Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Bite of Borneo by Bike - Food-tasting tours unveiled

KUCHING: The Urban Adventures is now in Kuching, thanks to a joint collaboration between local travel agency Paradesa Borneo and global brand Urban Adventures.

The newly launched Urban Adventures Kuching offers food-tasting tours called “A Bite of Borneo by Bike”.

The food tour explores Kuching’s historical quarters by foot, the neighbouring villages on bicycles as well as crossing rivers aboard traditional boats to discover the sight, sound and taste of Borneo.

Sarawak is a multiracial state with 27 ethnic groups, each offering a unique traditional cuisine.

Assistant Tourism Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said it would be a great benefit to Sarawak if the local cuisines could be fully promoted for tourism.

“Food is a very important component; therefore it is a timely initiative by Urban Adventures Kuching to launch the first food tour in Sarawak.

“I am pleased to see that this event covers a whole range of famous Sarawak streetfood such as Sarawak laksa, kolo mee, tebaloi and kek lapis,” he said at the launch of Urban Adventures Kuching at Paradesa Borneo.

For RM168 per person, the day tour lasts four hours starting from Wayang Street with eight stops including coffee shops, hawker centre, street vendors, village cafes and traditional bakeries.

As the first food tour in Kuching, Urban Adventures plans to expand further into Sarawak by setting up operations in Miri and Sibu.