The Sarawak Government Almanac 2020 is now in circulation. As usual, support your local bookstores and buy a copy if you are using it often.
Thought to create this post and leave this here for those still looking for the Sarawak Government Almanac 2019.
If you have seen the hardcopy of any Sarawak Government Almanacs like the latest 2018 edition, on the back of each page, there are listings of Sarawak chronological events going all the way back to the 19th century. It is obviously not an exhaustive listing, but I think it serves as a good starting point to get into the history of Sarawak if the bite-sized texts intrigue you.
Received my hardcopy of Sarawak Government Almanac 2018 today from the local courier service. Thanks to Jackie for getting it for me. Hope you enjoy it and please remember to support your local bookstore if you want to own a personal hardcopy.
I got my copy of the Sarawak Government Almanac 2017 from the local bookstores yesterday. Turns out any bookstores having them went directly to Pecetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (PNMB) Kuching (or their agents) to get them which is preferably much faster since it is printed there.
Well, it has been a dull & gloomy year 2016 for everyone but let’s look forward to a better year in 2017. Happy New Year!
I received my copy of Sarawak Government Almanac 2016. Thanks to Winnie & Mark for making it happen.
The scanned copy of the Sarawak Government Almanac 2015 is now available!
I managed to get my copy of the Sarawak Government Almanac 2014. I hope you all enjoy it, and please leave me a comment below if you like this.
Thanks, Mark – I finally received my copy of the Sarawak Government Almanac 2013! If you are in Miri and you want to get hold of your own original hardcopy, you may visit Pecetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (PNMB) at Piasau Industrial area – it’s only MYR 6 per copy (for now).
Most of us use the Sarawak Government Almanac just to plan our upcoming holidays which in most cases ties in with public holidays. Others such as the Chinese uses it to find corresponding dates in the Lunar calendar; Muslims use it to identify corresponding dates in the Hijrah calendar. Those in the marine industries will be checking on the timing of high tides in respective locations, and there are those who tracks moon phases and events. Sometimes there are annual events which are not public holidays but noted in the almanac too. All-in-all, I believe everyone can find some use in the almanacs. Knowing the frustration in getting own copy from the very limited supplies out there (which is only printed once a year), am putting up the table here to help those who can’t get their own copy on a timely manner – yes, these Sarawak Government Almanac 2012 is now just starting to appear in local bookstore or magazine stalls.
P/S: According to the almanac, it looks like Deepavali is still not a public holiday here in Sarawak.