Enhancing Tourist Maps In Collaboration With Local Institutions

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Kuching, Thursday – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is in collaboration with Kuching Polytechnic Sarawak (PKS) to enhance the tourist maps for Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri through the Kenyalang Creative Map Competition (KCMC). KCMC jointly organised by Land Surveyors Board Sarawak (LSBS), HERE Malaysia Sdn Bhd, The Association of Consulting Licensed Land Surveyors Sarawak (ACLS) and Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RSIM) aimed at giving s...

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Identifying Potential Tourism Products For Promotion

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Kuching, Friday – Sarawak Tourism Product Management team had organised six Sarawak Product Experience (SPE) trips throughout the State to identify and study potential tourism products in order to compile and share the information on  potentials for  promotion in its focus markets. The  programme  organised by  Visitor’s Information Centres (VIC) in Miri, Kuching and Sibu aim to advise and help  product owners in positioning their products. It i...

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Sarawak Tourism To Present “SARAWAK JE” Theme At MATTA FAIR

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Hi there, we would like to hear your responses about our Booth design for MATTA Fair 2017 presented by Sarawak Tourism Board.  This questionnaire will properly take about 5 minutes to complete. Please click on the link below: http://bit.ly/Matta2017Survey The “SarawakJe” campaign  Sarawak Tourism will be presenting the theme, ‘SarawakJe’ at the MATTA Fair, which illustrates the “easiest connection” from Peninsular Malaysia to Sarawak for a qui...

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Miri Hotels Made Strong Presence At Brunei Travel Fair

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Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), Sunday – Four Miri based hotels made strong presence at the Brunei Travel Fair held during the weekend which was at International Convention Centre in Berakas, near here. The 14th edition of the annual fair in Brunei saw participation by the Pullman Miri Waterfront, Imperial Group of Hotels, Jinhold Hotel & Serviced Apartment and the Mega Hotel at the Sarawak Tourism Booth. The Sarawak’s booth at the Travel Fai...

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30 Fun Things to do in Kuching Sarawak

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Written by: Jyotsna Ramani Kuching, the famous cat city of Sarawak, stole my heart. I went there as a volunteer for MonkeeBar which helps raise funds for Project Orangutan. Then, I fell in love with the laid back Bornean lifestyle. So much so that I had my parents visit. Plus, I revisited as press for Rainforest World Music Festival.  Here's my personal experiences in the cat city and top 30 fun and interesting things to do in and around Kuc...

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Study Visit By Danang Department Of Tourism To Kuching

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KUCHING, Saturday – Three officials from Danang Department of Tourism, Vietnam led by Truong Thi Hong Hanh, Deputy Director of Danang Department of Tourism were in Kuching from August 15 – 19, 2017. Accompanying the Deputy Director are Phan Minh Hai, Deputy Manager of Planning & Development Division and Nguyen Duc Vu, Deputy Director of Son Tra Peninsula Management Board. The visit is to study the ecotourism, the management of our national p...

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Miri, A National Park Gateway in Sarawak

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Miri is a resort city located in the northwest of Sarawak which borders the Kingdom of Brunei Darussalam and also the gateway to Sabah. While many may have not head of this resort city in Borneo, Miri is home to some amazing national parks of Sarawak. The charm of Miri lies in the location where it is also one of the gateways to the Mulu National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors need to fly to Mulu from Miri or Kuching. Ot...

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Lamin Dana, a Melanau Heritage Waiting To Be Discovered

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In the outskirts of Sibu in central Sarawak lies one of the interesting ethnic lodges of the Melanau tribe in Sarawak Borneo.  Called Lamin Dana, this unique lodge is located in the village of Kampung Telian, which is in the Mukah district. Built traditionally to resemble the Melanau Tallhouse, the owners have converted this lodge into one of central Sarawak’s must-visit places. The lodge sits along the Telian River, which is in the heartland ...

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WELSH MUSIC At RAINFOREST FESTIVAL

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KUCHING, Thursday – Audience at the Rainforest World Music Festival will be able to sample Welsh music which will be staged on the weekend on July 14 to 16. Welsh musician and legend, Huw Williams, as well as ‘Cool Cymru’ ambassadors Calan will be performing alongside popular international musicians at the festival. Huw Williams, a veteran in the Welsh music scene, is a champion Eisteddfod clog-dancer, songwriter, guitarist, story-teller, Welsh...

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CAPOEIRA, YOGA and MEDITATION: RWMF Taking On Wellness

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KUCHING, Saturday – The 20th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival will feature a Wellness Programme in the form of workshop sessions during the three-day weekend festival. The programme features activities like the “Capoeira” a Brazilian martial arts-dance, traditional yoga as well as unique meditation techniques. With a full schedule covering every base of wellness, the programme is expected to be a sensational crowd puller. Capoeir...

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CABOCUBA JAZZ Coming To Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Thursday – CaboCuba Jazz is coming to the Borneo Jazz Festival this May 12 to 13, at ParkCity Everly, Miri. Based in the Netherlands, these eight musicians originate from Venezuela, Cape Verde, Colombia, Spain, Puerto Rica and Cuba, led by powerhouse Dina Medina, who won the “Best Female Singer of Cape Verde” in 2012. Their CD “Rikeza y Valor” was nominated in four categories for the Latin Grammy Awards and was nominated four times...

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Sarawak’s Star Violinist Nisa Addina At Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Wednesday –Sarawak-born award winning violinist Nisa Addina and her band Fluoroscent Collective will share the Borneo Jazz stage with renowned international artistes including Japan’s Osaka Monaurail and Canada’s Laila Biali, this May 12 to 13 at ParkCity Everly, Miri. Making headlines at the young age of 14, Nisa won three gold awards at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood in 2011 and the Anugerah Juara Lagu...

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