Visit to Long Bedian and the Highland Folk Music & Dance Festival

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The Highland Folk Music & Dance Festival is a musical and dance festival that showcases the cultural traditions of the different ethnicities in Sarawak. First held in 2003, the event was organized to attract tourists to Long Bedian and other villages in Tutoh Apoh, as well as to become a platform to introduce traditional music to the younger generation in a vibrant and celebratory way, encouraging them to take up the mantle and continue th...

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DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING & SUNSET CRUISE

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A gateway to the interior of Sarawak, Miri is also known as a coastal city that has interesting diving spots and offers diving opportunities for the complete newbies! Certain dive spots do not require a licence or certification, only some training. Everything from the training to the actual dive happens in one day.    The Anemone Gardens Located just 20 minutes by boat from the Marina bay jetty, this dive spot has a depth ra...

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The Melanau Cultural Experience and the Pesta Kaul

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Mukah, a small town located in the central region of Sarawak always rich with its cultural value. Populated by the majority of Melanau people, Mukah now is a well-develop town/district and well known by its famous “Kaul” festival that celebrated every year. The Melanaus’ are one of the most celebrated ethnic tribes in Sarawak, known for their gentle, loving nature and seafaring skills besides making “Sago” and “Umai” as part of cultural pract...

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Sibu and the Rumah Nyuka Homestay Product Experience

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Sibu is the gateway to central Sarawak, a town rich with culture and tradition, embraced on all sides by nature. It offers many charms, both on the outskirts of the town and within. Spanning just 129.5km², the town is located at the meeting of the Rajang and Igan rivers. The majority of the population are Chinese, mainly Fuzhou, with other ethnic groups like Melanau, Malay and Iban as well. Together, they live in harmony carrying out their cultur...

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Miss World Malaysia 2018

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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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BBC Knowledge | Sarawak

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