Besides Hoi An, we visited Danang and Imperial grounds in Hue.

DANANG used to be a small fishing village before it was transformed into a modern city with a deep sea port.

The Dragon Bridge is one of the many bridges that crosses the Han River. The dragon head sprays out water and spits out fire every Saturday at 9.00 pm.

DANANG Bay has a very long beach and is very scenic.

Overlooking DANANG Bay is a 65 meters high of Kwan Ying, Goddess of Mercy. It glows at night where fishermen can see her from South China Sea.

Hue used to be the Imperial capital of Vietnam before it was colonised by the French in 1858.r

Entrance into Hue Imperial Grounds. A most surrounds the entire palace grounds.
Vietnam pushed out the French in 1950s.

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Besides Hoi An, we visited Hue Imperial grounds in Hue.

Hue used to be the Imperial capital of Vietnam before it was colonised by the French in 1858.

Vietnam pushed out the French in 1950s.

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Study Visit By Danang Department Of Tourism To Kuching

Study Visit By Danang Department Of Tourism To Kuching

KUCHING, Saturday – Three officials from Danang Department of Tourism, Vietnam led by Truong Thi Hong Hanh, Deputy Director of Danang Department of Tourism were in Kuching from August 15 – 19, 2017. Accompanying the Deputy Director are Phan Minh Hai, Deputy Manager of Planning Development Division and Nguyen Duc Vu, Deputy Director of Son Tra Peninsula Management Board.

The visit is to study the ecotourism, the management of our national parks in Sarawak and the conservation in the region. Danang Tourism is planning to set-up something similar to Bako National Park.

They visited the Park earlier to learn about the preservation and maintenance. Danang Tourism was particularly impressed with the use of woods as the staircase instead of using cement. Besides that, the existence of the Parks is giving job opportunities to the local community.

They also visited the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre early of the week and were briefed by Sarawak Forestry Corporation prior to the visit.

Sarawak Tourism Board was in Kuala Lumpur for a presentation during Danang Tourism Presentation 2017 on August 9, 2017.

According to Deputy Director of Danang Department of Tourism, Truong Thi Hong Hanh, they will plan another visit to Sarawak in near future.

Danang Department of Tourism officials at Bako National Park

Danang Department of Tourism officials at Bako National Park

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An International World Class Concert Pianist in Sarawak

An International World Class Concert Pianist in Sarawak



Miri Orchestra Choir Society (MOC), a non-profit organisation and the Co-Organiser, Barakh Music from Sibu with the collaboration of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Malaysia will be bringing in an International World Class Concert Pianist, Quang Hong Luu to Sarawak from 7-16th January 2017 for a Classical Piano Prelude 2017 in Kuching, Sibu and Miri. Miri is  the main event centre. The events will include workshops and master-class programs.

The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Sarawak, Datu Ik Pahon Ak Joyik, is very supportive and would like the Cultural and Music Division under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak to be part of the event next year.

Mr Asriel Wong, a Cellist, the President of MOC, thanked the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak for its support and collaboration on the event and MOC is proud to contribute to boost tourism in Sarawak.

Supporting the President of MOC is the patron of MOC, Dr. Loh Yunn Hua who is proud with the MOC’s achievement to have a world class concert pianist to perform for the community and hopes this will encourage more young generations to take interest in classical music.

With the recent announcement by the Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture on the triple allocation for Tourism Expenditure is most welcoming.

However, he seeks the support from the other Government Agencies together with Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and the corporate organisations to come in full force to support in terms of sponsorships. Together we can make it happen for our children and future generations in music.

Malaysia Airline System (MAS) Hanoi, Vietnam is also a supporter for this event.

Music is universal and brings people from all ages to come together as one.  This initial  event will make possible especially for young people, who are already musicians and potential ones to experience a live performance by an International World Class Concert Pianist right in their midst and in their homeground. For the senior folks, they get to enjoy and relax the music performed by the young people.

The reason for the maiden event to be   held in different Divisions in Sarawak, is that people of all ages including the youths and young people can enjoy and watch the recitals and experience for themselves a live performance by an International World Class Pianist.

The International World Class Concert Pianist, Quang Hong Luu will also conduct workshops and master-classes for teachers and students in the different Divisions on techniques and skills to acquire for performances, teaching methods, preparation for exam pieces effectively with results.

The Classical Piano Prelude 2017 includes Workshops and Master Classes.

Kuching 7-8 January

Sibu 9-11 January

Miri 13 – 16 January


For more information on event schedules, venue, price and registration contacts:


Sarawak International Music Academy Miri.

