Kiwis keen on Sarawak

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CRUISE SHIP ADVENTURES IN SARAWAK

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Kuching, 30 August 2012 – Going for a leisurely cruise during the holidays has become more popular in recent years, with a number of operators such as MV Orion II, offering great deals on cruises to several stunning destinations including Sarawak. MV Orion II, the cruise ship that belongs to Orion Expedition Cruises, Australia has once again anchored in Kuching this morning. The arrival at 6:30am at Sim Kheng Hong Port near Pending has made a to...

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A longhouse made entirely out of ‘belian’ wood.

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This the first thing that strikes a visitor upon entering the longhouse is how well standing the place is. Rumah (house) Nyuka was built in 1955 and the durability of the wood species certainly reflects its reputation. Another is the tinsel-like atmosphere inside it. Tinseltown? Tinselhouse? :-) Anyway, there is a certain 'green' message to this effort though. You see, all plastic stuff brought into the area are recycled and turned into perm...

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Our People – Chinese

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Chinese forms the second largest group of Sarawak's population after the main Iban tribe. "Chinese pioneers first came to Sarawak as traders and explorers in the 6th century.  The Sarawak Chinese belong to a wide range of dialect groups, the more significant ones being Foochow, Hakka, Hokkien, Teochew, Hainanese, and Puxian Min." (wikipedia) In Kuching Main Bazaar, opposite the Waterfront, is the oldest street in the city and the hea...

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Our People – Malay

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The Malay forms the third largest group of people in Sarawak, after the Iban and Chinese. In Kuching, the Malay Kampungs (villages) along the riverside next to Fort Margherita have some beautiful examples of traditional and modern Malay architecture. There are some more superb Malay houses around Jalan Datuk Ajibah Abol, behind the Kuching Mosque. Both these areas are particularly noteworthy as they are self-contained, intact communities e...

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Getting to Niah National Park, Miri Sarawak Borneo

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Some of the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQs) at our Visitor Information Centre Miri about Niah National Park are: ~ How to get there? ~ How long do we need to visit this park? ~ Do we need a tour guide to visit the caves? Here are some basic info about Niah National Park: Niah National Park is about a 2-hour drive from either Miri City or Bintulu town.  The cave itself was a major centre of human settlement as early as 40,000 year...

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