Miss World Malaysia 2018

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth & Sports Sarawak is supporting Miss World Malaysia 2018, with the Charity Gala and coronation night to be held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). Applications for the prestigious event Miss World Malaysia 2018 are now open. As part of its social mission – “Beauty with a Purpose”, Miss World Malaysia 2018 will be focusing on a charitable mission whi...

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8 Underrated Sarawak Destinations

Sarawak happens to be the biggest state located in Malaysia. And it is also one of those 2 states, which are positioned on the Borneo Island that is well known for the exotic orangutan territory rainforests. The populace of Sarawak includes Chinese, Malays, Eurasians, Indians and different local tribes like Dayak, Iban, Melanau, Bidayuh, Kedayan, Orang Ulu and Penan.  Every clan has its typical unique language, culture, traditions, and food, whic...

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Teaspoon | 24-Hour Culinary Tour Around Kuching

“Where to eat in Kuching?” might be the million-dollar question that leaves you stumped. Here's the list compiled by Teaspoon on to do list for 24-Hour Culinary Tour Around Kuching, just to help you out. A HEARTY BREAKFAST @ SIN LIAN SHIN Famous for their Kolo Mee, this bowl of thin, springy noodles tossed in fragrant lard and garnished with flavorful minced meat is definitely a favorite among us Kuching folks.  Besides the Kolo Mee, you can a...

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Taking a River Cruise At A Traditional Melanau Village in Sibu

Sibu is one of the main gateways for the central region of Sarawak, attracting locals from the surrounding areas. While he city serves as a massive trading ground for the surrounding interiors of Sarawak, I was actually quite amazed on how much culture Is found around here. The city of Sibu is connected by flights and also using the traditional waterways using boats. In an experience I never thought I would do, I managed to catch a ferry from ...

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Seeing Kuching City on Foot

For the visitor to Kuching, the best way to explore this unique city is by foot.  This means, you simply need a pair of good walking shoes and you can walk around the old part of Kuching to see some of its tourist sites. Kuching City is usually the main gateway into Sarawak as the main airport is located about 20 minutes from the city. Often called Cat City, because Kuching translates from Malay to cat, you will easily spot multiple cat st...

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Exploring Niah Caves

One of the must-visit caves in Sarawak that I had the opportunity to explore is no other that the world famous Niah Caves, which is located just two hours from the city of Miri in Northern Sarawak. The massive cave system is located in the Niah National Park, which is one of the top three national parks in Sarawak Borneo. Niah Cave was once a trading cave, where traders from around the world would pay a visit to trade wares with the birds nest...

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A Visit to the Annah Rais Longhouse

As a frequent traveler, and especially all over Sarawak in the last 10 years, I have to admit that I have never been to the popular Annah Rais Longhouse.  This is one of the most popular longhouses that a majority of travellers would visit and is sold by local travel agents. I have been to traditional longhouses deep in the interiors of Sarawak, at places like Lemanak and Batang Ai, which are easily five to seven hours traveling, but not t...

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A Visit To Serikin Border Market

Having been around for almost 20 years, the Serikin town border market is truly one of Kuching’s local hidden gems. My first visit here was back in 2010 and as a local, I was quite surprised that a market of this calibre existed just our of Kuching city. A recent trip back to the Serikin Border Market in October 2017 was even more exciting as I had looked forward to coming back once again, to see if there had been any changes, and to my surpri...

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The Megaliths of the Bario Highlands

During my many visits to the Bario Highlands in northern Sarawak, I always love trekking and exploring this beautiful place as there is so much nature to absorb. At some of the trekking trails, you will come across massive man made stone structures or even stone carvings. The man made structures or carvings are called Megaliths, which date back thousands of years and is an incredible sight when you stand next to them. One of the most popular m...

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Visiting Merarap Hot Spring Lodge in Lawas

For the adventurer, there is a hot spring lodge located deep in the Lawas district in northern Sarawak. Operated by a local Sarawakian, this very rustic and basic lodge can only be accessed via 4WD. From the town of Lawas, it is around 70 kilometers drive through old logging roads and thick secondary rainforest. Once here, the warm Lun Bawang hospitality is seen as the owner is very passionate about his place. The natural hot spring water is p...

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Turtle Volunteering in Sarawak

For those who are into volunteer tourism, the Talang Satang National Park in Sarawak offers a unique Sea Turtle Volunteer Program that is managed by S...

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