Endless food at the Kuching Food Festival

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Some of us eat to live while others live to eat. As we continue to live with Covid-19 in Sarawak, we are reminded on the importance of keeping ourselves safe by complying with current health regulations and precautionary measures. We can however look back at previous celebrations and festivals to remind us of what we have to look forward to in the near future. Introducing the annual Sarawak Kuching Festival and its main attraction - all the amazi...

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Diving in Sarawak’s waters

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Sarawak is blessed with natural beauty and resources. It boasts a large collection of flora and fauna that is endemic to the island of Borneo but many are unaware of the treasures Sarawak possesses under the sea. Take a dive into the mesmerising world that is hidden under Sarawak’s waters. Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park The Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park is located in Miri, Sarawak. It is famous for its pristine reefs and is a...

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Experience the Iban Lifestyle

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Sarawak is truly a celebration of different cultures. Malaysia’s largest state is home to 27 ethnic groups speaking 45 different languages and dialects. Each group boasts their very own unique stories, beliefs, traditions and cultures. Lets explore the Iban Lifestyle. The Iban people are the largest ethnic group of Sarawak. They were known and feared in the past for their legendary headhunting customs. They have long ceased their headhunting p...

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Welcome to Kuching, the Cat City

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The world has gone crazy for cats. From online videos to photo sharing sites, content creators are trying to capitalise on the popularity of our feline friends. Businesses are also trying to take advantage of this in the form of cat cafes and cat libraries. But did you know Sarawak has always understood the significance of cats in culture? Introducing Kuching, the cat city. Kuching - which is the Malay word for cat - is the official capital ci...

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Exploring the history of Siniawan

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Take a step back in time as you walk through the ancient town of Siniawan. The century-old town is located in the Bau district, approximately 21km from Kuching or a drive of about 40 minutes. It holds historic significance and is well known among Sarawakians for its rustic charm and traditional wooden shop houses.   Visiting the town in the day will transport you to a scene of how Sarawak towns were over a century ago...

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Sarawak is more than just Kolo mee

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Sarawakians love to eat and we take pride in our food. Sarawak is home to 27 ethnic groups, each with their own unique stories, beliefs, traditions, cultures and, of course, food. From the world-renowned Sarawak laksa to our own version of sashimi and everyone’s favourite kolo mee. Let us take a look at what are the local delicacies that fuel Sarawakians.   Sarawak Laksa International celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain...

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