Sarawak Travel Vlog Ep3: Sago in Mukah

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.

Attention to All Travellers!

Starting July 29, 2020, all travellers entering Sarawak will only need to fill the enterSarawak & e-HDF Form.

The unified enterSarawak & e-HDF Form aims to provide travellers with one seamless experience, and to ensure a pleasant journey into Sarawak.

The integrated form can be found on the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee website at sdmc.sarawak.gov.my.

This form is also to be filled by those travelling by air within Sarawak.

For those whom have applied before July 29, 2020, the application will still be processed under the current system.

Let us continue to be COVID aware, and to travel safely and responsibly.

Stay safe, save lives.

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UCSI’s International Tourism Seminar

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.

To watch the recorded livestream, visit UCSI University Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Management Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fhtmatucsiuniversity.

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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.