PACIFIC CURLS SAYS ‘KIA ORA’ TO RWMF FANS

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Kuching: With its World fusion sounds, precise arrangements and a catalogue of songs and instruments that link the Pacific’s primal myths to Scotland’s mysticism, Pacific Curls – a trio consisting of a Pacific Islander, a Maori and a Scot perform totally enthralling world music. Over the years they’ve played together, the three members have accumulated an impressive instrumental collection featuring the ukulele, cajon, fiddle, traditi...

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LIMITED BORNEO JAZZ 2011 SPECIALS AVAILABLE ONLINE

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KUCHING: Another round of promotional tickets to the Borneo Jazz 2011 are now available online. Those who are planning a trip to Miri, Sarawak, are encouraged to purchase tickets which are available online at www.ticketcharge.com.my. This will be the final round of promotional ticket after the previous promotional ended on last January. Limited tickets for the ‘3-day Borneo Jazz Extravaganza’ are available and ...

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INTEGRATED PACKAGES UPS THE TEMPO

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KUALA LUMPUR: The recently launched SarawakIntegrated Packages (SIP) by Sarawak tourism has more enticing promotions to offer Singapore tourists since its introduction last October and will run till June 2011. Consisting of compelling new packages to cater to the diverse needs of tourists it has been well-received by operators and visitors alike, enhancing the level of interest and awareness within the Singapore tourism trade and aims to ...

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KARNIVAL WOW! PUTRAJAYA 2011

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Sarawak Tourism Board had been officially invited by the carnival organiser, Perbadanan Putrajaya (PPJ) in-collaboration with Tourism Malaysia Selangor / Putrajaya as the government agency to promote domestic travel in Malaysia at Karnival WOW! Putrajaya. This year the organiser has chosen “Borneo Paradise” as the main theme introducing interesting packages to Sarawak and Sabah and other famous destination in the country. The object...

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RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL (RWMF) 2011 IS BACK!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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