and especially all over Sarawak in the last 10 years, I have to admit that I have never been to the popular Annah Rais Longhouse. This is one of the most popular longhouses that a majority of travellers would visit and is sold by local travel agents. I have been to traditional longhouses deep in the interiors of Sarawak, at places like Lemanak and Batang Ai, which are easily five to seven hours traveling, but not to Annah Rais in the main Padawan area.
BBC Knowledge | Sarawak

BBC Knowledge | Sarawak

Family affair “They can be our friends. There are countless stories about orangutans helping people in trouble in the rainforest”
A Visit To Serikin Border Market

A Visit To Serikin Border Market

Having been around for almost 20 years, the Serikin town border market is truly one of Kuching’s local hidden gems. My first visit here was back in 2010 and as a local, I was quite surprised that a market of this calibre existed just our of Kuching city. A recent trip back to the Serikin Border Market in October 2017 was even more exciting as I had looked forward to coming back once again, to see if there had been any changes, and to my surprise, there were.
The Megaliths of the Bario Highlands

The Megaliths of the Bario Highlands

During my many visits to the Bario Highlands in northern Sarawak, I always love trekking and exploring this beautiful place as there is so much nature to absorb. At some of the trekking trails, you will come across massive man made stone structures or even stone carvings. The man made structures or carvings are called Megaliths, which date back thousands of years and is an incredible sight when you stand next to them.
Visiting Merarap Hot Spring Lodge in Lawas

Visiting Merarap Hot Spring Lodge in Lawas

For the adventurer, there is a hot spring lodge located deep in the Lawas district in northern Sarawak. Operated by a local Sarawakian, this very rustic and basic lodge can only be accessed via 4WD. From the town of Lawas, it is around 70 kilometers drive through old logging roads and thick secondary rainforest.Once here, the warm Lun Bawang hospitality is seen as the owner is very passionate about his place. The natural hot spring water is pumped into his man made pools from a source about 100 meters away.
Turtle Volunteering in Sarawak

Turtle Volunteering in Sarawak

For those who are into volunteer tourism, the Talang Satang National Park in Sarawak offers a unique Sea Turtle Volunteer Program that is managed by Sarawak Forestry. This eco-tourism initiative has been around for a number of years and is only available from May to September. A four day turtle volunteer program lets you experience beach patrols, marking turtle nests, digging digging up and collecting the turtle eggs, burying them again in the hatchery, tagging and measuring of turtles, data recording and even releasing of baby turtles.
Kuching Tourism Attraction – Irrawaddy Dolphin & Mangrove Swamp Cruise

Kuching Tourism Attraction – Irrawaddy Dolphin & Mangrove Swamp Cruise

Written by: Jyotsna Ramani Kuching is one of my fave cities in South East Asia. Maybe because I got a chance to spend a month there and volunteer at the MonkeeBar. Apart from that, I had the wonderful opportunity to revisit with Sarawak Tourism Board and that's when I had one of the best tours in Kuching - Irrawaddy dolphin cruise.  This wonderful cruise takes you along swamps and fishing villages, plus if you are lucky, like we were - You get to see cute Irrawaddy dolphins as well.
30 Fun Things to do in Kuching Sarawak

30 Fun Things to do in Kuching Sarawak

Kuching, the famous cat city of Sarawak, stole my heart. I went there as a volunteer for MonkeeBar which helps raise funds for Project Orangutan. Then, I fell in love with the laid back Bornean lifestyle. So much so that I had my parents visit. Plus, I revisited as press for Rainforest World Music Festival.  Here's my personal experiences in the cat city and top 30 fun and interesting things to do in and around Kuching.
Miri, A National Park Gateway in Sarawak

Miri, A National Park Gateway in Sarawak

Miri is a resort city located in the northwest of Sarawak which borders the Kingdom of Brunei Darussalam and also the gateway to Sabah. While many may have not head of this resort city in Borneo, Miri is home to some amazing national parks of Sarawak. The charm of Miri lies in the location where it is also one of the gateways to the Mulu National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lamin Dana, a Melanau Heritage Waiting To Be Discovered

Lamin Dana, a Melanau Heritage Waiting To Be Discovered

In the outskirts of Sibu in central Sarawak lies one of the interesting ethnic lodges of the Melanau tribe in Sarawak Borneo. Called Lamin Dana, this unique lodge is located in the village of Kampung Telian, which is in the Mukah district. Built traditionally to resemble the Melanau Tallhouse, the owners have converted this lodge into one of central Sarawak’s must-visit places. The lodge sits along the Telian River, which is in the heartland of the Melanau people.
Cruise Ship Insignia at Senari Port Kuching

Cruise Ship Insignia at Senari Port Kuching

Kuching, Wednesday - Cruise Ship Insignia, US arrived at 8am today at Senari Port Kuching carrying 562 pax.Sarawak Tourism hosted a traditional welcoming & garlanding for dissembarking passengers visiting Kuching City, Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Bako National Park & Sarawak Cultural Village.
Sarawak Best Travel Destination for Nature

Sarawak Best Travel Destination for Nature

Sarawak has been presented the ‘Best for Nature’ Award in Travel Journal’s Travel Awards 2017.Through a Travel Journal readership survey, a poll was taken for the best destinations in the world and Sarawak won ‘Best for Nature’ for its environment-centered tour and travel packages, ongoing conservation tourism as well as its unique and irreplaceable nature destinations which are a balance of authentic and preserved, and modern connectivity.
Sarawak International Dragon Boat 2016

Sarawak International Dragon Boat 2016

From November 11th to 13th, we had a big event, "Sarawak International Dragon Boat Race 2016" at the Kuching Waterfront. "Dragon Boat" was originally from China and nowadays it is known as a ‘New Sport’ across the world. The keys to winning the race are teamwork and timing. We would like to tell you about our experience in this event.
Sarawak Regatta 2016

