BOOSTING AIR LINKS FIRST STEP TO REIMAGING KUCHING

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KUCHING, Sunday – The reimaging of Kuching as a destination was part of the 5 Year Tourism Industry Transformation Program which began in 2010 with one thought in mind – to improve the visitor experience in a very niche market that is to position Sarawak as a home of adventure with elements of culture and nature.  Sarawak, which is situated in the third largest island in the world, makes accessibility a major challenge but we have to make it easy...

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SARAWAK PROMO MISSION IN BANDUNG TOOK OFF WITH A PROMISING START

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KUCHING, Thursday – Sarawak Tourism promotion in Bandung Indonesia took a new turn today when two Sarawak tourism operators, a private hospital, Sarawak Cultural Village and three hotels held the first business session with Bandung agents this morning in the city. Coordinated jointly by the Sarawak Tourism Board and Express Air Indonesia, the   two hour mini travel mart was attended by more than 30 Bandung based agents who have been anxiously wai...

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Sarawak Specials at MATTA Fair 2014 | Kayo- Kayo Packages

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The interesting packages ranges from Sarawak Malay Heritage to Sibu Melanau Heritage tour. For the cyclists, there are the Heritage and Culture Ride and the Classic City Ride package. Sarawak is about adventure. Immerse in the unique Lost World Adventure experience in the Padawan Highlands or combine scuba diving with caving adventure. One package is called Oil Town Underwater World and Caving Adventure with Homestay Experience whilst anot...

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Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Pesta Benak 2013 | Visit Malaysia 2014

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These are three excellent videos of stand up paddle surfing (SUP) of the tidal bore known locally as 'benak'. The surfing took place along the Batang Lupar river, Sri Aman in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.   Produced by CéGar, the scenes were shot during the 2013 Pesta (festival) Benak that took place from October 18th-20th. CéGar also captured amazing aerial shots of the tidal bores from his paramotor. We believe this is a first!    W...

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BORNEO WORLD MUSIC EXPO SEEKING SHOWCASE PROPOSALS

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The second Borneo World Music Expo will be held in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year and Visit Sarawak Year 2014. This was announced by Sarawak Tourism Board recently. The event will be held from 16-18 June 2014 in the city of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The organiser is currently looking for Asian artists to perform at special showcases for local, regional and international delegates, at least 25 of whom will be bookers and programmers of i...

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BORNEO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

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MIRI, Sarawak – Borneo Jazz has announced its lineup for 2014. The impressive line-up this year includes acts who have really made it big in the world of jazz. This is in line with year of ‘double celebration’, the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY 2014) and Visit Sarawak Year 2014. Among the bands that will be performing will be Iriao, an eight-piece ethno-jazz band from Georgia. Iriao’s repertoire is based on Georgian authentic folk instrum...

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Popular local food outlets in downtown Kuching | Padungan Road

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VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FOR 2014 FESTIVALS IN SARAWAK NOW OPEN

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SARAWAK, Malaysia – The 17th annual Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), to be held in Kuching city as well as the 9th annual Borneo Jazz and 2nd annual Asia Music Festival, both to be held in Miri city, Sarawak is currently accepting applications for volunteers. The 2014 RWMF will be held on June 20th – 22nd, while the Borneo Jazz 2014 and Asia Music Festival 2014 will be held on May 9th – 10th and October 3rd – 4th respectively. The Festiv...

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A day trip to Sri Aman for Tidal Bore Festival 2013 (Pesta Benak)

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There were four of us in a group attending this annual festival in Sri Aman. The tidal bore is one of Sarawak's natural phenomenon which the locals call it 'Benak'.We started our journey from Kuching at around 8.30am, stopped over at Serian for breakfast. From there, we travelled another 150 km on sealed road with beautiful countryside and longhouses along the way to reach 'Pekan' (bazaar) Lachau.  'Pekan' Lachau is known locally as a 'Cowb...

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Sarawak’s Great Orangutan Project Gets Global Recognition

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LONDON, UK - Monday: The Great Projects, of which the Great OrangUtan project is a part of, was highly commended in the Best for Responsible Wildlife Experience category recently at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2013. At a separate ceremony, a copy of the award was handed over to Datuk Amar Abang Zohari Tun Openg, Sarawak’s Minister of Housing & Tourism by Andrew Starbucks, Managing Director of The Great Projects UK. Also present at t...

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Sarawak Tourism Board wins PATA Gold Award 2013

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Santubong Nature Festival 2013 Programme

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The festival will consist of talks, walks, workshops, outdoor activities and entertainment to keep nature lovers occupied and children captive. Held from 9th to 10 November 2013, each activity will either be led or presented by an authority of the subject matter. So, if you are into natural and historical heritage of significant regional and global value, this activity-packed festival has something for you. Admission is free for all except the...

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