Invoke the Spirits of the Rainforest with Manok Pansoh

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Post Covid-19 Survey

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How to Make Borneo’s “Breakfast of the Gods”

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Sarawak has a reputation for diverse cultures but what is not so well known is the delectable food these diverse cultures have created. But wait, you may think that under a global lockdown it’s impossible to taste any of Sarawak's unique cultural food and normally you’d be right. But not anymore. For the first time ever, we are sharing our unique recipe for Sarawak Laksa so that you can experience it at home and help soften the burden of lockdown...

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The Soothing Soul of Santubong

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“As the sun rose, the imposing mass of Santubong appeared, like a great fortress commanding the entrance to the Sarawak River.” Odoardo Beccari Santubong is a short, 30km drive from Sarawak’s capital, Kuching, but it is truly out on its own limb. It is, in fact, a peninsula but feels more like an island. The journey there by road, along tree-lined avenues towards a misty mountain in the distance, is the perfect passage of decompression from the ...

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Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)

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Miri Offshore Fishing Experience

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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. Depending on the catch, the fishing guide and captain wi...

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Borneo Shows Love & Positivity Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

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If you ask anyone who has been to Sarawak what they enjoyed most about their trip, one of the top three answers would be our outstanding hospitality. Even though we are made up of over 40 sub-ethnic groups, one common thread that holds us together is the extraordinary love and compassion we have for our communities. Amid the unseen fears of the coronavirus lockdown, Sarawakians of all backgrounds, ethnicities and ages still find time for generous...

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Discover Sematan

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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. Day 1  - 14/10/19 (Monday) 0830 hrs – depart from Kuching to Sematan via Matang / Ferry Rambungan, Bongan / Lundu Road. Arrived at Kpg Pueh Homestay around noon after about 2 hours journe...

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Discover Santubong

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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 Sarawask 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 b...

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Postponement Of Events 2020

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Postponement Of Events: Rainforest World Music Festival 2020 (RWMF2020) – 10th to 12th July 2020 Rainforest World Music Festival Fringe (RWMFF) – 3rd to 15th July 2020 Rainforest In The City (RITC) – 30th June to 9th July Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) regret to inform that the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2020, Rainforest World Music Festival Fringe (RWMFF) and Rainforest in the City (RITC) events,  originally scheduled to b...

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Bario Highlands: The Heart of Borneo

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Imagine waking up to a delightful cacophony of tropical birdsong. But wait, if this is the tropics, why is the air around you so crisp, cool and light? One long breath instantly refreshes you. What’s going on? You are in the tropics, but in a traditional kampung (village) home in the highlands of Borneo. You get up and look out the window to see villagers going about their daily chores as they and their ancestors have been doing for centuries,...

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Do you know what makes tribal Borneo women beautiful?

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When people talk about beauty, what comes to mind? Generally, its fair skin, long legs, silky hair, and pointed noses. Western media has done a lot to influence what we think is beautiful. Yet if we look past this bias, we find that not everyone has the same beauty ideals. In Sarawak indigenous beauty is far different from the Eurocentric beauty standards. What makes an indigenous Sarawakian woman beautiful may be seen as ‘savage’ by many toda...

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