BBC Knowledge | Sarawak

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Sarawak’s Great Success At WOMEX

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Kuching, Tuesday – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and their representatives attended this year’s World Music Expo (WOMEX) in Poland with great success on October 25 to 29 to promote Sarawak’s trademark event, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF). Attending this 23rd edition of WOMEX were STB Director of Events Angelina Bateman, Event Manager Sarren Michael and the RWMF Artistic Director Jun Lin Yeoh, promoting the RWMF among the international...

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A Visit To Serikin Border Market

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Having been around for almost 20 years, the Serikin town border market is truly one of Kuching’s local hidden gems. My first visit here was back in 2010 and as a local, I was quite surprised that a market of this calibre existed just our of Kuching city. A recent trip back to the Serikin Border Market in October 2017 was even more exciting as I had looked forward to coming back once again, to see if there had been any changes, and to my surpri...

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Kuching VIC Relocating

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KUCHING, Thursday: The Sarawak Tourism Board’s (STB) Kuching Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has been relocated to the Sarawak Tourism Complex, or the Old Court House. “The relocation of the VIC is necessary in our efforts to better accommodate our visitors’ needs, by strategically stationing our tourist coordinators where they are easily accessible to provide tourism information and guidance,” said STB Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mary Wa...

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Asia/Pacific’s Best Low Cost Airline Inaugurates Services From Singapore To Its East Malaysia Destination

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30 October, 2017 Kuching, Monday – Scoot launched its inaugural flight from Singapore to Kuching, the first-ever destination in East Malaysia for the award-winning value airline yesterday. The new Singapore-Kuching route with daily direct flights will be Scoot’s fifth destination in Malaysia, after Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang. The inaugural flight landed at the Kuching International Airport (KCH) at about 9.55pm on 29 October 2017, ...

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ITB ASIA, Another Successful Outing For Sarawak Partners

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Singapore, Thursday – Sarawak tourism team presently in Singapore for a destination promotion scored another business success today, the second day of the ITB Asia outing held at the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition centre here. Business appointments set earlier by the fair organiser has made Sarawak travel partners on their feet for the past two days with back-to-back meetings with  their international partners who showed interest in emerging destin...

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Business Networking In Singapore Generates New Opportunities

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Singapore, Wednesday –  11  Sarawak  travel partners took part in the business networking session  in Singapore yesterday  opening opportunities for more Singaporeans to travel to visit the State. 40 Singapore tour operators turned up for the session sharing business opportunities and to update Sarawak product experiences to be marketed to Singaporeans and also its expats communities. ‘Singapore has been one of our focus markets and favourite d...

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The Megaliths of the Bario Highlands

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During my many visits to the Bario Highlands in northern Sarawak, I always love trekking and exploring this beautiful place as there is so much nature to absorb. At some of the trekking trails, you will come across massive man made stone structures or even stone carvings. The man made structures or carvings are called Megaliths, which date back thousands of years and is an incredible sight when you stand next to them. One of the most popular m...

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Visiting Merarap Hot Spring Lodge in Lawas

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For the adventurer, there is a hot spring lodge located deep in the Lawas district in northern Sarawak. Operated by a local Sarawakian, this very rustic and basic lodge can only be accessed via 4WD. From the town of Lawas, it is around 70 kilometers drive through old logging roads and thick secondary rainforest. Once here, the warm Lun Bawang hospitality is seen as the owner is very passionate about his place. The natural hot spring water is p...

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Turtle Volunteering in Sarawak

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For those who are into volunteer tourism, the Talang Satang National Park in Sarawak offers a unique Sea Turtle Volunteer Program that is managed by S...

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Aiman Batang Ai Longhouse Resort

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One of the most unique and exclusive resorts found in Sarawak is none other than the Aiman Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, which is located near Batang Ai National Park.  This special resort Is one of a kind, as it emulates the traditional Iban longhouse. The beautiful thing is that there are no other resorts found in the national park, making this the only luxurious resort here. Those looking for a pure nature and adventure getaway, this reso...

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Kuching Tourism Attraction – Irrawaddy Dolphin & Mangrove Swamp Cruise

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