Mdm C. K. Lee  – 013 849 3789  (Workshops and Master classes)

Mr Asriel Wong-013 832 5593

Ms. Vivian Imang  – 017 869 1974

Ms. Jennifer Hii – 019 859 0773


Barakh Music

Mr Thomas Ling-013 810 1535


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In Johor, Everything Is Awesome!

2016 is almost over and if there’s ever a time to pack up and leave with your family, it’s now! Holidays were made for us to unplug and reconnect with the people we love, especially our family. It’s also a time where anyone of any age can relax and unwind. Once in a while, we need to take vacations because we can always make a living but we can’t always make memories.  And what better way to make memories than in Johor

To make it easier, let us help you plan the perfect weekend trip to Johor!



Lego® Kingdom

Legoland; the name itself can awaken our inner child. A land where all our imaginations have been put to life. Once you step into the Lego world, you can’t help but to feel young again. The architecture, the rides and even the food will leave you wanting more. It is safe to say that Legoland is the perfect location for a family trip, especially if you have young children.


KLCC – Miniland

One of the places that you’ll find yourself revisiting would probably be the Miniland. A few minutes wouldn’t be enough because you’ll be mesmerized by all the intricate details of each model. There’s a total of 18 iconic places that you can find in Miniland, such as Cambodia, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Johor, Myanmar, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur and many more.

Don’t forget to look out for the newly upgraded Miniland KL Cluster that features iconic architectures of the city such as Petaling Street, National Monument and Bukit Bintang. Over 3 million lego bricks are used to complete the upgraded KL cluster.

Don’t be afraid to zoom in because it’s even more amazing when you’re up-close.


Lego® Ninjago™ World

End your day with a bang by getting a ride on Asia’s first 4D Indoor Ride! Ninjago is the newest edition to the Legoland rides and it certainly lives to its expectation. Many lined up to get a spot on their interactive ride and boy was it fun! You’ll have the chance to be heroes and defeat the “Great Devourer” (the main villain of the story-led experience) with your bare hands. Thanks to all new sensor technology, you’ll have full control of your actions, giving it a new meaning to indoor rides.

During the ride, you’ll be divided into teams of 4, each competing to see which team scores the highest. The rules of the ride are quite simple actually, you’ll only need to use your hands to guide the controls, aiming at the targets to engage. The ride takes about 3-5 minutes to complete but rest assured that every second you spend inside is going to be filled with fun.



Hello Kitty Town – Wishful Studio

Before leaving Johor, you should pay a visit to one of Legoland’s awesome neighbours.  Just 5 km away lies another attraction that your kids would definitely want to visit. Hello Kitty Town was built to put a smile on children’s faces. For girls especially, it’s practically a dream come true.

There’s a handful of fun activities to do inside, such as a taking a tour inside Hello Kitty’s house, watch performances on the “Purrfect Stage”, spin on their “Tea Cup Rides” and many more. The best of all is probably the “Wishful Studio”; where we get to create our own Hello Kitty themed souvenirs such as the Hello Kitty Handkerchiefs and Hello Kitty Cookies!


Thomas Town

Hello Kitty town might not sound that appealing to the boys but thankfully there’s another famous town that is just upstairs! Thomas Town is located on the top floor of the building and they have more rides compared to Hello Kitty Town, such as the Knapford Station Thomas Train Ride, Colin Crane Drop ride, Bertie the Bus and many more. You’ll definitely have fun when experiencing the Bumping Buffers Steamies Diesels Ride aka bumper cars!


Other Characters – Barney Live Show

The fun doesn’t stop there, there’s also other characters such as Angelina Ballerina, Pingu, Bob The Builder and Barney. Throughout the day, there are live performances on every level so your little ones can meet all their favourite characters. Children have the chance to sing, dance and interact with characters that they usually see on TV. What a treat!

Since tickets for Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town + Other Characters are sold separately, we suggest that if you prefer more rides and other interactive activities, Thomas Town + Other Characters would be a more suitable choice. However, we recommended that you obtain the “All Park Access” so your children won’t miss out on any of their favourite characters.

Here are some friendly tips to make your trip easier:

1.Buy your tickets online to avoid waiting in line.

2. If possible, use your own transport so you’ll be in full control of your activities.

3. Arrive early.

4. Bring water bottles, snacks, hats and hand-fans.

5. Visit the souvenir stores as the last stop to avoid extra baggage.

6. Bring EXTRA clothes in Legoland because there’s going to be some water games.

Book your tickets now and get ready for the time of your life!

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