Sarawak Regatta 2016

The Kuching Waterfront has been thronged with so many people for two weeks by having the International Dragon Boat 2016 and Sarawak Regatta 2016, from 11 - 13th, 18 - 20th November! This event is only open for countries in the Borneo islands, which has such a long history of 145 years, started from 1872 under the rule of the James Brooke. What is the difference between Dragon Boat and Regatta?
4 Amazing Bars To Check Out In Kuching

4 Amazing Bars To Check Out In Kuching

Imagine the following scenario: You booked your city-escape weekend to Kuching. During the day, you will probably relax at the pool or seaside and have delicious mouth-watering food. At around seven in the evening, you plan to get dinner. You’re already done with a satisfying dinner and the clock is ticking towards 8:30 pm. What now?
Visit Borneo to see the wild Orang Utan

Visit Borneo to see the wild Orang Utan

There are only 4 rehabilitation centre for Orang Utan in the world, and Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Kuching is one of them. Here, they are working on the preservation of Orang Utans that have lost / become separated from their mothers, or that have been ilegally kept, and taking care of them in order to return them to the wild.
明年春节展开包机服务●台北直飞古晋

明年春节展开包机服务●台北直飞古晋

台北 -砂拉越旅游局与台北喜满客旅行社签署合作意向书,将于明年一月展开包机服务,带来从台北前来古晋的旅行团;同时也将推出夏季包机,预计从明年6月进行至明年8月,共有19次航班,每5天就有一次航班。这项合作意向书是由砂拉越旅游局主席拿督阿都华合和喜满客旅行社总经理马克代表双方签署。砂拉越副首长兼旅游、艺术及文化部部长拿督阿玛阿邦佐哈里、砂旅游、艺术及文化部助理部长(旅游)拿督李景胜、砂旅游部常务秘书拿督伊巴宏、喜满客旅行社销售经理陈强阳、马来西亚友谊及贸易中心首席代表拿督冯淑娟及大马旅游局驻台湾办事处董事阿末法依扎等人在现场见证这项签署仪式。
Compressport Hybrid Challenge 2016

Compressport Hybrid Challenge 2016

Hello, we are Japanese interns currently working at Sarawak Tourism Board. By sharing our great experiences in Sarawak with you here, we would like you to know more and more attractions about Sarawak that are still unknown ☺ Today we want to talk about our adventure at Permai Rainforest Resort.
Survey | Touring Experience In Sarawak

Survey | Touring Experience In Sarawak

Dear Visitor of Sarawak,The purpose of this survey is to understand your experience in Sarawak. It is a joint effort of the Institute of Borneo Studies, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (IBS, UNIMAS) and Sarawak Tourism Board (STB). It should take about 20 minutes to complete the survey and your contribution will be of great value to the research. Although the open-ended questions are optional, we hope that you would take the time to share with us your experience
Visiting Sarawak as a Japanese Intern | Banana Cheese

Visiting Sarawak as a Japanese Intern | Banana Cheese

Most may know Sarawak as a city with fascinating rainforest and the famous Rainforest World Music Festival. Today, I would like to introduce you to the food in Sarawak that can be as fascinating as the beautiful adventurous rainforests. Gourmets being served in Sarawak come from 4 different cultures such as Chinese, Indian, Malay, and local Dayak tribes.
The Guide To Sarawak Book

The Guide To Sarawak Book

THE GUIDE TO SARAWAK BOOK -- “Essential Information for Business and Pleasure in the Heart of South-East Asia” For sale at RM55.00 per copy.  Buy 2 copies at RM50.00 each.  Price excludes postage outside Sarawak.
Visiting Sarawak as a Japanese Intern | Food Adventure

Visiting Sarawak as a Japanese Intern | Food Adventure

I am a 21-year-old Japanese student visiting Sarawak, Malaysia, for the first time in my life. A beautiful state filled with optimistic/respectful residents and full of nature. I have spent half of my life in the U.S. and never experienced life in Asia outside of my home country, Japan. Even though Malaysia and Japan are in the same region, the experiences are very different within the two countries, which makes it crucial for first timers visiting the country. However, growing accustomed to the life in Malaysia, I have encountered many wonderful people that are making my stay in Malaysia a wonderful experience.
Visit Sibu Year 2017 "SIBU, HEARTLAND OF BORNEO"

Visit Sibu Year 2017 "SIBU, HEARTLAND OF BORNEO"

The Visit Sibu Year 2017 Phase 1 was launched on March 12, 2016 in Sibu Town Square (also known as Dataran Tun Datuk Patinggi Tuanku Haji Bujang bin Tuanku Othman) by Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, who was representing Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. The launching began with the local singer Tony Engkabi singing an Iban song and ended with the grand performance by Malaysian singing sensation Shila Amzah with Chinese, English and Malay songs which celebrated the mix of races of the Sibu people.
Payeh Maga Highlands, Limbang

Payeh Maga Highlands, Limbang

Payeh Maga, which means swampy highlands in the Lun Bawang language, has three peaks. They are Gunung Doa which stands at 570m, GunungTuyo (1,752m) on the east side and Gunung Matallan (1,828m), the highest peak, on the west quadrant. Forest Department Sarawak had carry out a survey on the area’s avifauna and the survey showed Payeh Maga has over 180 bird species including 27 endemic bird species , comprising over 50% of the Bornean total.
Kuching Caving | Gua Sireh & Broken Jar

Kuching Caving | Gua Sireh & Broken Jar

Located in Serian, Kota Samarahan Division near Bantang Village, Kuching, Serian road. Gua Sireh is an important archaeological site in South Western Sarawak. Excavation works have recovered pottery shreds and food debris as animal bones and shellfish. The cave could have been occupied as early as 20.000 years ago. Pottery was produced around 4.000 years ago. At the same time domesticated animals (dogs and pigs) and plants (rice) were introduced.
Frog Tour At Kubah National Park

