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Borneo Jazz Festival 2019 - All You Need To Know

This year marks the 14th year that the Borneo Jazz Festival is being held in Miri, Sarawak, and is also the second time that the event is taking place at Coco Cabana by the Esplanade. The Borneo Jazz Festival is one of Malaysia's pioneer jazz festivals that has seen over hundreds of jazz musicians from all over the world perform here in Miri. Borneo Jazz 2019 also takes place from 19th to 21st July, which will see numerous local and international artist take stage for the 14th year.  ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Airasia, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia Music Festivals, Sarawak Music Festivals, Marina Bay, Malaysia Asia

Bakelalan Bird Watching Trip Report

One of the few places that has been getting some bird watching attention is no other than the highland village of Bakelalan in Sarawak, Borneo. For the serious bird watchers, this is my Bakelalan bird watching trip report, done in November 2018.  First of all, Bakelalan or Ba'Kelalan is a Lun Bawang tribe village, located in the northeast highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is also in the district of Lawas, which can be easily accessed from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah or Miri in Sarawak. Ge...
Tags: Travel, House, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Malaysia Bird Watching, Malaysia Asia, Sarawak Borneo, Bandar, Whitehead, Sandakan

10 Natural Wonders Of Malaysia

For travellers who are seeking an original tourism experience, I have come up with a list of 10 natural wonders of Malaysia that is undeniably beautiful.  This list was created personally by me, and now being recommended to anyone who wants to experience the best natural tourism destinations in Malaysia.  These natural wonders are not man made, but purely nature made, so places like Cameron Highlands Tea Plantations or even Putrajaya and others do not qualify in this list. 10 Natura...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron, Sabah, Pahang, Selangor, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Tourism Malaysia, Moss, Putrajaya, Cameron Highlands

Sarawak More To Discover Campaign Launch

The Sarawak More To Discover Campaign for 2019 and 2020 was officially launched at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on the 16th October 2018 to media and tourism industry players from here .  A creative approach in tourism for the coming year, the Sarawak Tourism Board and also the Ministry of Tourism Sarawak came up with a simple and yet catchy logo for this campaign that is schedule to run for two years.  The Sarawak Tourism Minister, CEO and other VIP's during the launchin...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan Sarawak, Sarawak Tourism Board, Bakelalan, Borneo Jazz Festival, JW Marriott Hotel, Sarawak Sarawak, Kuala Lumpur What

Bakelalan Airport [Review]

This is a review of the Bakelalan Airport in Sarawak, specially done for anyone who is planning to visit this beautiful highland in northern Sarawak, on the island of Borneo.  Bakelalan is one of two main highland towns that offers probably the best of Malaysian Ecotourism and also rural tourism, which is purely community driven by the local Lun Bawang people here.  Review of the Bakelalan Airport in Sarawak Arriving at the Bakelalan Airport First of all, you should take n...
Tags: Travel, Airports, Malaysia, Brunei, Malaysia Airlines, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia Airports, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan, Lawas, Bandar Seri Begawan, Northern Sarawak

Things To Do In Bakelalan

Here is a list of things to do in Bakelalan, based on actual experiences that I have done over the years visiting this unique part of Sarawak, which borders Kalimantan.  Bakelalan is home to the Lun Bawang people who live 3000 feet up in the Maligan Highlands, which is sometimes referred to as the Kelabit Highlands. This is truly one of Sarawak's most hidden gem for a true tourism experience.  What To Do In Bakelalan The general landscape view in Bakelalan For those headin...
Tags: Travel, Google, Indonesia, Ecotourism, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, Kevin, David Jr, Carolyn, Kalimantan, Lun Bawang, Bario, Bawang

Miri Handicraft Center

The Miri Handicraft Center is now a brand new modern building and located in the heart of Miri City. This center has been the heart of ethnic and cultural products of northern Sarawak since the 1990's and still continues to do so till this very day.  As I have been frequenting Miri since 2013, I have always made it a point to visit the Miri Handicraft Center to see if there was anything to purchase. This is purely due to my collection of native Sarawakian items. The Miri Handicraft ...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, Interior, David Jr, Places to Visit in Sarawak, Things to do in Sarawak, Things to do in Miri, Jalan Brooke, Meritz Hotel, Miri City, Sarawakian, Miri Handicraft Center, Coco Cabana

