Danu Lake Festival 2020

June 26 To 28, 2020

SERIAN – The annual Danu Lake Festival will be held on June 26 to 28, 2020 at Danu Lake, Serian.

The festival started in 2018 which aimed to promote the beauty of the lake and enhance the economy of the local community in Serian.

Among the activities include kayaking, tug of war, duck catching, food fairs, exhibitions, beauty pageant, Pentas Rakyat and many more.

For more information, visit the official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Pesta-Tasik-Danu-Serian-176613146337554/

Photo shows the winners for the Danu Lake Beauty Pageant 2018.
Photo shows the winners for the Danu Lake Beauty Pageant 2018.

 

Borneo Music Festival Live 2020

April 10 & 11, 2020

KUCHING – The Borneo Music Festival Live 2020 will be held on April 10 and 11, at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

Experience a whole new level of music performances with Alan Walker, DJ Soda, DJ Alexis Grace, Nicole Chen, DJ Venom C, Moski Love, LiveFast DieYoung, Alex X, Rynn Lim, ThomasJack and Priscilla Abby.

For more information on ticket admission, visit the official Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/BMFL2020/.

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Sarawak To Make A Presence in MATKA Nordic Fair 2020

FINLAND – To kick start the new year, Sarawak Tourism Board will be participating in the MATKA Nordic Fair, happening on January 16 to 19 at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Finland.

This year’s participation is under Tourism Malaysia Pavilion Stand No. 7n101 in Halls 6 and 7. During the exhibition week on January 15 and 16, MATKA is open only for travel trade professionals and will open for the general public starting January 17.

On January 16, three Sarawak’s products will be launched; the Sibu and the Central Region, the Trans-Borneo Cycling and the launching of Rainforest World Music Festival 2020 that will be happening on July 10 to 12, 2020. These launches are expected to create an impact in terms of branding and innovation of Sarawak to tie up with Visit Sarawak Campaign 2020.

There will also be a Tourism Malaysia The Hague and Sarawak Tourism Seminar 2020 on January 21, organised jointly by Sarawak Tourism and Tourism Malaysia at the Corendon Village Hotel, Amsterdam for a session with the Dutch tour operators and media on the updates and present Sarawak’s new products.

Photo shows Sarawak Tourism Board, Chief Executive Officer, Sharzede (centre) introducing Sarawak’s product to one of the attendees during MATKA 2019.
Photo shows Sarawak Tourism Board, Chief Executive Officer, Sharzede (centre) introducing Sarawak’s product to one of the attendees during MATKA 2019.

New Year Stop At Sarawak For Silver Spirit

KUCHING – The cruise ship Silver Spirit berthed on the morning of January 1, 2020 at the Senari Port, Kuching.

A total of 595 cruise passengers mainly from Australia and Europe were accorded with a Sarawak traditional cultural welcoming and garlanding, supported by Sarawak Tourism Board.

The passengers were offered shore excursions to some of the tourist attractions such as the Annah Rais Longhouse and Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, Sarawak River Cruise and also a trip to Sarawak Cultural Village, to experience the nature and the diverse culture of Sarawak.

The Silver Spirit is operated under the luxury cruise line Silver Sea, which operates to more than 900 destinations with 11 ultra-luxury cruises.

Sarawak is expected to receive a total of 15 cruise ships this year.

Photo shows one of the passengers accorded with a Sarawak traditional cultural welcoming and garlanding, sponsored by the Sarawak Tourism Board.
Photo shows one of the passengers accorded with a Sarawak traditional cultural welcoming and garlanding, sponsored by the Sarawak Tourism Board.

Baleh Kapit Raft Safari 2020

KAPIT – The annual Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari 2020 will be a happening event in Kapit Town come April 3 to 5.

Marking its 25th year since its inaugural event in 1996, the safari take paddlers from Rumah Ansi, Nanga Sepajie at Sungai Majau, the starting point to Sarawak’s last frontier town of Kapit and along Malaysia’s longest river, the Rejang river.

Participants will get a chance to compete in five main categories namely Men’s Bamboo Open and Closed categories, Women’s Bamboo Open, Mixed Free Style and Paddle Boat

Organized by the Tourism Task Group (TTG) Kapit and Kapit Resident Office, the event celebrates the importance of river as an important mean of transportation in the past before roads were constructed.

