BORNEO JAZZ TICKETS ON SALE AT VISITORS INFORMATION CENTRES

KUCHING, Tuesday – Tickets for the upcoming Borneo Jazz in Miri are now on sale at Visitors Information Centres in Kuching, Sibu and Miri, Sarawak. Tickets are priced at RM60 for single entry and RM100 for a two-day pass. Children under the age of 12 years will enjoy 50% discount on each ticket. Borneo Jazz tickets are also available online at www.ticketcharge.com.my. Borneo Jazz, this year, will see seven famous international acts and one lo...

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MUSIC FROM DOWN UNDER AT BORNEO JAZZ 2013

KUCHING, Tuesday – From Down Under, comes Lisa Young Quartet who will perform at this year’s Borneo Jazz. The award winning quartet is well known to jazz and world music listeners as an ensemble of creative improvisers incorporating Indian and African elements in their work. The quartet features the intuitive musicality of Ben Robertson (Double Bass), Steve Magnusson (Guitar) and Dave Beck (Drums). They bring to the Borneo Jazz their most recent...

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Sarawak welcomes another cruise within a week

Kuching, 9 April 2013– A total of 175 passengers and crew sailed into Kuching yesterday on the MS Caledonian Sky, as part of Noble Caledonia Expedition Cruise, UK. This cruise ship was on its 17-night “A Circumnavigation of Borneo” journey around the island; commencing from Sandakan, calling on various towns of Sabah, and then to Sarawak through Tanjung Puting National Park and Similajau National Park before sailing back on to Sabah. The passenge...

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Largest Hornbill Bird landmark in Damai Central Santubong

Hornbill - 'Burung Kenyalang' in Malay or Burung Enggang in Iban is cast as the latest landmark in Damai Central, Santubong, Kuching. The statue stands at 7 meter high and the wings spanning 9 meter wide. Damai Central, just a 40 minutes drive from Kuching town, an innovative resort-styled multipurpose complex built in Sarawak ethnic-concept design. The famous Sarawak Cultural Village is just across the road to it.     ...

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What to expect at Borneo Jazz Festival 2013

Borneo Jazz this year is a bit of a geographical fruit trifle. The 2013 edition will be a blend of eastern spice, western punch, smooth northern cream and southern sunshine.The jazz festival is now in its 8th year. The dates are 10th and 11th May. As usual, a Friday and Saturday of starlit music,  and then the Sunday to recover. It’s going to be, as Borneo Jazz usually is, Jazz Plus Plus . Always jazz, but with tangents into the peripher...

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350 Germans cruise into Sarawak

KUCHING, Saturday – Three hundred and fifty Germans sailed into Bintulu, Sarawak recently on the MS Europa, part of the Hapag LLoyd Cruises. The cruise ship was on its 17 Days “Hong Kong to Singapore” journey commencing in Hong Kong and cruising through the Philippines, Sabah, Brunei, Bintulu in Sarawak and ending in Singapore. This is the 2nd cruise ship arrival for 2013. On arrival the visitors were welcomed in typical Sarawakian style courtesy...

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Lucky Winners Of Borneo Jazz and Rainforest World Music Festival 2013 T-Shirt Design Annouced

KUCHING, Thursday – Winners of the T-shirt design competition for both the Borneo Jazz and Rainforest World Music Festival 2013 were today presented with their prizes at a simple ceremony held at the Sarawak Tourism Board. The winners were picked through a public poll conducted on the 22 to 24 February 2013 at a popular shopping mall in Kuching.  These winning designs will be printed on T-shirts to be produced as merchandise items for both...

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Winners of festivals t-shirt design contest announced

Here are the winners of the Rainforest World Music and Borneo Jazz festivals t-shirt design contest.  Presented by the Director of Corporate Communications, Sarawak Tourism Board, Angelina Bateman, the winners are as follow:Borneo Jazz Festival 20131. Chris Mega ak Gani (Lim Kok Wing Universit of Creative Technology) #22. Siti Zawani Bt Ibrahim (UiTM) #203. Suraida Bt Usman (UiTM) #11Rainforest World Music Festival 20131. Chris Mega ak ...

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BORNEO JAZZ 2013 ANNOUNCED FULL LINE-UP

KUCHING, Monday – Sarawak Tourism Board today announced the full line-up for the 8th edition of Borneo Jazz that is set to take place at Parkcity Everly Hotel in Miri, Sarawak from 10-11 May this year. This year’s festival will be the most diverse in term of musical genres that would cater to all types of jazz fans. Dubbed to be among the prestigious Jazz Festival in Malaysia and set to draw bigger number of festivalgoers this year, the fest...

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Ben Fogle’s Heart 2 Heart experience with orphaned orangutans

Join adventurer and explorer Ben Fogle as he visits orangutans at the Matang Wildlife Centre in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Matang is located close to Sarawak’s capital city, Kuching, and is “one of the most beautiful rainforest regions on the planet” according to Ben. It is fascinating to watch Ben being taught how to look after young orangutans – the Centre has a tiered system of teaching the orangutans the skills they need to live back in the w...

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