RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL (RWMF) 2011 IS BACK!

Kuching: Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2011 is now all set to take centre stage come July 2011. Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Tourism and Heritage Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr. George Chan Hong Nam announced this yesterday at a press conference held at his office. The event will be held from the 8 to 10 July 2011 at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching. To date the organizers have confirmed performers from France (Startijenn)...

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SARAWAK WELCOMES TOURISTS FROM NORTH ASIA

Kuching: Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is confident of a bright outlook for 2011. Starting off the New Year with the arrival of a UK based cruise ship carrying more than 200 passengers earlier this month, it today welcomed tourists from North Asia when Malaysia Airlines inaugural flight from Tokyo’s Haneda airport & Osaka’s Kansai touched down at Kuching International Airport. The 3 times weekly flight leaves Haneda airport on Monday, Wednesday & ...

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A TOUCH OF BRAZIL AT BORNEO JAZZ 2011

KUCHING: From hot bossa nova to sambas, Cunha & Piper will be performing at the Borneo Jazz 2011 and the group will be featuring contemporary and traditional compositions that have won them fans on three continents. Fernanda Cunha rose out of the rich Brazilian jazz scene to become a rising luminary in international jazz. She was born into a musical house and began her career in 1997 and has since toured Brazil, Europe, and North America perform...

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CRUISE SHIPS BID GOODBYE 2010 & WELCOME 2011

Kuching: Sarawak Tourism Board bid goodbye to 2010 and welcomed the New Year 2011 by welcoming two world-class cruise ships into Kuching. Noble Caledonia Cruises, ‘Ms Clipper Odyssey’ from the UK sailed into Kuching on December 30th, 2010 whilst The Classic International Cruises, “The Princess Daphne” made the first arrival into Kuching this morning. Both cruises had arrived at the same location, the Sim Kheng Hong Port in Pending, Kuching at ar...

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SARAWAK TO BE DESTINATION OF CHOICE FOR SINGAPOREANS

Kuching: Sarawak tourism promotion agencies and tour-related companies are set to capitalise on the resurgence of tourism to draw more Singaporean tourists to Sarawak. The initiative has gained momentum following the launch of a range of all-inclusive tours known as “Sarawak Integrated Packages (SIP)” by Sarawak’s top tourism representatives including Deputy Chief Minister and Tourism and Heritage Minister Tan Sri Dr George...

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IT’S NOW BORNEO JAZZ

Kuching: Miri International Jazz Festival (MIJF) is now renamed Borneo Jazz.  Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Tourism and Heritage Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam announced this yesterday at a press conference held at his office. The event will be held at the Parkcity Everly Hotel, Miri from May 13-14, 2011. The rationale behind this change is to bring the event at par with other international festivals. This renaming is also...

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