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Performers take the stage at last year's Rainforest World Music Festival.

Rainforest World Music Festival 2024 to Celebrate Music, Sustainable Tourism

March 27, 2024

The festival will be headlined by Grammy award winner Kitaro and award-winning Malaysian singer Dato’ Zainalabidin.
Trekkers exploring Mt. Kinabalu in Sabah.

Sabah Tops 2023 Tourism Target, Sets More Ambitious Goal This Year

February 01, 2024

To meet this year's target of 2.8 million arrivals, the state aims to develop quality tourism products and services.
Green hydrogen. Photo credit: iStock/Petmal.

Sarawak to Export Green Hydrogen by 2030

December 21, 2023

In partnership with Japanese companies, Sarawak's SEDC Energy will develop a clean hydrogen supply chain with production facilities in the coastal town of Bintulu.
 Aerial drone photo of Kuala Lumpur. Photo credit: iStock/Alexpunker.

The Rise of Islamic Finance Hubs: Opportunities for BIMP-EAGA

December 20, 2023

The subregion is well positioned to cater to the growing global appetite for Shari’ah-compliant financing.
Indonesian woman packs chicken meat for sale at a night market. Photo credit: iStock/gamalis.

The One Borneo Quarantine Initiative: What It Is and Why It Is Important

November 09, 2023

Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia will strengthen cooperation in health security to stop pests and diseases from spreading and crossing borders.
A street sign with an arrow pointing upward is seen in the foreground with electric lines and posts seen in the background.

Malaysia’s Energy Transition Plan Spells Business Opportunities in Sabah and Sarawak

October 11, 2023

The country's shift to net zero is seen to propel high-impact industries, including MSMEs, as well as attract investments and generate job opportunities.
Rig workers being transported by chopper to an offshore rig in Malaysia. Photo credit: iStock/claffra.

Indonesia, Malaysia Seek to Become Regional Carbon Storage Hubs

October 02, 2023

Sharing storage infrastructure is expected to make CCUS projects economically and technically feasible in the region.
Tourists exploring Mount Kinabalu in Sabah.

Sabah, Sarawak Tourist Arrivals Closer to Pre-COVID-19 Levels

September 14, 2023

Aggressive marketing campaigns, presence in international travel fairs, resumption of flights helping to lure back tourists.
A man enjoying the Ramang-Rammang forest of rock in Sulawesi.

BIMP-EAGA Boasts of Three UNESCO Global Geoparks

July 31, 2023

Being named as a UNESCO geopark is a recognition of how the sites are being conserved to serve local communities, while highlighting their geological and cultural importance.