Temporary Closure Notice Visitors’ Information Centre Kuching, Sibu and Miri

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Malaysia has issued a Restricted Movement Order which includes temporary closure of all government premises starting March 18 to April 14, 2020.

However, our tourist information services are still available and we can be reached through our mobile phones as follows:

Monday – Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 9am to 3pm

Visitors’ Information Centre:

KuchingSibuMiri

Mr Loji Tungging
(+6012-8821711)

Ms Angela Linsam
(+6013-5396787)

Ms Jane Chong
(+6013-8165566)

Ms Nujaimi Laudin
(+6011-19832186)

Mr Alfonso McKenzie
(+6016-8785947 – National Parks)

Ms Affisiah Sijali
(+6014-2086488 – National Parks)

Ms Siti Nabzah
(+6010-9630572)

Ms Prisca Wong
(+6014-6567321)

Mr Jessie Mangka
(+6013-8282168)

Mr Mohd Amirul
(+6013-8131977)

Mr Yusup Labo
(+6013-8371007)

Ms Audrey Foo
(+6019-8904886)

For further information, visit our Visitors’ Information Centre Official Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/vicsarawak/ or www.sarawaktourism.com.

Office Closure Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

This is to inform that our office will be closed from March 18, 2020 to April 28, 2020 to adhere to the Malaysian Government’s decision on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Our utmost concern and caring are towards our staffs and visitors alike to help contain this deadly virus.

For further information, please contact us via email at [email protected] or visit our website at www.sarawaktourism.com.

Postponement of Events 2020

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Sarawak Tourism Board regret to inform the events listed below will be postponed.

  • Rainforest World Music Festival 2020
  • Rainforest World Music Festival Fringe
  • Rainforest in The City
  • Tidal Bore Festival
  • Mukah Kaul Festival
  • Spartan Race 2020
  • Samarahan Duathlon
  • Bintulu Mountain Bike Challenge (Cancelled)
  • Asia Mountain Bike Series Bintulu
  • Kabong Kite Festival
  • Sarawak Harvest and Folklore Festival 2020
  • Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari 2020
  • 9th International Bornean Frog Race

This announcement is in light with the statement that all government and public gatherings involving more than 50 participants should be postponed to a later date, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The new dates will be announced by the organizer until the situation of the pandemic improves.

It is therefore with a heavy heart that we make this postponement announcement as public health remains our top priority during this global pandemic.

For more information and updates on the events in Sarawak, visit our website at www.sarawaktourism.com.

Temporary Closure Notice Visitors’ Information Centre Kuching, Sibu and Miri

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Malaysia has issued a Restricted Movement Order which includes temporary closure of all government premises starting March 18 to April 14, 2020.

However, our tourist information services are still available and we can be reached through our mobile phones as follows:

Monday – Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 9am to 3pm

Visitors’ Information Centre:

KuchingSibuMiri

Mr Loji Tungging
(+6012-8821711)

Ms Angela Linsam
(+6013-5396787)

Ms Jane Chong
(+6013-8165566)

Ms Nujaimi Laudin
(+6011-19832186)

Mr Alfonso McKenzie
(+6016-8785947 – National Parks)

Ms Affisiah Sijali
(+6014-2086488 – National Parks)

Ms Siti Nabzah
(+6010-9630572)

Ms Prisca Wong
(+6014-6567321)

Mr Jessie Mangka
(+6013-8282168)

Mr Mohd Amirul
(+6013-8131977)

Mr Yusup Labo
(+6013-8371007)

Ms Audrey Foo
(+6019-8904886)

For further information, visit our Visitors’ Information Centre Official Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/vicsarawak/ or www.sarawaktourism.com.

Office Closure Due to The COVID-19 Outbreak

This is to inform that our office will be closed from March 18, 2020 to April 14, 2020 to adhere to the Malaysian Government’s decision on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Our utmost concern and caring are towards our staffs and visitors alike to help contain this deadly virus.

For further information, please contact us via email at [email protected] or visit our website at www.sarawaktourism.com.

Sarawak Travel Vlog: Borneo’s Traditional Hand-Tapped Tattoo

Sarawak is definitely a place like no other. With ancient histories passed down from generations, crafting the people’s daily life, Sarawak is a destination home to where traditional heritage and culture still lives until today.

Ever wonder why some local tribes have tattoos around their bodies? One might say it is for decoration purposes, but it’s actually more than meets the eye.

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The tattoos tell the stories of the bearer’s life. They can represent knowledge and their life achievements. Tattoos are not just for men as the Iban women have tattoos around their bodies as well.

The tattoo artist uses two sticks, one with a needle attached at the end and the other, a plain piece of stick to tap the one with the needle attached at the end, repeatedly diving the needle into the skin.

Hence, Sarawak Tourism Board will present you another side of Sarawak’s unique culture and heritage, not known to many but is enough to entice tattoo lovers out there.


To know more, check out our Facebook Page, Sarawak Travel, Malaysia Borneo or watch the full video on our Youtube Channel, and stay tune for new episodes bi-weekly.

RWMF Roadshow

The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) road show’s final location will be at Plaza Merdeka in Kuching, on July 6 to 8.

It took off at the Curve in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur from June 22 to 24, before proceeding to Suria Sabah Mall in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah   on June 29 to July 1.

The Roadshow features live performances from the festival’s band At Adau as well as an Augmented Reality mobile phone games where participants had the chance to win free tickets to the Festival and festival’s merchandise and souvenirs.

Picture shows two ticket winners from the RWMF Roadshow at the Curve, Damansara
Picture shows two ticket winners from the RWMF Roadshow at the Curve, Damansara

Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre

The Sarawak Aquatic Centre in Petra Jaya has been renamed Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre and was officiated by Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on May 8.

The Aquatic Centre served as the location for the Malaysia Games (SUKMA) in 2016 and was renamed in honour of the Malaysian diver Pandelela, a Sarawakian, who won silver and bronze medals in the 2016 and 2012 Olympics.

In early December last year, the Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah led a delegation from the State and Malaysia Paralympic Council (MPC) to Mexico to observe the staging of the World Para Swimming Championship 2017 in preparation.

The State of Sarawak won the bid to host the World Para Swimming Championship 2019 in the year 2016, and will be hosting the event in this Aquatic Centre next year.

Last year, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture was merged with the Ministry of Youth and Sports under the Datuk Karim, leading to new approaches towards sports tourism, including increasing international sports events held in Sarawak attracting spectators and athletes.