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Located on the north-western shore of the Island of Borneo is Sarawak, the largest state of Malaysia. A beautiful land coloured in peace and tradition, Sarawak is a prime destination for travel nomads seeking untouched culture, exhilarating adventure and breath-taking nature.
Whether it is sharing in the lifestyle of one of the many indigenous communities` longhouses, exploring gigantic caves in the heart of the Borneon rainforest, or shooting the rapids on a swollen river, visitors will leave Sarawak having enjoyed a host of memorable experiences.
As a part of Malaysia, Sarawak is a peaceful and stable place for travel, suited for large groups or single travelers alike.
With thick jungles a few steps from luxurious resorts and modern amenities, it is the perfect location for a wide range of experiences. As these two worlds collide, the people of Sarawak meet in the middle, with a mixture of modern savvy and proudly-kept traditions, wild nature lining organized infrastructure and old-fashioned hospitality mixed with connectivity.
Revealing a side of Asia unlike anywhere else, Sarawak offers an alternative for those seeking humble authenticity far from the tourist-trap clichés, whether their visit to Sarawak is a complement to a trip to Peninsular Malaysia and neighbouring countries, or a journey of discovery all on its own.
Sarawak s divided into divisions, 12 in all, each headed by an appointed resident. A division is divided into districts, each headed by a Sarawak Administrative Officer (SAO).
There is also one development appoints a headman ( known as ketua kampung or penghulu) for each village.
There are a total of 26 sub-districts in Sarawak all under the jurisdiction of the Sarawak Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.