AUSTRALIAN CRUISE SHIP THIRD ARRIVAL

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Kuching, 26 January 2012– The arrival of 170 passengers at Pending Port here last Saturday morning marked the third arrival of MV ORION II cruise ship this year into Kuching. The Orion Expedition Cruise from Australia was on another round of 10 nights “Borneo-Rajahs, Riches & Rainforests” cruise which earlier sails from Singapore to Bako National Park in Sarawak with a stop in Kuching before continuing to Pontianak in Kalimantan, cruising vi...

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BORNEO JAZZ 2012 LAUNCHED!

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Kuching,11 January 2012– Borneo Jazz 2012 was today launched by YB Minister of Housing & Minister of Tourism Sarawak, Datuk Amar Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg at his office at the Ministry of Tourism.  The event will be held at the Parkcity Everly Hotel, Miri from May 11 - 12, 2012. As part of Sarawak Tourism Board’s transformation and continuous improvement, the organizing of this festival is geared towards a commercial b...

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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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