Frog Tour At Kubah National Park

Kubah National Park is built with massive sandstone ridge with its three mountain peaks, the 911m high Gunung Serapi, Gunung Selang and Gunung Sendok.  Situated only 22 kilometers from Kuching City, Kubah National Park is one of the most accessible of National Parks in Sarawak.  Was established in 1989 and open to the public in 1995, cover an area of 2,230 hectares
Potensi Wisata Sarawak Berkembang Pesat

Potensi Wisata Sarawak Berkembang Pesat

Acara olahraga, festival budaya dan musik telah menjadi bagian yang penting dan sangat diperhatikan oleh Dewan Pariwisata Sarawak untuk tujuan promosi pariwisata. Serangkaian kegiatan dan atraksi yang diharapkan dapat meningkatkan jumlah kunjungan wisatawan ke Sarawak juga telah dilakukan sepanjang tahun ini dalam rangka untuk mendukung kampanye “Malaysia Year of Festival” yang diselenggarakan oleh Kementerian Pariwisata Malaysia di Kuala Lumpur.
Sarawak Expo 2015 - Pontianak | Ayo Liburan Ke Sarawak

Sarawak Expo 2015 - Pontianak | Ayo Liburan Ke Sarawak

Tarikh : 28-29 November 2015; Lokasi : Sarawak Expo – Ayani Megamal (for Consumer)
The Launching of ‘Batang Ai – Rainforest, Wildlife and People’

The Launching of ‘Batang Ai – Rainforest, Wildlife and People’

‘Batang Ai – Rainforest, Wildlife and People’ was launched internationally at the Malaysia Pavilion at the World Travel Mart 2015 (WTM) on November 2. The book takes readers on a visual journey through the remarkable beauty of the greater Batang Ai region in the State of Sarawak, Malaysia.
Digital Marketing Bootcamp 2015

Digital Marketing Bootcamp 2015

Sarawak Tourism Board organized a Digital Marketing Bootcamp on the 15th September 2015 at Lot 10 Hotel, Kuching. The bootcamp was conducted by the *WIT (Web In Travel) with the main objective to arm industry players with information and knowledge of how to make their tourism business, and the destination, easily discovered in the digital world.
Fine tradition of longevity noodle making kept alive

Fine tradition of longevity noodle making kept alive

Longevity noodles* and the art of making them is kept very much alive in Sibu. The art is driven as much by passion as it is by strong tradition. The Foochows* consider this a must-have dish for auspicious occasions such as Chinese New Year, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. While they are now easily available in coffee shop stalls all over Sarawak, the Sibu experience is not complete without savouring a bowl of it seated in a coffee shop with the local community.
International Dragon Boat regatta part of Sarawak Regatta 2014

International Dragon Boat regatta part of Sarawak Regatta 2014

The Sarawak Regatta is back ; 4th - 7th September 2014. The route will stretch from the start point  west of the Sarawak river to the finishing point, up river at the Kuching Waterfront, 2,000 meters away.
New for Rainforest World Music Festival 2014

New for Rainforest World Music Festival 2014

Three new elements have been added to inject freshness into the festival. The Malay House will be used for the first time, giving the workshop there an intimate feel. It is limited, however, to fifty persons for health and safety reasons. In the comfort of the Theatre, two daily chamber-styled concerts will be presented instead. To keep the festival mood going by another hour, there will be the RWMF COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE conducted by 1DRUM.ORG.
Watching the Tidal Bores in Sri Aman | Sarawak, Malaysia

Watching the Tidal Bores in Sri Aman | Sarawak, Malaysia

We often hear of comments that the benak (tidal bore) phenomenon in Sri Aman can only be viewed at certain times of the year. It is not true. In fact, it can be viewed twice a day throughout the year. Just that the tidal bores are bigger and more spectacular during king tide combined with dry season. But we won't bore you with science here. However, here is an interesting fact; the Batang Lupar Tidal Bore is ranked in the list of Top 10 Tidal Bores in the world
Introducing Borneo Jazz Festival 2014 performers | Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

Introducing Borneo Jazz Festival 2014 performers | Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

This is what you will expect at one of Malaysia's most enduring jazz festivals, the Borneo Jazz Festival now entering its ninth (9th) year. The festival will be held in Miri from the 9-10 May. Here is the line-up for 2014 :
Borneo Jazz Launches Car Sticker Contest

Borneo Jazz Launches Car Sticker Contest

MIRI, Tuesday – Sarawak Tourism Board, today, launched the Car Sticker Contest in conjunction with Borneo Jazz 2014 to remind the public on the upcoming festival which will take place in Miri this coming May 9-10. The Miri City Mayor, Mr Lawrence Lai together with STB CEO, Dato’ Rashid Khan launched sticker campaign at Jalan Kingsway opposite the Mayor’s office in Miri this afternoon. About five hundred Borneo Jazz 2014 car stickers will be distributed to motorists throughout Miri city through Borneo Post office at Jalan Sri Dagang (Miri Waterfront) and the Visitor Information Centre Miri at Jalan Melayu.
Borneo Jazz 2014 | Early Bird Tickets Offer | Sarawak

Borneo Jazz 2014 | Early Bird Tickets Offer | Sarawak

The early bird offer will expire 31st March 2014. In addition to the online ticket vendor, there are ticket outlets which may be nearby your location. The offer ranges from RM15 (1-day child) to RM55 (2-day Adult). If you are living in Brunei Darussalam, the ticket outlets are MegaBorneo Tour Planner, Pan Bright Travel Service and Century Travel Center Sdn. Bhd.
SARAWAK PROMO MISSION IN BANDUNG TOOK OFF WITH A PROMISING START

