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About Sarawak

  • The state of Sarawak occupies the north west coastal region of the island, its capital is Kuching with a population of around 450,000 it's a modern city that has retained the charm of its past as a trading town.

    Sarawak is home to some of Borneos natural wonders, like Mulu Caves in the north of Sarawak, claimed to be some of the longest network of caves in the world. Niah Caves is another of these wonders that played part in the birth of civilisation in Asia

    Sarawak has a collective population of around 1.7 million, which is made up of many indigenous groups and races, with there own flavour of culture and customs. The Ibans form the largest population of indigenous people, in the past they were feared warriors who practised head-hunting as a means of survival against enemies, this has long ceased. Other indigenous groups are the Bidayuh, Melanau, Kayans, Kenyahs and Kelabits among the many tribes and races.

Sarawak Frog Race Photography