The State has successfully hosted The Asia Pacific Regional Hub Congress for the 59th International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) from Nov 1-3, 2020 with remarkable response from the Asia Pacific business events industry.
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.
The indigenous communities of Sarawak, especially those living in the remote villages such as those in the Ulu Baram and Ulu Limbang districts, are often economically marginalised. On top of that, they also face the challenges of diminishing forest resources. At the same time, these natives are craftswomen and craftsmen known for their exceptional craftsmanship in producing all sorts of handicraft.
In Malaysia belian (Eusideraoxylon zwageri) is the hardest wood found in the forest and has been used since time immemorial. The indigenous peoples in Sarawak and Sabah used it for buildings and structures as well as for their art pieces like masks, effigies like the kenyalang (hornbill bird) in Sarawak, which is symbolic of the Iban God.
Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) has developed the LitSara® Natural Liquid Hand Wash in an equitative partnership with indigenous communities in Sarawak. It is sure to offer a treat to wellness and environmental enthusiasts.
POYOD helps talented individuals reach their fullest potential through a specially formulated training course that takes their creativity to new heights.
Over the years, STIDC has successfully branched out into different sectors of the timber industry, including furniture manufacturing and design.
There are three factors why the best pepper comes from Sarawak: the combination of Sarawak’s hilly slopes, Sarawak’s unique soil composition and Malaysia’s tropical climate. These very factors create pepper with a very distinct flavour and aroma. Hence, putting Sarawak pepper on the international spotlight, among other pepper varieties.
Visit any souvenir shop in Sarawak and you will find beaded products like necklaces, purses, headgears and clothing.
The timber industry in Sarawak is the fourth largest contributor to the State’s revenue; from January to August 2018, it had contributed RM3.6 billion in export revenue for the State.