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New museum planned for Padang Merdeka


It has been confirmed that the existing two-storey Dewan Tun Abdul Razak will be demolished to make way for a new museum, with planning entering its final stages. Sarawak Museum Department director Ipoi Datan said the Dewan — a modest two-storey building that was once the seat of the State Legislative Assembly — would “probably have to give way” to ... Read More »

Sarawak’s Great Orang Utan Project wins award

The recognition presented to Datuk Amar Abang Zohari Tun Openg (2nd from right) by Andrew Starbucks (middle).

The Great Orang Utan Project being run at Matang Wildlife Centre in Kuching, Sarawak has been highly commended in the Best for Responsible Wildlife Experience at World Responsible Tourism Awards 2013. The award ceremony was held last weekend at 2013 World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry. The Awards are the most prestigious and competitive ... Read More »

Netizens express dismay over rubbish after Mid-Autumn Festival

Friendship Park, rubbish

Netizens staying nearby Friendship Park in Kuching expressed their dismay over social media after celebrants of the Mid-Autumn Festival at the park left a huge pile of rubbish at the site. Some labeled those concerned as irresponsible, but some went further by calling the ‘uncivilized’. One netizen known as Anita also commented “Very bad community attitude to leave things dirty ... Read More »

Flash flood hits Kuching parade venue

Flood at Padang merdeka

Sudden heavy rain and poor drainage has cause part of the road at Padang Merdeka, where the 50th Malaysia Day celebration would be held, to be flooded yesterday. According to netizens online, Plaza Merdeka was spared of the sudden flood, but the road near Merdeka Palace where the main stage for the coming celebration was flooded with water rising at ... Read More »

Road closure for Malaysia Day preparation from 4 Sept in Kuching

Jalan Mcdougall - Mysarawak

The Ministry of Tourism Sarawak has announced that there will be massive road closures happening in Kuching in coming weeks. A statement on their Facebook page said that the closure was “due to the building of structures for Malaysia Day cum 50th Sarawak Independence Day Celebration on 16 September 2013 at Padang Merdeka.” The roads affected will be Jalan McDougall ... Read More »

Traditional Games Family Picnic simply amazing!

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The first-ever Traditional Games Family Picnic kicked off to great fanfare at the Amphitheatre with people of all walks of life enjoying traditional games in the open space Kuching Amphitheatre. There was indeed a wonderful sense of participation among those that attended as some 400 visitors who turned up to participate in the various games organised by Yayasan Perpaduan Sarawak, ... Read More »

Donation drive earns Kuching Chung Hua Middle Schools RM5.8mil

Chung Hua Middle School Reunion

The recently concluded Kuching Chung Hua Middle Schools Grand Reunion Dinner was able to generate RM5.8 mil donation said the Star newspaper. According to the paper, some 10,000 came to the massive event with the number 817 (referring to the Aug 17 date) playing a huge role in items prepared for the dinner. Two stages were set up at the ... Read More »

Kuching Golden Bridge ready by end of 2015

Kuching Golden Bridge

Kuching’s Golden Bridge which will span across the Sarawak River in the center will be completed in 2015 at the cost of RM35 million. The 400m bridge will begin from the Sarawak State Legislative Building, and will be curled towards the Kuching Waterfront in an S shape. Its shape which was inspired by Sarawak’s meandering rivers in Sarawak, while the ... Read More »

Omedetōgozaimasu & arigatō Kyan!me 2013

KYANIME 2013 014

The Kyan!me convention ended yesterday, and it was indeed bigger and even better with cosplayers (Costume Players) and Japanese culture coming alive and roaming at Plaza Merdeka Kuching. Before I proceed on further, I’d like to foremost apologize over my lack of knowledge about the Japanese culture and following because I am one of the many whom only got to ... Read More »

Man leaps to death from Kuching Civic Centre

Civic Centre, death, suicide

A 44-year-old man, known as John Loges leaped from the tower of the Kuching Civic Centre at 12:50 PM this afternoon, killing him instantly. The man was believed to have monetary problems. It was also reported by the Borneo Post that he resides in Matang, altough the New Sarawak Tribune pointed out the deceased was from Stutong baru. His remains ... Read More »

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