When in Sarawak, Eat Like a Sarawakian!

Celebrating a milestone of 30 Issues of Happenings in Sarawak with “A Foodie Adventure” Thank you for supporting our local community magazine!

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“Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go.- Anthony Michael Bourdain (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018)

Editor’s Note

It comes as a good time to remind ourselves on what Sarawak has to offer in terms of travel, adventures, culture, nature and food! In just the past five years, we see the growth and maturity of vibrant events happening all around as well. Capitalizing on technology, our leaders also continue to innovate and explore ways to develop the State’s digital economy. The digital age has opened many doors of opportunities and new possibilities. We witness and experience advancement all around; but one thing unique and wonderful about Sarawak is the preservation of the local culture and identity that are not lost along the tide of change.

Take for example the ‘kopitiam’ (coffeeshop) culture that we have here, it is still a lifestyle so deeply ingrained in our community that even today, it remains the people’s favorite rendezvous as it was for our grandparents. The sizes of modern coffeeshops may have tripled, waiters now take orders with iPad tablets; nevertheless, you still see Sarawakians of all ages and races enjoying their glass of Teh C Peng and bowl of Sarawak Laksa at the good old kopitiam.

As we celebrate our 30th issue, we also celebrate the people’s common love for food by shining a light on the culinary wonders in Sarawak. This issue got us screaming: “Life is GREAT with the GOOD FOOD we have in Sarawak!”

So, for friends who are visiting, know that there are many ways one can experience Sarawak, sights and sounds, and taste! Get in on the culture through the cuisines in this issue of Happenings in Sarawak! The lingering taste of some of Sarawak’s delicacies has got many returning for more and it is about time we put them in the limelight.

For those who are all about “I came, I ate, I conquered!”, this one’s for you!

Enjoy this mouth-watering issue as much as our stomachs have growled while producing it!


This Issue’s Highlight

Welcome to Sarawak where people are known to Live to Eat! Our local food is truly every Sarawakian’s pride and joy. #TrueStory

“What to eat?” and “Where to eat?”

These are the most common questions asked. Often when one travels to a foreign land, they are deprived of the much desired ‘local experience’. As avid food travelers ourselves, we find ourselves often hunting for local street food, age-old neighborhood restaurants or stalls that have stood the test of time~ in short, where the real good stuffs are and where the locals go to for a satisfaction-guaranteed-meal. In this issue, we want you to Eat like a Sarawakian!

Many would know that when in Sarawak, you must try our signature dishes such as the renowned Sarawak Laksa, Kolo Mee or Midin; however, there could be a hundred stalls or restaurants serving these dishes and you may not be able to try them all during your short visit here.  Here’s to guide you to the right place for the right food!

To gratify a varied palate, a few honorable mentions are also included apart from the local cuisines that are certainly worth a try too! The goal is to get you covered from breakfast, to lunch - to tea-time - to dinner - all the way till supper! And if by any chance we got you to one of the best tastes of your life, be sure to capture the moment, hashtag #HappeningsinSarawak, or tag us on our social media pages - Facebook, Instagram & Twitter! Share the joy and love for food!

What else can you find in this issue?

Calendar of events

Know your way about the Internet, get the most out of Google! From choosing you destination to booking your flights and hotel, as well as planning your daily itinerary – all without leaving the comfort of your home.

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NEW Column!

Tropical rainforests, mountains, caves, rivers, waterfalls, cascades and beaches, these scenic natural sites combined with rich history and cultures, can be found in all four compass directions from Sarawak’s capital city, Kuching. One of the unique remote destinations in Sarawak is the Bengoh Valley of Ulu Padawan.

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Check out these hypespots for good coffee, desserts and fusion cuisines when in Kuching, Kota Samarahan, Bintulu, Miri, Sibu, and Sri Aman!

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What does it mean to be millennials living in a globalized world today? We have more of everything – more competition, more opportunities at the same time, more innovations and more threats as well. It is difficualt enough to make sense of all the noises from the humongous data around us and to find our way to fit in; but many of us wish to do more than just fit in. We want to make a dent in this world – we want to make an impact.

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