Container City Miri

The all new Container City in Miri is definitely a place worth checking out for not only locals but also for anyone who is visiting this amazing resort city. Located in North Yu Seng Road in the main city, this is one of the most happening places in Miri now. The name Container City Miri also may sound like a lifestyle bazaar, but in actual fact, it is a food haven that operates from refurbished containers. Yes, those old shipping containers have been converted into kitchens at this exciti...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Brunei, Sabah, Miri, Sarawak, PETALING JAYA, David Jr, Singapore Indonesia, Chong, Things to do in Sarawak, Miri Food, Things to do in Miri, Jalan North Yu Seng

Miri was built on oil Sibu was built on the timber trade Kapit is built on coal and rubbish

Friday 11th May 2018Well now Kapit is a bit of a dump It is by far the dirtiest town we have ever seen in Malaysia and we have probably risked our health eating there However we didnt journey three hours up the mighty Batang Rejang to
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Miri, Sibu, Kapit, Batang Rejang

Duck durian and other delicious delights as we journey further south so the food just keeps getting better

Wednesday 9th May 2018Our flight from Miri to Sibu on Tuesday was on time and we found a really nice little new boutique budget hotel right in the centre of town. The food here is wonderful. It seems that it gets better with every kilometre
Tags: Travel, Miri, Sibu

A longboat river cruise more caves then back to Miri

Saturday 5th May 2018When the generator goes off at 1 a.m. so does the solar power so no light no fan just heat We couldnt wait for the power to go back on at 7 a.m. so we at least had the little fan again So Saturday morning starte
Tags: Travel, Miri

Borneo: The Off-the-Beaten-Track Road Trip

Borneo has been on my bucket list since I was a little girl. Stories of jungle people, head hunters and exploratory expeditions up wild rivers filled with crocodiles called to my soul. When you think of ultimate road trip destinations, chances are Borneo isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But if you want to take a road trip that is off the beaten path, full of adventure and education, and guaranteed to be one that none of your friends did over their last summer vacation, taking the long,...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Ukraine, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Venice, Mecca, Google Maps, Sabah, Borneo, Destinations

BVO Duty Free Premium Outlet

With the trend of factory outlets in Malaysia soaring, a brand new concept called BVO Duty Free Premium Outlet is set to open on the island of Labuan in Malaysia in 2019.  This will also be the first of its kind in Malaysia and will officially open its doors by mid or end of 2019. According to press releases, the target date to open the BVO Duty Free Premium Outlet is by the first quarter of 2019.   Duty Free Premium Outlet in Labuan While Labuan remains one of the lesser visit duty fr...
Tags: Travel, China, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines, Sabah, Borneo, Airasia, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Genting Premium Outlets, Premium Outlets In Malaysia, Klia, Sepang

Coco Cabana Miri - A New Lifestyle and Entertainment Place

If you have been to Miri recently in 2017 and 2018, you may have already been to Miri's latest lifestyle and entertainment place called Coco Cabana. And if you have not, or plan to visit Miri soon, you should be reading this article.  Coco Cabana is a modern seaside area where there famous Miri Seahorse Lighthouse is located at Marina Bay.  Previously, this place was known as the Marina Bay Seafood Restaurant, but it was taken over buy a new management in early 2017. The main event ...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, Marina Bay, David Jr, Brighton Beach, Things to do in Sarawak, Parkcity Everly Hotel, Things to do in Miri, Miri Marriott Resort, Miri City, Miri Resort City, Coco Cabana, Miri Coco Cabana

New Venue for Borneo Jazz 2018

A new venue has been selected for the upcoming Borneo Jazz Festival 2018 in Miri Sarawak. This brings exciting news to festival visitors as for the last 12 years, the jazz event has always been held at the Everly Park City Hotel and Resort. This time around, the 13th Borneo Jazz Festival will take place at Coco Cabana at the Marina Bay in Miri, Sarawak. Locals are excited to see this change after more than a decade of the usual beach resort venue. Another new concept is that the Borneo J...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia Music Festivals, Music Festivals In Malaysia, Marina Bay, David Jr, Zainal Abidin, Miri Sarawak, STB, Borneo Jazz Festival, Jazz Festivals in Malaysia

