MV ORION II DOCKS AT KUCHING WITH TOURISTS ON BOARD

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Kuching, 10 August 2012 – About 150 tourists and crew arrived in Kuching this morning. MS ORION II cruise ship was en route to Pontianak, Indonesia. The cruise ship belonging to Orion Expedition Cruises, Australia was on part of a 10-Night “Borneo-Rajahs, Riches & Rainforests” tour around South East Asia. The voyage departed from Singapore, recently and among the scheduled tours taking place locally are trips to Bako National Park, Kuching...

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Our People – Bidayuh

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Bidayuh is a collective name for several indigenous groups of  people living the southern part of Sarawak. They are noted for their hospitality and warm smiles. The name "Bidayuh" means "people of the land". "Bi" mean "people" or "orang" and "Dayuh" mean "Land".  They are also known as the Land Dayaks, a term first used during the time of James Brooke, the first White Rajah (king) of Sarawak.  Bidayuh costumes in the trade mark...

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Memoir of Rainforest World Music Festival 2012

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A Jungle Village Festival! ... this was how SONGLiNES Magazine UK summed it up in four words about the Rainforest World Music Festival. 2012 was its 15th edition and the third year running that this homegrown music festival was awarded the magazine's '25 of the Best International Festivals'. Bangkok Post reckoned...' it remained a performer's festival, with the enthusiasm emanating from the stage itself rather than the promoter's bag of tricks...

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A Visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

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Located 24KM from the Kuching City, the major attraction of Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is the Orang Utan. To get there, you have 4 options depending on your budget. 1. Public Bus Visitors can take the City Public Bus, bus no. K6, rate RM3.50 per way. First bus depart at 7.15am and the last bus depart at 4.15pm; for every 3 hours interval. Note that the bus will stop at the entrance of Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and you will have to...

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Our People – Iban

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The Iban Heartland Iban claims the largest population, thus making this language the most widely used in Sarawak. The Iban, formerly known as Sea Dayaks, are famous for their head-hunting past, their massive ironwood longhouses, their ornate body tattooing, their wonderful weaving skills, and of course their potent rice wine, tuak, which is always offered to visitors.   It is almost a crime to come to Sarawak without visiting an ...

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Sarawak Top 10 Iconic Food

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Sarawak Laksa - The Sarawak Laksa is essentially vermicelli rice noodles (bee hoon), cooked in a shrimp-based broth that is made to thicken with coconut milk.  This dish is served with generous amounts of crunchy bean sprouts, a few boiled prawns and garnished with shredded chicken and slivers of egg omelette.  For added spice, there's the thick sambal paste that is usually served on the side.  For some extra pizzazz you can squeeze som...

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