What is BUAH DABAI?

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Dabai is one of many exotic fruits in Sarawak. It is commonly known as or-kana - means 'black olive' in Hokkien, but technically it is not an olive. The dabai tree can grow up to 21 meters high and it's furry leaves are thin and its twigs are covered with golden down. A planting distance of 9 meters is recommended. You need to prune the young trees to produce more bushy growth. Dabai trees are dioecious (i.e have separate sexes) with m...

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Discovering Sibu Historical Attractions

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The entire Sibu Central town can be leisurely explore by walking.  A number of Sibu's heritage attractions can be discovered within the town proper. Sibu Heritage Centre This building has witnessed the transformation of Sarawak from a colony of the British to becoming an independent state by forming Malaysia in 1963. Sibu Heritage Centre was the original administration building of Sibu Municipal Council.  It was later refurbished as...

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Explore Kuching Heritage in 2 hours

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Take a quick look around Kuching and you will certainly notice a historic building or site, stately and unique, enchanting always; these are just some of the attractive charms of the city.  Singularly or clustered, these fascinating cultural and historic icons are found at almost every turn and step you take around the city. The 2-hour (approx.) route introduces visitors to the historical precinct of old Kuching city, where featured building...

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Spend a day at Lambir Hills National Park, Miri, Sarawak

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Imagine yourself, an adventurer who wish to spend a day on jungle trekking, dipping in waterfalls, sighting of insects, wildlife and plants; but not having enough time to do so! How frustrated that can be, right?!  For that, Lambir Hills National Park, located in the northern region of Sarawak, is the ideal place for you - a nature lover dream-come-true experience. Listed below are the highlights of the park: Walk to the longest and ...

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SARAWAK SELLING ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS AT MATTA FAIR 2012

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Kuching, 7 September 2012:  The Sarawak Tourism Board is participating in the MATTA fair which is currently being held at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur from the 7 to 9 September, 2012. Joining the Board are our local inbound tour operators and hoteliers. Sarawak, among its many adventure attractions, and in line with its tagline of ‘Sarawak, where Adventure lives’, are showcasing the ‘Padawan Experience’ at the fair. The ‘Padawan Ex...

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Kiwis keen on Sarawak

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CRUISE SHIP ADVENTURES IN SARAWAK

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Kuching, 30 August 2012 – Going for a leisurely cruise during the holidays has become more popular in recent years, with a number of operators such as MV Orion II, offering great deals on cruises to several stunning destinations including Sarawak. MV Orion II, the cruise ship that belongs to Orion Expedition Cruises, Australia has once again anchored in Kuching this morning. The arrival at 6:30am at Sim Kheng Hong Port near Pending has made a to...

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A longhouse made entirely out of ‘belian’ wood.

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This the first thing that strikes a visitor upon entering the longhouse is how well standing the place is. Rumah (house) Nyuka was built in 1955 and the durability of the wood species certainly reflects its reputation. Another is the tinsel-like atmosphere inside it. Tinseltown? Tinselhouse? :-) Anyway, there is a certain 'green' message to this effort though. You see, all plastic stuff brought into the area are recycled and turned into perm...

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Our People – Chinese

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Chinese forms the second largest group of Sarawak's population after the main Iban tribe. "Chinese pioneers first came to Sarawak as traders and explorers in the 6th century.  The Sarawak Chinese belong to a wide range of dialect groups, the more significant ones being Foochow, Hakka, Hokkien, Teochew, Hainanese, and Puxian Min." (wikipedia) In Kuching Main Bazaar, opposite the Waterfront, is the oldest street in the city and the hea...

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Our People – Malay

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The Malay forms the third largest group of people in Sarawak, after the Iban and Chinese. In Kuching, the Malay Kampungs (villages) along the riverside next to Fort Margherita have some beautiful examples of traditional and modern Malay architecture. There are some more superb Malay houses around Jalan Datuk Ajibah Abol, behind the Kuching Mosque. Both these areas are particularly noteworthy as they are self-contained, intact communities e...

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Getting to Niah National Park, Miri Sarawak Borneo

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Some of the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQs) at our Visitor Information Centre Miri about Niah National Park are: ~ How to get there? ~ How long do we need to visit this park? ~ Do we need a tour guide to visit the caves? Here are some basic info about Niah National Park: Niah National Park is about a 2-hour drive from either Miri City or Bintulu town.  The cave itself was a major centre of human settlement as early as 40,000 year...

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MV ORION II DOCKS AT KUCHING WITH TOURISTS ON BOARD

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Kuching, 10 August 2012 – About 150 tourists and crew arrived in Kuching this morning. MS ORION II cruise ship was en route to Pontianak, Indonesia. The cruise ship belonging to Orion Expedition Cruises, Australia was on part of a 10-Night “Borneo-Rajahs, Riches & Rainforests” tour around South East Asia. The voyage departed from Singapore, recently and among the scheduled tours taking place locally are trips to Bako National Park, Kuching...

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