Borneo Jazz Festival 2015 : Behind The Scene Part 1

Tree Planting Ceremony
This year, the tree planting ceremony was held at Piasau Nature Reserve Park, Miri. Sarawak Tourism Board is in support of this effort by encouraging more trees to be planted at the site. The nature park was gazetted in year 2014 with the help from many organizations including petroleum companies.

Planting tree as part of Sarawak Bloggers contribution to the environment – Photo credits to Pei Pei
Sarawak Bloggers can always track back its tree based on these coordinate
Group photo – Photo credits to Sarawak Tourism Board


60 native Sarawak seedlings known as Eugenia Grandis (Ubah Laut/Bungkang) and Pometia Pinnata (Kasai) species sponsored by Sarawak Forestry Corporations in support of the conservation of this new nature reserve. It is believed that the fruit from Pometia Pinnata species is a suitable diet for hornbills and small mammals. Fruits of Eugenia Grandis can be eaten by most birds and small mammals too.

YB Datuk Lee Kim Shin – Photo credits to Sarawak Tourism Board

For the tree planting event, Sarawak Tourism Board works closely with Sarawak Shell Berhad and Sarawak Forestry Corporation. The guest of honour for the event was Assistant Minister of Communication & Sports, Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

Media Registration
The international and local based media group registration was held in the afternoon. Thank you to the organizer generosity for never fail to pamper the media group with freebies and media pass. 😉

The media tag
The freebies. Thank you Sarawak Tourism Board.

Welcoming Dinner
Later in the evening at Bintang Mall, The Nylons from Canada gave a sneak peak preview of their performance to the public. It was super awesome! I manage to captured their live Capella performance – ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’.

CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board, Ik Pahon ak Joyik – Photo credits to Sarawak Tourism Board

The night then continues at The Grand Old Lady Restaurant, Meritz Hotel. The hotel has been hosting the welcoming dinner for the jazz performers and media group the last 3 years now (thank you Meritz Hotel) and the sunset view from the Sky Garden was simply awesome!

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Don’t go away coz more updates to come. 😉


  1. Heather

    9 May, 2015 at 3:49 am

    A great summary … I was at the official opening of Piasau so good to know new trees where planted for the hornbills and other birds

    1. LadyBird Eileen®

      9 May, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      thank you for the compliment Heather 🙂
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