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Happenings in Sarawak (Volume 32)


“This future is within our reach. But just as it took the collective efforts of all Sarawakians to rise and build an even stronger economy, it would also need all of us to work together to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It will not be easy. But I have never been more optimistic about Sarawak’s future than I am today.”

- The Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg

THE LATEST HAPPENINGS: Commemorating The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg 3rd Anniversary as the Chief Minister of Sarawak, an exclusive feature imparting a rundown on his honourable’s tireless dedication and achievements as the leader of the State Government in the past three years.

A summary of over 80 initiatives that have taken place for Sarawak’s far-reaching development under his honourable’s leadership.

Read the Full Article Here (Page 8)


With good rainfall, fertile soil, a land rich in minerals, agriculture has been a leading contributor to Sarawak’s economy. There is an increase of local agro-entrepreneur in recent years as we see more and more innovations that turn raw materials into awesome gastronomy!

Get to know some of these uniquely Sarawak products (homegrown, homemade and locally produced) including Kelulut Honey, Sarawak Laksa Paste, Dabai, Tuak, Ikan Terubuk Masin, Sarawak Pepper, Kek Lapis, Bario Rice and more! What better souvenir than produce from the land itself? Agriculture-based products make a great gift and we hope through these local products, stories of Sarawak will travel not only near but far, to ignite more interests both locally and overseas. This is #MADEINSARAWAK

Check Out these Products of Sarawak Now! (Page 18)


When it comes to getting Sarawak pepper into your home or restaurant kitchen, Sarawak Produces Industries Company (SPIC) has been leading the pack. As one of the first companies to assert itself into the retail market in East and West Malaysia, SPIC has a lot of history and integrity sitting on their reputation. Founded in 1987 based on his father’s keen eye for business, Stephen Ting embarked on a career that will form the groundwork for SPIC, making it a household name in Sarawak over 30 years later.

Read the Full Article Here (Page 16)



Come and experience Sarawak in all its authenticity for yourself. Whether you are an adventure seeker, a nature lover, a food traveller, a culture explorer or simply a festival-goer, there is something here for everyone. On top of it all, discover hospitality like no other.


Miri (Sarawak’s second-largest city) is fast becoming an important tourism destination in its own right; in line with its official designation - “Miri – The Most Livable Resort City”. The city has an excellent range of hotels in all price categories, a wide selection of food outlets, vibrant nightlife, with cultural and natural attractions in abundance as well. Aside from world-famous national parks such as Niah Caves and UNESCO World Heritage Site Gunung Mulu, one of Miri’s main attraction are the enchanting beaches along its coastline. You are in for a treat if the beach is your choice of an ideal retreat! Discover beautiful beachside, amazing diving destinations and top-class marina when in Miri!

Discover Beaches in Miri Now! (Page 27)



Celebrating the diversities of Sarawak through food! Get to know the Highlanders as the Sarawak Culinary Heritage and Arts Committee takes you into the Kelabit kitchen to uncover one of Sarawak’s best-kept secret.

The Kelabits are one of the smallest ethnic groups in Sarawak. They are best known as the tight-knit community of Bario Highlands, located in the east of Miri near the Sarawak-Kalimantan border where Borneo’s most prestigious rice - the Bario Adan Rice (fine fragrant rice cultivated in wet rice fields) is produced. In a Kelabit kitchen, you will regularly find accompaniments such as Udung Ubih (pounded cassava leaves), Labo Senutu’ (pounded smoked meat) and the occasional dish of fish prepared as Ab’ng. These everyday farm-to-table dishes for the community are amongst the distinctive cuisines that in Sarawak and here are 2 recipes to giveaway so you can serve them in your kitchen too!

Take Me to the Recipe! (Page 34)


What else can you find in this issue?

What do companies look for when they hire?
What are the main considerations for job seekers?
Does the current market’s starting salary meet the expectations of today’s fresh graduates?

Find Out More about the Sarawak Employment Report 2019/2020


As a business owner, you already know the importance of having an online presence. However, a new challenge looms close: acing your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) game. While SEO helps Google prioritize content that is most meaningful and relevant to its users, Google itself has to care about optimizing their own sites and are not exempted from the rules at play. Check out Google’s key fall-back approaches to SEO to help you craft your strategy!

Read the Full Article Here



Do you know that It takes at least two years from the last reported rabies positive case before Sarawak can be declared “rabies free” again? Education is the key to creating greater awareness. Here are the key things to know when it comes to protection against rabies. Be well informed and spread on the knowledge to keep our community (both the people and the animals) protected against rabies!

Read the Full Article Here


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