Sarawak, land of the hornbill and definitely any nature lover’s paradise! Sarawak boasts of the largest cave chamber in the world, longest canopy skywalk, spectacular natural limestone formation, cascading waterfalls, pristine beaches and exotic wildlife all awaiting to give a breath of fresh air into tired minds. Protected national parks, ancient rainforests; from the smallest bird to the biggest moth in the world Sarawak is home to one of the most diverse and protected ecosystems in the.
Nothing can compare to being rejuvenated by nature – Just being there, letting go and allowing nature to take over. You’re guaranteed to go back healed and invigorated
Iban, the largest ethnic group in Sarawak are known for their traditional settlements located in the river valleys. Intricately-built longhouses are compartmentalised into individual units. Guests to remote villages can expect to taste tuak (rice wine) and eat at each household. Music and dancing usually follow suit.
Other ethnic groups here are the Bidayuh, Melanau and Orang Ulu, all of whom have their own cultures and celebrations.
And if one thought that healing through the quiet of nature is Sarawak’s only uniqueness wait for the music! Music, the soothing balm for tired souls – come experience the Miri International Jazz festival and the Rainforest World Music Festifal which are held here annually. Performers from Europe, Australasia, Africa and Asia present in jazz funky latin, oriental jazz, caribbean roots, blues and contemporary fusion. You will be enveloped by the sweet sounds of nature and ethnic music at The Rainforest World Music Festival which won the Heritage and Culture PATA Gold Award 2006. A feast of the senses not to be missed!