You can watch some epic water buffalo races at the Pesta Babulang at Batu Danu in Limbang, held by the Bisaya Community.
Organised by the Bisaya Association, this annual event drives tourists to the streets of Limbang to watch the races and experience the decorative water buffalo ‘float’ competitions, beauty pageants and traditional Bisaya food fiesta.
Limbang can be reached by a 30 minute flight from Miri, or a short 15 minute drive from Tedungan if you are travelling from neighbouring Brunei Darussalam.
31 May to 3 June
The 31st edition of the Lun Bawang Festival, or the Irau Aco Lun Bawang, at Dataran Bandar in Lawas, a small town in Northern Sarawak.
The festival venue is reachable from Kuching by a two hour and a half flight, or from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah by a 50 minute flight.
The event takes place in conjunction with the traditional Lun Bawang rice harvest festival and brings together the largest gathering of Lun Bawang communities in Sarawak.
The community celebrates their traditional culture, music and dances, as well as handicrafts and cuisine.
Attendees can eat the local delicacies, watch the cultural dances to the tune of the nguip suling or bamboo flute and participate in traditional and modern games and activities.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/irauacolunbawang/
Australian trade partners will have a chance to meet up with officers and representatives of the local Sarawak agents at the Travel Industry Exhibition at the Dockside Cockle Bay Wharf at Darling Harbour in Sydney from August 21 to 22 this year.
The exhibition is Australia’s leading event dedicated to the Mobile, MICE and Luxury sectors in the tourism industry, providing key buyers with the suppliers, knowledge and connections from the highest quality suppliers to develop successful travel programmes.
There will be seminars from industry leaders and networking events to connect exhibitors and buyers at the Exhibition.
Miri is a gateway city with many attractions in the nature of culture, night life and nature. More so than anything, it has amazing seaside attractions.
Tusan Beach is one of the most well-known beaches in Miri, located about 30 minutes from the city. It is popular for its horse-shaped cliff and its bioluminescent phytoplankton, also known as the ‘Blue Tears’ that cause the waves and seas edge to glow blue.
Tanjong Lobang Beach, also known as Brighton Beach, is just 5 minutes from downtown Miri and has a food bazaar nearby where visitors can eat seafood and watch the sunset.
Bungai Beach is 45 minutes from Miri city and provides a relatively private getaway spot for people to relax and swim in the clear waters. Surrounded by pristine nature, it’s located near Kampung Bungai and Kampung Peliau, local fisherman villages which sell food and have homestay options for travellers.
Next to the seahorse lighthouse is the Coco Cabana which sells amazing food at its café, seaside swings and benches to watch the sunset on, with the scenic seahorse lighthouse looming overhead.
The Luak Bay Esplanade is about 10 minutes from downtown Miri and has amazing white sand beaches, making it a popular spot for barbecues and picnics.
The Borneo Jazz wrapped up on Sunday May 13 with Malaysia’s big stars taking the stage, much to the delight of the audience.
The festival’s star-studded Malaysian headliners such as Zainal Abidin, Dasha Logan, Michael Veerapen and Zee Avi won the hearts of many throughout the three day event.
They shared the stage with international artistes like Q Sound, Grzegorz Karnas Formula, Roby Lakatos and many more.
The event was covered by over 50 local and international media, some of whom proceeded on journalist programmes to other locations in Sarawak, to better promote it as a tourism destination.
The Italian Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur, His Excellency (H.E.) Cristiano Maggipinto and his wife Tamara Hardikar Maggipinto were in Miri, Sarawak to show their country’s support for the Borneo Jazz Festival.
As part of his programme in Miri, he visited the Miri Visitors’ Information Centre.
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Trade Agency were sponsors of the Borneo Jazz Festival and in support of the Festival and in collaboration with the Italian Festival 2018 there were a few side-events prepared during the Borneo Jazz Festival including an Italian movie screening in TGV cinema Miri on May 12 and an Italian food tasting event at the Coco Cabana for special invitees only on May 13.
30 Bornean historic artefacts are currently on display in the “Treasures from Nusantara” Exhibition, which was launched on May 16, and visitors and tourists to Kuching are encouraged to visit the exhibition.
The exhibition is displayed and open to the public with free admission at the Kuching Textile Museum, which opens daily from 9:00AM to 4:30PM.
The artefacts displayed were given back to Sarawak by the City of Delft, who announced the donation of the entire collection to the Sarawak Museum Department in November 2017.
The Bungo Range between Sarawak and Kalimantan Indonesia offers an epic trekking trail that is easy to reach from the capital city of Kuching, yet adventurous enough to test the fitness in you. Crossing precariously built bamboo bridges and hiking up steep gradients is surely compensated by the rich cultural experiences, the beauty of the landscape and natural phenomena that awaits you…
17 May – 14 June
The annual Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Ramadan Bazaar will be taking place at the car park of Stutong Commercial and Stutong Community Market from May 17 to June 14.
A total of 163 stalls will be set up to sell halal food and drinks, both traditional Malay and modern food as well.
This Bazaar will be the ninth edition taking place and has proven to be a useful tool in bringing communities closer together, as the bazaar is held in a predominantly non-Muslim area and attracts the local residents.
For more information, contact the Kuching South City Council at 082-354200 or email them at [email protected]