Category: Tourism



Since the incident of the anchor block at the Matang side tilting during the overall Satok bridge load test, JKR have undertaken an intensive programme of investigations including soil investigation, design and construction review, and daily close monitoring for any further movements of the anchor block. Among the initiatives taken to ensure the stability of the structure is the precautionary measure of taking off the bridge deck plates to reduce the weight and hence the forces acting on the distressed anchor block.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Port Development has also agreed on the engagement of independent consultants to review the overall bridge design as well as carry out a detailed geotechnical assessment to find out the likely causes of the tilting of the anchor block and to propose permanent rectification work for the bridge.

At this juncture, the bridge is now stable and no further movements of the anchor block is expected. Nevertheless, JKR will still continue to closely monitor the bridge.

With the stability of the bridge having been assured, JKR is now working on a proposed permanent remedial solution, and this will independently assessed and checked by the independent consultants. Remedial works will only proceed when the independent consultants have completed all due checking processes and submitted a final Report and detailed permanent solution to JKR.

A permanent remedial solution is expected to be tangibly worked out by the end of October. Once the finalised detailed drawings and plans have been submitted to JKR, remedial works by the contractor would proceed diligently.

Meanwhile, further site works on the affected structure have been temporarily suspended to avoid and minimise any claims from the contractor due to the downtime.

iNFO JKR Sarawak


Kuching, 16 July 2019

The Ministry Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak today announced the collaboration with Spartan Race Malaysia to develop and curate a race in Kuching, Sarawak. This will be the time the world’s # 1 obstacle course racing brand has set foot in Borneo.

The inaugural race will be held at the Leadership Institute of Sarawak Civil Service, Kuching on 19 20 October 2019 and will races including the Sprint (5km), Beast (21km), feature a number Ultra (42km) and Hurricane Heat categories (12 Hrs). This is the first Hurrican Heat 12 Hevent is introduced in Malaysia time individuals are mentally and physically challenged over a period 12 hours non-stop.

YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth & Sports, the Guest-of-Honour at the press conference today was delighted at the idea Sarawak of hosting the Spartan Race. “The Spartan Race represents a new global trend towards a healthy lifestyle embraced by a growing number of people. unique Spartan experience to all and will contribute towards sports tourism in the state.We expect over 3,000 participants have registration coming from Singapore, Japan, Australia and even far afield countries such as Andorra and Malta. We are confident Spartan Race Sarawak will grow event with in-bound participants spending more time exploring the various attractions and wonders that Kuching and Sarawak can offer”.

MUSE Group, the newly appointed licensee of Spartan Race for Malaysia, is the co-organiser of this event together with the Kuching Fitness Association. CEO of MUSE Group, Riduwan Matni said ‘we are very pleased to be able to bring the Spartan Race to Kuching. We appreciate the growing demand for a race in Borneo and we are happy to be able to do this, with the tremendous support from the Sarawak State Government.

Carter Wei, President of the Kuching Fitness Association remarked we have plans to develop and grow the Obstacle Course Racing sport and the brand Spartan Race in Sarawak, through a number of activations at malls, workouts and training programs at Cross Fit Kuching. We believe with such consistent programs and Sarawaki ans general love for the outdoors, the Spartan Race has a bright future in the state.

The Spartan Race Sarawak offers a challenge for all, from the introductory Sprint race covering 5km and 20 obstacles to the very demanding Ultra Beast with over 60 obstacles across a 42km distance.

Spartan Race Sarawak is currently offering attractive registration fees and one can register at Participants will receive a Finisher shirt and medal when they complete their respective races.

Regular updates are available at the Spartan Race Malaysia facebook page.

About Spartan Race

With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race (OCR) and endurance brand.

Providing transformation through sport,Spartan attracts more than one million annual participants across all fitness levels, from beginners to elite.

More than five million participants have finished Spartan events, creating a lifestyle that extends beyond races including health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and popular media content, which has made OCR one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Spartan events feature races at various distances: Stadion and Sprint, 5-km and 20 Obstacles; Super, 13-km and 25 Obstacles; Beast, 21-km and 30 Obstacles; and Ultra 42-kmand 60 Obstacles


SERIAN- Pusat Internet Kampung Taee, Serian dengan jayanya telah menyempurnakan Majlis Sambutan Hari Gawai dan Raya 2019 di Kampung Taee, Sarawak.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Maxis (CEO) Maxis iaitu Encik Gokhan Ogut telah membuat lawatan ke Pusat Internet Kampung Taee sempena Majlis Sambutan Gawai Raya 2019.

