Lets Jom Ke Sarawak

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ENJOY GREAT SAVINGS ON YOUR NEXT TRAVEL TO SARAWAK WITH STB’S ‘JOM KE SARAWAK’ CAMPAIGN KUCHING, 15th October 2021 – Start planning and get your passports ready for that much deserved getaway to Sarawak this year end with the new “Jom Ke Sarawak” (JKS) interstate campaign.  The “Jom Ke Sarawak” interstate campaign features 16 discounted tour packages throughout Sarawak’s southern, central and northern region starting as low as RM176 per per...

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The Rainforest World Music Festival 2020

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Postponement Of Events The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique music festival that brings together renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo, in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Its formula of three afternoons of interactive and educational workshops, ethno-musical lectures, jamming sessions and mini concerts, followed by evening perfo...

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Bario Highlands: The Heart of Borneo

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Imagine waking up to a delightful cacophony of tropical birdsong. But wait, if this is the tropics, why is the air around you so crisp, cool and light? One long breath instantly refreshes you. What’s going on? You are in the tropics, but in a traditional kampung (village) home in the highlands of Borneo. You get up and look out the window to see villagers going about their daily chores as they and their ancestors have been doing for centuries,...

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Do you know what makes tribal Borneo women beautiful?

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When people talk about beauty, what comes to mind? Generally, its fair skin, long legs, silky hair, and pointed noses. Western media has done a lot to influence what we think is beautiful. Yet if we look past this bias, we find that not everyone has the same beauty ideals. In Sarawak indigenous beauty is far different from the Eurocentric beauty standards. What makes an indigenous Sarawakian woman beautiful may be seen as ‘savage’ by many toda...

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The Fascinating Stories Behind Sarawakian Tribal Tattoos

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Tattoos have been an integral part of Sarawakian tribal culture for centuries. Yet in the face of rapid development and the migration of rural communities to the cities and further afield, this ancient art and knowledge of its origins and significance were almost lost. However, efforts are underway to preserve this important cultural practice that turns a blank canvas into a journey through life. Because, like the tattoos of tribes all ove...

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Which of these tribal festivals will you be a part of in 2020?

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Many of Sarawak’s indigenous communities have called the state home for thousands of years. All these communities contribute to Sarawak’s unique culture and colour. With so many different communities, it is no surprise then that the state is home to a wide variety of cultural festivals. These festivals ensure the remembrance of their cultures and heritage stays alive amidst the relentless onset of modernisation. While Sarawakians generally wel...

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