SARAWAK PROMO MISSION IN BANDUNG TOOK OFF WITH A PROMISING START

KUCHING, Thursday – Sarawak Tourism promotion in Bandung Indonesia took a new turn today when two Sarawak tourism operators, a private hospital, Sarawak Cultural Village and three hotels held the first business session with Bandung agents this morning in the city. Coordinated jointly by the Sarawak Tourism Board and Express Air Indonesia, the two hour mini travel mart was attended by more than 30 Bandung based agents who have been anxiously waiting for opportunities to look for more business opportunities in Malaysia
Sarawak Specials at MATTA Fair 2014 | Kayo- Kayo Packages

Sarawak Specials at MATTA Fair 2014 | Kayo- Kayo Packages

The interesting packages ranges from Sarawak Malay Heritage to Sibu Melanau Heritage tour. For the cyclists, there are the Heritage and Culture Ride and the Classic City Ride package. Sarawak is about adventure. Immerse in the unique Lost World Adventure experience in the Padawan Highlands or combine scuba diving with caving adventure. One package is called Oil Town Underwater World and Caving Adventure with Homestay Experience whilst another is simply called Caves, Caves and More Caves.
BORNEO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

BORNEO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Borneo Jazz has announced its lineup for 2014. The impressive line-up this year includes acts who have really made it big in the world of jazz. This is in line with year of ‘double celebration’, the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY 2014) and Visit Sarawak Year 2014.
Popular local food outlets in downtown Kuching | Padungan Road

Popular local food outlets in downtown Kuching | Padungan Road

You will read about the 'famous' Kuching street foods as well as modern ones, all within walking distance of the inner city where most visitors would be staying. Thanis Lim, a well-known food blogger from Brunei has produced this comprehensive guide, useful for even locals who are fresh out of ideas of where to eat. And he has even inserted a location map for each outlet. Howzat for the flash-packer in you!? Very friendly!
A day trip to Sri Aman for Tidal Bore Festival 2013 (Pesta Benak)

A day trip to Sri Aman for Tidal Bore Festival 2013 (Pesta Benak)

There were four of us in a group attending this annual festival in Sri Aman. The tidal bore is one of Sarawak's natural phenomenon which the locals call it 'Benak'. We started our journey from Kuching at around 8.30am, stopped over at Serian for breakfast. From there, we travelled another 150 km on sealed road with beautiful countryside and longhouses along the way to reach 'Pekan' (bazaar) Lachau. 'Pekan' Lachau is known locally as a 'Cowboy Bazaar'. Lachau Bazaar Market is always interesting as you can find fresh jungle produce sold by the Iban women, as well as local crafts and fresh river fish
Sarawak Tourism Board wins PATA Gold Award 2013

Sarawak Tourism Board wins PATA Gold Award 2013

The Marketing Media – Print Advertisement category was awarded to the Board for our re-imaging campaign. You can sample some of it in this blog’s masthead above. Our CEO, Dato Rashid Khan (2nd-R) accepted the award the day before the annual PATA Travel Mart 2013 held in Macau from Sept 16-17.
MV ORION II ARRIVAL MARKS ANOTHER CRUISE SEASON

MV ORION II ARRIVAL MARKS ANOTHER CRUISE SEASON

The arrival of MV ORION II in Kuching this morning marks another busy season for Orion Expedition Cruises, Australia.
TRITHA, AN INSPIRATION TO WOMEN, WILL THRILL AUDIENCE AT AMF

TRITHA, AN INSPIRATION TO WOMEN, WILL THRILL AUDIENCE AT AMF

MIRI, Tuesday – This coming weekend, Miri will resonate with the sound of music as the inaugural Asia Music Festival takes place at the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club on the 4 & 5 October 2013. 13 Asian bands from the Philippines, Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei have confirmed to perform at this festival.  Among them will be Tritha from India.
BRUNEI POPULAR SINGER-SONGWRITER TO PERFORM IN MIRI

BRUNEI POPULAR SINGER-SONGWRITER TO PERFORM IN MIRI

Fakhrul Razi is a well-known artistein Brunei and will perform together with Camouflage at the Asia Music Festival (AMF). Fakhrul Razi was the only Bruneian who got into the final stage of the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) that took place in Hollywood, California earlier this year. He will perform in Miri, Sarawak for t...
KOREAN TRADITIONAL FUSION WITH K-POP TWIST TO THRILL THE CROWDS AT AMF

KOREAN TRADITIONAL FUSION WITH K-POP TWIST TO THRILL THE CROWDS AT AMF

SARAWAK, Friday – V.STAR, a young South Korean female group who was a finalist in KOREA’S GOT TALENT of 2012 will be performing at the Asia Music Festival to be held in Miri, Sarawak on the 4 & 5 October. This band has gained a reputation among the emerging South Korean young bands. Their style can be identified as the new traditional Korean mixture, as they play their music using traditional Korean music instruments, whether in original compositions or through new arrangements of famous Korean and Western covers.
Asia Music Festival 2013 Line-Up | Sarawak Malaysia Borneo

Asia Music Festival 2013 Line-Up | Sarawak Malaysia Borneo

Here is a musical genre brief of the thirteen (13) bands and artistes who will perform at Asia Music Festival.The style of music is essentially fusion; combining elements of tradition into main stream.
Sarawak Shines at the 2013 Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Awards

Sarawak Shines at the 2013 Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Awards

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) overcame strong challenges to become a finalist in the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette Awards within the Destination of the Year category. Joining some of the travel industry’s biggest players, our destination - Sarawak - was celebrated for its significant achievements in the trade at the winners’ ceremony on 10th September. 2013 marked Sarawak Tourism Board’s first year at the awards and the first year to be named – a clear indication of the Board's consistent presence in the UK market.
ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN SARAWAK OFFERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN SARAWAK OFFERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Applicants may register at the STB’s website to volunteer for this inaugural music festival. SARAWAK, Malaysia – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) today announced the opening of volunteer program for its latest organized music event, Asia Music Festival (AMF) to be held in the city of Miri, Sarawak. With the inaugural event less than two months away, locals and internationals may have a chance to attend the event, participate and be involved in many aspects of the festival organizing in exchange for volunteer service. STB is currently accepting applications for various management areas of the event such as the liaison officer for performing acts, schelpers for handling of the musical instrument and gate control area.
Logos Hope returns to Kuching Sarawak

Logos Hope returns to Kuching Sarawak

An international crew of 400 will make Kuching their home base from 12 July to 1st August 2013. Interacting with the international crew is part of the MV Logos Hope experience. We at Sarawak Tourism Board are pleased to welcome the crew members who come from forty-five countries to Sarawak.
Get ready for MV Logos Hope The World’s Largest floating book fair returns to Kuching!

