Miri AfroLatin Fiesta 2019

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta 2019 will be held on February 28 to March 3.

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta is a dance event that gathers International dance artists from USA, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Kenya, Australia etc, who will organize Afro Latin dance workshops in the seaside city of Miri.

This dance event gathers international dance artists such as Salsa, Semba, Bachata, Pachanga and Kizomba, are dances that originate from communities with African and Latin backgrounds.

Part of the attraction of this genre of dance, aside from the fast-paced fun and fitness aspects, are the flexibility and diversity: These are dances that can be danced alone, as a couple, or even in a group.

This event becomes a fun attraction for locals and visitors alike who need a day to let loose and maybe learn a dance or two in the process.

Visit their Facebook page here for updates.

Kuching Heritage Race 2019

The fourth edition of the Kuching Heritage Race date has been set to February 16.

The race aims to introduce locals and visitors alike to Kuching’s rich heritage by providing a novel means to discover and understand the history of the city and its people.

More than just a fun event, the proceeds from race will be donated to deserving local charities, with proceedings from 2018 going to the House of Joy and Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti, Petra Jaya, each received a cheque for RM20,000 to assist in their work with disabled and disadvantaged persons in their communities.

Last year, 300 eager participants joined the race with the theme “Culture meets nature,” with the race route centred around the Reservoir and Museum Parks.

For more updates on the dates and application, visit the website here.


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Sarawak Tourism Board’s Marketing Initiatives for 2019

Sarawak Tourism Board will participate in various trade & consumer fairs in its focus markets in 2019.

The focus market include Domestic, Regional, Europe, China and Australia markets, with many established travel fairs planned in STB’s marketing initiative calendar.

More importantly, Sarawak will be holding their own trade or roadshows in certain markets such as the Sarawak Expo, a consumer fair, which will be held in November in Indonesia.

In Singapore, a two-part “Singapore Business Networking Session” will take place in April and October to encourage new business connections between Sarawak and Singapore industry partners.

STB will also be holding a Sarawak Tourism Roadshow in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with a B2B format, for the same reason.

A two-part Sarawak Tourism Seminar in collaboration with AirAsia will be taking place in South China as well, the first session taking place in March and the second in October.

STB encourages international trade partners to attend the various trade and consumer fairs and roadshows in the year of 2019, to form new business ventures to promote Sarawak’s attractions and products worldwide.

For more in depth information on the 2019 marketing initiatives here…

Sarawak Branding in Kuala Lumpur Hotspots

Sarawak Tourism Board will be implementing a large scale LED advertising campaign in some of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented spots.

Promotional videos depicting Sarawak’s unique attractions in Culture, Adventure, Nature, Food and Festivals, can be seen Elite LED Screen overlooking the busy streets as well as the indoor LED screen at Pavilion Mall.

LED screens in Bukit Bintang Pavilion Mall in Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang Junction, KLIA 4 and KLIA2.

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Visit Sarawak Campaign Theme Song

The “Sarawak, More to Discover” theme song is a local Sarawak production, through and through and was launched on New Year’s Day during the momentous New Year Countdown at Kuching Waterfront.

The theme song is sung by Sarawak-born international artiste, Dayang Nurfaizah, her strong voice translating the welcoming nature and warmth of Sarawakians. 

The song itself has a feel-good tune, with catchy and ‘sing-able’ lyrics which allow Sarawakians and visitors alike to sing along with it, while the music composition celebrates  Sarawak’s musical heritage by combining the sape’ with Bidayuh, Iban and Malay music elements.

The song is composed by Bryan Chia with lyrics written by Steffany Raymond Landong and Farouk Kamil with Sape played by Howard Deri Anak Neilson Ilan and produced locally  by the AOK Records in Kuching.

Fireworks over the Square Tower at Kuching Waterfront,  during the New Year Countdown and Visit Sarawak Campaign Launch.
Fireworks over the Square Tower at Kuching Waterfront, during the New Year Countdown and Visit Sarawak Campaign Launch.