For the first time in 5 years, the Bung Bratak Day has returned.
A day full of carnival-like festivities, the local Bidayuh communities showcase their culture and traditions in the form of games, dances, food and other performances and displays.
The festivities will take place at the newly launched Bung Bratak Heritage Centre, located off the 6th mile Bau-Lundu Road, via Kampung Tembawang Sauh in Bau, approximately an hour from the city centre.
Kuching and Mulu have topped the list as the most sought after destinations in the state for domestic travellers at the recent MATTA Fair at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) which was on March 16-18.
These were followed by Batang Ai, Bario and Ba’Kelalan, Sibu, the Sarawak Cultural Village, Serikin border market, Niah National Park as well as Bidayuh longhouses.
There were also number of honeymoon couples looking for nature attractions, particularly enquiring for the the Batang Ai Honeymoon packages, with Bako National Park and Mulu National Park as close seconds.
Amogha Tours and Travel, with support from Sarawak Tourism Board, showcased its Virtual Reality Teaser Tour of Sarawak in an attempt to increase visibility and interest of potential customers, resulting in an increase in sales as compared to last year.
Ashweein Narayanan, its executive director their sales at a 68.9% increase as compared to the previous MATTA fair.
“This goes without saying that having digital marketing initiatives such as Virtual Reality tours, as marketing tools is very effective and brings the scalability of the tourism sector to new levels of profitability and visibility,” Ashweein said.
The Sarawak Pavilion demonstrated various cultural related activities such as dance performance, blowpipe games, live Sape music as well as traditional cookies tasting, with many visitors taking pictures with performers.
The 11th Miri City International Deep Sea fishing Tournament 2018 is taking place off the shores of Miri at the Luconia Shoals.
The event has attracted international fishermen from China, Hong Kong and Singapore over its 11 years.
The tournament is jointly organized by the Miri Anglers Club and Ministry of Tourism, Art & Culture, Youth and Sport, Maritim Malaysia, Jabatan Perikanan Laut Sarawak and Miri City Council, in conjunction with Miri May Fest.
Deadline for registration is on April 30th, after which registrations will be charged with a late fee.
For the entire month of May, the Miri May Fest takes over the city with activities and events leading up to the 13th Miri City Day Anniversary celebration on May 20.
Community programmes and events are held daily, with more public events such as the 11th Miri International Deep Sea Fishing Tournament, the Borneo Jazz Festival, the Miri Gawai Dayak celebrations and the Ramadhan Bazaars.
The objectives of these events are to promote Miri as a popular tourist destination, in conjunction with Visit Miri Year, as well as to create an opportunity for the people of Miri to come and have fun together like a big 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.