Bintulu Mountain Bike Challenge

The Bintulu Mountain Bike Challenge takes place on March 4that the MTB Track in Tanjung Batu, Bintulu.

The Bike Challenge promotes Bintulu as a tourist destination in the MTB scene, while building Sarawak’s image as a sports and adventure destination throughout neighbouring countries and regions.

This event also aims to produce potential local cycling champions in the future who can experience competing on an international level.

The MTB Challenge has five categories which are Elite, Master 40 and above, Ladies, Junior 19 and below and the Bintulu Closed.

For more information, visit www.bintulumtb.eventrunner.com.my

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Kuching Ultra Marathon 2018

The second edition of the Kuching Ultra Marathon is being held on March 3-4 this year with a new route and two additional categories.

The new route stretches from M Hotel in Kuching City to Petra Jaya and onwards to Damai Beach, crossing the Sarawak River using TunSalahuddin Bridge.

The categories for this year are 30km, 50km, 70km and 100km, all participants of every category receiving an event shirt and finishers medal with the addition of a finisher’s shirt for runners in the 50km and over categories.

A total of 142 runners participated in last year’s race, including some from Ireland, japan, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong and Brunei.

For more information visit kuchingultra.com

Image retrieved from Kuchingultra.com
Image retrieved from Kuchingultra.com

Make It As the Locals Do

Indah House Kuching, located off of Carpenter Street at Kuching’s epicentre, provides opportunities for visitors to learn how to prepare local delicacies just as the locals do.

Starting with a visit to the local farmers’ market, visitors will learn about Sarawak jungle produce and speak to the farmers, before selecting the ingredients for their cooking class to be prepared, cooked and eaten together.

The styles and cultures of the food include Sarawak Malay, Dayak and Chinese, with some vegan and vegetarian recipe options as well.

The class will take approximately three and a half hours, excluding eating time, and registration has a minimum requirement of two pax for RM180.

For more information and for booking, visit www.facebook.com/IndahHouseKuching/

Retrieved from Indah House Kuching facebook page
Retrieved from Indah House Kuching facebook page

Ride and Hike Bako

The ‘Ride and Hike Bako’ is a two-day adventure that includes a look into the local culture of the seaside Kampung Bako and nature of Bako National Park.

You can cycle in and around Kampung Bako, stopping by for lunch in one of the local fisherman stilt houses and watch how the villagers make their shrimp paste.

The tour also includes a boat ride through a mangrove swamp near the seaside village as well as trekking and animal spotting through Bako National Park, which is a protected peninsular.

The ‘Ride and Hike’ tour includes land and water transfers, an English speaking guide, a bicycle and helmet, meals as well as the National Park entrance fees and overnight accommodations.

For more information visit https://sarawaktourism.com/itinerary/sarawakje-ride-hike-bako-2d1n/

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Pontianak – Kuching Wings Air Inaugural Flight

The Wings Air Pontianak-Kuching- Pontianak inaugural flight on January 24 has given better options to Indonesian visitors travelling into Kuching.

Flying twice daily leaving Pontianak at 9:45 am and 6:00 pm, the 45 minute flight time augurs well especially for those seeking medical treatment in Kuching giving them a day trip option.

Wings Air is a subsidiary of Lions Air which operates daily flight into Pontianak thus giving options to Indonesian to connect their flight to Kuching on same day.

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Miri AfroLatin Fiesta

The second edition of the Miri AfroLatin Fiesta, organised by La Danza Fitness & Dance Studio Miri, will be held at the Meritz Hotel on March 2.

The event bring artists and participants together in Afro Latin dance workshops in an effort to introduce a new fitness attraction to the Miri community and visitors. 

This year’s dance artists are coming from around the world including Spain, USA, Sweden, Norway, Kenya, Canada, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Russia and many more.

Miri is a prime location for international events like this as the ‘Gateway to Northern Sarawak’.

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta is one of the events listed in the Visit Miri Year 2018 calendar of events.

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Enchanting Musical Evening (新春音乐会) – Featuring Yap Family

The Enchanting Musical Evening featuring the Yap’s family will be held on February 19th at the Old Courthouse Auditorium at in Kuching at 7:30 p.m.

The talented Yap’s sibling and their families will be holding the concert featuring Yap Ling, Yap Yen, Yap Ting, Yap Ning, Grace Lee, Yap Qin, Yap Yi and Yap Meer with special guest pianist Eugene Clifford Roland Suboh in conjunction with Chinese New Year celebrations.

The concert gives the Yap’s family a chance to collaborate together and to share with the public their love for music, and although they are all performers, this is the first time they will come together and perform a concert as one unit.

The programme offers musical repertoire for all audiences who appreciate traditional Chinese music.

For more information call or Whatsapp +60168200355+60105426718 or +60178830797.

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Visitors’ Information Centre Kuching schedule update

The Visitors’ Information Centre (VIC) Kuching will be opened from 9:00am to 3:00 pm on the weekends and public holidays effective February 1.

Located that its new premise at the Tourism Complex (Old Court House) the center provides information on Sarawak and entertain visitors’ enquiries.

This is an effort to standardise the opening hours among all VICs based on trends and needs of visitors.

The VIC in Miri follows this schedule while the Sibu office hopes to adopt the times once their staff has increased. 

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Riverside Majestic Hotel Astana Wing now opens for booking

The Riverside Majestic Hotel Astana Wing is now ready to accept booking and currently offering room promotion as part of its opening campaign.

With 272 guest rooms, this new wing has three fully equipped function rooms ideal for events and seminars catering up to 240 persons, 24-hour concierge and a daily cocktail for Penthouse guests at the Penthouse Check-in lounge. 

Their Superior Rooms with a city view costing RM180.00 per night while the river view is at RM200.00 and valid until March 31.

For more details, please visit their website at http://astana.riversidemajestic.com

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