Sarawak Cultural Village launches free virtual tour

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The Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) has launched a virtual tour of the different ethnic homes in the biggest state in Malaysia. As part of a collaboration with the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), visitors to the living museum’s website will be able to view special short video clips that delve into the various cultures as well. “While travel in the country may be restricted at the moment, once it does open up, one of the destinations to surely p...

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Touring Sarawak in less than 5 minutes

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WHILE travelling is still restricted at the moment, there is no harm to dream on travelling in an exotic land of Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbills. Especially when the biggest state in the country will be celebrating its most important festival - Hari Gawai or Harvest Festival on June 1, though in a controlled Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). While we wait to travel again, let's have a virtual tour on ...

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Kolok Mee, Food of Sarawak

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MEE Kolok or kolo mee is certainly one of Sarawak’s iconic dishes, received further fame when Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin mentioned Restoran Mee Kolok Hj Salleh based in Kuching, Sarawak during his recent announcement on the Prihatin Rakyat economic stimulus package for SMEs. If Sarawak Laksa has been dubbed as “Breakfast of the Gods” then Kolo Mee is another firm favourite among Sarawakians and some even dream of it when...

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Sarawak’s bubur pedas, Ramadan special recipe

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COME Ramadan, city folks in Kuala Lumpur would look forward to Kampung Baru's famous bubur lambuk and folks in Kuching have bubur pedas, a spicy and savoury traditional dish created by the Malay community and normally enjoyed during the fasting month. While bubur lambuk is more of a rice porridge, to which one adds add meats, potatoes, santan and seasonings, bubur pedas has its secret in its special spice seasonings (bumbu) made from sautéed r...

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Sarawak’s famous 3-layer tea for Iftar?

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Did you know that this drink was first enjoyed at the Fresh Food Court at 7th Mile Bazaar in Kota Sentosa, Kuching? TEH C Peng Special or 3-layer tea is a favourite local drink that you can find throughout Sarawak. Okay, for the uninitiated, let's break up the name definition. "Teh" is of course Malay for tea while "C" is supposed to stand for Carnation brand of evaporated milk while "Peng" is ice in Hokkien. And the "3-layer" i...

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Sweet Sipppin’ Malaysian Style

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Moving travel industry forward

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IT IS no secret that Malaysia’s tourism sector has been greatly impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak, similar to the fate suffered by so many countries worldwide. It will be necessary for the authorities and stakeholders to have strategic plans in place, when the movement control order (MCO) is lifted, to make travellers feel safe while travelling. Exhibition and conference centres too have taken a bad hit as people now resort to tele-conferen...

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Invoke the Spirits of the Rainforest with Manok Pansoh

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Post Covid-19 Survey

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Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)

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Postponement Of Events 2020

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Postponement Of Events: Rainforest World Music Festival 2020 (RWMF2020) – 10th to 12th July 2020 Rainforest World Music Festival Fringe (RWMFF) – 3rd to 15th July 2020 Rainforest In The City (RITC) – 30th June to 9th July Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) regret to inform that the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2020, Rainforest World Music Festival Fringe (RWMFF) and Rainforest in the City (RITC) events,  originally scheduled to b...

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Reinvigorating tourism in Sarawak

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2020 is an encouraging year for Sarawak Tourism Board as we wet the Visit Sarawak Campaign Phase Two into action. We are satisfied with the positive growth of visitors to Sarawak last year, receiving 231,498 more visitor arrivals compared to 2018 (2018: 4,430,921 & 2019: 4,662,419) – a growth rate of +5.22%. As part of this, we achieved a significant rise in visitor arrivals from the domestic market, with a growth rate of +11.3%. T...

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