Sarawak Business Travel Guide
The Business End
ASIA-PACIFIC STANDS OUT as an area of extensive growth economically, therefore it is natural that Malaysia with its resources and aspirations for the future to be a part of the aforementioned evolution.
With this in mind, business events and tourism is an ever-increasing sector within Sarawak and has become widely acknowledged as a main contributor to the nation’s economy. In Sarawak the state was very quick to notice the potential benefits that could be generated through business tourism, leading to the establishment of the Sarawak Convention Bureau in 2006.
Tourism is beginning to play more of a major role when it comes to the economy of the state, with visitors in the past predominantly coming from Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and China. However, this is becoming more widely spread with thanks to a large number or organisations - both state and private that have been involved in promoting tourism within Sarawak.
Throughout the rule of the previous three White Rajahs, historically Sarawak had a reputation for its stagnant economy. Now in the present day it is thriving, largely virtue of the rise in petroleum output and the global petroleum prices.