Tickets for Rainforest World Music Festival Now Available at Special Price

Tickets for the Rainforest World Music Festival   are currently being sold at pre-sale prices until July 12.

One-day passes is sold at RM123.80 for adults and RM63.80 for children and three-day passes at RM323.80 and RM144.00 respectively.

The pre-sale ‘family package’  of  one-day passes for two adults and two children are priced at RM255.10.

The 21st edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival is set to take place at the Sarawak Cultural Village and Damai Central from July 13 to 15.

A stellar line up of local and international talent is set to take stage at the Festival, with local Sarawak bands such as Sada Borneo and At Adau, as well as SwarAsia Malaysia from Malaysia.

Internationally, the Festival will feature the artistes Grace Nono from the Philippines, Oyme from the Republic of Mordovia in Russia, Elisouma from Comoros Islands, Dona Onete from Brazil, Slobodan Trkulja and Balkanopolis from Serbia, Bhungar Khan Company and Raghu Dixit Project from India, Niteworks from Isle of Skye and Kevin Locke from the United States.

Also featured are Combo Ginebra from Chile, Alberto Marin from Spain, Gayogayo from Indonesia, Shanren from China, Djeli Moussa Conde from Guinea, Naedrum from Korea, Warato’o from Solomon Islands, Yallah Bye from Tunisia and Volosi from Poland.

Some performers from different continents and countries will be performing together in a fusion of sound such as Guo Gan & Aly Keita from China and Cote d’lvoire, as well as Cuatro Minimal with members from Mexico, Korea and Japan.

Pre-concert performances such as the crowd favorite 1Drum interactive drum session and the new Persatuan Chingay Pulau Pinang performance will be taking place in the amphitheatre at Damai Central in the evening.

For more information on the Festival programme or prices, visit

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3rd Sarawak 4×4 Jamboree 2018

The 3rd edition of the Sarawak 4×4 Jamboree will take place from September 13 to 16.

The Jamboree will start in the central region with Sibu as the starting point before proceeding to Kanowit, Song and Kapit, crossing the wild Rainforest terrain of the Sarawak interior.

Last year more than 120 participants with age from as young as seven years old to 67 years joined in the fun.

Entrance fees for the jamboree are set at RM 800.00 with the closing date for submission to close on August 1.

For more information on registration and the event programme, visit

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RWMF Roadshow

The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) road show’s final location will be at Plaza Merdeka in Kuching, on July 6 to 8.

It took off at the Curve in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur from June 22 to 24, before proceeding to Suria Sabah Mall in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah   on June 29 to July 1.

The Roadshow features live performances from the festival’s band At Adau as well as an Augmented Reality mobile phone games where participants had the chance to win free tickets to the Festival and festival’s merchandise and souvenirs.

Picture shows two ticket winners from the RWMF Roadshow at the Curve, Damansara
Picture shows two ticket winners from the RWMF Roadshow at the Curve, Damansara

Sarawak Cuisine in Tokyo

The Malaysia Gohan Kai, Malaysia Cuisine Restaurant and Midin Events Company organised a Sarawak cuisine sharing session in Tokyo recently, with door gifts sponsored by the Sarawak Tourism Board.

46 Japanese nationals gathered at the restaurant to participate, an overwhelming response with participants from previous Malaysian cuisine sharing sessions.

‘Tuak’ or rice wine was served, while Sarawak specialities like Sarawak Laksa, three-layer tea and pepper were also introduced at the event.

Oto Furukawa, the speaker for the sharing session, was introduced to Mitsumasa Hamano, Hikaru Yokoyama, Mika Yonaha and Yuta Nitanai — participants of a student exchange programme from Japan who had their internship in Sarawak with the Sarawak Tourism Board who brought recordings of their personal gastronomic adventures in Sarawak.

Another speaker at the event, Jun Tanaka, who revealed that he visited Sarawak nearly 10 times and was ‘head over heels’ with the unique Sarawakian palates, particularly Sarawak Laksa, as well as the friendliness of  Sarawakian people.

Jun’s love for Sarawak encouraged him to promote Sarawak and its food on social media and even published a limited edition Sarawak cuisine booklet on his own initiative.

 At the event, Hikaru, who had an eight-month internship at a local travel agency in Kuching, performed the sape (Bornean Boat-lute), adding to the Sarawakian ambiance at the session.

Sarawak Golf Championship July 4-7

The inaugural Sarawak Golf Championship is set to take place from July 4 to 7 at Damai Golf and Country Club, featuring over 150 of the region’s top golfers including 25 Malaysian pros.

This new international golfing event, supported by Sarawak’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, will also showcase the State tourism attractions through the match with highlights on TV and digital media to be broadcasted in China, India, Japan and Korea, and in all ASEAN countries.

According to the Asian Tour Chief Executive Officer, Josh Burack, this event is the fourth to be sanctioned in Malaysia for 2018 aside from the EurAsia Cup, the Maybank Championship and the CIMB Classic.

Rainforest Fringe Festival

6-15 July 2018

As a preclude for the Rainforest World Music Festival, the Rainforest Fringe lines up a festival mood in Kuching City on from 6 to 15 July.

The Fringe Festival features Sarawak music, art, craft, film, photography, food, and culture.

The 10-day fringe features activities like yoga, bamboo musical installations, exhibitions and evening performances like the First People Party.

For more information visit


Music from 19 Countries will be Featured at Rainforest World Music Festival

13-15 July 2018

The 21st edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival will feature 38 bands from 19 different countries.

They are from Sarawak and Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Mordovia in Russia, Comoros Islands, Brazil, Serbia, India, Isle of Skye, the United States, Chile, Spain, Indonesia, China, Guinea, Korea, Solomon Islands, Tunisia, Poland, Coted’lvoire, Mexico, Japan, France and Mali.

The bands will be performing concertsand conducting mini sessions throughout the festival.

The wellness and lifestyle sessions are back and better than ever with activities such as Tai Chi, Yoga, Line Dancing, Pilates, Wushu, Zumba, Muy Thai, Bodyjam, Sound Bath Meditation and the Tabata Challenge.

The Festival grounds, located 45 minutes from Kuching city, have expanded to include the Damai Central area, just across from Sarawak Cultural Village, where a new ‘Big Tent’ stage is set for emerging local talent.

The three-day event taking place over the weekend from July 13 to 15.

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Rainforest Roadshows across Malaysia

This year, the Rainforest World Music Festival brings the music to you with a roadshow to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, where you get to watch traditional performances, play Augmented Reality games and win tickets to the Festival.

The roadshow begins in from June 20 to 24 at the Curve in Kuala Lumpur, then later from June 25 to 26 at Suria KL.

Next stop from June 29 to July 1 is Suria Sabah Mall in KK, before ending back in Kuching at Plaza Merdeka from July 6 to 8.

At Adau will be featured at the roadshow playing a fusion of Orang Ulu and Dayak tunes with traditional instruments like the ‘Sape’ or boat lute of Borneo.


Gawai Carnival Redeems 2018

29 June – 1 July

The 13th edition of the Gawai Carnival Redeems will take place from June 29 to July 1 in Bau, located about 50 minutes from Kuching.

The Carnival showcases the rich Bidayuh cultural heritage of the Bau communities and aims to promote the region as a tourism destination.

Some of the events and attractions at the Carnival include traditional rituals, a beauty pageant, “Open House” at a longhouse, handicrafts demonstrations and food stalls as well as a Gawai Gala Dinner on May 30.

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