State to Pursue Connectivity Despite Setbacks

The State will continue to pursue connectivity to international airport hubs despite recent setbacks, assured the Assistant Minister for Tourism, Datuk Lee Kim Shin yesterday. It is not easy to convince airlines especially foreign carriers to Sarawak as there are equally attractive destinations that they can look to, he said. We are trying ou...

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RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FEST PROMOTIONAL VIDEO WINS GOLDEN CITY GATE AWARD

The Rainforest World Music Festival’s (RWMF) promotional video wins the Golden City Gate 2019 five-star Award at the ITB Berlin 2019, a leading international annual tourism trade event. The video, “Rainforest World Music Festival” produced by a local production house, Asa Esa won in the 19th International Tourism Film and Multimedia c...

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Sarawak Sees Breezing Start at ITB Berlin

Berlin, Germany; Wed: TheInternationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin opened its doors at Messe Berlin yesterday to more than 10,000 exhibitors from 185 countries. Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) participated in this world’s largest travel show with an 18-member strong delegation headed by the Minister for Tourism, Arts, Cul...

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Electric bus debuts on Friday, passengers ride for free for 3 months

KUCHING: Sarawak’s first electric bus will hit the roads this Friday (March 1) enabling locals and visitors here to travel around the city centre with ease. Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the CRRC electric bus will go on a three-month trial run covering 26 stations that include the Open Air...

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STB to Ramp up Tourism Promo in the Netherlands

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is set to ramp its tourism promotion in the Netherlands with at least three Dutch operators who have expressed their interests in joint marketing collaboration. “It’s timely as we are now promoting aggressively our Visit Sarawak Campaign”  said STB Chief Executive Officer, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor after a desti...

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Getting to Bukit Mabong

Bukit Mabong is located in the Tunoh area, in the upper Baleh region, Kapit Division, part of the Hose Mountain Range. Getting there is an adventure in itself, with near...

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Three Nordic Travel Agencies to Partner STB to Promote Sarawak

Helsinki (Finland), Monday: Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) has secured three Nordic partners to spearhead its marketing campaign for the year at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair which ended here yesterday. It was indeed a fruitful outing and we secured among the best Nordic travel agencies to work with us and we hope to partner them to...

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STB Celebrates CNY by Promoting Iconic Sarawak Animals

Kuching, Tuesday – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) celebrates this Chinese New Year by promoting Sarawak’s iconic animal, the Bornean Bearded Pig. Around 24% of Sarawak’s population are ...

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Islamic Heritage Museum holds “Special Artefact of the Month”

Sarawak’s Islamic Heritage Museum (Muzium Islam Sarawak) will be having a programme in 2019 called “A Special Artefact of the Month.” This features a different artifact each month to be highlighte...

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Kuching to kick off Visit Sarawak Campaign as it rings in New Year

Sarawak will usher in the New Year with a countdown celebration and the launching of its Visit Sarawak campaign. Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said thousands of people were expected to attend the event at the Kuching Waterfront on Dec 31. "There will be a lot of...

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Ride through paradise as a star is Borneo

JUNGLE, palm-backed beaches, wildlife, tribal villages: welcome to Malaysia’s version of a paradise island. The isle in question is Borneo, a huge land mass whose territory is shared with Indonesia. While its most famous tourist area, Sabah, is busy with backpackers, the neighbouring state of Sarawak offers similar wonders in a far more pristine se...

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STB Receives Another Excellence Award in Dublin

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) chief executive officer Sharzede Salleh Askor received the Asia-Pacific Excellence Award for the Film & Video category in Dublin yesterday. The exemplary promo...

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