Get ready for MV Logos Hope The World’s Largest floating book fair returns to Kuching!

27 June, 2013 -- Get ready for MV Logos Hope, The World’s Largest floating book fair returns to Kuching! Since 1972 GBA ships have visited Kuching, Malaysia five times, with the most recent visit in October 2011 and welcomed over 114,000 visitors. Now after two years GBA Ship’s fourth vessel MV Logos Hope returns in July 2013. This is the newest and largest vessel, carrying the world’s largest floating book fair and an international crew of 400 people.
Rainforest World Music Festival Preview Show at Taylor

Rainforest World Music Festival Preview Show at Taylor's University

This preview show will be staged at Taylor's University, Lakeside Campus, Subang Jaya from  25th-26th June 2013, 6.30pm-11pm. Entry is free. These are the bands who will be showcasing their music.
The Rainforest World Music Festival wins the Brand Laureate - Country Brand Awards 2012/2013

The Rainforest World Music Festival wins the Brand Laureate - Country Brand Awards 2012/2013

This award is as much a recognition for Malaysia as it is for those who have worked and developed this iconic world music festival over the past sixteen years. The festival goers who arrive in the thousands from all over the world each year deserve a mention. The partners and sponsors who contributed in-kind and cash sponsorship are also part of the festival's success story. And not forgetting the Sarawak government which has provided policy and financial support all these years.
Here is a Japanese in the World - Kuching Sarawak Malaysia Borneo

Here is a Japanese in the World - Kuching Sarawak Malaysia Borneo

TV Tokyo came to Kuching in March to shoot a documentary of a Japanese living in Kuching. This person, Madam Sakai who was originally from Osaka, has been residing in this capital city of Sarawak for more than thirty years. Kazuya Sakusabe who led a 2-man crew also went on location shoot at the various places of interest in Kuching during the four-day trip.
BORNEO JAZZ TICKETS ON SALE AT VISITORS INFORMATION CENTRES

BORNEO JAZZ TICKETS ON SALE AT VISITORS INFORMATION CENTRES

KUCHING, Tuesday – Tickets for the upcoming Borneo Jazz in Miri are now on sale at Visitors Information Centres in Kuching, Sibu and Miri, Sarawak. Tickets are priced at RM60 for single entry and RM100 for a two-day pass. Children under the age of 12 years will enjoy 50% discount on each ticket. Borneo Jazz tickets are also available online at www.ticketcharge.com.my. Borneo Jazz, this year, will see seven famous international acts and one local band making their debut appearance on the festival stage.
What to expect at Borneo Jazz Festival 2013

What to expect at Borneo Jazz Festival 2013

Borneo Jazz this year is a bit of a geographical fruit trifle. The 2013 edition will be a blend of eastern spice, western punch, smooth northern cream and southern sunshine. The jazz festival is now in its 8th year. The dates are 10th and 11th May. As usual, a Friday and Saturday of starlit music,  and then the Sunday to recover. It’s going to be, as Borneo Jazz usually is, Jazz Plus Plus.
350 Germans cruise into Sarawak

350 Germans cruise into Sarawak

KUCHING, Saturday – Three hundred and fifty Germans sailed into Bintulu, Sarawak recently on the MS Europa, part of the Hapag LLoyd Cruises. The cruise ship was on its 17 Days “Hong Kong to Singapore” journey commencing in Hong Kong and cruising through the Philippines, Sabah, Brunei, Bintulu in Sarawak and ending in Singapore. This is the 2nd cruise ship arrival for 2013. On arrival the visitors were welcomed in typical Sarawakian style courtesy of Sarawak Tourism Board. They also had the opportunity to go on a city tour and paid a visit to the historic Niah Caves.
Winners of festivals t-shirt design contest announced

Winners of festivals t-shirt design contest announced

Here are the winners of the Rainforest World Music and Borneo Jazz festivals t-shirt design contest. Presented by the Director of Corporate Communications, Sarawak Tourism Board, Angelina Bateman, the winners are as follow: Borneo Jazz Festival 2013
IBAN PUA KUMBU EXHIBIT IN LONDON

IBAN PUA KUMBU EXHIBIT IN LONDON

LONDON, Tuesday –  The Iban master weavers from Kapit, Sarawak are among others who will demonstrate their textile weaving at World Eco-Fiber and Textile (WEFT) Art held in London, UK. Mr Bangie Embol and Mdm Nancy Ngali from Rumah Garie longhouse, Sungai Kain, Ulu Kapit are mong others who will demonstrate their textile weaving. Mr Michael Lim, renowned fine batik artist from Kuching will also exhibit his works.
Volunteering - Music Festival in Sarawak

Volunteering - Music Festival in Sarawak

The Rainforest World Music Festival and the Borneo Jazz Festival seek out fresh application from volunteers each year to ensure the smooth running of the respective events. This is a chance for lovers of music, music or event management students to work behind the scene of an international event. Volunteers will have an overall understanding of the operational aspects of the festivals of what it takes to run a successful musical events.
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR BORNEO JAZZ AND RWMF 2013 NOW OPEN

