Rainforest World Music Festival
Date: 13-15 July 2012
Venue: Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Sarawak
Official Website: http://www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com/
The internationally acclaimed Rainforest World Music
Festival brings together music from both all over the world as well as
from the inner depths of Borneo in this weekend-long festival of music
workshops, concerts and performances.
For nearly a decade, the Rainforest World Music Festival has
had fans and musicians from all corners of the planet flocking to the
famous Sarawak Cultural Village for three days of jamming and grooving
to eclectic world sounds.
This year, Borneo Mainland has several packages for visitors
to choose from. For more information, please click
Orang Utan Project
The rainforests around the Batang Ai National Park has long
been known to be one of the best places to catch sight of wild orang
Located just outside the borders of the Batang Ai National
Park and about a one-and-a-half hour longboat-ride over the Batang Ai
lake sits an idyllic lodge - the perfect base to stay when not out on
jungle treks to spot wild orang utans as well as their nests.
Directly behind the lodge is a cool and refreshing pool for
visitors to relax in after a long day of trekking through rainforest
trails. This pool is filled by water from the tall cascading waterfall
mere meters away from the lodge.
Just a quick ride downriver from the lodge is a floating
Iban longhouse where visitors can mingle with the local people, enjoy
the local cuisine of the Iban people and learn the traditional
cultures, handicrafts and dances of the Iban tribe of Sarawak.
The Batang Ai National Park is a 4-5 hour drive away from
Kuching and located in the Sri Aman division of Sarawak. The Batang Ai
Lake itself is a man-made reservoir powering a hydro-electric dam.
Aside from wild orang utans, the Batang Ai National Park is
also home to a wide variety of unique animals and birds such as gibbons
Photo gallery coming soon.
Everland Farm is an eco-farm that aims to integrate a
sustainable balance between eco-tourism with that of agriculture and
Everland Farm offers farmstay programs to anyone that wishes
to get away from the hectic city and relax in a more natural
environment. While on the farm, visitors may participate in a variety
of activities such as horseback riding, jungle trekking or birdwatching.
One of the farm’s most notable activities is horseback
riding. There are several horses reared on the farm that provide not
only sports and recreation but also prove to be a good natural resource
for organic fertilizer. This organic fertilizer is then used to feed
Everland’s signature crop, the Pitaya (or Dragonfruit) – a
highly nutritious fruit with many health-giving properties.
On top of the farm’s foray into agriculture and
tourism, half the land is preserved for the purpose of forest
conservation and rehabilitation. In doing so, it is hoped that the land
will develop into a safe sanctuary for local birds and wildlife.
Available activities include: horseback riding, bird
watching, jungle trekking, Loagan Bunut river and lake cruise, fishing,
longhouse cultural visits with dance performance, and various farm
activity experiences such as maintaining and harvesting fruits from the
orchard and landscaping.
Please do visit our Everland Eco-Farm photo gallery
as well. Added more photos (April 2, 2007)
Borneo Jazz Festival
Date: 10-13 May 2012
Venue: The Pavillion, Park City Everly Hotel, Miri, Sarawak
Official Website: http://www.mirijazzfestival.com/
With the great success of last year's Jazz Festival, there
has been incredible support leading to another highly anticipated Jazz
Festival for the year 2012.
Borneo Mainland is proud to offer a fantastic package for
the spectacular event as well as several optional tours that visitors
may plan should they want to further explore the exotic side of Borneo.
For more information on Borneo Mainland's packages for the
Borneo Jazz Festival 2012, please click
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