Miss World Malaysia 2018

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The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth & Sports Sarawak is supporting Miss World Malaysia 2018, with the Charity Gala and coronation night to be held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). Applications for the prestigious event Miss World Malaysia 2018 are now open. As part of its social mission – “Beauty with a Purpose”, Miss World Malaysia 2018 will be focusing on a charitable mission whi...

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8 Underrated Sarawak Destinations

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Sarawak happens to be the biggest state located in Malaysia. And it is also one of those 2 states, which are positioned on the Borneo Island that is well known for the exotic orangutan territory rainforests. The populace of Sarawak includes Chinese, Malays, Eurasians, Indians and different local tribes like Dayak, Iban, Melanau, Bidayuh, Kedayan, Orang Ulu and Penan.  Every clan has its typical unique language, culture, traditions, and food, whic...

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Tourism Melaka Short Visit To Kuching

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KUCHING, Tuesday – 27 officials from Tourism Melaka led by General Manager Norena Jaafar was in Kuching on January 13 for a three-day study visit. The Melaka delegation including their dancers visited the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) to learn traditional Sarawak dances which they will perform in Melaka. Norena said the delegation were particularly impressed with the new Darul Hana Bridge over Sungai Sarawak and its lighting at night. They we...

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Teaspoon | 24-Hour Culinary Tour Around Kuching

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“Where to eat in Kuching?” might be the million-dollar question that leaves you stumped. Here's the list compiled by Teaspoon on to do list for 24-Hour Culinary Tour Around Kuching, just to help you out. A HEARTY BREAKFAST @ SIN LIAN SHIN Famous for their Kolo Mee, this bowl of thin, springy noodles tossed in fragrant lard and garnished with flavorful minced meat is definitely a favorite among us Kuching folks.  Besides the Kolo Mee, you can a...

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First Cruise Ship Of The Year Arrives In Kuching

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KUCHING, Friday: The Cruise Ship ‘Star Legend’ of Windstar Cruise docked at Sim Kheng Hong Port on January 8 at 8.45am, making it the first cruise ship to berth in Kuching this year. 194 passengers, mostly from Europe and the United States, were greeted with a traditional garlanding as they disembarked to visit Bako National Park, Sarawak Cultural Village and experience a tour around the Cat City. This was the maiden voyage by Windstar Cruises ...

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Taking a River Cruise At A Traditional Melanau Village in Sibu

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Sibu is one of the main gateways for the central region of Sarawak, attracting locals from the surrounding areas. While he city serves as a massive trading ground for the surrounding interiors of Sarawak, I was actually quite amazed on how much culture Is found around here. The city of Sibu is connected by flights and also using the traditional waterways using boats. In an experience I never thought I would do, I managed to catch a ferry from ...

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Seeing Kuching City on Foot

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For the visitor to Kuching, the best way to explore this unique city is by foot.  This means, you simply need a pair of good walking shoes and you can walk around the old part of Kuching to see some of its tourist sites. Kuching City is usually the main gateway into Sarawak as the main airport is located about 20 minutes from the city. Often called Cat City, because Kuching translates from Malay to cat, you will easily spot multiple cat st...

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Christmas Treat For Sibu Methodist Children’s Home

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Sibu, Thursday – 30 children from the Sibu Methodist Children’s Home were treated to lunch by Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) at the Tanahmas Hotel recently. The children were aged four to 17 years old. Activities for the afternoon included games and gifts presentation to the children. “We are delighted to host this Christmas gathering and do our part in sharing the joy of Christmas with the children as part of the board’s ongoing corporate soc...

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PIBAKIS Christmas Getaway Treat By STB And Tourism Industry Partners

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Miri, Sunday – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) together with tourism industry partners Mega Hotel, Miri Crocodile Farm and Brighton Travel & Tours, hosted a Christmas getaway treat on Saturday with 25 children accompanied by their parents and the staff of Persatuan Ibu Bapa Kanak-Kanak Istimewa (PIBAKIS) centre in Lutong. STB’s spokesperson said the event was part of the board’s ongoing corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. It is hel...

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Pontianak-Miri Route Officially Launched

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China Agents Responded On Sarawak Tourism Opportunities

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Kuching, Monday – 20 selected travel agents from Guangzhou and Shenzhen, China will be in the City to do tourism product inspection from December 28 to January 1 as part of the promotion initiative for Air Asia’s Direct Kuching-Shenzhen flight. These top China agents are selected from the list of more than 70 agents that turned up at the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and Air Asia’s business sessions that were held in Guangzhou and Shenzhen on De...

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Exploring Niah Caves

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One of the must-visit caves in Sarawak that I had the opportunity to explore is no other that the world famous Niah Caves, which is located just two hours from the city of Miri in Northern Sarawak. The massive cave system is located in the Niah National Park, which is one of the top three national parks in Sarawak Borneo. Niah Cave was once a trading cave, where traders from around the world would pay a visit to trade wares with the birds nest...

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