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Sibu’s entreprenuers to play key role in SCORE

SIBU has always been known as a centre of entrepreneurship for Sarawak. Although I am from Kuching, I have to admit that Sibu is a powerhouse when it comes to successful businessmen. The town has indeed transformed in recent years and that is very much to do with the vision and success of its many … Continue reading

Explore the Kuching Wetland National Park

THE Kuching Wetland National Park has gotten quite a bit of media coverage lately and frankly it really is about time. Located just 15km from Kuching, the park covers 6,610 hectares on the estuarine reaches of the Sibu Laut and Salak rivers. In case you didn’t know, it’s just around 5km from Damai Beach. Being so … Continue reading

West Kalimantan to purchase electricity from Sarawak

THERE’S been talk recently about access power supply in the State. Of course this talk is from those who like to distort the facts. As I have posted before, the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy’s (SCORE’s) demand for power has actually already exceeded the Bakun hydroelectric dam’s supply. (Read that here.) Just to set the … Continue reading

Sarawak on high alert for hand, foot and mouth disease

SARAWAK has been put on high alert for hand, foot and mouth disease (HMFD). Minister of Health Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai made the announcement after the State recorded 806 cases in just seven weeks this year. This is almost four times more compared to the 213 cases within the same period last year. Last … Continue reading

World famous chef recommends Sarawak’s peppercorns

FAMED chef Alain Ducasse, whose Paris restaurant Benoit turns 100 this year, is apparently the only chef to hold 19 Michelin stars throughout his career. (Michelin stars are the hallmark of fine dining quality with global restaurants reviewed anonymously using a three-star system since 1926 for Michelin Guides.) Anyway when this world-famous French chef recommended gifts to … Continue reading

Sarawak registers RM92.12 billion in trade

LAST year, Sarawak registered a total trade of RM92.12 billion. This was nearly 25 per cent higher than what the State recorded in 2010. The State’s major exports were liquefied natural gas (LNG) at 51.3 per cent, crude petroleum (22. per cent) and palm oil (8.5 per cent). “Collectively, these three products made up 82.4 per … Continue reading

South Korean companies invest nearly RM2 billion to Samalaju

IT turns out that investments from two South Korean companies worth nearly RM2 billion have been approved for the Samalaju Industrial Park. Initially there were only reports about Asia Cement Co Ltd, which I posted about last month here. Now Minister of Industrial Development Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan has confirmed that Asia Cement would invest … Continue reading

Satok suspension bridge to be restored

I STILL remember that day in 2004 when news spread that an icon of Kuching and indeed Sarawak, the Satok Suspension Bridge or Jambatan Gantung as many of us knew it, had collapsed. I was one of many Kuching folk who drove to where the bridge once stood to stare in disbelief. So many of … Continue reading

RM6mln for Heritage Trail

THE Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has allocated RM6 million for its Heritage Trail project in Kuching. This involves the development of a 570-metre river wall between the mouth of the Bintangor River and part of the Sarawak River located at the city centre. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dato Sri Douglas Uggah Embas said … Continue reading

Sarawak committed to sustainable forest management

IT is good to know that the State government is going to further strengthen its sustainable forest management policies and practices. Did you know that the state invited the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations here in the 1970s to study our forests and make recommendations on forest management? In 1989, the State … Continue reading