A Sarawakian Bucketlist, Post-MCO

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With the MCO coming to an end, but international travel still way too uncertain, it’s time to explore Malaysia and in particular, Sarawak. Sarawak is unique in so many ways; so much so that even if you’ve been there before, we’re confident our list of beyond-the-usual recommendations will encourage you to make another trip. Whatever you need, Sarawak has a unique way of giving it to you. Whether it’s the thrill of river kayaking in the vir...

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Weekend Escape to Sarawak Go Somewhere Different & Still Feel at Home

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With MCO restrictions slowly being lifted, it’s now possible to leave home and travel to all domestic destinations. Do you want to spend hours in a car to visit somewhere that looks and feels the same or take an exciting trip that requires airports, planes and is a unique destination but still at home? Well if you miss the thrill of boarding a plane and exploring a destination that is unique and beautiful then why not take advantage of the...

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‘SIA SITOK SARAWAK’ INTRA-STATE CAMPAIGN OFFERS UP T0 50% DISCOUNTS FOR OVER 30 EXCITING ATTRACTIONS IN SARAWAK

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Kuching, 4 August 2020  – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) today announced the ‘Sia Sitok Sarawak’ Intra-State Tourism Campaign to boost the States tourism efforts and activities. The campaign will allow Sarawakians and non-Sarawakians residing in Sarawak with work permits to experience and enjoy the beauty the State has to offer at substantial discounts of up to 50%. The Sia Sitok Sarawak Campaign offers over 30 exciting attractions, tours and...

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Why you must visit Sarawak when you come to Malaysia

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What’s the best way to plan a holiday when the whole world is on offer? Many travellers pick a country: they decide to ‘do’ Japan, visit Vietnam or travel round Thailand. Or else, they opt for an experience: amble round Angkor Watt, full moon party in Phuket, laze on the beach in Bali, or meditate in Mysore. So what of Malaysia – famously multi-cultural and only relatively recently made in the flurry of decolonization that came about in the 1960s...

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Kuching Heritage

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Kuching – An old town for newcomers! All cities have their own mythologies. They announce an idea of their grand and special status to every newcomer, declaring their character through vaulted train stations, impressive edifices or triumphal arches. But Kuching, only 200 years old, is itself the city of the newcomer: a city of Brunei noblemen coming to control a territory, of adventurous immigrants looking for a new life, of an English family es...

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Sarawak Cultural Village launches free virtual tour

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The Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) has launched a virtual tour of the different ethnic homes in the biggest state in Malaysia. As part of a collaboration with the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), visitors to the living museum’s website will be able to view special short video clips that delve into the various cultures as well. “While travel in the country may be restricted at the moment, once it does open up, one of the destinations to surely p...

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Things to do in Serian

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Serian – Checkpoint of the South Serian is the southern Sarawak gateway to everywhere. As you come up from Kuching, the first sense of Serian is a giant roundabout adorned with a giant durian. This is the compass, heading to the Indonesian border at Tebedu in one direction and then the interior in another, up past Balai Ringin and on to Sri Aman, Betong, Sibu, and the rest of the state. Serian town is set to be a stop off on the Pan-Borneo Highw...

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Touring Sarawak in less than 5 minutes

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WHILE travelling is still restricted at the moment, there is no harm to dream on travelling in an exotic land of Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbills. Especially when the biggest state in the country will be celebrating its most important festival - Hari Gawai or Harvest Festival on June 1, though in a controlled Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). While we wait to travel again, let's have a virtual tour on ...

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Kolok Mee, Food of Sarawak

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MEE Kolok or kolo mee is certainly one of Sarawak’s iconic dishes, received further fame when Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin mentioned Restoran Mee Kolok Hj Salleh based in Kuching, Sarawak during his recent announcement on the Prihatin Rakyat economic stimulus package for SMEs. If Sarawak Laksa has been dubbed as “Breakfast of the Gods” then Kolo Mee is another firm favourite among Sarawakians and some even dream of it when...

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Sarawak’s bubur pedas, Ramadan special recipe

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COME Ramadan, city folks in Kuala Lumpur would look forward to Kampung Baru's famous bubur lambuk and folks in Kuching have bubur pedas, a spicy and savoury traditional dish created by the Malay community and normally enjoyed during the fasting month. While bubur lambuk is more of a rice porridge, to which one adds add meats, potatoes, santan and seasonings, bubur pedas has its secret in its special spice seasonings (bumbu) made from sautéed r...

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Sarawak’s famous 3-layer tea for Iftar?

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Did you know that this drink was first enjoyed at the Fresh Food Court at 7th Mile Bazaar in Kota Sentosa, Kuching? TEH C Peng Special or 3-layer tea is a favourite local drink that you can find throughout Sarawak. Okay, for the uninitiated, let's break up the name definition. "Teh" is of course Malay for tea while "C" is supposed to stand for Carnation brand of evaporated milk while "Peng" is ice in Hokkien. And the "3-layer" i...

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Sweet Sipppin’ Malaysian Style

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