Taipei ITF 2016

The Taipei International Travel Fair (Taipei ITF) 2016 will be held on November 4-7 at the Taipei World Trade Center.

 The Taipei ITF is the most popular travel fair in the Asia-Pacific region, providing golden opportunities for multiple business ventures at once while maintaining its reputation as a high-quality platform, as all exhibitors are strictly vetted to ensure only the best attend.

Last years’ ITF recorded 950 exhibitors and 1,450 booths from over 60 countries and regions over the four-day event, attracting nearly 350,000 visitors.

The Sarawak Tourism Board will be exhibiting throughout the event, alongside with others of the industry.


55th ICCA 2016

The 55th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress will be taking place at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) on November 13-16.

The Congress hopes to facilitate networking, encourage the formation of new business ventures, as well as allowing participants to broaden their awareness and share experiences with others, thereby maximising the benefits for everyone attending the event.

Aside from forum-like presentations, the main attraction of ICCA is the incredibly social and communal concept of the event, with opportunities for everyone to participate in small-group discussions led by veterans of the field who can provide useful advice for a businessperson’s professional development.

ICCA is a knowledge hub and a global community over 1,000 member-companies strong, creating a knowledge hub of specialists from over 90 countries, all dedicated in the organising and logistics of international meetings and events.

With special attention to the international association meetings sector, ICCA has become an expert in its field with unparalleled information banks and communication networks, like a hive-mind of kindred businesses.


World Travel Mart

Sarawak will be exhibiting at the ExCel London exhibition and international convention center, during the World Travel Mart London on November 7-9.

WTM London is one of the leading tourism tradeshows in the world and is attended by over 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press.

Travel trade professionals attend to meet new and existing contacts, gain industry insights and keep up to date with the latest travel trends whilst the 3,000 members of the international press come to report the latest stories and keep up to date with the Industry.

The Sarawak Tourism Board hopes that participating in this bridge-building event will create more opportunities to solidify the presence of Sarawak as a tourism destination within the European market by reviewing past marketing support and improving on existing ones, while simultaneously exploring new promotional initiatives with UK and European partners

To explore new promotional initiatives with UK and European partners


Kuching to host the Asia Pacific Ecotourism Conference (APECo) 2016

Kuching will host the Asia Pacific Ecotourism Conference (APeco) on October 21 to 23at the Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching.

Under the theme “Creating Opportunities in Ecotourism”, the conference aim to promote ecotourism standards in the tourism industry  and creating awareness while  giving    opportunity to educate, share and exchange ideas and knowledge about ecotourism. 

With an assembly of 20 panellists ranging from destination founders to travel journalists, the conference will be covering specific topics of interest from Community to success stories in the ecotourism industry with special focus to the Asia Pacific region.

Organised by the Malaysia Association of Tour Agents (MATTA), it hope to  create a conducive dialogue to further development in the ecotourism industry while  acknowledging tourism as valid national investment as it creates a way for preservation and development to merge as one sustainable change to improve the livelihoods of communities.

For more information:


Kai Joo Lane By Night


Kai Joo Lane is making its comeback by having the ‘night market’ every Friday and Saturday; hopefully on the eve of public holidays too. It started on the first weekend of September with throngs of locals going to the lane. There are varieties of food on sell and people are spoiled with choices.

Kai Joo Lane is has two rows of shops that were built by a Teochew businessman —Teo Kai Joo (1870-1924) — in 1923. The locality was officially named Kai Joo Lane by Charles Brooke (1868-1917).In the early days, there are few shops along Kai Joo Lane that started the business of making coffins.

For more information:


Riverside Majestic Hotel’s new Premier Wing to offer unique experience


Riverside Majestic Hotel recently embarked on an expansion of its second tower dubbed the Premier Wing. Scheduled for completion by end of 2016, the 18-storey tower will house 272 rooms comprising of standard rooms, deluxe rooms, executive floors, executive lounge and family suites. Combined with the existing tower, it will add to a total of 513 guest rooms, making Riverside Majestic Hotel the largest hotel in Kuching in terms of rooms.

Each room is well-appointed with the latest array of amenities and comfort features to cater the need of tourist, business travelers and families. The rooftop Sky Lounge lets guest enjoy a beautiful view of Kuching City as they enjoy delectable meal over some great entertainment which offer unique experiences for guest.

A purpose-built Sky Bridge connects the Premier Wing with the original hotel tower, allowing easy movement of the guests and convenient sharing of facilities. The Sky Bridge is a feature that is unique to the hotel and set it apart from the other hotels in Kuching City.

Once completed, the new Premier Wing will provide more accommodation options for tourists. Strategically located in Kuching’s Central Business District, the hotel is within easy reach of some of the city’s major tourist attractions such as TopSpot Food Court, Main Bazaar, TuaPek Kong Chinese Temple, Fort Margherita, Carpenter Street, the old court house and the famous cat statues. Numerous eating and entertainment outlets as well as shopping centers are also within close proximity to the hotel.

Pine Garden Hotel: Garden at the Epicenter

Photo Credit :
Photo Credit :

Pine Garden Hotel, a three-star hotel located at LorongSeladah 1H, Taman Phoning, is now officially opened for business.

With 104 non-smoking rooms, the hotel is conveniently located providing easy access to the nearby ‘must-see’ destinations in the city while also allowing guests to pop over to the airport within 15 minutes making it a choice for short and transits for business and vacation.

The Hotel provides services including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security and daily housekeeping.

Rooms are furnished with wooden or parqueted flooring, LCD/Plasma screen televisions and a mini fridge.

While they do not yet have a website, they can be contacted through and, or you can call them at +60 82-532 789.