The Miri Christmas Parade will take place on December 8 this year and is expected to bring more than 45,000 people together to witness and participate in the festive season.
Held every second Sunday of December, the parade has become a staple in the Miri calendar for both visitors and locals, watching the bright lights, creative costumes and music as the marchers make their way through the city.
This year will be the 11th edition of this event in Miri.
The Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Motorcycle Rally will take place on November 24 to December 5, a 12-day 11-night excursion for 250cc engines with some 200 riders from Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia participating .
Riders will start off in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, before riding through Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu and Kuching in Sarawak, and moving to Pontianak and Singkawang in Indonesia and ending in back Kuching.
For bookings, contact 013-3913388, 019 – 2705073 or 012 – 6866550.
The Siol International Mountain Bike Challenge (SIMBC) will take place from November 9 to 11 in Kuching.
It is also in the 7th of the nine legs in the Asia Mountain Bike Series (AMS), which is held across several Asian countries such as Japan, Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei.
The SIMBC is divided into 10 Categories; Cross Country Challenge (XCO) Men’s Elite (19 years above), XCO Women’s Elite (19 years above), UCI Men’s Junior World Series (17 and 18 years old), UCI Women’s Junior World Series (17 and 18 years old), Men’s Master A (30 years above), Men’s Master B (30 years above), Sarawak Closed, Downhill (DH) Men’s Elite (17 years above), DH Women’s Elite (17 years above) and DH Men’s Master (30 years above).
An additional challenge is the Team Relay (XCR) category where the competitors will be vying for the Mayor’s Trophy.
From November 23 to 24, the talented artistes of Sibu town will compete to identify the most talented performer around town.
Open to both Malaysians and foreigners with no age limit, this talent competition showcases an array of talent, from singing, dancing, acrobatics, pantomimes and many other performing arts both traditional and modern.
This event is organised by the Sibu Municipal Council with the intent to explore and nurture the local talent of the local Sibu community.
The Sarawak Regatta will be held from November 2-4 this year, featuring 14 boat racing categories, 24 qualifying races and 12 finals.
This annual event is a grand show of sportsmanship and strength between many different villages from around Sarawak, as they row their 30-paddle longboats furiously down the Sarawak River to compete for the coveted ‘Raja Sungai’ title, in a tradition of healthy rivalry that has been alive since the Brooke era.
The significance of regattas in Sarawak dates back to 1872, when it was first held with the intention of stopping racial wars among local tribes due to the prevalent headhunting practices; a practice that had just been outlawed by the Brookes.
James Brooke had urged the tribes to challenge each other by having boat races to prove their power and strength, leading to this annual event that has been held ever since.
The regatta now includes participants from various government agencies, private sectors and teams from neighbouring countries of Indonesia and Brunei.
The Sarawak International Dragon Boat Race, one of the most significant annual sporting events in Sarawak, will bring together representatives from twelve different countries, with 29 teams of over 900 people participating.
The Dragon Boat Race which will be held along the Sarawak River will have five categories, namely the International Open’s 20 crew, International Open’s 12 crew, International Mixed 12 crew, International Ladies 12 crew and International Master 12 crew.
The total prize money for this year amounts to RM45,500.00, while paddlers team are in it for the prestige to be crowned the “Raja Sungai”, or King of the River.
Apart from the Dragon Boat races, the Kuching waterfront itself becomes an event to behold, with local food and handicraft exhibitions and busking performances bringing the area to life.