Our People – Orang Ulu

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The northern region of Sarawak is home to the 'Orang Ulu' tribe; a collective name to represent the various ethnic sub-groups. They include the Kelabits, the Lun Bawang, the Berawans and the shy and semi-nomadic Penans. In the region above Kapit and the Pelagus Rapids, the Orang Ulu people literally known as "upriver people", consists of the Kayans, Kenyahs, Kajangs, Lahanans and the Punans. The Kayan sub-group forms the largest among them. ...

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BUYERS MEET SELLERS’ SESSION WITH INDONESIAN TRAVEL AGENTS

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Kuching, Friday: The Sarawak Tourism Board early this week held a ‘Buyers Meet Sellers’ Session in-conjunction with the Jakarta Agents Familiarization Trip to the State capital. This session provides an opportunity for the local tourism industry to showcase their products and to enable them to work together with the Jakarta based agents particularly those from the medical and health sectors. In his welcoming address, Dato’ Rashid Khan, CEO,...

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What is BUAH DABAI?

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Dabai is one of many exotic fruits in Sarawak. It is commonly known as or-kana - means 'black olive' in Hokkien, but technically it is not an olive. The dabai tree can grow up to 21 meters high and it's furry leaves are thin and its twigs are covered with golden down. A planting distance of 9 meters is recommended. You need to prune the young trees to produce more bushy growth. Dabai trees are dioecious (i.e have separate sexes) with m...

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Discovering Sibu Historical Attractions

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The entire Sibu Central town can be leisurely explore by walking.  A number of Sibu's heritage attractions can be discovered within the town proper. Sibu Heritage Centre This building has witnessed the transformation of Sarawak from a colony of the British to becoming an independent state by forming Malaysia in 1963. Sibu Heritage Centre was the original administration building of Sibu Municipal Council.  It was later refurbished as...

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Explore Kuching Heritage in 2 hours

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Take a quick look around Kuching and you will certainly notice a historic building or site, stately and unique, enchanting always; these are just some of the attractive charms of the city.  Singularly or clustered, these fascinating cultural and historic icons are found at almost every turn and step you take around the city. The 2-hour (approx.) route introduces visitors to the historical precinct of old Kuching city, where featured building...

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Spend a day at Lambir Hills National Park, Miri, Sarawak

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Imagine yourself, an adventurer who wish to spend a day on jungle trekking, dipping in waterfalls, sighting of insects, wildlife and plants; but not having enough time to do so! How frustrated that can be, right?!  For that, Lambir Hills National Park, located in the northern region of Sarawak, is the ideal place for you - a nature lover dream-come-true experience. Listed below are the highlights of the park: Walk to the longest and ...

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