Rantau Kemiding Homestay Program, Kanowit

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Rh Benjamin Angki, Rantau Kemiding was built in 1936 and located 4km from Kanowit town. Accessible by road and river transport. There are 64 doors or families stay in this longhouse which 53 make up the longhouse proper. Population in this longhouse is 409 people which 216 are females. This longhouse is the 2nd Homestay Program operator approved by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. There are 14 trained homestay operators from this longhouse. The...

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WIND CAVE IS NOW PARTIALLY OPENED FOR VISITORS

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Kuching, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 – SARAWAK FORESTRY is pleased to announce the partial opening of Wind Cave Nature Reserve with effect from May 14, 2012. The reserve had been closed for maintenance works since last year. The walkway of Passage 1, 2 and 3 are now opened and basic amenities such as toilets, shelters and platform are provided for visitors visiting Wind Cave Nature Reserve. The entrance fee to Wind Cave Nature Reserve is RM1 fo...

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KIDING ADDS JOY TO SEMENGGOH WILDLIFE CENTRE

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KIDING ADDS JOY TO SEMENGGOH WILDLIFE CENTRE -   a newborn baby orangutan named after late keeper Kuching, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – SARAWAK FORESTRY is pleased to announce the birth of a baby orangutan in Semenggoh Wildlife Centre recently.  The 31-year old orangutan, Lela, gave birth to her fourth baby in the wild of the Centre and was spotted carrying a baby orangutan high up on the canopy around the feeding area. Haji Ali Yusop, Managing D...

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DAS GOLDENE STADTTOR (GOLDEN CITY GATE) AWARDS FOR SARAWAK

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Kuching, March 24, 2012 – The Das Goldene Stadttor (Golden City Gate) Awards (Gold Prize) which was won by Sarawak in the Print Campaign Category, at ITB Berlin travel show, was this morning presented to the Chief Minister YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. The award was handed over to Pehin Sri by the Minister of Tourism Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Abang Haji Openg in a ceremony at his office. The Das Goldene Stadtto...

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Let’s hear about this exciting group – THE STRING SISTERS

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Live at Rainforest World Music Festival 2012THE STRING SISTERS is a band that I’ve been lusting over for a long time. Six of the world’s leading female Celtic violinists backed by an all male rhythm section.With their own frantically busy solo careers, they cannot get together very often. To actually find that they can make it for the Rainforest weekend was like winning the lottery.And just see where these beautiful ladies come from –- Catriona M...

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What is…BUAH ENGKALAK??

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'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 like this fruit before; it truly is an acquired taste much like avocado too.  But now, I love it! Rich and creamy and especially tasty with a pinch of salt or soya sauce, I think it’s a lot nicer tha...

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