Payeh Maga Highlands, Limbang

| Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
Payeh Maga, which means swampy highlands in the Lun Bawang language, has three peaks.  They are Gunung Doa which stands at 570m, Gunung Tuyo (1,752m) on the east side and Gunung Matallan (1,828m), the highest peak, on the west quadrant. Forest Department Sarawak had carry out a survey on the area’s avifauna and the survey showed Payeh Maga has over 180 bird species including 27 endemic bird species, comprising over 50% of the Bornean total. Amo...

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Kuching Caving | Gua Sireh & Broken Jar

| Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
Located in Serian, Kota Samarahan Division near Bantang Village, Kuching, Serian road. Gua Sireh is an important archaeological site in South Western Sarawak.  Excavation works have recovered pottery shreds and food debris as animal bones and shellfish.  The cave could have been occupied as early as 20.000 years ago.  Pottery was produced around 4.000 years ago.  At the same time domesticated animals (dogs and pigs) and plants (rice) were intr...

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Uma Bawang & Bakun “Jalatong Kita”

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This trip is aim to discover Uma Bawang, Apo Koyan Chalet and its cultural, plus introducing the unique Bakun “Jelatong” (Floating house) located on Belanum river including the exciting and fun activities such as fishing, trekking, river and lake cruise. The location: The Itinerary DAY 1 Kuching / Sibu / Miri to Bintulu: Uma Bawang, Apo Koyan and Bakun Lake Transfer overland Bintulu Airport to Uma Bawang (it takes 2 and a half hou...

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Frog Tour At Kubah National Park

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Kubah National Park is built with massive sandstone ridge with its three mountain peaks, the 911m high Gunung Serapi, Gunung Selang and Gunung Sendok.  Situated only 22 kilometers from Kuching City, Kubah National Park is one of the most accessible of National Parks in Sarawak.  Was established in 1989 and open to the public in 1995, cover an area of 2,230 hectares. Home for Wallace’s Flying Frog named after Mr. Alfred Russell Wallace.  The 4th ...

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Potensi Wisata Sarawak Berkembang Pesat

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Acara olahraga, festival budaya dan musik telah menjadi bagian yang penting dan sangat diperhatikan oleh Dewan Pariwisata Sarawak untuk tujuan promosi pariwisata. Serangkaian kegiatan dan atraksi yang diharapkan dapat meningkatkan jumlah kunjungan wisatawan ke Sarawak juga telah dilakukan sepanjang tahun ini dalam rangka untuk mendukung kampanye “Malaysia Year of Festival” yang diselenggarakan oleh Kementerian Pariwisata Malaysia di Kuala Lumpur....

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Sarawak Expo 2015 – Pontianak | Ayo Liburan Ke Sarawak

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Tarikh: 28-29 November 2015 Lokasi: Sarawak Expo – Ayani Megamal (for Consumer) SARAWAK EXPO 2015 di Pontianak, Indonesia adalah sebuah inisiatif perdagangan dan pengguna (Trade and Consumer) menyasarkan pasaran Indonesia, khususnya Kalimantan Barat. Acara Expo ini tergaris dalam kalendar acara pemasaran Lembaga Pelancongan Sarawak (STB – Sarawak Tourism Board; Dinas Pariwisata Sarawak) dan diadakan setiap tahun, menyasarkan untuk mengembangka...

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The Launching of ‘Batang Ai – Rainforest, Wildlife and People’

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‘Batang Ai – Rainforest, Wildlife and People’ was launched internationally at the Malaysia Pavilion at the World Travel Mart 2015 (WTM) on November 2.  The book takes readers on a visual journey through the remarkable beauty of the greater Batang Ai region in the State of Sarawak, Malaysia. Published by one of Malaysia’s renowned tour operators, Borneo Adventure, the book features the captivating areas at Batang Ai, the indigenous Iban heartland...

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6th Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards

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Congratulations to the winners of the 6th Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards 2013/2014. The Winners List: Outstanding Transport Contribution => Muhamad bin Pauzan (Longboat/Speedboat) Outstanding Cottage Industry => Bahar bin Saringan (Artisan) => Titiek Sandora binti Haji Apit (Handicraft Outlet) => Mohammad bin Julaihee (Souvenir Product) Outstanding Destination Management Company => CPH Travel Agencies (Sarawak) Sdn Bh...

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Digital Marketing Bootcamp 2015

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Sarawak Tourism Board organized a Digital Marketing Bootcamp on the 15th September 2015 at Lot 10 Hotel, Kuching.  The bootcamp was conducted by the *WIT (Web In Travel) with the main objective to arm industry players with information and knowledge of how to make their tourism business, and the destination, easily discovered in the digital world. Earlier, in April 2015, a Sarawak Tourism Forum was organised by the Sarawak Tourism Federation and ...

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Seeing Green in Bario

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A getaway for those whose minds are weary (but their bodies are not). Last October, I, along with a handful of international media, boarded the Twin Otter turboprop plane from Miri airport for a 50-minute ride to the rural village of Bario, located in the northeast of Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state. Known as the gateway of the Kelabit Highlands, a series of mountain valleys lying slightly over 1,000m above sea level, Bario is often describe...

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Fine tradition of longevity noodle making kept alive

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Longevity noodles* and the art of making them is kept very much alive in Sibu. The art is driven as much by passion as it is by strong tradition. The Foochows* consider this a must-have dish for auspicious occasions such as Chinese New Year, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. While they are now easily available in coffee shop stalls all over Sarawak, the Sibu experience is not complete without savouring a bowl of it seated in a coffee shop wi...

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National Geographic Orion expedition cruise ship in Sarawak

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Kuching was the port of call for the second time in 2014 for the expedition cruise ship, National Geographic Orion. The hundred and seven passengers were given a Sarawak welcome at the Sim Kheng Port, Kuching on the 4th of October. After visiting Bako National Park, the multi-national visitors went on a Kuching City Tour. They also visited the Semenggoh Wildlife Center located within the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Here, they watched semi-wild o...

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