Category: Sarawak

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Sarawak Aims to be a Major Eco-tourism Destination in Region

  Mulu National Park KUCHING: Malaysia, especially Sarawak, will promote itself as a major eco-tourism destination in the region to tap the shifting global trend among tourists towards eco-tourism. Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, citing statistics from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), said tourists were now flocking...

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Shopping in Borneo

Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu Shopping splurge would bring to mind our spending spree in trendy megamalls of megacities. In the far-flung Borneo Island, shopping might not sounds like running errand at home as you may consider the excessive baggage to bring back. However finding some souvenirs for your loved ones...

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The Faces of Malaysian Borneo

Orang Ulu, Sarawak Ever wonder who are the indigenous people of Borneo? Are they similar to other tribes in neighbouring islands like, Taiwan or in the Pacific Islands? Indeed, they have some similarities to other tribes but they speak in their own dialect and many other unique ways of life...

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Sago Worms: A Delicacy in Borneo

‘Fear Factor’ goes live in Sabah if you sign up for a homestay programme or arrange for a visit to Monsopiad or Mari-Mari Cultural Village. The sago worms or sago grubs from the sago palm trunk can be eaten raw or fried. The taste is like peanut butter with vanilla...

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Ba’Kelalan Highlands Goes Festive in April

Ba’Kelalan Apple Located deep in the heart of Borneo, Ba’Kelalan Highland, Bario (Sarawak) is an interesting place to see the unique culture of the local people, predominantly the Kelabit and Lun Bawang group. The annual Ba’Kelalan Culture and Apple Picking Festival highlights Ba’Kelalan’s attractions, the richness in its cultural heritage...

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Talang Satang National Park a Sanctuary for Endangered Turtles

SEMATAN: The turtle adoption and conservation programme carried out by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) at the Talang Satang National Park was to conserve the population of the Green Turtle species (Chelonia mydas). National Park caretaker Tonny Ganyer said the three turtle islands where the turtle conservation was being carried...

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Sarawak Tourism Earns Gold Award At ITB Berlin

Mt. Santubong, Kuching, Sarawak Kuching, March 12 – Sarawak Tourism bagged the gold prize at the prestigious Golden City Gate (Das Goldene Stadttor) Award at ITB Berlin travel show, with its “Where Adventure Lives” in the print campaign category.Sarawak Tourism Board’s (STB) regional marketing manager, United Kingdom and Europe, Maurice...

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Hydro Dams for Film Making?

Batang Ai hydro dam KUCHING: Hydro power lakes in Bakun, Murum and Batang Ai, and the hinterlands of Tunoh-Balleh and Baram in Sarawak, Malaysia have the potential to be locations for the film industry in the foreseeable future. Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said this is because...