Tentative Program for ICDES 2017





15th AUGUST 2017 (TUESDAY)

5:00 pm- 7:00 pm : Pre-registration

Venue: Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching



8:00 am - 9:00 am : Registration & Light Refreshment

Venue: Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching

9:00 am - 10:00 am : Keynote Speech 1: Professor Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria

Venue: Sarawak Chamber 3

10:00 am - 11:00 am : Opening Ceremony

11:00 am - 12:30 pm : Parallel Session 1

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm : Lunch Break

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm : Parallel Session 2

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm : Parallel Session 3

5:00 pm : Refreshment

End of Day 1



8:00 am-9:30 am : Parallel Session 4

9:30 am- 9:45 am : Refreshment

9:45 am- 11:00 am : Keynote Speech 2: Professor Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Venue: Sarawak Chamber 3

11:00 am-12:30 pm : Closing Ceremony

12:30 pm-1:30 pm : Lunch Break

End of Conference 

Workshop for Workshop Participants

1:30 pm- 2:00 pm : Registration for Workshop

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm : Parallel Thematic Workshops

Workshop 1: Environment and Social Impact Assessment

Venue: Sarawak Chamber 1

Workshop 2: Community Engagement

Venue: Sarawak Chamber 2

5:00 pm : Refreshment/ Networking

End of Workshop Session



Let's Kill two birds with one Stone: Exploring  Sarawak after ICDES conference

Places of Interest in Sarawak


Brief description on visit to Annah Rais longhouse & Semenggoh Nature Reserve on the 18th August 2017

Annah Rais longhouse is a Bidayuh village, a popular destination for longhouse tour. The village was established in 1834. The village started to receive tourists since 1990. Ever since then it continuously becomes a popular destination among the tourists and is promoted by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak as one of the attractive places to visit in Kuching. The diverse culture and nature attractions provide breathtaking experiences; the people, longhouse, traditional meals, cultural dance and music, hot spring and river stream are all the attractions that should not be missed.

Semenggoh Nature Reserve is a home for semi-wild Orang Utans and their babies. The Orang Utans spend most of their time roaming the forest and frequently come back to the Centre for a free meal. The best time to visit Semenggoh is during the morning and afternoon feeding sessions when there is a good chance of seeing semi-wild Orang Utan returning to the Centre for a free meal. Apart from Orang Utans attraction, Semenggoh Nature Reserve also offers a wide range of bird species such as Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, Bornean Black-magpie, Long-billed Partridge, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Red-naped Trogan, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Rufous-backed Kingfisher, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Banded Kingfisher, Red-crowned Barbet, Red-throated barbet, Malaysian Honeyguide, Rufous Piculet, Hooded Pitta, Banded broadbill, Green Broadbill, Blue-winged Leafbird, Asian paradise Flycatcher, Crested jay, Reddish Scops Owl, Brown Hawk Owl, Sunda Frogmouth etc.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to visit these places while you are in Sarawak. As one of our participants in International Conference on Development, Environment and Society (ICDES 2017), we have specially arranged a tour for you at a nominal charge. Why don’t you kill two birds with one stone? For more information, please refer to the attachment. We are looking forwards to meeting you at the conference and/or workshop.


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