Photo shows one of participating groups during the Baleh Kapit Raft Safari 2009.
Photo shows one of participating groups during the Baleh Kapit Raft Safari 2009.

Miri Afrolatin Fiesta 2020

Miri – The Miri Afrolatin Fiesta 2020 will be held on February 27 to March 1 at the Eastwood Valley Gold and Country Club, Miri.

Celebrating its fourth edition, the organiser, La Danz Fitness and Dance Studio will parade international dance artistes from USA, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Kenya and Australia who will also conduct dance workshops in Miri.

For more information, contact Safrina Othman at Tel no +60 63700 085 or visit the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/miriafrolatinfiesta/.

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Signing of MOU To Pave Way for Better Connectivity

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) signed the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with ATS Global Travel and Charter Sdn Bhd and the Hainan Airlines Holding Company Limited on December 30, paving way for better connectivity to the State.

The Chairman of STB, Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab Aziz signed on behalf of the Board with Mr. Mohd Sharom Mabul who signed for ATS Global Travel and Charter and Mr. Yang Lei who signed the document representing the Hainan Airlines.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Honorable Minister for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry, Mr. Hii Chang Kee.

The MOU specified proposal by ATS Global Travel and Charter to make Kuching as an alternative regional Umrah hub while Hainan Airlines had proposed to launch its direct Haikou-Kuching- Haikou flight in 2020.

Photo shows YB Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab, STB Chairman (centre) standing beside YB Datuk Haji Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak (ninth left) and STB CEO, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor (seventh left) with Mr Mohd Sharom Mabol (third left) representing ATS Global and Mr Yang Lei (sixth right) representing Hainan Airlines.
Photo shows YB Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab, STB Chairman (centre) standing beside YB Datuk Haji Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak (ninth left) and STB CEO, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor (seventh left) with Mr Mohd Sharom Mabol (third left) representing ATS Global and Mr Yang Lei (sixth right) representing Hainan Airlines.

Sarawak Tourism Board’s Marketing Initiatives For 2020

Sarawak Tourism Board will participate in 27 marketing initiatives, consisting trade and consumer fairs, roadshows and sales mission in its focus markets in 2020.

Among the notable fairs, where STB will be joined by the  Sarawak trade partners, include MATKA Nordic Fair, Helsinki  in January, Flight Centre Travel Expo in Sydney, Melbourne  and  Perth, and the Guangzhou International Travel Fair  in February respectively, ITB Berlin in March, MATTA Fairs in March and September in Kuala Lumpur, ITB Mumbai in April and ITB Shanghai in May, and  ITB Singapore in October and WTM London in November.

STB will also be conducting its own roadshows with its partners in the major cities in Australia, Germany, Holland, China and in West Malaysia.

These marketing initiatives offers platform for Sarawak trade partners to meet up with potential international business associates for business and networking sessions getting to know more about the destination and its product experiences.

For further information on the line up of the Board’s 2020 marketing initiatives, please log on to  the official page at https://sarawaktourism.com/trade-consumer-fairs/

Bario Trail Run 2020

June 13, 2020

BARIO – The annual Bario Trail Run will be held on June 13, 2020 where runners will be taken deep into the rainforest to explore the beauty of Bario highland, home to the Kelabit community in Sarawak.

Suitable for all level of trail runners, the 50 km trail is set through villages, pristine forests, rice fields and passing many longhouses of the Kelabit people who populated the highlands.

The trails will follow among others, buffalo and hunting trails and also those that are being used by the local communities.

For more information, contact Julian Rang at +6011-25081114 or visit Bario Trail Run official Facebook page at @bariotrailrun.

BARIO TRAIL RUN

Sibu Tower Run 2020

March 8, 2020

SIBU – The Sibu Municipal Council Office will be hosting the Sibu Tower Run 2020 which will be held on March 8, next year at Wisma Sanyan in Sibu.

Organized by MPI Alumni Association, the event is open to individuals aged 16 years old and above with four running categories; men open, women open, men veteran and women veteran.

The runners will run up the staircase of Sibu’s tallest building which stands at 126m in height and with 627 steps in total.

For more details, please contact Mr. Willie at +6012-8852460.

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