Watching the Tidal Bores in Sri Aman | Sarawak, Malaysia

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We often hear of comments that the benak (tidal bore) phenomenon in Sri Aman can only be viewed at certain times of the year. It is not true. In fact, it can be viewed twice a day throughout the year. Just that the tidal bores are bigger and more spectacular during king tide combined with dry season. But we won't bore you with science here. However, here is an interesting fact; the Batang Lupar Tidal Bore is ranked in the list of *Top 10 Tidal Bo...

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Introducing Borneo Jazz Festival 2014 performers | Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

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This is what you will expect at one of Malaysia's most enduring jazz festivals, the Borneo Jazz Festival now entering its ninth (9th) year. The festival will be held in Miri from the 9-10 May. Here is the line-up for 2014: ANTHONY STRONG (UK) Pianist and singer, Anthony  Strong was hailed as “England’s New Jazz Superstar” as his EP release reached No. 1 on the UK jazz charts in 2012. In 2013, Anthony Strong beat Gregory Porter...

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Borneo Jazz Launches Car Sticker Contest

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MIRI, Tuesday – Sarawak Tourism Board, today, launched the Car Sticker Contest in conjunction with Borneo Jazz 2014 to remind the public on the upcoming festival which will take place in Miri this coming May 9-10. The Miri City Mayor, Mr Lawrence Lai together with STB CEO, Dato’ Rashid Khan launched the sticker campaign at Jalan Kingsway opposite the Mayor’s office in Miri this afternoon. About five hundred Borneo Jazz 2014 car stickers will b...

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Borneo Jazz 2014 | Early Bird Tickets Offer | Sarawak

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Borneo Jazz 2014 Tickets Go On Sale

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KUCHING, 24 March – Early bird tickets offer for the upcoming Borneo Jazz in Miri, Sarawak are now on sale at http://jazzborneo.com/programme/tickets-info/ . Early bird tickets priced at only RM30 for adult single entry and RM55 for a 2-day pass.  Children under the age of 12 years will enjoy RM15 on each purchase of single-day pass and RM25 for a two-day pass during this period.  This offer is valid until 31 March 2014. After this, ticket price...

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SARAWAK FEATURES NEW HOLIDAY PACKAGES AT MATTA FAIR 2014

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KUALA LUMPUR, 14 March 2014 – Sarawak Tourism Board in collaboration with the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) Sarawak Chapter has introduced a new travel packages to attract more tourists to this eastern state of Malaysia. The new packages includes in the latest “Kayo-Kayo Sarawak Packages” launched at Sarawak Pavilion of MATTA Fair 2014 held today at PWTC. The new packages ranges from Sarawak Malay Heritage Village t...

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RWMF WELSH BAND WON 2014 SPIRAL EARTH AWARD

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KUCHING, Malaysia, 13 March – Jamie Smith’s MABON, the first Welsh band in the history of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), has won ‘Best Group’ award in the 2014 Spiral Earth Awards. Recently awarded in the UK, the nominations were selected by the editorial team of the online folk and roots magazine, Spiral Earth. The winners were then decided by public vote and the full list was annouced through Spiral Earth website. The year 20...

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BOOSTING AIR LINKS FIRST STEP TO REIMAGING KUCHING

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KUCHING, Sunday – The reimaging of Kuching as a destination was part of the 5 Year Tourism Industry Transformation Program which began in 2010 with one thought in mind – to improve the visitor experience in a very niche market that is to position Sarawak as a home of adventure with elements of culture and nature.  Sarawak, which is situated in the third largest island in the world, makes accessibility a major challenge but we have to make it easy...

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SARAWAK PROMO MISSION IN BANDUNG TOOK OFF WITH A PROMISING START

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KUCHING, Thursday – Sarawak Tourism promotion in Bandung Indonesia took a new turn today when two Sarawak tourism operators, a private hospital, Sarawak Cultural Village and three hotels held the first business session with Bandung agents this morning in the city. Coordinated jointly by the Sarawak Tourism Board and Express Air Indonesia, the   two hour mini travel mart was attended by more than 30 Bandung based agents who have been anxiously wai...

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Sarawak Specials at MATTA Fair 2014 | Kayo- Kayo Packages

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The interesting packages ranges from Sarawak Malay Heritage to Sibu Melanau Heritage tour. For the cyclists, there are the Heritage and Culture Ride and the Classic City Ride package. Sarawak is about adventure. Immerse in the unique Lost World Adventure experience in the Padawan Highlands or combine scuba diving with caving adventure. One package is called Oil Town Underwater World and Caving Adventure with Homestay Experience whilst anot...

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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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