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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


Rainforest World Music Festival Wins Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards

With a 21 year history for a music festival held in Sarawak Borneo, the Rainforest World Music Festival wins the prestigious Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards 2018 for the film and video category in Dublin, Ireland.  Helmed by the Sarawak Tourism Board, the unique music festival held in a rainforest was shortlisted as a finalist under the tourism and travel category for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards. The Rainforest World Music Festival or RWMF as it is commonly called, is also a...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Music Festivals, Dublin, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Music Festivals, David Jr, DUBLIN Ireland, Sarawak Borneo, Sarawak Tourism Board, STB, Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak Cultural Village, RWMF


10 Places to Visit in Southeast Asia for 2018

For anyone planning to travel to this part of the world in 2018, here is a list of 10 places to visit in Southeast Asia, catered for all types of travelers. This part of the world has been one of the must-visit destinations for many years and this list highlights some of the best places for travelers.  The countries in Southeast Asia consist of Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar and these places are seeing a huge increase in ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Burma, Brunei, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Angkor, Unesco World Heritage Site, Hanoi


10 Interesting Places to Visit in Malaysia for 2018

For the curious traveler, I have come out with a new list of 10 Interesting Places to Visit in Malaysia for 2018 as there are quite a number of unique adventures waiting to be discovered all over Malaysia.Usually, you will find the same old Top 10 places to visit in Malaysia, done by content writers who sit at desks and have never even been to any of the destinations in Malaysia.But for me,  I personally travel around Malaysia often and always introduced to new tourism products and places wi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Instagram, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Kl, Kuching, Sarawak, Things To Do In Malaysia


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


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


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


Things to do at the Rainforest World Music Festival

As the Rainforest World Music Festival 2016 takes place during the weekend of 5-7 August and at main venue of the Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong, there are quite a number of things that you can do around the Santubong area which requires some walking to the many interesting and fun places.  This list of things to do at the Rainforest World Music Festival 2016 is purely based on my recent years of visiting the music festival here in Sarawak and will cater to possibly anyone who is ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Best, Malaysia, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, Music Festivals In Malaysia, Padi, David Jr, Sarawak Borneo, Country Club, Arnold Palmer, Santubong, Sarawak Tourism Board


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


10 Things You Must See in Malaysia

To fully experience this country, here are 10 Things You Must See in Malaysia and these are based on the uniqueness of what Malaysia has to offer to the visitors and travelers. I am also sure that even the locals have not seen all ten of the things listed here and for your next vacation, you should consider some of them. The must see things are located throughout Malaysia while the list below is in no order and they are; Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia's landmark 1. Petronas Twin ...
Tags: Featured, Southeast Asia, Unesco, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Boeing, Borneo, Sarawak, Penang, Things To Do In Malaysia, Cameron Highlands, Abraham Lincoln, Georgetown, Peninsular Malaysia, David Jr


Places to Visit During Chinese New Year in Malaysia

For tourist visiting during the festive holidays, here are some places to visit during Chinese New Year in Malaysia. You may or may not know that most general places would be closed as the Lunar Chinese New Year holidays in Malaysia fall on the 8th and 9th of February which is a Monday and Tuesday. Most Malaysians will head back to their respective hometowns leaving the city empty, thus a fantastic time to explore the cities.  As most of the common tourist locations would be opened, shopp...
Tags: Featured, China, Southeast Asia, Unesco, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Chinatown, Lions, Kota Kinabalu, Malacca, Melaka, Kuching, George Town, Penang, Tourism Malaysia


Bakelalan Sarawak

One of the most memorable trips I made was to Bakelalan in Sarawak and this was back in 2014. While some of you may already know where this place is, others may not have a clue on what or where this place is located at. Also called Ba Kelalan or Kelabit Highlands, this beautiful place is located in the highlands of Sarawak in the north east beside the border of Kalimantan Indonesia.The two main villages in the Kelabit Highlands are Bakelalan and Bario, both at an average 1000 meters (3300 fee...
Tags: Featured, Southeast Asia, US, Malaysia, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Things To Do In Malaysia, Peninsular Malaysia, David Jr, Sarawak Borneo, Adan, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan Sarawak, Bario


Tour of Sarawak 2016

The Tour of Sarawak 2016 or TOS16 will be the first official cycling race in Borneo and will take place from March 16 to 20. This inaugural international cycling race is looking at attraction over 1 million people here in Borneo. The race, themed ‘Race Close To Nature’ involves nine locations around Sarawak Borneo which include Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Sarikei, Betong, Sri Aman, Serian, Sematan and Kuching. The Tour of Sarawak will involve a total distance of 787.5 kilometres, participated by ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Featured, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Cycling, Malaysia, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Cycling In Malaysia, Cycling Tours In Malaysia, Malaysia Bicycle Race, Tour Of Sarawak, Tour Of Sarawak 2016, David Jr


Dive Sites in Sarawak

There are quite a number of dive sites in Sarawak which ranges all the way from the south in Kuching till the north in Miri. Most scuba divers may or may not have heard, but diving in Sarawak is one of the up and coming places due simply to the place being less dived over the years. Again, I am confident to say this as I recently did some exploration diving along the coast of Miri and found that the dive sites here are pretty amazing and beautiful.  While diving in Malaysia is very popula...
Tags: Asia, Featured, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Pizza Hut, Diving, Sabah, Shell, Borneo, Food Court, Kfc, Scuba Diving, Borneo Diving, Dive Sites In Sarawak, Diving In Borneo, Diving In Sarawak