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR BORNEO JAZZ AND RWMF 2013 NOW OPEN

KUCHING, Wednesday – Sarawak Tourism Board today announced the opening of volunteer program for its iconic musical event, Borneo Jazz and Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF). Those interested to volunteer for these prestigious musical event in Sarawak may register respectively in Borneo Jazz website. This is only the application process where those interested in taking part are registered while the successful applicants will later be notified later via email or telephone.
From Sarawak with Christmas love

From Sarawak with Christmas love

Christmas season in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak is no different from other cities of the world. The Christmas tree figures! This year The Spring Shopping Center put up a 46-footer easily making it the tallest and the most well-decorated tree to date. Speaking of modern shoppping centers in Kuching, Plaza Merdeka located in the historical quarters of downtown Kuching opened its door recently 12-12-12; auspicious indeed.
A Christmas Greeting from Sarawak

A Christmas Greeting from Sarawak

Happy Holidays All. Play safe and stay safe :-) And may the season brings you good tidings and a new year that gives you bountiful offerings.
RAFFLESIA in Serian

RAFFLESIA in Serian

We have discovered a new group of Rafflesia in BUKIT TASAU, KPG LEBOR, GEDONG, SERIAN. The journey to Bukit Tasau takes about 30 or 45 minutes drive from Kuching City to Serian Town, another 30 minutes from Serian Town to the junction of Bukit Tasau foothill (Kpg Lebor). Continued by another 20 minutes drive up to the hill, and trekking to the RAFFLESIA area takes about 25 minutes.
THE INAUGURAL BORNEO WORLD MUSIC EXPO

THE INAUGURAL BORNEO WORLD MUSIC EXPO

AN ANNUAL EXPOSITION FOR MUSIC PROFESSIONALS AND TRADE VISITORS IN THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SCENE KUCHING, Wednesday - Sarawak, the state in Malaysian Borneo will once again play host to another exciting event, the Borneo World Music Expo. The inaugural Borneo World Music Expo will be held from the 24 to 26 June 2013 at Pullman Hotel in Kuching. The expo will enable Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) to position Sarawak as a destination for art, culture and music. The event will be a prelude to the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2013, now entering its 16th edition.
FRENCH MASTERCHEFS ON A GASTRONOMIC VISIT TO SARAWAK

FRENCH MASTERCHEFS ON A GASTRONOMIC VISIT TO SARAWAK

KUCHING, Friday- Sarawak Tourism Board today welcomed a group of French journalists, which also consists of two French MasterChefs from Paris. The group is on a gastronomic, culture and nature visit to Sarawak arranged by Sarawak Tourism Board and Tourism Malaysia Paris. Arriving from Kuala Lumpur this morning, the group was greeted by members of Sarawak Tourism Board at Kuching International Airport. They will go on a 3-day 2-night visit, exploring Kuching and its surrounding attractions which include a Bidayuh Longhouse, Semengoh Orang Utan Rehab Centre, Sunday Market, Sarawak Cultural Village and the city attractions.
FESTIVALS T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST 2013

FESTIVALS T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST 2013

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is looking for a new t-shirt design for its 8th Edition of the Borneo Jazz 2013 and the 16th Edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2013. This competition is opened to all University and College Students; however the application needs to be validated by a Teacher or Lecturer with a signature and an official university stamp. The winning design will be awarded:
Sarawak Tourism Board Sponsors “Best Travel Photographer” at British Guild of Travel Writers 2012 Awards

Sarawak Tourism Board Sponsors “Best Travel Photographer” at British Guild of Travel Writers 2012 Awards

14 November, 2012 - Sarawak Tourism Board is pleased to have sponsored the British Guild of Travel Writers 2012 “Best Travel Photographer” Award, held at the Savoy Hotel in London. The Award was made to Mr Tom Bird and was received on Mr Bird’s behalf by the Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Mr Roger Bray. Sarawak Tourism Board’s Regional Marketing Manager (UK & Europe)
AN EXCITING YEAR FOR CRUISE SHIP ARRIVALS INTO SARAWAK!

AN EXCITING YEAR FOR CRUISE SHIP ARRIVALS INTO SARAWAK!

Kuching, 15 October 2012 - Pending Port here today welcomed 154 passengers who came on board the cruise ship MV Orion II (Orion Expedition Cruises) as part of its 10 Nights “Camp Leakey – Faces in the Forest” cruise from Singapore. This cruise covers Anambas Archipelago, Natuna Archipelago, Bako National Park, Kuching (Semenggoh), At Sea, Tanjung Puting (Camp Leakey) and ending in Bali.
BUYERS MEET SELLERS

BUYERS MEET SELLERS' SESSION WITH INDONESIAN TRAVEL AGENTS

Kuching, Friday : The Sarawak Tourism Board early this week held a ‘Buyers Meet Sellers’ Session in-conjunction with the Jakarta Agents Familiarization Trip to the State capital. This session provides an opportunity for the local tourism industry to showcase their products and to enable them to work together with the Jakarta based agents particularly those from the medical and health sectors.
What is BUAH DABAI?

What is BUAH DABAI?

