Happenings in Sarawak VOL:31 - Discover Sarawak

Here is an issue to put the largest state in Malaysia into the map as a MUST VISIT destination!

2019 and 2020 is the year of “Sarawak More to Discover” campaign. Many who came have left with great Sarawak stories to tell. If you have not travelled to Sarawak before, this is the time to plan a trip here. 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. If you are looking for something unique, Sarawak is the place to be.


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With the growth of coworking culture here, Sarawak is fast becoming an ideal destination for digital nomads from around the world to live and work. Today in Sarawak, you can be working out of a modern coworking space with other passionate entrepreneurs, and still have the pleasure of experiencing life in a longhouse with the indigenous communities. You may be attending a congress or an international conference on a weekday and find yourself enjoying a hike or taking a dip by the waterfall in the weekend. You can choose between fine dining in a hotel or burger by the street; shopping in the mall or kayaking at the beach; run a marathon with thousands in the city or better yet, travel into the remote interior of the Kelabit Highlands and conquer Borneo's second highest mountain – Mount Murud.

More travel savvy digital nomads are quietly discovering Kuching. While it’s not as congested as Chiang Mai or Bali, Kuching also has nearly everything a digital nomad needs to stay for several months or more. Here are 7 reasons digital nomads should drop by and see if sparks fly!

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There are 2 cities in Sarawak - Kuching as the capital city; and Miri as the second largest urban centre with about 350,000 population. The history of Miri is also the inception of Malaysia’s oil industry. Today, you will find yourself in a happening modern oil town with numerous activities fromsunup to sundown. It is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Gunung Mulu National Park) and a long stretch of enchanting beaches along the coastline. Adventure seekers, beach bums, night bums can all count on having a good time in Miri. You will be able to find most of Sarawak’s renown delicacies here in Miri too. “Where to go? What to do? What to eat?Discover sun, sand, sea, lifestyle and entertainment, food, shop and sights in Miri!

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Here is a long overdue piece on Sarawak’s very own homegrown fast food franchise. Year 2019 marks the ruby anniversary of SugarBun and here at Happenings in Sarawak, we could not be more honoured and delighted to celebrate their incredible 40 years milestone of achievement with them in this issue. From a humble snack parlour called SugarBun Ice Cream & Snacks at the former Kenyalang Theater in Kuching, to date, SugarBun has franchised over 94 outlets throughout Sarawak, Sabah, West Malaysia, (Perak, Johor and Kuala Lumpur); with international expansions of 9 outlets in Brunei, 3 in Bangladesh and 2 in Australia, and soon to come, Sugarbun in Jakarta, Indonesia. This is SugarBun’s very own Sarawak story, from Kuching’s sweetheart to Sarawak’s franchise hero.

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HAPPENINGS Discover Sarawak

Go on an adventure and create your own Sarawak stories to tell!

Tropical rainforests, mountains, caves, rivers, waterfalls, cascades and beaches; scenic natural sites combined with rich history and cultures, can be found in all four compass directions from Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak. We believe the depth of Sarawak’s beauty can only be truly appreciated when experienced first-hand. Go on an expedition with forest expert and avid adventurer, Jay Blakaney as he takes you on a journey to explore the remote interior of Sarawak; uncovering the gems at these unique destinations. In this 2nd ongoing series of Jay’s Jungle Jaunts, Jay takes us back in time to experience rural life in Coastal Sarawak during the past century.

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What else can you find in this issue?

“So much to eat, so little time to cover them all!” The lingering taste of Sarawak’s culinary wonders has gotten many to come back for more. #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 travellers ourselves, we find ourselves often hunting for local street food, age-old neighbourhood restaurants or stalls that have stood the test of time~ in short, where the real good stuff is and where the locals go to for a satisfaction-guaranteed-meal. Here’s a simple checklist to help get you started to eat like a Sarawakian. Cross out this checklist and you very well declare: “I came, I ate, I conquered!”


Get your business out there by leveraging on the internet, and there’s no better way to get started than with Google’s free digital business tools.

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More in Happenings in Sarawak Vol:31

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HAPPENINGS The World at Large Speak Up Sarawak – An Unexpected Surprise
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