Sarawak dragon boats roar

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Explore Sarawak’s Sape and Music

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There was once a traditional healer whose wife fell ill. In a dream, the healer was told to carve out a piece of tree and string it with pineapple fibres. He was instructed to use this newly crafted musical instrument to play tunes for his wife to aid her healing. He did exactly that once he awoke and miraculously his wife got well. This is the story of the birth of Sape (Bornean boat lute), one of Sarawak’s best known traditional musical instrum...

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Kayaking and rafting at Semadang

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  Explore the secrets of Sarawak's Semadang, a tourist location well known for its Kayaking and bamboo rafting adventures. Semadang may not be the first location that comes to mind when we think of tourist stops in Sarawak, but this scenic site certainly has many exciting adventures and experiences to offer. Located approximately an hour and a half from Kuching City, Semadang sits at the fringe of Jalan Puncak Borneo, tucked aw...

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Sarawak’s wild durians

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If there is one fruit that can divide people in the world of food, it is undoubtedly durian, the King of Fruits. Popular in Southeast Asia, durians - as well as Sarawak's wild durians - are tropical fruits with a thorny exterior and has a fearsome reputation for its pungent smell which can linger for hours. Despite this, it should still be on your top 10 exotic food to try at least once. One of the most anticipated events in ...

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Sarawak’s amazing wildlife

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Learn more about Sarawak's wildlife. Sarawak is a land of hidden treasures. Approximately two-thirds of Sarawak’s land area is covered in dense rainforests. This means that it is home to a large variety of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to the land. Let us look at some of these wildlife that call Sarawak home. Borneon eared tree frog Sarawak’s Kubah National Park is home to a large tree frog with a huge head a...

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Cool desserts in the Sarawak heat

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Sarawak has an equatorial climate. This means that Malaysia’s largest state experiences year-long summer-type temperatures. Approximately two-thirds of Sarawak’s land area comprise tropical rainforest. The state also experiences high amounts of annual rainfall. All of this translates to a hot and humid climate with average temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius. To combat the heat, Sarawakians have incorporated cool desserts into their diets to...

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