Dabai is one of many exotic fruits in Sarawak. It is commonly known as or kana - means 'black olive' in Hokkien, but technically it is not an olive. The dabai tree can grow up to 21 meters high and it's furry leaves are thin and its twigs are covered with golden down. A planting distance of 9 meters is recommended. You need to prune the young trees to produce more bushy growth.
Discovering Sibu Historical Attractions

Discovering Sibu Historical Attractions

The entire Sibu Central town can be leisurely explore by walking.  A number of Sibu's heritage attractions can be discovered within the town proper. Sibu Heritage Centre - This building has witnessed the transformation of Sarawak from a colony of the British to becoming an independent state by forming Malaysia in 1963. Sibu Heritage Centre was the original administration building of Sibu Municipal Council.
Spend a day at Lambir Hills National Park, Miri, Sarawak

Spend a day at Lambir Hills National Park, Miri, Sarawak

Imagine yourself, an adventurer who wish to spend a day on jungle trekking, dipping in waterfalls, sighting of insects, wildlife and plants; but not having enough time to do so! How frustrated that can be, right?! For that, Lambir Hills National Park, located in the northern region of Sarawak, is the ideal place for you – a nature lover dream-come-true experience.
Kiwis keen on Sarawak

Kiwis keen on Sarawak

Sunday, 02 September 2012 - New Zealand travel agents hosted to Sarawak this month as part of a Tourism Malaysia familiarisation trip were quick to learn why 5500 Kiwis chose to spend their holidays in Malaysia's biggest state last year. Situated on the south west coast of Borneo, Sarawak lives up to its tagline of ' Where adventure lives.'
CRUISE SHIP ADVENTURES IN SARAWAK

CRUISE SHIP ADVENTURES IN SARAWAK

Kuching, 30 August 2012 – Going for a leisurely cruise during the holidays has become more popular in recent years, with a number of operators such as MV Orion II, offering great deals on cruises to several stunning destinations including Sarawak. MV Orion II, the cruise ship that belongs to Orion Expedition Cruises, Australia has once again anchored in Kuching this morning. The arrival at 6:30am at Sim Kheng Hong Port near Pending has made a total number of cruise vessels to 11 times so far this year.
A longhouse made entirely out of ‘belian’ wood.

A longhouse made entirely out of ‘belian’ wood.

This the first thing that strikes a visitor upon entering the longhouse is how well standing the place is. Rumah (house) Nyuka was built in 1955 and the durability of the wood species certainly reflects its reputation. Another is the tinsel-like atmosphere inside it. Tinseltown? Tinselhouse? :-) Anyway, there is a certain 'green' message to this effort though.
Our People - Chinese

Our People - Chinese

Chinese forms the second largest group of Sarawak's population after the main Iban tribe."Chinese pioneers first came to Sarawak as traders and explorers in the 6th century.  The Sarawak Chinese belong to a wide range of dialect groups, the more significant ones being Foochow, Hakka, Hokkien, Teochew, Hainanese, and Puxian Min." (wikipedia)
Our People - Malay

Our People - Malay

The Malay forms the third largest group of people in Sarawak, after the Iban and Chinese. In Kuching, the Malay Kampungs (villages) along the riverside next to Fort Margherita have some beautiful examples of traditional and modern Malay architecture. There are some more superb Malay houses around Jalan Datuk Ajibah Abol, behind the Kuching Mosque.
MV ORION II DOCKS AT KUCHING WITH TOURISTS ON BOARD

MV ORION II DOCKS AT KUCHING WITH TOURISTS ON BOARD

Kuching, 10 August 2012 – About 150 tourists and crew arrived in Kuching this morning. MS ORION II cruise ship was en route to Pontianak, Indonesia.
A Visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

A Visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

Located 24KM from the Kuching City, the major attraction of Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is the Orang Utan. mTo get there, you have 4 options depending on your budget.1. Public Bus - Visitors can take the City Public Bus, bus no. K6, rate RM3.50 per way. First bus depart at 7.15am and the last bus depart at 4.15pm; for every 3 hours interval. Note that the bus will stop at the entrance of Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and you will have to walk for about 20 – 25 minutes from main entrance to Orang Utan's feeding area.
Our People - Iban

Our People - Iban

The Iban Heartland - Iban claims the largest population, thus making this language the most widely used in Sarawak. The Iban, formerly known as Sea Dayaks, are famous for their head-hunting past, their massive ironwood longhouses, their ornate body tattooing, their wonderful weaving skills, and of course their potent rice wine, tuak, which is always offered to visitors.
Sarawak Top 10 Iconic Food

Sarawak Top 10 Iconic Food

Sarawak Laksa - The Sarawak Laksa is essentially vermicelli rice noodles (bee hoon), cooked in a shrimp-based broth that is made to thicken with coconut milk.  This dish is served with generous amounts of crunchy bean sprouts, a few boiled prawns and garnished with shredded chicken and slivers of egg omelette.  For added spice, there's the thick sambal paste that is usually served on the side.
A Jungle Village Festival

A Jungle Village Festival

Promo video for Rainforest World Music Festival 2012. Are you ready to join the party in the jungle?
IN PERSON WITH RWMF PERFORMER

IN PERSON WITH RWMF PERFORMER

KUCHING, 26 June 2012 - The Sarawak Tourism Board is for the first time ticketing the launch of the Rainforest World Music Festival. The launch which will be held on the 12 July 2012 (Thursday) at the Sarawak Cultural Village is a chance for festival goers to meet in person or to have an autograph with the International and Malaysian band or that once in a lifetime photo opportunity.
The Lost Girls’ Adventures in Borneo

The Lost Girls’ Adventures in Borneo

Hang Out with Rare Proboscis Monkeys. If you want to experience nature while still enjoying cosmopolitan creature comforts, head south to Malaysia’s largest state of Sarawak.
HATA – flavours of Asia at RWMF

HATA – flavours of Asia at RWMF

They encapsulate the many facets of Asia – capturing, molding, fusing, and coming up with a unique sound yet completely enchantingly Eastern. Usually a 24 member group, they are coming as a 9 piece band with musicians from Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. The music shifts from the spiritual and the evocative, to the exciting and joyous.
Enjoy Rainforest World Music Festival in Comfort and Style

Enjoy Rainforest World Music Festival in Comfort and Style

Want to enjoy the electrifying energy of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2012 but are you tired of standing in the masses? This year, the festival organizers have the perfect solution for you! Enjoy the whole festival evening show from an elevated platform with perfect view of both the tree-, and the jungle stage.
BORNEO-BOUND : Lush natural wonders. Rich culture. Warm locals. The allure of Borneo is endless.

