Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbills, is the largest state in Malaysia located on the island of Borneo. Once an almost mythical place of origin for headhunters and exotic wildlife, the destination’s now-bustling international business hub exterior dances seamlessly with its breath-taking natural sights; creating a special kind of magnetism that draws its visitors in completely.
While its core economic industries center on timber and shipbuilding, Sibuis steadily gaining traction as a powerhouse for digital innovation, and strong community engagement for sustainable design and ICT4D initiatives.
In the olden days, Chinese traders migrating across the South China Sea tell stories of how a ravaging famine in a sleepy town was brought to an end by a sudden appearance of a swan flock flying across the sky. This earned Sibu the nickname “Swan City”; ultimately representing the new beginnings, peace and prosperity enjoyed by this special place and its residents ever since.
Today, Sibu is a thriving modern town with a charmingly earnest vibe that is ever-present in its vibrant landmarks and local culture.
It has also hosted an array of world-class business events, thanks to the pioneering spirit of its local industry partners, unique infrastructure and strong ties with governmental bodies.