Update: Scanned copy is now available for download below.
Managed to get my copy of the Sarawak Government Almanac 2014. I do not have a scanner at the moment, but the temporary photo quality should be readable. Will scan a better quality version later. Hope you all enjoy it, and please leave me a comment below if you like this.
Thanks Mark – finally received my copy of the Sarawak Government Almanac 2013!
Fellow readers, 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). The searchable scanned PDF and images can be found below.
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 uses 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 my copy of the almanac 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, looks like Deepavali is still not a public holiday here in Sarawak.
I’m one of the many individuals who gets annoyed badly when unable to purchase a copy of the Sarawak Government Almanac each year.
Mind you, limited copies of the almanacs are released sometime in December or January in the state and only a selected few knows when it will be out. Anyway if you are lucky, you may find some of them at your local bookshop or magazine stalls. Else you will resort to ask some kind people (again, they are also limited) working in various government departments to make a photocopy from their only almanac in the office. These official almanacs are only a hot product during the beginning of the year, after which you will never see them being sold anymore.
Anyway, I’ve spent an hour doing this for fellow Sarawakians (prefer to think of this as a noble cause instead of plagiarism). If you want a hardcopy for yourself, please buy it from the proper place – if you can find it in the first place. Alternatively you may download the optimized scanned PDFs and images here: