Kuching Old Bazaar

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Hi Everyone, WE NEED YOUR STORIES. Kuching Old Bazaar was one of the first bazaars in Sarawak. The area has witnessed many changes over the past 200 years of its history.  They are gathering and writing the story of Kuching's old bazaar: the traditions, kinship and family trees, cuisine, lifestyle & festivals. The objective is to capture this valuable intangible cultural heritage so it can be recorded and become an important legacy o...

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SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS TAKE PART IN LONDON’S FIRST VIRTUAL WORLD TRAVEL MARKET – WTM2020

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Kuching, 9 November 2020 – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) along with nine (9) local travel and tour operators will virtually take part in the the first-ever virtual World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global travel market held annually in London. After 40 years of having a physical event, WTM London 2020 is hosting a completely virtual event from 9-11 November 2020. The event, which takes place from 7am-10pm in London will concurrently all...

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A Sarawakian Bucketlist, Post-MCO

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With the MCO coming to an end, but international travel still way too uncertain, it’s time to explore Malaysia and in particular, Sarawak. Sarawak is unique in so many ways; so much so that even if you’ve been there before, we’re confident our list of beyond-the-usual recommendations will encourage you to make another trip. Whatever you need, Sarawak has a unique way of giving it to you. Whether it’s the thrill of river kayaking in the vir...

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Weekend Escape to Sarawak Go Somewhere Different & Still Feel at Home

| Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
With MCO restrictions slowly being lifted, it’s now possible to leave home and travel to all domestic destinations. Do you want to spend hours in a car to visit somewhere that looks and feels the same or take an exciting trip that requires airports, planes and is a unique destination but still at home? Well if you miss the thrill of boarding a plane and exploring a destination that is unique and beautiful then why not take advantage of the...

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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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The Beautiful Music of The Borneo Rainforest

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The music of the Borneo rainforest is recreated using a combination of different instruments. The deep, hypnotic drumming of the beduk (long drum) represents the density of the jungle. While the whistles from the selingut (nose flute) and the chimes of the jatong utang (wooden xylophone) create a cacophony of birdsongs so common on a glorious morning. Listen a little closer, you might even hear the strumming of a sape (Bornean boat lute), Sara...

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