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A Look At Sarawak Forts

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A brief look at Sarawak Forts, Sarawak's first line of defence during the British colonial reign The Brooke dynasties have long relinquished their reign over Sarawak but their influence and presence during the early formative years of the land of the hornbills is still evident today. They played a significant role in the history and shaping of Sarawak. For instance, some of the current ordinances and regulations of the state are carried...

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STB names photography/videography winners

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KUCHING, 10th December 2021 – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) today announced the winners of its’ inaugural Photography and Videography competition in collaboration with Sarawak Photo-Art Society (SPAS) with the theme “Sarawak: A Journey Awaits”. Hu Toh Kai was the overall champion for photography with his entry, “Dragon Dancing in Siniawan”. Hu’s snapshot of Chap Goh Meh being celebrated in Siniawan Old Town, which featured a vibrant red ...

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Sarawak Welcomes MAS Inaugural Flight From Penang to Kuching

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KUCHING, 2 December 2021 Sarawak added another milestone to its tourism journey today by welcoming Malaysia Airlines’ inaugural direct flight (MH2721) from Penang to Kuching at the Kuching International Airport (KIA). This momentous event was witnessed by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MTAC) Sarawak Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Head of Sales Roslan Ismail and MAS top officials, as well as MTAC Perm...

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UNESCO names Kuching ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’

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KUCHING, 25th November 2021 – Kuching has just been added into the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN). The capital city of Sarawak was one of 49 new cities that were added into the UCCN, which was created back in 2004 to promote cooperation among cities which have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. Currently covering seven...

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Sail through the rivers of Mukah

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Sarawakians pride themselves on living in a land of wonder and excitement, where endless experiences await those who dare to come. There is so much to do in Sarawak besides spending your weekend in Kuching strolling by the waterfront. Let us explore the rivers of Mukah. Enter Mukah, the deceivingly sleepy capital of Mukah division. This central region is located along the coast of Sarawak. It is also commonly associated with Pesta Kaul (Ka...

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