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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Moving travel industry forward

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IT IS no secret that Malaysia’s tourism sector has been greatly impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak, similar to the fate suffered by so many countries worldwide. It will be necessary for the authorities and stakeholders to have strategic plans in place, when the movement control order (MCO) is lifted, to make travellers feel safe while travelling. Exhibition and conference centres too have taken a bad hit as people now resort to tele-conferen...

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Invoke the Spirits of the Rainforest with Manok Pansoh

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Post Covid-19 Survey

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