A Sarawak Kind of Christmas

| Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
Remember the final scene from the old-time favourite 1990 movie, Home Alone, when Kevin rushes downstairs on Christmas morning only to find his family was gone? Fast forward to the end of the movie and after all the adventures, the heartfelt moment when his mother returned home and hugged him before being reconciled with the rest of his family.   Home with the family. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Like all festive seasons, Christmas ...

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A Bicycle Traveller’s Guide to Kuching

| Estimated reading time: 11 minutes
There are many unique experiences in the beautiful Land of the Hornbills, but one that few people think of or are even aware of is a cycling adventure through spectacular heritage sites, quaint, rural villages alongside dense jungles, mighty rivers and mountains often wrapped in a gentle mist. Not only will you witness Sarawak’s unique wildlife, nature and culture, you will also be able to experience a variety of delicious local treats along the ...

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Unique Themed Cafés in Sarawak

| Estimated reading time: 12 minutes
It’s Friday night and you have just arrived home after a long day at work. You’re thinking of grabbing coffee and a quick bite, but that’s when you notice the piles of dirty laundry in the corner of your room! Don’t let that spoil your Friday night because in Sarawak, you can go somewhere for a nice cup of coffee, perhaps with cake or a croissant, while getting your laundry done…how is this possible? By going to a laundromat themed café you can m...

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Sarawak on a Budget

| Estimated reading time: 12 minutes
You have numerous amazing memories of fun-filled holidays to far off places. You made new friends, you have the souvenirs, you are rejuvenated and recharged, feeling better than ever and cannot wait to go on your next trip. But then you remember the credit card bills and doubt sets in! Getting on a plane for an overseas holiday is great fun but there’s always a price to pay. And in these challenging times it’s impossible to go anywhere without...

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Sarawak in the Limelight

| Estimated reading time: 12 minutes
Puteri Santubong and Puteri Sejinjang. An endearing tale of two princesses. Of jealousy, of heartache, of rage. A tragic ending albeit only a famous myth. But there is more to the glorious land of Sarawak than its myths, folk tales and legends.  Sarawak has been in the spotlight for over a hundred years. Movie directors, TV producers, TV celebrities and authors have shown extensive interest in Sarawak due to its mystical past, ethnic diversity...

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A Responsible Traveller in Sarawak

| Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
A tourist experiencing Sarawakian longhouse hospitality & culture. Photo Credit: www.amazingborneo.com Your flights and accommodation are booked. Your bags are all packed. Your travel documents are ready. It is now time for that long-awaited vacation!  But wait, as soon as you arrive at your destination, your normal behaviour is all over the place and you start behaving in a manner that does not reflect the very essence of travel. ...

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Sarawak Beads – A Masterpiece of the Ancestors

| Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
Picture of "Aria" for illustration purposes only.  Aria carefully lifted the lid of the antique heavy brass jewellery box. It was old, rusty and had seen better days, but to her, it was a precious family treasure, but even more precious was the contents of the box. She took out a sparkling multi-strand. Intricately made from intertwined tiny glass beads, the beaded necklace looked as beautiful today as it did when she first laid her eyes o...

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A Sarawakian Bucketlist, Post-MCO

| Estimated reading time: 9 minutes
With the MCO coming to an end, but international travel still way too uncertain, it’s time to explore Malaysia and in particular, Sarawak. Sarawak is unique in so many ways; so much so that even if you’ve been there before, we’re confident our list of beyond-the-usual recommendations will encourage you to make another trip. Whatever you need, Sarawak has a unique way of giving it to you. Whether it’s the thrill of river kayaking in the vir...

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Weekend Escape to Sarawak Go Somewhere Different & Still Feel at Home

| Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
With MCO restrictions slowly being lifted, it’s now possible to leave home and travel to all domestic destinations. Do you want to spend hours in a car to visit somewhere that looks and feels the same or take an exciting trip that requires airports, planes and is a unique destination but still at home? Well if you miss the thrill of boarding a plane and exploring a destination that is unique and beautiful then why not take advantage of the...

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Why you must visit Sarawak when you come to Malaysia

| Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
What’s the best way to plan a holiday when the whole world is on offer? Many travellers pick a country: they decide to ‘do’ Japan, visit Vietnam or travel round Thailand. Or else, they opt for an experience: amble round Angkor Watt, full moon party in Phuket, laze on the beach in Bali, or meditate in Mysore. So what of Malaysia – famously multi-cultural and only relatively recently made in the flurry of decolonization that came about in the 1960s...

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Kuching Heritage

| Estimated reading time: 17 minutes
Kuching – An old town for newcomers! All cities have their own mythologies. They announce an idea of their grand and special status to every newcomer, declaring their character through vaulted train stations, impressive edifices or triumphal arches. But Kuching, only 200 years old, is itself the city of the newcomer: a city of Brunei noblemen coming to control a territory, of adventurous immigrants looking for a new life, of an English family es...

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Things to do in Serian

| Estimated reading time: 11 minutes
Serian – Checkpoint of the South Serian is the southern Sarawak gateway to everywhere. As you come up from Kuching, the first sense of Serian is a giant roundabout adorned with a giant durian. This is the compass, heading to the Indonesian border at Tebedu in one direction and then the interior in another, up past Balai Ringin and on to Sri Aman, Betong, Sibu, and the rest of the state. Serian town is set to be a stop off on the Pan-Borneo Highw...

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