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SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD  

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Level 4, Plaza Aurora,
Jalan McDougall,
93000 Kuching, Sarawak.


Email:
stb[at]sarawaktourism[dot]com
Tel:
+60 (0)82 423600
Fax:
+60 (0)82 416700
Picture Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm (Close on Public Holidays)


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SARAWAK, MORE TO DISCOVER

Revealing a side of Asia unlike anywhere else, Sarawak offers an alternative for those seeking humble authenticity far from the tourist-trap clichés.  To discover Sarawak means taking the road less travelled.

Whether it is sharing in lifestyle of one of the many indigenous communities’ longhouses, exploring gigantic caves in the UNESCO World Heritage of Gunung Mulu National Park, you will find Sarawak offers a host of memorable experiences to bring home to.

As part of Malaysia on the island of Borneo, Sarawak is a peaceful and stable place for travel, suited for large groups or single travellers alike.


27 Sep 2019 - Preserving Sarawak Malay’s Handicraft Heritage

Keringkam’  a handcrafted textiles of gold thread sewn by Malay women of Sarawak was officially introduce to the outside world at the  ASEAN Lifestyle Week  held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre recently. 

Keringkam is traditionally hand-crafted with fine embroidery work, using mostly gold and silver-colored course threads.

There are two versions of gold-thread woven handiworks, the longer version called  “Selendang Keringkam” (Shawl) and the shorter type  known as “Selayah Keringkam” (Veil). 

Widely adorned and worn   by Malay women in Sarawak during the early years, Keringkam is said to be popular among women from the aristocratic circle.

It is exquisitely heavily and could worth more than a few thousand ringgit, depending on embroidery motifs and designs. 

The art of Keringkam is a proud legacy and it is an important part of Sarawak’s Malay heritage.  

For more information on ‘Keringkam”, you may log on to https://sarawakhandicraft.com.my/

A picture shown colorful designs of ‘Keringkam” A picture shown colorful designs of ‘Keringkam”

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