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Kuching Festival – the foodies’ paradise

Posted by James on October - 28 - 2011

Every year for three weeks at the end of July, residents of Kuching look forward to this hugely popular festival for the myriad of food and carnival-like trade fair. The large car park beside the City South Municipal Hall  is turned into a gigantic food stalls centre with over a hundred stalls selling practically all  [ Read More ]

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Serikin – shopping on the wild side

Posted by James on October - 22 - 2011

Many visitors to Kuching are unaware that Indonesia is actually only one hour’s drive away from Kuching and there is a little trading post right at the Sarawak-Indonesian border called Serikin.  On weekdays, this little hamlet is a sleepy hollow where villagers and farmers go about their daily lives like any others, but come Saturday  [ Read More ]

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Talang Satang National Park

Posted by James on October - 22 - 2011

Sarawak’s lengthy coastline is unfortunately devoid of pristine waters like those in Sabah and East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, except for a few small locations at the extreme south west. One spot that shines out is the Talang Satang Marine National Park, which has the attraction of being a turtle sanctuary The part of South  [ Read More ]

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Kubah National Park

Posted by James on October - 13 - 2011

Though this lightweight National Park weights in at only 2,230 hectares, it packs a powerful package with its luxuriant vegetations, scenic jungle trails and waterfalls. Only one hour’s drive from Kuching downtown it encompasses three visible peaks, the tallest – Mt. Serapi (911m), forms the famous mountainous backdrop for the Kuching Waterfront when looking westward.  [ Read More ]

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Borneo, Stealer of Hearts – Up the Katibas River

Posted by James on October - 10 - 2011

Although this journey is by no means a tough safari “into the unknown”, a trip up this wild and beautiful tributary of the mighty Rejang River of central Sarawak can legitimate your claim of having really “done Borneo”. The Katibas is located in Central Sarawak and pours its waters through 200 km of deep tropical  [ Read More ]

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Gunung Gading National Park

Posted by James on October - 8 - 2011

Gunung Gading National Park is the place where the world’s largest flower Rafflesia bloom. Located just outside of Lundu town, itself a pictureque town worthy of a side visit, about one and a half hours’ drive from Kuching. Nestled among the magnificent greenery is the park HQ where visitors are to register and given copy  [ Read More ]

Categories: Places & Attractions

Bako National Park

Posted by James on October - 6 - 2011

This tiny National Park is among the most visited nature reserves of Sarawak  Only 37 kilometres north of Kuching on the Bako peninsula and just 2,727 hectares in area, its jungle is teeming with wildlife, stunning cliff-enclosed beaches, iconic sea stacks, jungle trails with waterfalls and an intriguing range of vegetation ranging from lowland mangrove  [ Read More ]

Categories: National Parks

The Annah Rais Bidayuh longhouse

Posted by James on October - 6 - 2011

Mention the words “Sarawak longhouse”, immediately images of the Iban’s traditional abodes of “village under one roof”, usually found in Central Sarawak, springs to mind. This long uninterrupted house with as many “doors” (one for each nuclear family), and with the common corridor running the length of it has been the favoured mode of living  [ Read More ]

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