What is…BUAH ENGKALAK??

'Buah' means fruit in Bahasa Malaysia. So buah engkalak simply means ‘engkalak’ fruit. All of our three trees are fruiting again and this week we harvested a big basketful.  Engkalak or Litsea garciae belong to the same family as avocado. I didn’t ...

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Putting an international jazz line-up together

Borneo Jazz is actually just round the corner. It’s a definite East-West flavor there this year. And a fairly balanced mix (I think!) of men and women musicians.F.V.E. ProjectMost emotional setting at the ...

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Authentic Iban Longhouses in Central Region of Sarawak

In Sarawak, a visit to an authentic longhouse is considered a must.In the Central Region of Sarawak, an Iban longhouse is one of  the main attractions for tourists. Several other ethnic groups traditionally ...

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Jakarta big bikers love Sarawak open roads

A long, long way they came and Sarawak Travel thank them for coming. Bon voyage to our new-found friends from Indonesia. The convoy left for Pontianak this morning.45 big bikers travelled all the ...

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JUNGLE BEATS IN BORNEO

SWING into the jungles of Borneo and groove to music by international artists at the Rainforest World Music Festival from July 13 to 15 this year. Student Flights has a festival package for music lovers to ...

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Bario Highland, Baram, Miri

Bario means ‘Wind’ in Kelabit language (the correct pronunciation is ‘Bariew’).  Lying at an altitude of between 3400 to 6000 feet above sea level in the north-eastern corner of Sarawak is the famousBario Highland, a Kelabit ...

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Journey to Melanau Heartland

Mukah is the 10th Division in Sarawak and have been declared as a Division on 1st March 2003. Usually visitors like myself prefer to use express boat or speed boat via Dalat rather than by ...

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Homestay Experience – Sarawak Style!!

Some visitors ask us ‘what is the best way to see & experience the real Sarawak culture?’  Easy… try HOMESTAY! What is homestay?  Well, our Ministry of Tourism Malaysia has come out with this superb program ...

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PADAWAN RAFT SAFARI

Padawan Raft Safari by LIBUR Travel Magazine (Section - Idea Destinasi), Published in December 2011 (Raft Safari Padawan) / January 2012 (Semban Bidayuh Village).

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MS BREMEN, GERMANY COMES A CALLING

This is the 3rd cruise ship arrival for this year. The MS BREMEN (Hapag-Lloyd, Germany) cruise ship arrived at the Sim Kheng Hong Port, Kuching at 7:00am, 10th May 2011 The cruise ship was on its ...

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SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD WELCOMES PRODUCT MANAGERS FROM AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Kuching: A group of 25 product managers from the travel fraternity in Australia & New Zealand arrived in Kuching yesterday to experience for themselves firsthand the product offerings that Sarawak has. Accompanied by officials from ...

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MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE TO PERFORM AT BORNEO JAZZ 2011

KUCHING: Multiple Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur is perhaps best known for her seductive top-ten single “Midnight at the Oasis”. Maria Muldaur is often referred to as America's First Lady of Roots Music. From her teen years ...

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