ICOBM 2018

International Conference on Beneficial Microbes: Microbes for the Benefit of Mankind




Gala Dinner will be held on the MV Equatorial, that will cruise along the Sarawak River.

All on board will be able to enjoy the panoramic view of Kuching's riverbank and famous landmarks.

Student participants can purchase advanced tickets from our Secretariat, before 1st July 2018 to reserve seats. 



Conference Tour

longhouse orangutan

Sarawak is rich in history and heritage. It is also known as Land of The Hornbills. With many different local ethnic groups, Sarawak offers you a journey of relentless discovery as you travel from city to city and from village to village where you will find, remnants of colonial architectures and in a rich heritage.

Tucked away at the foothills of legendary Mount Santubong, 35 km from Kuching is Sarawak's fascinating cultural showcase, the award winning "Sarawak Cultural Village" which is also the venue for the World Harvest Festival and the Rainforest World Music Festival, an internationally renowned festival.

This living museum is wholly owned by the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) depicts the heritage of the major racial groups in Sarawak and conveniently portrays their respective lifestyle amidst 14 acres of tropical vegetation.

Here, it is possible to see Sarawak's ethnic diversity at a glance. The handicraft is both bewildering and tempting, including the Kain Songket (Malay cloth with gold inlay), Pua Kumbu (Iban housewives textiles), Melanau Terendak (sunhat), Bidayuh tambok (basket), Iban parang (swords), Orang Ulu wood carving and Chinese ceramics.

The 45-minute cultural performance of songs, dances and entertainment is something you will not want to miss during your visit to Sarawak.

*Information obtained from SCV website