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Showing posts with label Visit Sarawak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Visit Sarawak. Show all posts

Saturday, January 18, 2014

AirAsia welcomes Visit Malaysia Year 2014 .

AirAsia adds to the celebrations of Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY2014) with exciting promotional base fares from as low as RM14* one way with applicable taxes & fees from RM26, to great domestic destinations such as Alor Setar, Penang, Johor Bahru, Langkawi, Terengganu, Tawau, Kota Kinabalu and more.Read HERE AIR ASIA & To booked on line AirAsia.

Discover more of Malaysia’s wonders by downloading AirAsia’s ‘Awesome Malaysia’ & ‘Discover Borneo’ travel guides at http://www.airasia.com/travelguides. The travel guides are free and include essential travel information at each domestic destination such as accommodation, transport and the must-see’s and must-do’s of each place. These guides will provide both domestic & international travellers a better insight into the places they are visiting throughout VMY2014.
Air Asia is  ‘World’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2013 held in Doha, Qatar.AirAsia emerged as winner in the ‘World’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ category, receiving the highest votes from travel professionals from around the globe, surpassing other nominees in the category, namely Air Arabia, Air Berlin, easyJet, JetBlue Airways, Precision Air and Southwest Airlines.
 I have been hearing about the  Air Asia Queens Park Rangers Official Partner Airbus A320 Aircraft and finally I managed to spot the plane while doing my routine hobby as plane spotter in Kuching .QPR and Air Asia have been bringing Malaysian name to new heights for the correct reason of course.

Selamat Datang ke-Kuching.
Where to Eat in Kuching...HERE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Places To Visit During Visit Sarawak Year 2014.


In case you don’t know, year 2014 has been declared as the "VISIT SARAWAK YEAR 2014". It promises to be the biggest tourism celebration ever in this country, with a phenomenal line-up of events and festivals. Do watch out for dates of exciting events around Sarawak for 2014.
More information here 
Visit Sarawak Year 2014: Longhouse Homestay Packages
or Sarawak Tourism Board 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sarawak Regatta 2013 and International Dragon Boat Race.

Sarawak Regatta 2013

With the theme ‘Race for Harmony’ this year, the Sarawak Regatta 2013 involves 44 boat races including five races under the international events. The main highlight of the event is the Dragon Boat Race, involving participants from Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Aside from boat races, there will also be side attractions like ‘Brooke Swim’, kayaking and duck catching competitions.
Read more news HERE
Photo by Awang Kassim with Olympus E-620 + Zuiko lens 70-300mm & P&S Camera Lumix LX3.
Foreign teams competing at the International Dragon Boat Exhibition Race
Foreign teams competing at the International Dragon Boat Exhibition Race
My lens zuiko 70-300mm at work.
Sarawak Regatta 2013 opening ceremonies...
Crowds at Sarawak Regatta.
Curious Tourist
Ladies Rowers from International Dragon Boat Race @ Sarawak Regatta 2013
Foreign teams competing at the International Dragon Boat Exhibition Race
Foreign teams competing at the International Dragon Boat Exhibition Race

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Heroes Memorial Monument in Limbang.

Heroes Memorial Monument located in front of Limbang Police Station is listed as a new tourist destination under the Ministry of Tourism to promote the acts of the warriors, who died in 1962.The monument had to be promoted because it has its own history as a tribute to the warriors who were killed fighting against British colonialism.“The Heroes Memorial Monument has been listed as a tourist attraction in Limbang in Sarawak. Therefore, various efforts will be made to upgrade and beautify the monument to attract both domestic and international visitors.
 A memorial stands alone opposite the Limbang Police Station.  It commemorates the death of five Royal Marines and four Royal Malaysian Police Constables who was killed in action during the Limbang Rebellion/Limbang Raid.   Built close to the spot where where the first Z craft landed, the unveiling of the monument in 1963 was attended by many of the Royal Marines who took part in the actual riot.
Read the History HERE
The names of those who perished.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kampung Meritam's Mud Volcanoes in Limbang,Sarawak.

