A Bidayuh Jungle Survival experience

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The theme for the trip was "Bidayuh Jungle Survival" but after the trip I was convinced that it was more than just a jungle survival experience. The outing took us to the foothills of the Padawan Highlands; at a place called Kampung (village) Peraya - a 50-minute drive from Kuching city.What we did during the trip: Visited the first settlement of "Pinyewa Bidayuh" - a sub-group in the Bidayuh community) Visited the ancient h...

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Here is a Japanese in the World – Kuching Sarawak Malaysia Borneo

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TV Tokyo came to Kuching in March to shoot a documentary of a Japanese living in Kuching. This person, Madam Sakai who was originally from Osaka, has been residing in this capital city of Sarawak for more than thirty years. Kazuya Sakusabe who led a 2-man crew also went on location shoot at the various places of interest in Kuching during the four-day trip . The storyboard revolves around Mdm. Sakai's daily life and how she handles local cu...

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BLUES AND JAZZ FUSION AT BORNEO JAZZ 2013

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KUCHING, Monday 6 May 2013 – HAZMAT MODINE is a New York-based band that has been touring internationally in over 30 countries world wide for the past six years. They will be one of the 8 award winning bands performing at Borneo Jazz this coming weekend. The band plays a hard-edged blues and jazz fusion driven by a pair of dueling harmonicas, backed by tuba, drums, guitars, and a horn section.  They recently completed their long-awaited follow-u...

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LET’S JUMP4JOY AT BORNEO JAZZ IN MIRI

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KUCHING, Friday May 6 2013 – Let’s literally jump for joy at Borneo Jazz 2013!  Yes there will be popular high-energy entertainment with a strong New Orleans flavour when Swedish band, Jump4Joy performs in Miri, Sarawak Malaysia Borneo this year. There will be feel-good, energetic and toe-tapping sounds. Two of the musicians, Ulf Sandstrom and Bo Gustafsson, have been nominated for their contributions to Swedish blues by the Scandinavian Blues A...

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Exciting international bands to perform at Borneo Jazz Festival 2013

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BORNEO JAZZ TICKETS ON SALE AT VISITORS INFORMATION CENTRES

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KUCHING, Tuesday – Tickets for the upcoming Borneo Jazz in Miri are now on sale at Visitors Information Centres in Kuching, Sibu and Miri, Sarawak. Tickets are priced at RM60 for single entry and RM100 for a two-day pass. Children under the age of 12 years will enjoy 50% discount on each ticket. Borneo Jazz tickets are also available online at www.ticketcharge.com.my. Borneo Jazz, this year, will see seven famous international acts and one lo...

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MUSIC FROM DOWN UNDER AT BORNEO JAZZ 2013

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KUCHING, Tuesday – From Down Under, comes Lisa Young Quartet who will perform at this year’s Borneo Jazz. The award winning quartet is well known to jazz and world music listeners as an ensemble of creative improvisers incorporating Indian and African elements in their work. The quartet features the intuitive musicality of Ben Robertson (Double Bass), Steve Magnusson (Guitar) and Dave Beck (Drums). They bring to the Borneo Jazz their most recent...

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Sarawak welcomes another cruise within a week

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Kuching, 9 April 2013– A total of 175 passengers and crew sailed into Kuching yesterday on the MS Caledonian Sky, as part of Noble Caledonia Expedition Cruise, UK. This cruise ship was on its 17-night “A Circumnavigation of Borneo” journey around the island; commencing from Sandakan, calling on various towns of Sabah, and then to Sarawak through Tanjung Puting National Park and Similajau National Park before sailing back on to Sabah. The passenge...

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Largest Hornbill Bird landmark in Damai Central Santubong

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Hornbill - 'Burung Kenyalang' in Malay or Burung Enggang in Iban is cast as the latest landmark in Damai Central, Santubong, Kuching. The statue stands at 7 meter high and the wings spanning 9 meter wide. Damai Central, just a 40 minutes drive from Kuching town, an innovative resort-styled multipurpose complex built in Sarawak ethnic-concept design. The famous Sarawak Cultural Village is just across the road to it.     ...

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What to expect at Borneo Jazz Festival 2013

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Borneo Jazz this year is a bit of a geographical fruit trifle. The 2013 edition will be a blend of eastern spice, western punch, smooth northern cream and southern sunshine.The jazz festival is now in its 8th year. The dates are 10th and 11th May. As usual, a Friday and Saturday of starlit music,  and then the Sunday to recover. It’s going to be, as Borneo Jazz usually is, Jazz Plus Plus . Always jazz, but with tangents into the peripher...

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350 Germans cruise into Sarawak

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KUCHING, Saturday – Three hundred and fifty Germans sailed into Bintulu, Sarawak recently on the MS Europa, part of the Hapag LLoyd Cruises. The cruise ship was on its 17 Days “Hong Kong to Singapore” journey commencing in Hong Kong and cruising through the Philippines, Sabah, Brunei, Bintulu in Sarawak and ending in Singapore. This is the 2nd cruise ship arrival for 2013. On arrival the visitors were welcomed in typical Sarawakian style courtesy...

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An Urban Adventure in Kuching

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