A Christmas Greeting from Sarawak

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RAFFLESIA in Serian

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We have discovered a new group of Rafflesia in BUKIT TASAU, KPG LEBOR, GEDONG, SERIAN.The journey to Bukit Tasau takes about 30 or 45 minutes drive from Kuching City to Serian Town, another 30 minutes from Serian Town to the junction of Bukit Tasau foothill (Kpg Lebor). Continued by another 20 minutes drive up to the hill, and trekking to the RAFFLESIA area takes about 25 minutes.The jungle path to the new location of the Rafflesia.Jungle tra...

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DESIGN A T-SHIRT FOR RWMF & BORNEO JAZZ 2013

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KUCHING, Friday - Bring out your inner creativity in the exciting competition that will see your design utilized to produce merchandize T-Shirts for sale during the 8th edition of the Borneo Jazz in Miri and 16th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festivals in Kuching next year. The Borneo Jazz and Rainforest World Music Festivals, two iconic festivals organized by Sarawak Tourism Board annually, will once again be held in Miri and Kuching fr...

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THE INAUGURAL BORNEO WORLD MUSIC EXPO

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 AN ANNUAL EXPOSITION FOR MUSIC PROFESSIONALS AND TRADE VISITORS IN THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SCENE  KUCHING, Wednesday -  Sarawak, the state in Malaysian Borneo will once again play host to another exciting event, the Borneo World Music Expo. The inaugural Borneo World Music Expo will be held from the 24 to 26 June 2013 at Pullman Hotel in Kuching. The expo will enable Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) to position Sarawak as a destination for art, c...

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FRENCH MASTERCHEFS ON A GASTRONOMIC VISIT TO SARAWAK

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KUCHING, Friday - Sarawak Tourism Board today welcomed a group of French journalists, which also consists of two French MasterChefs from Paris. The group is on a gastronomic, culture and nature visit to Sarawak arranged by Sarawak Tourism Board and Tourism Malaysia Paris. Arriving from Kuala Lumpur this morning, the group was greeted by members of Sarawak Tourism Board at Kuching International Airport. They will go on a 3-day 2-night visit, explo...

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FESTIVALS T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST 2013

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Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is looking for a new t-shirt design for its 8th Edition of the Borneo Jazz 2013 and the 16th Edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2013. This competition is opened to all University and College Students; however the application needs to be validated by a Teacher or Lecturer with a signature and an official university stamp.   The winning design will be awarded: 2 Day Festival Tickets of Born...

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Tripping in Borneo: It’s a rumble through the jungle

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Belanum ‘The Floating House’, Bakun, Bintulu

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The highlight of this trip is the Belanum or locally known as Jelatong – the floating house.  What makes it more interesting is because this Belanum is floating on Bakun reservoir – the world’s second tallest concrete rock - filled dam size 695sqKM, about the size of Singapore. So far there’s only one Belanum that caters for visitors which belong to Mr Luhat.  This Belanum has 4 rooms that can accommodate from 1 to 4pax pe...

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AN EXCITING YEAR FOR CRUISE SHIP ARRIVALS INTO SARAWAK!

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Kuching, 15 October 2012 - Pending Port here today welcomed 154 passengers who came on board the cruise ship MV Orion II (Orion Expedition Cruises) as part of its 10 Nights “Camp Leakey – Faces in the Forest” cruise from Singapore. This cruise covers Anambas Archipelago, Natuna Archipelago, Bako National Park, Kuching (Semenggoh), At Sea, Tanjung Puting (Camp Leakey) and ending in Bali. This is the 14th and the last cruise ship arrival for th...

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Our People – Orang Ulu

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The northern region of Sarawak is home to the 'Orang Ulu' tribe; a collective name to represent the various ethnic sub-groups. They include the Kelabits, the Lun Bawang, the Berawans and the shy and semi-nomadic Penans. In the region above Kapit and the Pelagus Rapids, the Orang Ulu people literally known as "upriver people", consists of the Kayans, Kenyahs, Kajangs, Lahanans and the Punans. The Kayan sub-group forms the largest among them. ...

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BUYERS MEET SELLERS’ SESSION WITH INDONESIAN TRAVEL AGENTS

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Kuching, Friday: The Sarawak Tourism Board early this week held a ‘Buyers Meet Sellers’ Session in-conjunction with the Jakarta Agents Familiarization Trip to the State capital. This session provides an opportunity for the local tourism industry to showcase their products and to enable them to work together with the Jakarta based agents particularly those from the medical and health sectors. In his welcoming address, Dato’ Rashid Khan, CEO,...

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