If anything were to give indication of how successful the 21st edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival held for the weekend this year, it must be the number of audience that came to flood the venue on Saturday night.
It was packed and the crowd went wild over the stage performance until the show by a local Sarawak group “At Adau.”
As the carrying capacity for the venue, the Sarawak Cultural Village, stands at 8,000 people, it reached that saturation number.
All went well as the Event Director, Madam Angelina Bateman said “We’ve seen amazing crowds this year and we hope to close our 2018 chapter with a bang.”
You can watch some epic water buffalo races at the Pesta Babulang at Batu Danu in Limbang, held by the Bisaya Community.
Organised by the Bisaya Association, this annual event drives tourists to the streets of Limbang to watch the races and experience the decorative water buffalo ‘float’ competitions, beauty pageants and traditional Bisaya food fiesta.
Limbang can be reached by a 30 minute flight from Miri, or a short 15 minute drive from Tedungan if you are travelling from neighbouring Brunei Darussalam.
Australian trade partners will have a chance to meet up with officers and representatives of the local Sarawak agents at the Travel Industry Exhibition at the Dockside Cockle Bay Wharf at Darling Harbour in Sydney from August 21 to 22 this year.
The exhibition is Australia’s leading event dedicated to the Mobile, MICE and Luxury sectors in the tourism industry, providing key buyers with the suppliers, knowledge and connections from the highest quality suppliers to develop successful travel programmes.
There will be seminars from industry leaders and networking events to connect exhibitors and buyers at the Exhibition.
Miri is a gateway city with many attractions in the nature of culture, night life and nature. More so than anything, it has amazing seaside attractions.
Tusan Beach is one of the most well-known beaches in Miri, located about 30 minutes from the city. It is popular for its horse-shaped cliff and its bioluminescent phytoplankton, also known as the ‘Blue Tears’ that cause the waves and seas edge to glow blue.
Tanjong Lobang Beach, also known as Brighton Beach, is just 5 minutes from downtown Miri and has a food bazaar nearby where visitors can eat seafood and watch the sunset.
Bungai Beach is 45 minutes from Miri city and provides a relatively private getaway spot for people to relax and swim in the clear waters. Surrounded by pristine nature, it’s located near Kampung Bungai and Kampung Peliau, local fisherman villages which sell food and have homestay options for travellers.
Next to the seahorse lighthouse is the Coco Cabana which sells amazing food at its café, seaside swings and benches to watch the sunset on, with the scenic seahorse lighthouse looming overhead.
The Luak Bay Esplanade is about 10 minutes from downtown Miri and has amazing white sand beaches, making it a popular spot for barbecues and picnics.
The Italian Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur, His Excellency (H.E.) Cristiano Maggipinto and his wife Tamara Hardikar Maggipinto were in Miri, Sarawak to show their country’s support for the Borneo Jazz Festival.
As part of his programme in Miri, he visited the Miri Visitors’ Information Centre.
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Trade Agency were sponsors of the Borneo Jazz Festival and in support of the Festival and in collaboration with the Italian Festival 2018 there were a few side-events prepared during the Borneo Jazz Festival including an Italian movie screening in TGV cinema Miri on May 12 and an Italian food tasting event at the Coco Cabana for special invitees only on May 13.
30 Bornean historic artefacts are currently on display in the “Treasures from Nusantara” Exhibition, which was launched on May 16, and visitors and tourists to Kuching are encouraged to visit the exhibition.
The exhibition is displayed and open to the public with free admission at the Kuching Textile Museum, which opens daily from 9:00AM to 4:30PM.
The artefacts displayed were given back to Sarawak by the City of Delft, who announced the donation of the entire collection to the Sarawak Museum Department in November 2017.