Sibu Big Bike Week

7-9 December

From 7 to 9 December, the 8th Sibu Big Bike Week will take over the streets of Sibu, attracting bikers from around the world.

This event would be a gathering of enthusiasts who are into high-powered motorbike as well as cars and automotive-related interests, skateboards, BMX bicycles and also paintball, with bike shows and other events being held over the weekend to wow the crowds.

For more information, contact Helen at 019 855 7171

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Sibu Christmas Tree Decoration Competition

1 -31 December

The Sibu Christmas Tree Decoration Competition is back, decorating the Sibu Town Square with colourful and creative renditions of Christmas trees throughout the month of December.

The annual competition is organised by the Sibu Municipal Council, and participated by various organisations and agencies throughout Sibu.

A winner with the most creative and festive tree will be announced on New Year’s Eve.

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Cruise Ship Berths in Kuching

The Cruise ship Silver Muse, Monaco berthed on November 29 at the Senari port in Kuching. The cruise ship was on its 12-Day “Hong Kong – Singapore” route and stopped by Kuching as the final port before arriving in Singapore.

The disembarking passengers were greeted with a traditional welcoming and garlanding by a cultural at the courtesy of the Sarawak Tourism Board.

The cruise ship has a total of 528 passengers from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The highest number of passengers came from United Kingdom with 97 passengers, the United States with 91 people and Australia with 76.

Excursion trips available to the disembarking passengers include a Kuching City Tour, Semenggoh Nature Reserve and Annah Rais visit as well as a Sarawak Cultural Village tour, while others took a City Shuttle to explore Kuching on their own.

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Media Appreciation Night

Sarawak Tourism Board held a Media Appreciation Night at Grand Margherita Hotel in Kuching on November 27.

130 media members from across all publications, spanning from traditional newspapers to independent bloggers, enjoyed the night of appreciation for the coverage they have given on Sarawak, its many festivals and events, as well as its stories on the multi-cultural communities.

There will be similar media appreciation nights held in Miri on December 10, and another in Sibu later in December.

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AirAsia Expanding Flights in and out of Sarawak

AirAsia is expanding its flights within and out of Sarawak with the launching a new Kuching-Tawau route on December 2, now making this the 13th destination flying from the capital city of Kuching.

Currently, one-way tickets from Kuching – Tawau are being promoted at RM79, in celebration of the new route. Flight schedule from Kuching (KCH) to Tawau (TWU) is as follows:

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The airlines is also set to fly the Kota Kinabalu – Sibu and Kota Kinabalu – Bintulu routes starting in January 2019.

The airline is currently flying from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Bharu, Johor Bharu, Bintulu, Langkawi, Penang, Sibu, Tawau, Miri, Shenzhen, Pontianak and Singapore.

Sarawak Tourism Board – Recipient of Asia-Pacific Excellence Award in Dublin

The Sarawak Tourism Board is proud to receive the Asia-Pacific Excellence Award in the category of Film & Video, for the Rainforest World Music Festival 2018 video.

Chief Executive Officer, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor, will recieve the award during the Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards Ceremony on December 6th, 2018 at The Mansion House Dublin, Ireland.

Applications for the Excellence Awards are evaluated by a jury on the criteria of strategic approach, innovation & creativity, implementation, results and efficiency.

The board was also shortlisted as top three in the Travel & Tourism category.

The Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards have been created to honour the most outstanding achievements of communications professionals in their field, and to take a comprehensive look at communications achievements across the Asia Pacific region.

The promotional video for the Rainforest World Music Festival earned Sarawak Tourism Board the award for Film & Video
The promotional video for the Rainforest World Music Festival earned Sarawak Tourism Board the award for Film & Video