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Sarawak is a state in Malaysia known for its share of beautiful rainforests and national parks. Bako National Park is the home of all three primate species that are endemic to this region. It is also known for wonderful limestone structures jutting out of the sea.

Kuching,  the capital of the state, is known as ‘cat city’.

Travel.earth had the opportunity to visit this wonderful state for its annual Rainforest World Music Festival or RWMF 2018. And we had the opportunity to visit the places mentioned above. Here is an account of our experiences.

Limestone serpent rock in the waters of Bako National Park
Bako National Park is on the island of Borneo in a part of Malaysia called Sarawak. It was exactly what your image Borneo to be: Dense, full of flora and fauna and exciting. Imagine a beautiful beach, white sands and blue water and now imagine a forest next to it....
Audience cheering at a music festival
“I will be out of office and I am travelling to Borneo to witness the Rainforest World Music Festival”, I wrote and sent the email before I took the flight to Kuching, Sarawak. Everyone’s always taken aback when you tell them you are going to Borneo. It’s a super...
The RWMF 2018 coloured sign - Rainforest World Music Festival
I think I first fell in love with the Rainforest World Music Festival when the band Djeli Moussa Conde from Guinea started playing. I must admit, I hadn’t heard about the Rainforest World Music Festival till I was invited to attend it. But that’s mostly because I’m not too hyped...
The cat statue in North Kuching
Are you a cat lover? Then Kuching, the dreamy little seaside town is for you! I got out of my 2-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur and landed in this beautiful little city, Kuching, on the island of Borneo. On the way to my hotel in the city centre, I saw...