First WELSH BAND at Rainforest World Music Festival

CARDIFF, Wales, 27 October -  For the first time in the history of the Rainforest World Music Festival, a Welsh band will be featured at the 17th edition of this internationally acclaimed event to be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia on the island of Borneo from the 20th to 22nd June 2014. Sarawak Tourism Board, Malaysia Major Events and MABON jointly announced this at the World Music Expo (WOMEX) 2013 currently being held in Cardiff, Wale...

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MV ORION II ARRIVAL MARKS ANOTHER CRUISE SEASON

KUCHING, Friday – The arrival of MV ORION II in Kuching this morning marks another busy season for Orion Expedition Cruises, Australia. The cruise ship arrived at the Sim Kheng Hong Port, Kuching at around 6.30am. This is the first arrival for MV ORION II  this season but the fifth cruise ship arrival within Sarawak shores this year in what promises to be another positive season for local businesses and tourism operators. Sarawak record...

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TRITHA, AN INSPIRATION TO WOMEN, WILL THRILL AUDIENCE AT AMF

MIRI, Tuesday – This coming weekend, Miri will resonate with the sound of music as the inaugural Asia Music Festival takes place at the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club on the 4 & 5 October 2013. 13 Asian bands from the Philippines, Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei have confirmed to perform at this festival.  Among them will be Tritha from India. Tritha was born in Kolkata. She started training in North Indian cl...

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BRUNEI POPULAR SINGER-SONGWRITER TO PERFORM IN MIRI

Fakhrul Razi is a well-known artistein Brunei and will perform together with Camouflage at the Asia Music Festival (AMF). KUCHING, Monday – Fakhrul Razi was the only Bruneian who got into the final stage of the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) that took place in Hollywood, California earlier this year. He will perform in Miri, Sarawak for the first edition of Asia Music Festival held at the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club ...

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KOREAN TRADITIONAL FUSION WITH K-POP TWIST TO THRILL THE CROWDS AT AMF

SARAWAK, Friday – V.STAR, a young South Korean female group who was a finalist in KOREA’S GOT TALENT of 2012 will be performing at the Asia Music Festival to be held in Miri, Sarawak on the 4 & 5 October. This band has gained a reputation among the emerging South Korean young bands. Their style can be identified as the new traditional Korean mixture, as they play their music using traditional Korean music instruments, whether in original com...

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SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD BAGS ANOTHER AWARD

KUCHING, Wednesday – Sarawak Tourism Board has won the “Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award Winner 2013” for its Sarawak Tourism Re-Imaging Campaign in the Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Print Media. The judges were most impressed with the quality of the entry and, indeed, the overall high standard of entries submitted this year. This year’s awards attracted 165 entries from 60 organisations and individuals worldwide. P...

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Asia Music Festival 2013 Line-Up | Sarawak Malaysia Borneo

Here is a musical genre brief of the thirteen (13) bands and artistes who will perform at Asia Music Festival. The style of music is essentially fusion; combining elements of tradition into main stream. Anthony Dassan  Chennai, India Contemporary Tamil Folk songs and dances   Bob Yusof Malaysia Malay Pop Boy Thai Band  Bangkok, Thailand  Classical Thai with modern sounds ...

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SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD MAKES THE SHORTLIST IN THE TRAVEL TRADE GAZETTE AWARDS

KUCHING, Tuesday - The travel industry’s biggest players were out in force on 10th September, to celebrate the achievements of the past year at the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette Awards.  Sarawak Tourism Board joined other finalists in London’s Leicester Square, to see who would walk away with this year’s most hotly anticipated award – The Destination of the Year. Picture shows TTG’s editor and Brand Director Daniel Pearce presented STB Regi...

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Sarawak Shines at the 2013 Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Awards

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) overcame strong challenges to become a finalist in the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette Awards within the Destination of the Year category.Joining some of the travel industry’s biggest players, our destination - Sarawak - was celebrated for its significant achievements in the trade at the winners’ ceremony on 10th September.2013 marked Sarawak Tourism Board’s first year at the awards and the first year to be named – a ...

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BEMBOL ROCKERS TO ROCK ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL

SARAWAK, Wednesday – If you are a huge fan of Elvis, the Rat Pack, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk and Plas Johnson or if you want to try something new, then check out the Bembol Rockers at Asia Music Festival (AMF) held at 4th and 5th October at Miri, Sarawak. This band from Philippines formed since the Summer of 2006, consists of Marc Liwanag on guitar and vocals, Lakshmi Kirtan das Ramirez on upright bass and vocals, Archimedes Archie Lacort...

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Colours and Fireworks at the Kuching Waterfront | Malaysia Day 2013

The Kuching Waterfront will be a sight to behold come 15th September when a parade of gaily decorated boats will take place on this eve of Malaysia Day. Watch the iconic river taxis - the 'penambang' - dressed up for the occasion. Kids will be mesmerised by the myriad colours and the spectacle of multi-coloured water vessels in one area will be attractive to anyone. And shutterbugs will be busy with their settings to capture the killer night s...

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INDONESIAN GIRLBAND TO PLAY R&B MALAY POP AT ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL

KUCHING, Monday – The upcoming Asia Music Festival (AMF), Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) will showcase an award winning Indonesian band, the FOXY GIRLS. FOXY GIRLS is a vocal group that performs a unique genre, R&B Malay pop and members comprise of 3 beauties. Foxy Girls band started off as a group of 4 models who were trained as singers. However, the composition of the band members have since evolved and is now represented by Jessie, Moza and ...

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