Sarawak, Malaysia Borneo
Revealing a side of Asia unlike anywhere else, Sarawak offers an alternative for those seeking humble authenticity far from the tourist-trap clichés. Visiting Sarawak can be done as a complementary trip to Peninsular Malaysia and neighbouring countries, or a journey discovery all on its own. To discover Sarawak means taking the road less travelled.
Sarawak’s population is multi-racial, multi-linguistic, multi-religious and multi-cultural, with thriving, colourful traditions. Being the largest state in Malaysia, it is also the most sparsely populated. It is a welcoming destination for all kinds of visitors, with accommodation ranging from 5-star city hotels to family-run homestays; and its mountains, rainforests, caves and coastline offering adventurers and sportsmen perfect outdoor getaways. Its long history political stability and progress has made it into an open, dynamic and business-friendly economy attractive to both local and overseas investors, providing the ideal location for foreigners looking for a second home.
Culture, Adventure, Nature, Food and Festivals…
Sarawak, Borneo is truly a celebration of different cultures. Malaysia’s largest state is home to 27 ethnic groups, each boasting their own unique stories, beliefs and traditions.
This cultural legacy stemming from Sarawak’s diverse races and ethnic groups is very much alive today as can be seen in the abundance of exquisite traditional artforms, whether it’s traditional basketry, textile weaving and embroidery, or intricate beads and beadwork, so much so that Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak was conferred the title `World City of Crafts’ by the World Crafts Council in 2019.
Feast on Sarawak’s rich culinary cuisine which gave the world the iconic ‘Breakfast of the Gods’ Laksa Sarawak. Sarawak’s gastronomic scene is teeming with unique ingredients harvested from the Borneon jungles, fields and rivers; giving its local cuisine unique aromas and flavours that can’t be found anywhere else. It’s no wonder that Kuching has been recognised in the Unesco Creative Cities Network (UCCN) under the gastronomy category.
Nature and Wildlife
For jungle treks and adventures through the rainforest, Sarawak has 66 totally protected areas (TPAs) including 46 national parks, 15 nature reserves and 5 wildlife sanctuaries, which include Gunung Mulu National Park (it’s first Unesco World Heritage Site) as well as Niah National Park, which Sarawak submitted to Unesco in 2021 for World Heritage Site recognition.
Whether you are looking for Culture, Adventure, Nature, Food or Festivals, you will always find that there's always More to Discover in Sarawak.