Visit Miri Year 2018

If you have already been to Kuching, then you should consider your next destination to be Miri as the Visit Miri Year 2018 will be quite interesting for anyone visiting Sarawak.  Miri is located in the north west of Sarawak bordering the kingdom of Brunei, which is only two hours drive and also one of the main gateways to the Mulu National Park. Miri is also home to the international Borneo Jazz Festival and country music festival.  This article will provide you with general information...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Brunei, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Miri Sarawak, Miri Miri, Tamu Khas, Miri City, Miri Resort City, Visit Miri Year 2018, VMY2018

5 National Parks You Must Visit in Malaysia

For the ecotourism and outdoor lover, these are 5 national parks you must visit in Malaysia when you plan a visit to this beautiful tropical country.  Malaysia has over 20 national parks and a majority of them are found in Sarawak, Sabah and the peninsular, and all of them are tropical rainforest types of national parks.  These national parks are well maintained and offer an incredible experience for just about any outdoor or Eco lover and are rich with flora and fauna. To get to some of ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Featured, Ecotourism, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Pahang, Kelantan, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, George Town, Penang

Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia

These are currently the Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia, based on speaking to various professionals and bird watchers in the last twelve months since the end of 2015. I have also attended birding workshops in Malaysia and attended numerous bird watching trips to come up with this list.  The top bird watching places in Malaysia are also in no order and purely based on popularity, infrastructure and accessibility to these places, where many birders have visited. What are the Top Bird W...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Indonesia, Birds, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Bird, Sabah, Borneo, Pahang, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia

Bakelalan Salt Factory

A visit to the Bakelalan salt factory is not to be missed for anyone who is planning to explore this part of Sarawak Borneo. Bakelalan or Ba'kelalan is a highland town that sits at 1000 meters above sea level in the Maligan Highlands of north east Sarawak. For adventure tourist, Sarawak is probably one of the best places in Malaysia to visit, simply due to the many non-commercialised tourism destinations. Places like Bakelalan are still untouched with very little modernisation and cultur...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Kuching Waterfront, Lun Bawang, Bario, Bakelalan, Things to do in Sarawak, Kelabit Highlands, Lawas, Bakelalan Salt Factory

Diving in Malaysia

Scuba diving in Malaysia is getting more popular as there is a lot of publicity being done about this underwater sport in the last few years. There has also been a very large increase in the number of divers over the last five years too.  In a recent statistic report from PADI, a whopping 15% of the dive certifications worldwide are coming from Malaysia. However, this was shared from one of the senior divers in Malaysia recently. There is no official full report issued out from PADI curr...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Singapore, US, Cnn, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Diving, Sabah, East Coast, Borneo, Selangor, Airasia, Scuba Diving, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kota Kinabalu

Miri Scuba Diving

For anyone who is interested in Miri scuba diving, there are actually two dive operators located here. Miri is branded as a resort city in the north of Sarawak, next to Brunei and on the island of Borneo.  Scuba diving in Miri has been very niche as not many people know that you can actually dive here. As for me, this article is to highlight that you can actually dive in Miri as there are some really beautiful dive sites found around here.  The dive sites are part of the Miri-Sibuti Cora...
Tags: Travel, Coco, Featured, Malaysia, Brunei, Diving, Idc, Scuba Diving, Diving In Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, Sarawak Dive Sites, Sarawak Diving, Padi, David Jr, Mulu National Park

Things To Do In Bario

If you are planning to travel to one of the best natural places in Sarawak, here is a list of things to do in Bario for those heading here. Located in the Kelabit Highlands, in the north of Sarawak, Bario is home to the Kelabit people who have been living here for centuries. The absolute beauty about this highland town is that it is located 14 hours by road and 45 minutes by flight from Miri city.  Bario is well known for their highland rice, salt and pineapples, but due to the remotenes...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Raf, Borneo, Stephen, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Kelabit Food, Bario, Places to Visit in Sarawak, Things to do in Sarawak, Kelabit Highlands, Bario Highlands, Kelabit

Where to go in Sarawak for 2017

Sarawak has always been one of the unique destinations in Malaysia and many have always asked this question of where to go in Sarawak, and for 2017, I have come up with this list of places to visit in Sarawak Borneo for first timers or regular visitors. Before I continue, those who do not know, Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia and located on the island of Borneo. Sarawak is also known as The Land of the Hornbill, and is neighbouring Sabah, Brunei and Kalimantan. The only way to visi...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Brunei, Malaysia Airlines, Sabah, Borneo, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Airasia, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Old Town, Where To Go In Malaysia

