ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN SARAWAK OFFERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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Applicants may register at the STB’s website to volunteer for this inaugural music festival. SARAWAK, Malaysia – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) today announced the opening of volunteer program for its latest organized music event, Asia Music Festival (AMF) to be held in the city of Miri, Sarawak. With the inaugural event less than two months away, locals and internationals may have a chance to attend the event, participate and be involved in ma...

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The Natural History of Sarawak and Alfred Russel Wallace

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The picture of Alfred Russel Wallace may not be instantly recognisable to many Sarawakians but he is a 19th century British naturalist who had put Sarawak on the map with his book 'The Malay Archipelago' AND his monumental paper 'Sarawak Law'. This paper prompted Charles Darwin to publish his ideas on 'The Origin of Species'. Two mountains outside Kuching are synonymous with Wallace's work; Mt. Santubong, Damai Peninsular and Mt. Serambu a...

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Top 5 things to do in Kuching, Sarawak with your family

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RaisingExplorers.net gives you the run down of the top 5 things to do in Kuching city itself. These are all within the city itself.  1. Relax by the riverside - Shady pedestrian pathways, overhung by trees, and decorated with flowerbeds, become fairyland at night, the colourful lights reflected in the river below. 2. Check out Kuching’s Cat Statues - It’s coincidence that in Malay ‘kucing’ means ‘cat’, there are three main cat statue...

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Ben Fogle’s Sarawak Adventure – A longhouse experience at Annah Rais

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In this three minute video we see adventurer and explorer Ben Fogle spend some time at an authentic longhouse about 40-min drive from Kuching. Escorted by his amazingly knowledgeable guide, Rose, he savours the local brew -- a rice wine called 'Tuak' which is particularly potent, enjoys a delicious chicken meal cooked for him in 20 minutes in bamboo, tries his hand at being a blacksmith's apprentice, discovers the secrets to the blowpipes an...

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Logos Hope returns to Kuching Sarawak

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An international crew of 400 will make Kuching their home base from 12 July to 1st August 2013. Interacting with the international crew is part of the MV Logos Hope experience. We at Sarawak Tourism Board are pleased to welcome the crew members who come from forty-five countries to Sarawak. We believe the crew will take in the sights and sounds of Kuching that the city is renowned for; the historical quarters of downtown Kuching, the longh...

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Get ready for MV Logos Hope The World’s Largest floating book fair returns to Kuching!

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27 June, 2013 Get ready for MV Logos Hope The World’s Largest floating book fair returns to Kuching! Since 1972 GBA ships have visited Kuching, Malaysia five times, with the most recent visit in October 2011 and welcomed over 114,000 visitors. Now after two years GBA Ship’s fourth vessel MV Logos Hope returns in July 2013. This is the newest and largest vessel, carrying the world’s largest floating book fair and an international crew of 400 peop...

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