 Buak,Buak This is how the local folk call it. This is the only mud spring in Limbang (or in Sarawak, perhaps). It has been a place for the  people to come and shower for fun, but it is less known by the town people in Limbang. There you will see many  mud springs (of various sizes, either dead or alive) all over the place. Being there just makes you feel like walking on the surface of The Moon.
When visiting Limbang go for a mud bath in Kampung Meritam's mud volcanoes. The mud volcanoes form natural, cool mud baths that locals and occasional tourists enjoy. Wallow in the mud pools, enjoy the mud slides and clean up in the site's excellent shower and toilet facilities afterwards. 
The mud volcanoes have free entry, though it is 35km from Limbang. Take the road to Kuala L (the Brunei road) and turn off when you see the Kampung Meritam sign. The mud volcanoes are signposted about 10km down this road, up a driveable track. A good landmark is a cellphone tower. Free showers are available. Visit the village just past the entrance to the mud volcanoes on your trip to see a delightful sarawak village. There are no shops nearby.







Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pesta Babulang in Limbang.

Babulang is the largest or grandest of the many rituals, ceremonies and festivals of the traditional Bisaya (Borneo) community of Limbang, Sarawak. It is a joyful occasion; involving many people; and incurs quite a substantial amount of expenditure to organize. The festival showcases various music, songs, and dances; displaying colourful traditional costumes; decorations and handicrafts.
It is only during 'Babulang' that these Bisaya's dances, songs, handicrafts and hospitality to their guests are on display.
Highlights are the Ratu Babulang competition and the Water buffalo races which can only be found in this town in Sarawak.

I'm from Sarawak Bloggers Society and My trip hosted by Sarawak Tourism Board.
Sarawak Tourism Board  has been generous to offer Sarawak Bloggers special passes to numerous tourism related events in Sarawak.  In return, bloggers and social media users from Sarawak Bloggers have promoted the event via their networking.  Among the notable events are the award winning Rainforest World Music Festival, Miri Jazz Festival and home stay trips.

 Below is the photographs taken during my visit to Limbang for Pesta Babulang 2013..continue from my previous entry. Thank You.

cooking  competition of Bisaya culture traditional food.






Bisaya Maiden..
 Bisaya Traditional Food.
 Bisaya next generation...

 Traditional food..



 The Bisaya Batu Danau in Limbang.
 Traditional handicraft of Bisaya..

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Media Visit for Pesta Babulang Lumba Kerbau in Batu Danau in Limbang. (part4).

The program for 8th of June 2013 (Saturday).
.Bisaya traditional cooking contest
.Buffalo race competition
.Exhibition and sale of handicrafts
.Official opening ceremony of Buffalo Race 2013
.Buffalo Race & Kuntul berhias (decorated float)
Myself, Amirul of Sarawak Tourism Board in Miri and Lim of Borneo Touch Ecotour heading to Batu Danau about 40 KM from Limbang Town and less than 10 KM from the border with Brunei.Well,,I would say it was a carnival like atmosphere as buffalo racing is a traditional pastime of the community here and they keep it alive thru Pesta Babulang.The pesta is included in the Tourism Package offering Culture and Buffalo races as part of the attractions among local and tourist from Sabah and Brunei.Do you know that the buffalo 'Jockeys' need to be agile to get on their beast of burden before hurtling down the race track.The unpredictable temperament of the animal would add to the excitement  of the event.The jockeys need not have to wear safety suit like those jockey who ride Horses.."Watch out and do not stand too near as these buffaloes don’t have brakes and proper steering wheel. They can go out of control and barrel at you,” came the warning loud and clear by the event commentator over the public announcement system.".
There was also the colorful parade of ‘Kuntul’ depicting Bisaya history, including the single pole paddy barn.It was fun but the weather that day was 'HOT' ,It was a feast for both cultural and photo-bugs to savour, as almost everyone was snapping pictures and videos of the colourful event to be posted on Facebook, Instagram and other social media while the more serious ones, including photographers from Brunei, came armed with top photographic equipment to capture the magic unfolding at this Buffaloes that provide thrills and spills, fun and hilarity.
Below is a set of photograph that I shoot during the 'Pesta Babulang (Lumba Kerbau)' in Kampong Batu Danau in Limbang.
Photo by Awang
 Are you ready for the show ?
Lawas Town.















 More picture in my next entry.....of Pesta Babulang in Limbang.