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AccorHotels announces the official opening of Pullman Miri Waterfront, the newest landmark in the city.  Ideally located at the hub of Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre, Pullman Miri Waterfront is the tallest building in Miri, towering majestically by the Miri River, boasting spectacular views of the South China Sea in the horizon. “The opening of Pullman

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The Bidayuh traditional music band from Sarawak, Madeeh has been hand-picked to represent Malaysia at the 20th anniversary of WOMEX, the largest world music expo. The expo, taking place in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain from Wednesday, 22 – Sunday, 26 October, is represented by Sarawak Tourism Board under Malaysia Major Event stand by Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).

The Gunung Mulu National Park is one of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in East Malaysia. The Park, covering 544 square kilometres is the largest national park in Sarawak. It is also home to the world’s largest cave chamber (Sarawak Chamber), the world’s largest cave passage (Deer Cave), Asia’s longest cave (Clearwater Cave) and a treasure trove of 2,000 varieties of plants and animals, from 8 types of hornbills, 170 species of orchids to 10 species of pitcher plants.

The past few months have been hectic for us, as we had been heavily involved in large scale programmes such as the Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia to Central Sarawak, Kembara Kraf Selangor 2013, Malaysia Tourism Hunt (MTH) 2013, all of which are covered within the pages of this issue. Speaking of MTH, which is Tourism Malaysia’s laudable effort, it encourages international tourists to drive around Malaysia on their own and take advantage of the country’s good road systems to know more about the destinations and people. We therefore invite all travellers coming into Malaysia to consider renting a decent car (equipped with navigation system of course) and begin exploring the country independently and flexibly, allowing them to uncover more interesting facets of Malaysia along the way.

First it was the award winning Rainforest World Music Festival with Sarawak’s traditional Sape, the boat-shaped lute that has become the symbol of the festival, then it was the Borneo Jazz, bringing jazz from around the world to Sarawak. Coming up next Sarawak will have the Asia Music Festival.

Kuching is not only home to dazzling coral reefs, pristine white beaches, stunning heritage sites and mouth-watering local cuisine; it has also been the host of Sarawak’s renowned Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) for many years. This popular three-day festival which is slated to take place on 28 to 30 June 2013 is set in the lush tropical jungle at the base of Mount Santubong.