Fairy cave in Bau is a must-see for those who love nature-cave photography as this limestone cave is just minute’s drive from the town. Word of advice here is that you have to climb some four flights of stairs to reach the entrance! The view from the top is naturally breathtaking to say the least – the surrounding countryside marked by fields of rice cultivation, crops and wild forest stretches over the horizon.
Standing atop a hill overlooking Batu Gajah, Perak, Kellie’s Castle is the most famous castle in Malaysia. It was built by Scottish planter William Kellie Smith in 1915, in honour of his wife Agnes and in celebration of their son Anthony, who was born 11 years after the birth of their first child – a daughter they named Helen. The grand estate combines Moorish, Roman and Indian architectural styles – the latter was influenced by his fascination with India and the Hindu religion. William also went as far as to import bricks and tiles from India for the construction of his castle. He even brought in 70 skilled Indian labourers from Madras to work on it.
The Semenggoh Wildlife Centre was established in 1975 to care for wild animals which have either been found injured in the forest, orphaned, or were previously kept as illegal pets. It has been a resounding success, caring for endangered mammals, birds and reptiles from dozens of different species. However, it is the orang utan rehabilitation programme that has made the Centre famous. In one respect, Semenggoh has been too successful – so many orang utan have been successfully reintroduced into the surrounding forest reserve that the forest’s carrying capacity has been reached, and rehabilitation activities have been transferred to the Matang Wildlife Centre, part of Kubah National Park.
Ever at the forefront of Sarawak’s hospitality industry, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), through its tourism and hospitality division, continues to provide some of the best experiences to tourists and locals alike. The group owns and operates some of the most iconic hotels and resorts sited in prime locations and offering unparalleled options for vacationers, whether in urban or natural settings.
Standing majestically atop a hill at Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Taman Budaya, near Padang Merdeka, and exuding a timeless elegance from the British Colonial era, the Ethnology Museum (Sarawak Museum Old Building) in Kuching is a precious gem and an important part of Sarawak’s history. Originally built in 1891, it was a grand ambition of the second White Rajah, Sir Charles Brooke, who wanted it to be the most expensive permanent structure in all of Borneo. Its importance at the time was (and still is) apparent, despite being located much further inland compared to other edifices that were built closer to the river. This is suggested by the fact that it was built away from the street and came with a vast, well-manicured garden.
With over six hotels and five F&B options across Sarawak, Imperial Group of Hotels is one of the leading names in hospitality in the Land of the Hornbill. Unique in their own way, the hotels and suites under the group each offer great arrays of amenities and services, guaranteeing guests a comfortable and rewarding stay every time.
The different religious beliefs in Sarawak resulted in the establishment of many different houses of worship, some of which truly stand out in terms of their architectural features, and have become must-see attractions for tourists, especially those who come here to discover Sarawak’s rich heritage. We list here some of the prominent places of worship. Some old, some brand new, but equally astonishing and worth a visit.
Since we have two weeks left to go for #MCO and we cannot travel within this period of time, the least we can do is help the local industry in these trying times. For Sibu folks who are looking for a change from the home-cooking ritual, why not support our local tourism industry and food establishments?
With all of us cooped up at home, we certainly have so much time on our hands (besides #WFH) to plan how best to feed our wanderlust. This is why we came up with this list of 10 ultimate things to tick off your travel checklist when in Sarawak. And if you have never been to Sarawak before, we hope this will spark your interest to come down here because truly, there is just so much #MoreToDiscover in Sarawak.
Known for its belacan (shrimp’s paste), Bintulu is another getaway to discovering Sarawak when you are in the northern part of the state. If you are planning a trip to Bintulu soon be it for business or a vacation, here are some accommodations worth checking out . . .