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A view of Talang Talang Kecil Island

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The rainforest butter – seeds from Engkabang tree

The most expensive and sought after fresh water fish in Sarawak or Malaysia, for that matter, is the empurau (Tor Tambroides) an indigenous species found in the wild rivers of the State. Locals believe that the delicious, delicate flavour of the flesh comes from its diet of Engkabang seeds that fall into the river.

The ‘Bekikis Bulu Betis’ effect

Any event in Sarawak seems incomplete without a band, or the hosts themselves entertaining guests and having them tapping their feet to the exciting and familiar melody of the iconic ‘Bekikis Bulu Betis’, made popular by Iban singer Andrewson Ngalai. Here, we take a look at what makes the song so close to the hearts of Sarawakians.

Fantastic dances to keep you fit

After a long day at work, do we really have the energy and motivation to do any form of exercise? Most likely not. Fortunately, in the realm of fitness, there are many options for those seeking to improve their overall physical health and balancing it with their work life. One of them is dancing.

The rainforest butter – seeds from Engkabang tree

The most expensive and sought after fresh water fish in Sarawak or Malaysia, for that matter, is the empurau (Tor Tambroides) an indigenous species found in the wild rivers of the State. Locals believe that the delicious, delicate flavour of the flesh comes from its diet of Engkabang seeds that fall into the river.

You be the cook!

Kuching has several culinary adventures that will let you discover new tastes and cook unique local cuisine under the guidance of trained local chefs. Among the cooking classes that can help you gain a better sense of Sarawak’s food culture.

For the love of home cooking

With what is going on in the world currently, most of us are sticking with home-cooked meals instead of eating out. But truth be told, pandemic or not, there are many reasons why we treasure home-cooked meals so much. They give us the opportunity to bond with our family, are generally healthier, and so much more.

Think Pepper, Think Sarawak Pepper

When one think of the tasteful varieties of spices around the world, Pepper (Piper Nigrum) will distinctively come to mind. This is evidently true because pepper is widely used in cuisines and very deeply ingrained in many cultures.

Jungle Flavour: Manok Pansoh

No trip to Sarawak is complete without trying the quintessential Manok Pansoh (Iban for chicken cooked in bamboo). This iconic ethnic delicacy is a must-have for the Iban and Bidayuh community as one of the key celebratory dishes served on their end-of-harvest-season festival Gawai Dayak.

Tasty take me homes

Whether you’re on vacation or simply attending an event in
Sarawak, there must be gastronomic experiences that you wish you are able to share with your loved ones back home. Here we have curated delectable mementos, ripe with authentic local flavours just for you to take home.

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