Why Kuching should be on the radar of every digital nomad

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As a digital nomad in Southeast Asia, there’s a good chance you’re used to doing things the unconventional way. If that’s the case, you ought to read on and learn about the place dubbed the next Chiang Mai. We’re talking about Kuching, Sarawak.  Located in the Malaysian part of Borneo, Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, a founding partner in the nation of Malaysia. Modern yet laid back, Kuching has outstanding infrastructure yet re...

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Medicinal plants you can try in Sarawak!

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Sarawakians and the jungles of Borneo have lived in harmony for centuries. And one way we stay healthy is by incorporating the medicinal plants found around us into our diets or using them as a cure when we are sick or injured. We’ve come to deeply respect and appreciate the delicate ecosystem of the jungle and all that live inside it. We believe that by taking care of nature, nature will take care of us! These medicinal plants hold val...

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Delving into Sarawak’s Magnificent Caves

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It takes a lot of geological ducks to line up neatly in a row and stay there for a few million years to create a cave. All over Sarawak, home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, those ducks have lined up numerous times as many of the most spectacular caves in the world were discovered and continue to be discovered right here. Many of those already discovered are now ready for you to explore. But a word of warning, not all of these b...

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Beautiful Birds Of The Blue Bornean Skies

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The jungles of Borneo are a world like no other. Alive with a smorgasbord of magical wildflowers, exotic, wide-eyed creatures and a cacophony of noise. But what goes on above the dense, magical jungle that keeps our world alive? On a typical day, the skies over Borneo feature a breathtaking array of vibrant colours. Our beautiful birds feature remarkably vivid plumage that paint a delightful canvas against the baby blue tropical backdrop. Surp...

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Sarawak Batik at Piala Seri Endo Fashion Competition

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Kuala Lumpur, 8th September 2019 – ‘Sarawak Ethos’, the latest initiative by the Sarawak Tourism Board (‘STB’) in collaboration with Old Kuching Smart Heritage (‘OKSHE’), was showcased at the 16th Piala Seri Endon (PSE) Competition Finals, held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today. The showcase revealed a range of Sarawak batik collection to boost visibility of the Sarawak ‘brand’, encapsulating various aspects of Sarawak in the design. Sar...

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Little Known Secrets of the Beads of Borneo

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From the Zulu warriors in South Africa, to the ancient Egyptians of North Africa, to the pilgrims of the Middle East or South America, beads have a presence in many cultures but the one commonality is that they have always been more than an eye-catching accessory. The story of the beads of Borneo is no exception. For many cultures, they were a currency, or perhaps a sign of faith, a symbol of wealth or a family heirloom to be treasured for fut...

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Bizarre wildlife found in the jungles of exotic Borneo

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Ask any Malaysian what is the first thing that comes to mind when they think of Sarawak and we bet most of them would give you the same answer: Magnificent mountains, wildlife, age-old rainforests, beautiful beaches and colossal caves. This natural landscape allows for extraordinary biodiversity to exist while nurturing some of the world’s best-kept secrets… Or should we say, creatures? Most people have heard stories about the ubiquitous Hornb...

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MasterChef Ping Coombes Finds Inspiration for her Malaysian Recipes

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10 Things To Do In and Around Miri

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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 an...

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Sarawak’s gateway city – Kuching

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Ensure Visitors Informed about Visa on Arrival

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10 Things To Do in Kuching

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Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, is the main gateway to experience some of the top tourism experiences in the state. Finding things to do in Kuching ranges from city experiences to rural ones, from wildlife encounter to wreck diving and from the scenic to the enclosed; caving experience. 1. Meet The People Visit the well-preserved Bidayuh Longhouses at Kampung Annah Rais, Kampung Benuk, Kampung Mongkos or Kampung Pueh; perfect for photo ops and...

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