Located at Belawai Beach in the Mukah Division, just two and a half hours from Sarikei, Iftitah Restaurant and Resort is now open offering seaside getaway chalets, cottages, and good food.
Located near to the Tanjung Manis Airport at the Sarawak Halal Hub center, the resort offers standard rooms in a ‘kampung’ setting with quaint chalets connected in a longhouse style living quarters with showstopers to include their unique triangular chalets that faces the ocean.
Equiped with a boardroom or banquet hall for 30 people, as well as beachside barbeque and picnic areas, the Iftitah Restaurant & Resort is a prime location for a family getaway or a team building excursion.
Culture Club Kuching has joined to be partners of the Rainforest World Music Festival when they become a Diamond Sponsor for the 20th edition of the festival
The Club contributed RM50, 000.00 besides providing the official venue for the Festival’s preview shows at the Culture Club Kuching bar at Jalan Green Hill.
“We are delighted to be able to partner with Sarawak Tourism for the Rainforest World Music Festival, as this is in line with our aspirations of moving into the modern era and bringing with us our tradition,” said Dato’ Sri Ho Kim Hee, the Club’s Director.
In providing an official venue for nightly cultural and ethnic performances, the Culture Club Kuching has found success among local and international audiences alike.
The festival will be held at the Sarawak Cultural Village on July 14 to 16.
The visitors’ arrivals into the State was very promising and as of April, arrival has shown an increase of 17.26 percent as compared to the same month in 2016 said the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
Making his maiden speech at the State legislative Assembly recently as the new Minister, expressed his confidence that Sarawak will be able to achieve the targeted five million tourist arrivals for the year and generating an estimated tourism receipts of RM8.9 billion to be channel to the State coffer.
The arrivals in 2016 saw a 3.19 percent rise as compared to 2015, and with the ever growing global tourism business, Datuk Karim expressed optimism that the target will be reached, as long as Sarawak continues its promotion momentum.
In light of the recent ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards 2017 (AIFFA2017), Sarawak Tourism Board has begun looking into promoting Sarawak through the film industry.
The Board’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mary Wan Mering expressed Sarawak Tourism’s desire in using entertainment in marketing to travellers, in addition to the Board’s traditional marketing strategies.
Earlier this year, the Board set up a Filming Support Unit to aid international film production houses in getting permits, ground support and location scouting.
With Chinese film Blue Tears airing in China later this month, as well as previous cooking shows such as Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservation and Australian cooking show Out Of The Blue, Sarawak plans on expanding its presence in television and film in the near future.
The newly appointed Minister of Tourism, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, will now take the lead on Sarawak’s tourism in addition to his other State’s Ministerial portfolios.
Now the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Abdul Karim stated that “while he foresees a lot of challenges ahead, he will use his position to ‘bring good things to Sarawak’ through tourism”.
Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg announced the cabinet reshuffle on May 6, which include Datuk Abdul Karim’s new position as Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, a post previously held by him.
The Miri May Fest, also known as Miri’s City Day Celebration, is a month-long celebration held annually since 2005 when Miri went up in status from town to city.
Throughout the month of May, public entertainment and events such as musical, dancing/singing or cultural and arts events, sports competitions, youth programmes, charity drives, parades and food fairs will pepper the city.
This city-wide festival coincides with the Borneo Jazz Festival, on May 12 to 13.
Various programmes will be held to commemorate Miri City Day, many of which have been well received by visitors in previous years’ celebrations.
Sibu will be hosting a Da Bo Gong Festival, or Tua Pek Kong in the local Hokkien dialect, on May 12 to 14.
This Festival is held to commemorate the Da Bo Gong deity, the ‘god of the land,’ as well as to recognise the importance of Sibu’s Chinese ancestry and heritage.
Every year, this Festival encourages international cultural tourism to Sibu, while also encouraging the communities in Sibu to live in harmony and unity, as was one of the purposes and jurisdiction of the Deity in question.
The Tua Pek Kong temple in Sibu – formerly known as Eng Ann Teng Temple or Temple of Everlasting Peace – has been a tourist hotspot for many years due to its rich history and beauty.
There are 68 Tua Pek Kong temples in Sarawak – the oldest one being in Kuching.