MS ALBATROS COMES A CRUISING FROM GERMANY

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Kuching, 8 March 2012– MS ALBATROS, a German cruise ship operated by Phoenix Reisen based in Bonn, Germany, arrived Sarawak’s shores this morning. The cruise ship is on its 21 Days “On The Trail of the European Explorer” commencing from Fremantle, on to Geraldton and Exmouth in Australia and then on to Benoa and Padang Bai in Indonesia , arriving in Kuching this morning. From Kuching the cruise will make its way to Laem Chabang in Thailand, Siha...

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SARAWAK TOURISM BAGS GOLD PRIZE AT ITB BERLIN

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Kuching, March 12, 2012 – Sarawak Tourism bagged the gold prize at the prestigious Golden Gate Award at ITB Berlin travel show. Sarawak Tourism’s ‘Where Adventure Lives’ won the Gold Prize in the Print Campaign Category at the Das Goldene Stadttor (Golden City Gate) Awards that honour the best creative of the global tourism industry every year. The Das goldene Stadttor (Golden City Gate) international film and media competition is held as part o...

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Bario Highland, Baram, Miri

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Bario means ‘Wind’ in Kelabit language (the correct pronunciation is ‘Bariew’).  Lying at an altitude of between 3400 to 6000 feet above sea level in the north-eastern corner of Sarawak is the famousBario Highland, a Kelabit territory, one of the minority Orang Ulu tribe of Sarawak.  As it is in the highland, the weather is different from the low land, here it is colder at night & hotter during the day time as compared to ...

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Journey to Melanau Heartland

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Mukah is the 10th Division in Sarawak and have been declared as a Division on 1st March 2003. Usually visitors like myself prefer to use express boat or speed boat via Dalat rather than by bus or car to Mukah. It is because of its unique and interesting scenery along much of the way.The journey to Dalat from the embarkation point of Sibu, takes about 2 hours by speedboat and about 2 ½ hours by land. The speedboat cost to Dalat town costs abou...

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Homestay Experience – Sarawak Style!!

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Some visitors ask us ‘what is the best way to see & experience the real Sarawak culture?’  Easy… try HOMESTAY! What is homestay?  Well, our Ministry of Tourism Malaysia has come out with this superb program called ‘Homestay’.  It’s actually a program where visitor can have the opportunity to stay with a local family especially in the village or kampongs.  This is where visitors can experience 1st hand of their culture (from food, attir...

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RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL JULY 2012

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Tour Packages to Borneo by SONGLINES Music Travel The Rainforest World Music Festival will once again be held from 13 to 15 July 2012. Voted for the second consecutive year as one of the Top 25 Best International Festivals by renowned world music magazine, Songlines, it has well and truly put Sarawak on the world music map and has brought new visitors to the island from near and far. Songlines has now put together a package which will enable f...

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