Kuching: how to see Sarawak’s capital city like a local

This city offers everything from music festivals to museums. To experience it like a local, be sure to navigate the city centre streets by foot, and the river by sampan boat.

Sarawak may be Malaysia’s most musical state — here’s why

Dramatic rainforest, pristine beaches and rare wildlife are all reasons to visit Sarawak — but it’s also a place where jungle beats play long into the night. Every year Sarawak hosts the Rainforest World Music Festival, start planning a visit now.

How to spend 72 hours in Miri, Sarawak’s second city

From immaculate beaches to natural wonders, there are myriad reasons to visit Miri

A hidden world deep within the Bornean jungle

Bario is a little corner of Borneo relatively unaffected by modern, Western influences. This community of villages is home to the Kelabit people, a largely self-sufficient tribe who will welcome you wholeheartedly into their homes — and their jungle.

On the red ape trail in Batang Ai

Journey deep into the rainforests of Batang Ai for a chance to spy one of Sarawak's famous orangutans — otherwise known as the red ape — in its natural habitat.

Malaysia: Caving with a difference

Among Malaysia's many miraculous cave networks, the Niah Caves stand out as the stage for some fearless foraging and a majestic ballet of birds and bats

Kuching: A taste of Malaysia

A restaurant trail in Borneo's culinary capital, springs several pleasant surprises

Sarawak: Two worlds collide

The Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo is preserving the waning lifestyle of the Iban people, ancient orangutan and turtle populations, and a snapshot of the Sarawak of yesteryear in its national parks

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