Theme Parks in Sarawak

The long awaited question, what are the theme parks in Sarawak? which has been asked for years, and to date, there are only two which are in operation. One is in Miri while the other is the newly re-launched project called Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park in Kuching. However, you should not get your hopes too high as these are both very small and does not qualify as world class theme parks, but more for the local family getaways.  I am only being honest here as I would not want to deceive reade...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Theme Parks, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia Theme Parks, Theme Parks In Malaysia, Genting, Peninsular Malaysia, David Jr, Behance

Best Places to Visit in Malaysia 2017

Anyone visiting Malaysia this year would want to know where are the best place to visit in Malaysia for 2017 and this article will provide you with my personal first hand experiences at the many places recommended in this list. The places are all located all over the country but I will make it easy for the traveler, as you need to plan your trip properly, in order to visit at least some of the recommended places to visit in Malaysia.  Know that when you enter Malaysia, you will land at th...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Featured, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Cnn, Thailand, Unesco, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Selangor, Airasia, Malacca

MIDE 2017

MIDE 2017 takes place from 12 - 14 May at the PWTC Kuala Lumpur and earlier that it usually is scheduled for the month of July as it was brought forward to facilitate the fasting month and the Hari Raya celebration.  More good news is that MIDE 2017 is also moved from Hall 3 to Hall 1 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) to a bigger hall space of 8,000 square meters and covering a total gross space of 12,000 square meters of exhibition and retail space. The largest dive expo in Malaysia...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Jordan, Diving, Maldives, Hall, Airasia, Scuba Diving, Miri, Sarawak, Komodo Island, Red Sea, David Jr, Malaysia Asia

Visit Sibu Year 2017

A Visit Sibu Year 2017 has been launched to attract more tourist to one of the lesser visited places in Sarawak Borneo where it is also getting to be known as one of Malaysia's best kept tourism secret. Not many people have actually visited this charming town in the middle of Sarawak and for those with an appetite, Sibu is one of the foremost places for traditional Foo Chow food in Malaysia.Sibu, a predominantly Chinese and Melanau area has been one of the important towns from back in history...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines, Borneo, Airasia, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Sarawak Borneo, Sibu, Sarawak Tourism Board, Places to Visit in Sarawak, Places to visit in Malaysia

MIDE 2016

The Malaysia International Dive Expo 2016 or MIDE 2016 will take place this 29-31 July at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Running for the 11th year, this scuba diving expo will showcase much of the countries beautiful diving destinations, latest dive equipment, talks and diving photography exhibitions.  At the last MIDE 2015 , a total of more than 870 Exhibitors from all over the world attended the largest diving event in Malaysia with 162 participating compa...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Diving, Scuba Diving, Malaysia Diving, Miri, Sarawak, Events In Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, David Jr, Miri Sarawak

Why Choose Sarawak for Business Events and MICE

Ever since boosting the tourism profile of Sarawak in the last ten years or so, many local and international corporations and businesses still do not understand the full potential of this amazing state located on the island of Borneo, and as a frequent visitor to this culturally rich state, I will share my years of experience traveling around here and also on why choose The Land of the Hornbills, Sarawak for Business Events and MICE.  When you ask someone on the streets about Sarawak, the ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Unesco, Malaysia, Brunei, Starbucks, Mice, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, DMC, David Jr, Sarawak Borneo

16 travel experiences to have in Malaysia before you die

1. Hike to the top of the Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. On the off chance that you do not climb the mountain, you won't welcome the perspective. Let's start climbing everyone! 😄 Photo by : @edge_genciagan #SabahOKBah #SabahBoleh #LoveSabah #Adventure #Mountain #Amazing #Outdoor #Climber #Explorer #Borneo #Asia #MountKinabalu #InstaTravel #IgTravel #Appreciation #NatureLover #TravelBug #Travel A photo posted by Sabah, Malaysian Borneo (@sabahtourism) on Apr 12, 2016 at 9:35pm PDT ...
Tags: Asia, Unesco, Malaysia, Shanghai, Sabah, Borneo, Thaipusam, Kelantan, Legoland, Malacca, Miri, Penang, All, Terengganu, Putrajaya, Hill

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