Harvesting edible bird’s nests at Niah National Park, Miri Sarawak

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The Niah National Park's caves is important for the local communities, with edible bird's nest and guano collection providing valuable employment and income. Archaeologically, it was a major centre of human settlement as early as 40,000 years ago, and features one of the world’s largest cave entrances. Palaeolithic and Neolithic burial sites, and iron-age cave paintings.   The cavernous entrance of Niah Cave at Niah Natio...

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SARAWAK HOSTING ANOTHER MUSIC ADVENTURE

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SARAWAK HOSTING ANOTHER MUSIC ADVENTURE Asia Music Festival will feature musicians from India, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Brunei and Malaysia , who will perform at the 2-day festival. MIRI, Thursday – Asia Music Festival, another celebration of music is set to take centre stage in Miri, Sarawak this coming October with 90% of the line-up for the said event already confirmed. The electrifying eclectic mix of live music will be pro...

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SuperStar Aquarius making Bintulu, Sarawak a regular port of call

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The cruise ship will make her maiden port of call at Bintulu Port on November, 12, 2013 10am. Bintulu, Sarwak is one of the three stops for Star Cruises' first ever 4D/3N cruise off the western coastline of Borneo. The other two ports of call are Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Brunei's Bandar Seri Begawan. We are excited that travellers to this region of Borneo will enjoy a different destination experience; cruising the western coastline of  B...

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Ben Fogle’s Sarawak Adventures – Tribal Arts and Food Adventure

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SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD & AIRASIA TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE SARAWAK

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KUCHING, Thursday – A delegation from Air Asia Bhd led by its Chief Executive Officer, Ms Aireen Omar accompanied by her team of officers today paid a courtesy call on the Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), Dato Rashid Khan. The visit was to engage with STB on the areas of destination marketing and promotion and to work together possibility particularly in the run up to Visit Malaysia Year and Visit Sarawak as well. Dato Ras...

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ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN SARAWAK OFFERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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Applicants may register at the STB’s website to volunteer for this inaugural music festival. SARAWAK, Malaysia – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) today announced the opening of volunteer program for its latest organized music event, Asia Music Festival (AMF) to be held in the city of Miri, Sarawak. With the inaugural event less than two months away, locals and internationals may have a chance to attend the event, participate and be involved in ma...

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The Natural History of Sarawak and Alfred Russel Wallace

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The picture of Alfred Russel Wallace may not be instantly recognisable to many Sarawakians but he is a 19th century British naturalist who had put Sarawak on the map with his book 'The Malay Archipelago' AND his monumental paper 'Sarawak Law'. This paper prompted Charles Darwin to publish his ideas on 'The Origin of Species'. Two mountains outside Kuching are synonymous with Wallace's work; Mt. Santubong, Damai Peninsular and Mt. Serambu a...

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Top 5 things to do in Kuching, Sarawak with your family

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RaisingExplorers.net gives you the run down of the top 5 things to do in Kuching city itself. These are all within the city itself.  1. Relax by the riverside - Shady pedestrian pathways, overhung by trees, and decorated with flowerbeds, become fairyland at night, the colourful lights reflected in the river below. 2. Check out Kuching’s Cat Statues - It’s coincidence that in Malay ‘kucing’ means ‘cat’, there are three main cat statue...

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Ben Fogle’s Sarawak Adventure – A longhouse experience at Annah Rais

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In this three minute video we see adventurer and explorer Ben Fogle spend some time at an authentic longhouse about 40-min drive from Kuching. Escorted by his amazingly knowledgeable guide, Rose, he savours the local brew -- a rice wine called 'Tuak' which is particularly potent, enjoys a delicious chicken meal cooked for him in 20 minutes in bamboo, tries his hand at being a blacksmith's apprentice, discovers the secrets to the blowpipes an...

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Logos Hope returns to Kuching Sarawak

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An international crew of 400 will make Kuching their home base from 12 July to 1st August 2013. Interacting with the international crew is part of the MV Logos Hope experience. We at Sarawak Tourism Board are pleased to welcome the crew members who come from forty-five countries to Sarawak. We believe the crew will take in the sights and sounds of Kuching that the city is renowned for; the historical quarters of downtown Kuching, the longh...

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Get ready for MV Logos Hope The World’s Largest floating book fair returns to Kuching!

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27 June, 2013 Get ready for MV Logos Hope The World’s Largest floating book fair returns to Kuching! Since 1972 GBA ships have visited Kuching, Malaysia five times, with the most recent visit in October 2011 and welcomed over 114,000 visitors. Now after two years GBA Ship’s fourth vessel MV Logos Hope returns in July 2013. This is the newest and largest vessel, carrying the world’s largest floating book fair and an international crew of 400 peop...

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STB and Traffic Police To Regulate Traffic Flow At RWMF This Weekend

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KUCHING, Wednesday – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and the traffic police will regulate the expected heavy traffic flow during this weekend’s Rainforest World Music Festival. The 16th edition of RWMF will be held here at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) from Friday to Sunday. Only cars with allocated car sticker of RWMF 2013 will be allowed to enter towards Sarawak Cultural Village. Members of the public intending to drive to the festival are ...

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