Dalam kunjungannya ke Sarawak, ini adalah kali pertama beliau ke Kampung Taee setelah dilantik menjadi Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Maxis pada Mei lalu.

Beliau turut ditemani oleh Ketua Jualan dan Perkhidmatan Maxis iaitu Encik Tan Lay Han, Ketua Wilayah Maxis Sarawak Encik Alexius Bong, Ketua Pegawai Hal Ehwal Korporat Puan Mariam Bevi Batcha.

Selain itu, majlis ini turut dihadiri oleh En. Scott Kueh Sui Yek iaitu Timbalan Pengarah Suruhanjaya Komunikasi Multimedia (SKMM) Wilayah Sarawak.

Kesemua tetamu telah disambut meriah oleh Ketua Kaum En. Jacques Kantuh, Pengurus Pusat Internet Cik Ramlah Osman, Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung Taee dan seluruh penduduk Kampung Taee.

Pelbagai aktiviti telah dijalankan antaranya ialah persembahan kebudayaan, lawatan ke Pusat Internet Kampung Taee dengan menyaksikan Live Tutorial E-Kelas, cabutan bertuah selain jamuan untuk tetamu yang hadir.

“Ini adalah kali pertama CEO Maxis dan VIP ke Kampung Taee, jadi kami harus berikan yang terbaik, supaya mereka akan ingat kami disini’’, kata Pengurus Pusat Internet Kampung Taee.

Maxis turut menaja 30 orang penduduk kampung Taee yang berpakaian penuh tradisional dengan Kad Isian semula (Reload) Hotlink RM30.

Pusat Internet Kampung Taee terpilih untuk menganjurkan sambutan Gawai Raya berikutan sebagai hadiah kemenangan Tempat Pertama Pertandingan Dekorasi Gawai Raya oleh Maxis E-Kelas.

Maxis telah menganjurkan program E-Kelas kepada 72 buah Pusat Internet di Malaysia daripada 118 buah Pusat Internet dibawah kelolaan Maxis. E-Kelas merupakan program pembelajaran digital dan interaktif secara Percuma kepada pelajar Darjah 6 hingga Tingkatan 5. Sekiranya ingin mengetahui lebih lanjut, boleh melayari

Bertemakan konsep tradisional, semua pengunjung mengenakan pakaian tradisi kaum Bidayuh dan juga kaum Melayu. Ini telah menunjukkan semangat perpaduan dan ukhuwah sesama masyarakat di Kampung Taee.

Kesemua tetamu berasa teruja dengan komuniti Kampung Taee dan berharap akan kembali lagi pada masa hadapan.

Business Events and Tourism Go Together, Says Karim

18 June 2019, Kuching : The Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, has announced that Business Events – formerly known as MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions)  and tourism go together hand-in-hand at the Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak) Appreciation Dinner last night on 17 June 2019.


The evening get-together was held in appreciation of the outgoing and incoming members of BESarawak’s Board of Directors and State Convention Fundcommittee, whereby the Minister also expressed his joy on BESarawak’s latest collaboration with Sarawak Tourism Board. At the same time, he was thrilled aboutMalaysia’s current position in the 2018 Global Rankings Report released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).


Malaysia has successfully climbed by 4 ranks since 2017 in the recent report, positioning the nation at 33 as the most sought after destination in Asia based on meeting numbers with Kuching ranked 1st as the most popular second-tier destination for meetings throughout Malaysia.


Adding to his speech, the Minister voiced his support to dive deeper into the social outcomes of Business Events, “I am also supportive of our aim to look into the legacy impacts of Business Events in developing Sarawak’s socio-economic climate. We look for the continuation and sustainability of this climate to develop our beloved State of Sarawak that will benefit the Sarawakian.”

Chief Operating Officer of BESarawak, Amelia Roziman, impressed the outgoing and incoming committees with BESarawak’s latest study, “Our study on hosting conventions in Sarawak is one of the very few studies done in the world, and will give us a greater edge to understand what intangible values each event brings.

BESarawak is working with the Sarawak Government, Industry partners, Academia and Associations to churn legacy impacts from every conference held in Sarawak by aligning its outcomes in terms of community benefits, public policies and advancing the field with Sarawak’s 7 Key Focus Areas namely: Urban Development/Redevelopment, Social, Environmental, Agricultural and Industry Development (including Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy – SCORE) plus Service Industry and Digital Economy.