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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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.
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.