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Ride through paradise as a star is Borneo

Ride through paradise as a star is Borneo

JUNGLE, palm-backed beaches, wildlife, tribal villages: welcome to Malaysia’s version of a paradise island. The isle in question is Borneo, a huge land mass whose territory is shared with Indonesia. While its most famous tourist area, Sabah, is busy with backpackers, the neighbouring state of Sarawak offers similar wonders in a far more pristine setting — which is why Saddle Skedaddle has just launched a cycling tour there.

‘While savvy travellers have heard of Borneo’s more touristy resorts, the north-west is only just opening up to tourism,’ says the company’s chief Asia guide Andrew Straw.

Pink dolphin. Photo Credit: Metro News

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Royal Brunei Airlines revisits Kuching in December

Royal Brunei Airlines revisits Kuching in December

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) will recommence its flight to Kuching in December, realising the growing tourism demand between Brunei and East Malaysia.

RB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Karam Chand said that the national airline is very proud to be connecting Kuching to the rest of its network and providing the missing link to Brunei.

“The direct flights will allow the marketing of destination packages in all the cities we serve for the benefit of our tourism stakeholders in Brunei and Sarawak,” he said.

Kuching was one of RB’s first destinations in 1975 before its last flight suspended on July 28, 2011.

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Updated October 30, 2018.

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Exploring Sarawak, Borneo: Kuching, Mulu caves & Bako National Park

If you want to explore Sarawak, you’ll typically fly into Kuching, which is easily accessible from elsewhere in Borneo, cities in peninsula Malaysia and also Singapore. We always recommend staying a night or two in Kuching to experience this small city before you head further inland and discover Sarawak.

I stayed in 5-star accommodation throughout this trip, so I have experienced some fantastic hotels which we can offer you if you visit Sarawak. We made Kuching our base and did most of our exploring as day trips out of the city.

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Ranee Museum: A tale of Sarawak’s historic and cultural heritage

Ranee Museum: A tale of Sarawak’s historic and cultural heritage

KUCHING, Oct 22 — Located at the Old Court House building in the old part of Kuching city,  the Ranee Museum can easily be spotted by anyone keen to get a glimpse at Sarawak’s pre-independence history.

Opened on Sept 24 this year, the museum was set up by Brooke Heritage Trust co-founder Jason Brooke, a direct descendant of Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, and bears the tale of Sarawak’s historic and cultural heritage.

It features a unique collection of artefacts on the extraordinary life, legend and legacy of Margaret de Windt, who married Brooke in 1869.

To the local people, she was simply ‘the Ranee’ or ‘Mem Ranee’, the first queen of the Rajah of Sarawak.

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Updated on October 22, 2018

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Sarawak Rolls out New Logo and Tourism Campaign Offering ‘More to Discover’

Sarawak Rolls out New Logo and Tourism Campaign Offering ‘More to Discover’

The Malaysian state of Sarawak has updated their logo along with rolling out a new ad campaign with the tagline “More to Discover.” The unveiling ceremony of the logo campaign took place during an industry event last week.

As for the design of the new logo, we are still taking it in and remain firmly on the fence.

Basically, the consensus is that the primary “Sarawak” typography is fun, if not a little rough, but the “More to Discover” font choice could stand a little tuning up as it just doesn’t feel quite right – particularly when paired with its colorful upstairs neighbor.

But what do we know? We’re just the media.

Read more from  Branding in Asia here…

Updated on October 22, 2018.

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