National Geographic Orion expedition cruise ship in Sarawak

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Kuching was the port of call for the second time in 2014 for the expedition cruise ship, National Geographic Orion. The hundred and seven passengers were given a Sarawak welcome at the Sim Kheng Port, Kuching on the 4th of October. After visiting Bako National Park, the multi-national visitors went on a Kuching City Tour. They also visited the Semenggoh Wildlife Center located within the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Here, they watched semi-wild o...

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Bario: Her Food Festival 2014 and more…

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We found our way to this wondrous highland of Bario (3,200m ASL). Windy, cool and pleasant temperature with friendly people to match. This trip was all about the celebration of Kelabit food, farming, culture and forest heritage - The Bario Food Festival (Pesta Nukenen)   The passion of the Kelabits in preserving their heritage is exemplified by the fact that this was the ninth year it has been held and is looked forward to by, most importantly,...

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International Dragon Boat regatta part of Sarawak Regatta 2014

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The Sarawak Regatta is back ; 4th - 7th September 2014. The route will stretch from the start point  west of the Sarawak river to the finishing point, up river at the Kuching Waterfront, 2,000 meters away.Intense - at certain stretches of the route when the boats are closest to the river bank, one can feel the emotive efforts of the participants. A highly charged atmosphere. Making its début is, the 1st International Dragon Boat Regatta...

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Borneo World Music Expo 2014 An Ideal Platform For Budding Musicians

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KUCHING, Sunday – The second edition of Borneo World Music Expo will be held from June 16-18, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Kuching, Sarawak. Borneo World Music Expo will feature conferences, workshops, meetings, a trade fair and music showcases. The Expo is open to all delegates who have registered whilst the public is welcome at the evening showcases. Artists scheduled this year come from Sarawak, West Malaysia, Kalimantan, India, Java, Myanmar, ...

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New for Rainforest World Music Festival 2014

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Three new elements have been added to inject freshness into the festival. The Malay House will be used for the first time, giving the workshop there an intimate feel. It is limited, however, to fifty persons for health and safety reasons. In the comfort of the Theatre, two daily chamber-styled concerts will be presented instead. To keep the festival mood going by another hour, there will be the RWMF COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE conducted by 1DRUM.OR...

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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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