BORNEO-BOUND : Lush natural wonders. Rich culture. Warm locals. The allure of Borneo is endless.

SARAWAK: LAND OF THE HORNBILLS CITY CALL -- The cleanest city in Malaysia, Kuching impresses with wonderful sights, sounds, sips and savouries from museums to forts, eateries to cultural centres. It’s a pleasant city to walk about and soak in all the sights. Pay special attention to the colonial buildings, some of which are the legacy of the Brooke family, for instance the Fort Margherita and The Astana which is currently the residence of the head of state
Rantau Kemiding Homestay Program, Kanowit

Rantau Kemiding Homestay Program, Kanowit

Rh Benjamin Angki, Rantau Kemiding was built in 1936 and located 4km from Kanowit town. Accessible by road and river transport. There are 64 doors or families stay in this longhouse which 53 make up the longhouse proper. Population in this longhouse is 409 people which 216 are females. This longhouse is the 2nd Homestay Program operator approved by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.
WIND CAVE IS NOW PARTIALLY OPENED FOR VISITORS

WIND CAVE IS NOW PARTIALLY OPENED FOR VISITORS

SARAWAK FORESTRY is pleased to announce the partial opening of Wind Cave Nature Reserve with effect from May 14, 2012. The reserve had been closed for maintenance works since last year.
KIDING ADDS JOY TO SEMENGGOH WILDLIFE CENTRE

KIDING ADDS JOY TO SEMENGGOH WILDLIFE CENTRE

KIDING ADDS JOY TO SEMENGGOH WILDLIFE CENTRE-a newborn baby orangutan named after late keeper. SARAWAK FORESTRY is pleased to announce the birth of a baby orangutan in Semenggoh Wildlife Centre recently. 
DAS GOLDENE STADTTOR (GOLDEN CITY GATE) AWARDS FOR SARAWAK

DAS GOLDENE STADTTOR (GOLDEN CITY GATE) AWARDS FOR SARAWAK

The Das Goldene Stadttor (Golden City Gate) Awards (Gold Prize) which was won by Sarawak in the Print Campaign Category, at ITB Berlin travel show, was this morning presented to the Chief Minister YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Let’s hear about this exciting group – THE STRING SISTERS

Let’s hear about this exciting group – THE STRING SISTERS

THE STRING SISTERS is a band that I’ve been lusting over for a long time. Six of the world’s leading female Celtic violinists backed by an all male rhythm section. With their own frantically busy solo careers, they cannot get together very often. To actually find that they can make it for the Rainforest weekend was like winning the lottery.
What is...BUAH ENGKALAK??

What is...BUAH ENGKALAK??

Buah' means fruit in Bahasa Malaysia. So buah engkalak simply means ‘engkalak’ fruit. All of our three trees are fruiting again and this week we harvested a big basketful.  Engkalak or  Litsea garciae belong to the same family as avocado. I didn’t like this fruit before; it truly is an acquired taste much like avocado too.  But now, I love it!
Putting an international jazz line-up together

Putting an international jazz line-up together

Borneo Jazz is actually just round the corner. It’s a definite East-West flavor there this year. And a fairly balanced mix (I think!) of men and women musicians. F.V.E. Project -- Most emotional setting at the festival is going to be F.V.E. Project who is based in Kuala Lumpur, but guitarist Dean Sim is a Miri-boy so it is a home-coming of sorts.
Authentic Iban Longhouses in Central Region of Sarawak

Authentic Iban Longhouses in Central Region of Sarawak

In Sarawak, a visit to an authentic longhouse is considered a must. In the Central Region of Sarawak, an Iban longhouse is one of the main attractions for tourists. Several other ethnic groups traditionally live in longhouses, so expect a variety of ways in which you are welcomed. Traditionally the Iban do not shake hands to welcome visitors. Today, though, this is highly acceptable.
JUNGLE BEATS IN BORNEO

JUNGLE BEATS IN BORNEO

SWING into the jungles of Borneo and groove to music by international artists at the Rainforest World Music Festival from July 13 to 15 this year. Student Flights has a festival package for music lovers to attend the annual three-day music festival in Sarawak and stay three nights’ at the Harbour View Hotel in Kuching.
Journey to Melanau Heartland

Journey to Melanau Heartland

Mukah is the 10th Division in Sarawak and have been declared as a Division on 1st March 2003. Usually visitors like myself prefer to use express boat or speed boat via Dalat rather than by bus or car to Mukah. It is because of its unique and interesting scenery along much of the way.The journey to Dalat from the embarkation point of Sibu, takes about 2 hours by speedboat and about 2 ½ hours by land.
Homestay Experience - Sarawak Style!!

Homestay Experience - Sarawak Style!!

Some visitors ask us ‘what is the best way to see & experience the real Sarawak culture? ’Easy… try HOMESTAY! What is homestay? Well, our Ministry of Tourism Malaysia has come out with this superb program called ‘Homestay’. It’s actually a program where visitor can have the opportunity to stay with a local family especially in the village or kampongs.
PADAWAN RAFT SAFARI

PADAWAN RAFT SAFARI

Padawan Raft Safari by LIBUR Travel Magazine (Section - Idea Destinasi), Published in December 2011 (Raft Safari Padawan) / January 2012 (Semban Bidayuh Village).
IT’S NOW BORNEO JAZZ

IT’S NOW BORNEO JAZZ

Miri International Jazz Festival (MIJF) is now renamed Borneo Jazz.  Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Tourism and Heritage Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam announced this yesterday at a press conference held at his office. The event will be held at the Parkcity Everly Hotel, Miri from May 13-14, 2011.