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

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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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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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Why Kuching should be on the radar of every digital nomad

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As a digital nomad in Southeast Asia, there’s a good chance you’re used to doing things the unconventional way. If that’s the case, you ought to read on and learn about the place dubbed the next Chiang Mai. We’re talking about Kuching, Sarawak.  Located in the Malaysian part of Borneo, Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, a founding partner in the nation of Malaysia. Modern yet laid back, Kuching has outstanding infrastructure yet re...

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Sarawak Regatta 2019

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This year, there will be 14 categories of boat races involving 24 qualifying races and 12 finals. Sarawak Regatta is offering cash prizes of up to RM240,000 while the River King Trophy comes with a cash prize of RM10,000. This annual event is the showcase of boat race with participation from various government agencies, private sectors and also participants from the neighbouring countries of Indonesia and Brunei. Teams from villages around Saraw...

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What About Kuching 2019

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What About Kuching 2019, a tribute to the spirit of Kuching. This month-long festival is where the arts, culture and lifestyle of Kuching take centre stage. After all, what better way to appreciate a city than through the eyes of a local? Kuching. A vibrant city in the heart of Borneo that’s renowned for its culture, crafts and cuisine. This is where old world splendour meets new world charm. Where locals are proud to call home, and visitors who...

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10th Asian Bird Fair 2019

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For the first time, the 10th Asian Bird Fair will hosted in the capital city of Sarawak, Kuching. This will be the second time Malaysia is hosting this gathering of birders and service providers from around the world. A great portion of Borneo’s 650 bird species have been recorded in the state, including most of the island’s endemics such as the bizarre Bornean Bristlehead. With the highest number of national parks and nature r...

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Kuching Festival 2019

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Exploring Kuching, Sarawak’s culturally cosmopolitan capital

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National Geographic Orion expedition cruise ship in Sarawak

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Kuching was the port of call for the second time in 2014 for the expedition cruise ship, National Geographic Orion. The hundred and seven passengers were given a Sarawak welcome at the Sim Kheng Port, Kuching on the 4th of October. After visiting Bako National Park, the multi-national visitors went on a Kuching City Tour. They also visited the Semenggoh Wildlife Center located within the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Here, they watched semi-wild o...

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