is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Known as Bumi
Kenyalang ("Land of the Hornbills"), Sarawak is situated on the
north-west of the island. It is the largest state in Malaysia followed
by Sabah, the second largest state located to the North-East.
Sarawak has an abundance of natural resources. Liquefied Natural Gas
(LNG) and petroleum have provided the mainstay of the Malaysia federal
government's economy for decades while State of Sarawak get a 5%
royalty from it. Sarawak is also one of the world's largest exporters
of tropical hardwood timber and is the major contributor to Malaysian.
Tourism also plays a major part in the state's economy. Some of the
most popular tourist attractions are
Kuching city, Gunung Mulu
National Park, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) and many
The administrative capital of Sarawak is
Kuching. Other major cities
and towns include Miri, Sibu and Bintulu.