A Sarawak Kind of Christmas

| Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
Remember the final scene from the old-time favourite 1990 movie, Home Alone, when Kevin rushes downstairs on Christmas morning only to find his family was gone? Fast forward to the end of the movie and after all the adventures, the heartfelt moment when his mother returned home and hugged him before being reconciled with the rest of his family.   Home with the family. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Like all festive seasons, Christmas ...

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A Bicycle Traveller’s Guide to Kuching

| Estimated reading time: 11 minutes
There are many unique experiences in the beautiful Land of the Hornbills, but one that few people think of or are even aware of is a cycling adventure through spectacular heritage sites, quaint, rural villages alongside dense jungles, mighty rivers and mountains often wrapped in a gentle mist. Not only will you witness Sarawak’s unique wildlife, nature and culture, you will also be able to experience a variety of delicious local treats along the ...

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Kuching Old Bazaar

| Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
Hi Everyone, WE NEED YOUR STORIES. Kuching Old Bazaar was one of the first bazaars in Sarawak. The area has witnessed many changes over the pas...

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SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS TAKE PART IN LONDON’S FIRST VIRTUAL WORLD TRAVEL MARKET – WTM2020

| Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
Kuching, 9 November 2020 – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) along with nine (9) local travel and tour operators will virtually take part in the the first-ever virtual World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global travel market held annually in London. After 40 years of having a physical event, WTM London 2020 is hosting a completely virtual event from 9-11 November 2020. The event, which takes place from 7am-10pm in London will concurrently all...

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Unique Themed Cafés in Sarawak

| Estimated reading time: 12 minutes
It’s Friday night and you have just arrived home after a long day at work. You’re thinking of grabbing coffee and a quick bite, but that’s when you notice the piles of dirty laundry in the corner of your room! Don’t let that spoil your Friday night because in Sarawak, you can go somewhere for a nice cup of coffee, perhaps with cake or a croissant, while getting your laundry done…how is this possible? By going to a laundromat themed café you can m...

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Sarawak on a Budget

| Estimated reading time: 12 minutes
You have numerous amazing memories of fun-filled holidays to far off places. You made new friends, you have the souvenirs, you are rejuvenated and recharged, feeling better than ever and cannot wait to go on your next trip. But then you remember the credit card bills and doubt sets in! Getting on a plane for an overseas holiday is great fun but there’s always a price to pay. And in these challenging times it’s impossible to go anywhere without...

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1,000 GRAB MALAYSIA DRIVERS SET TO BECOME SARAWAK TOURISM AMBASSADORS

| Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
Sarawak Tourism Collaborates with Grab Academy to Introduce First of its Kind “Sarawak Ambassadors Programme on e-learning for e-hailing drivers” Kuching, 26 October 2020 – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) in conjunction with Grab Malaysia (Grab) today launched the ‘Sarawak Ambassadors Programme on e-learning for e-hailing Drivers’, targeting 1,000 Grab drivers, with the objective of making them Sarawak Tourism Ambassadors.   The Mi...

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Sarawak in the Limelight

| Estimated reading time: 12 minutes
Puteri Santubong and Puteri Sejinjang. An endearing tale of two princesses. Of jealousy, of heartache, of rage. A tragic ending albeit only a famous myth. But there is more to the glorious land of Sarawak than its myths, folk tales and legends.  Sarawak has been in the spotlight for over a hundred years. Movie directors, TV producers, TV celebrities and authors have shown extensive interest in Sarawak due to its mystical past, ethnic diversity...

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WIN Cash Prizes Up To RM1,000 Just By Sharing Your SIA SITOK SARAWAK Moments

| Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
Snap a nice photo of yourself enjoying the Sia Sitok Sarawak tour because who knows your smile can win you, your next dream holiday! So come on, upload your Sia Sitok Sarawak moments & 2x selected photos will win cash prizes up to RM 1,000 each weeks. Contest Period & Prizes: First Round: From 6th Oct 2020 till 12th Oct 2020 (Winners will be announced LIVE on FB at 12:30PM - RM 500 x2) Second Round: From 13th Oct 2020 till 26t...

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A Responsible Traveller in Sarawak

| Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
A tourist experiencing Sarawakian longhouse hospitality & culture. Photo Credit: www.amazingborneo.com Your flights and accommodation are booked. Your bags are all packed. Your travel documents are ready. It is now time for that long-awaited vacation!  But wait, as soon as you arrive at your destination, your normal behaviour is all over the place and you start behaving in a manner that does not reflect the very essence of travel. ...

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Sarawak Beads – A Masterpiece of the Ancestors

| Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
Picture of "Aria" for illustration purposes only.  Aria carefully lifted the lid of the antique heavy brass jewellery box. It was old, rusty and had seen better days, but to her, it was a precious family treasure, but even more precious was the contents of the box. She took out a sparkling multi-strand. Intricately made from intertwined tiny glass beads, the beaded necklace looked as beautiful today as it did when she first laid her eyes o...

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Discounted prices offered under ‘Sia Sitok Sarawak’ tourism campaign

| Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
KUCHING, Aug 17  -- Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) today launched an intra-state tourism campaign known as "Sia Sitok Sarawak" or “Here and There Sarawak” as another effort to boost the sector. Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the campaign would allow Sarawakians, as well as residing non-Sarawakians with working permits, to enjoy and experience tourism products in the state at discounted package pric...

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