Rainforest World Music Festival

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It was a blast! Wonderful music, entertaining crowd, vibrant activities and much more at the recent 14th Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) in Sarawak held from 8 – 10 July. Organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board, the RWMF is held at the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV), a beautiful 17 acres setting by the Santubong Peninsula […]

Striking Oil And Spilling Attractions

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A lone oil well sits atop Bukit Telaga Minyak in Miri, Sarawak, an icon of the city’s present-day tourist attraction and an important landmark that sparked Malaysia’s entire history in oil and gas. Ironically, it almost never got built if not for the perseverance of a young college dropout from England. Choosing cadetship over completing […]

Ancient wonders of Niah

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It is pitch black, cold… and eerily scary. Brrr…gives me the goosebumps. No wonder bats like to live here. Eeeeekkk!!!! What was that?! Arrgh…flying insects… I was trying my best to walk as slowly as possible on the slippery plank walk, with trusty headlamps lighting the way. It was a torture, especially with guano– bat dung ‘perfume’, its smell hanging heavily in the air. The silence around me was eerily spooky.

Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF)

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Each year, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) never ceases to amaze, tantalise, surprise while showcase engaging talents from around the world. This year, in the 13th edition of RWMF there will be the Bisserov Sisters, a group performing from Bulgaria. Gifted with fine voices and musical memories, they have performed around the world from more than 30 years.

The Royal Mulu Resort

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An Orang Ulu dance enthrals guests as they arrive at the Royal Mulu Resort (RMR). The resort, a 30 minutes’ flight from Miri city in East Malaysia, is an ideal getaway. It is especially so, for those wishing to go on a trip to the famed UNESCO World Heritage site, Gunung Mulu National Park.

Mesmerising Lambir Hills

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The snake slithered through the undergrowth. Pausing, flickering its tongue and rearing its head, slowly…. Startled, I took a step back. I peered closer at the small snake basking on the forest floor. It had longitudinal reddish orange stripes, with bits of greenish lateral stripes on a black background. Was it a Banded Malayan Coral Snake? Or was it the Striped Kurki Snake.

At the edge of the earth

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An overwhelming sense of peace came over me as I set foot on the black sandy beaches of Telok Assam. With waves lapping softly at my ankles, I stood rooted there, admiring God’s work. Huge sandstone cliffs rose up from the ground like a solemn cathedral, weather-beaten to reveal fluid lines on its flat iron […]

Mengkak Longhouse, Batang Ai

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Sarawakian’s rich cultures and customs, unique traditional rituals, dances, foods, and costumes are among the things that continue to intrigue and fascinate visitors and researchers from around the world. Their warm hospitality and simple ways of life are also some of the traits that many visitors find endearing. I guess, the fascination for this exotic […]

Heart2Heart with orangutans

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"When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future." -- Dian Fossey I have idolised Dian Fossey, the zoologist ever since I watched Gorillas in the Mist on television. She was the champion of the gorillas in Africa and had dedicated her life to preserve and protect the great apes from extinction. Without her painstaking research and groundbreaking studies, we might never have known or cared about the primates’ existence. I may not have the single minded devotion that Dian Fossey had for the majestic mountain gorillas of Rwanda but I am passionate about the conservation of wildlife. Although I’ve made a practise of donating money to various wildlife organisations, I have never participated in any conservation programme. So, I believe it was fate that brought me all the way to Matang Wildlife Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, last July. I was in Sarawak for a holiday but a friend had invited me to attend the launching of a conservation programme called Heart2Heart with Orangutan at the rehabilitation centre.

Apples Galore

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Its shiny green skin dazzled brightly under the hot, morning sun. Next to it, grew another round, shiny green fruit; its small size screaming for attention. Workers are seen tearing away the old newspapers around the other fruits, offering a glimpse of the succulent home-grown apples.
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