Posts Tagged: Sarawak

Finding Lucky

There is nothing compare to the warm and relaxing sensation of sitting by the beach and watching the sun slowly sets on the horizon. And there’s no sunset quite like the one in Borneo. 2014 was the year I explored my own backyard, Sarawak, and I was surprised to find treasure trove of cultural gems…read more

Where is home?

I have been on the road for over a decade now and one of the questions I’m often asked is: where is home? Somehow this question always catches me off guard.

Chat with a buffalo racer

Limbang, a small administrative town stuck in between the two parts of Brunei in the Borneo island, is a sleepy town that attracts few visitors. But every year in June, the town comes alive with the Babulang festival of the Bisaya people. One thing that had fascinated me since I learnt of this festival was…read more

Traveling in my own backyard: Babulang festival and Buffalo racing

Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo) is starting to creep up on the radar of tourists and travelers in the region. Some of the biggest attractions are the festivals here; from the ultra successful Rainforest World Music Festival, to the less known Borneo Jazz festival. But what Sarawak has, that many places don’t, is the treasure trove of…read more

Rainforest World Music Festival 2014

Awarded as one of the Top 25 music festivals in the world for 5 consecutive years (2010-2014) by Songlines, UK, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) is one of the biggest musical events in Malaysia; and the biggest tourism draw to Sarawak.

Traveling in my own backyard: Semban – the ring ladies

From the lofty height of watching sunrise at a mountain top, we descended back to Semban village for breakfast.  After breakfast, Mr. Sagen arranged for us to meet two of the “ring ladies”. Who are the ‘ring ladies’?

Traveling in my own backyard: Semban – the village above the clouds

In recent months, I’ve been bitten by a different type of traveling bug: I’m beginning to enjoy traveling in my own backyard. I’ve only starting to realize how much Sarawak, the Malaysian state on the Borneo island, has a lot to offer: lush tropical rainforest, unique wildlife, and arresting indigenous cultures, etc. The three things…read more

Chat with a homestay owner

The Borneo island is one of the least explored islands in the world, even though it’s the 3rd largest island in the world. It’s therefore not surprising that there are mysteries to discover and adventures to be had. Even though I was born and raised on this exotic island, there are things that I’m just…read more

Traveling in my own backyard: Kaul festival

Do you know the strange feeling of looking at your home as if it’s an exotic land? After traveling the world for the past 10 years, returning to my home land of Sarawak, on the Borneo island, I began to see my own “backyard” with a new light; like a foreigner excited to explore one…read more