When we talk about a foodie’s experience in Mukah, it is impossible not to mention its wide range of authentic delicacies. This includes its famous marinated raw seafood dish, ‘umai’ and ‘linut’, a starchy paste made from sago flour which is usually served together with ‘sambal belacan’, a spicy chilli condiment mix with shrimp paste.
Mukah, which is one of the major sago producers in Malaysia, has for decades exported its sago to the outside world. Those famous ‘boba’ in Taiwanese milk tea drinks favoured by urban teens? They are made from sago!
In this episode, follow Bianca and Nadja on their journey into Mukah, the Melanau Heartland, to discover more about sago and how it is made into a variety of Melanau’s famous dishes, especially the ‘linut’ and those chewy goodness in bubble tea drinks.
The video is also available in our Facebook Page, Sarawak Travel, Malaysia Borneo, our Sarawak, Travel, Malaysia Borneo Youtube Channel and Sarawak Tourism Board website. Stay tuned for new episodes.
UCSI University Sarawak held its virtual International Tourism Seminar on July 24, 2020, discussing various aspects of tourism. Entitled “Tourism Recovery & Development – Responsibility, Sustainability & Value Creation”, the webinar discussed various aspects of tourism recovery in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. Speakers of the seminar included industry experts from various countries such as the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Canada, Bulgaria and Malaysia.
STB Chief Executive Officer, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor who was invited as one of the speakers, representing Sarawak, shared various aspects of Responsible Tourism and Sarawak’s efforts in implementing Responsible Tourism, especially when hosting internationally renowned events such as the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF). She also shared on how Responsible Tourism has benefitted the State’s economic viability, the environment and empowering community (3Es), as well as its importance in the recovery of tourism post COVID-19.
The session was moderated by Associate Professor Ida Ingko, from the Department of Tourism and Commerce, UCSI University Sarawak.
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.
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.
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