Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Pesta Benak 2013 | Visit Malaysia 2014

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These are three excellent videos of stand up paddle surfing (SUP) of the tidal bore known locally as 'benak'. The surfing took place along the Batang Lupar river, Sri Aman in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.   Produced by CéGar, the scenes were shot during the 2013 Pesta (festival) Benak that took place from October 18th-20th. CéGar also captured amazing aerial shots of the tidal bores from his paramotor. We believe this is a first!    W...

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BORNEO WORLD MUSIC EXPO SEEKING SHOWCASE PROPOSALS

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The second Borneo World Music Expo will be held in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year and Visit Sarawak Year 2014. This was announced by Sarawak Tourism Board recently. The event will be held from 16-18 June 2014 in the city of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The organiser is currently looking for Asian artists to perform at special showcases for local, regional and international delegates, at least 25 of whom will be bookers and programmers of i...

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BORNEO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

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MIRI, Sarawak – Borneo Jazz has announced its lineup for 2014. The impressive line-up this year includes acts who have really made it big in the world of jazz. This is in line with year of ‘double celebration’, the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY 2014) and Visit Sarawak Year 2014. Among the bands that will be performing will be Iriao, an eight-piece ethno-jazz band from Georgia. Iriao’s repertoire is based on Georgian authentic folk instrum...

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Popular local food outlets in downtown Kuching | Padungan Road

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A day trip to Sri Aman for Tidal Bore Festival 2013 (Pesta Benak)

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There were four of us in a group attending this annual festival in Sri Aman. The tidal bore is one of Sarawak's natural phenomenon which the locals call it 'Benak'.We started our journey from Kuching at around 8.30am, stopped over at Serian for breakfast. From there, we travelled another 150 km on sealed road with beautiful countryside and longhouses along the way to reach 'Pekan' (bazaar) Lachau.  'Pekan' Lachau is known locally as a 'Cowb...

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Sarawak Tourism Board wins PATA Gold Award 2013

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