Samarahan Bike Challenge

March 30-31

The 6th edition of the Samarahan Bike Challenge 2019 takes place on March 30-31.

This Bike Challenge is one of the biggest bicycle racing events  in Sarawak, with  categories such as the Elite or ‘The Road Warrior’, Veteran or ‘All Star’, Sarawak Close, Ladies and Juniors, and  routs  varying from four to eight kilometers.

The event consists of five main categories open for both amateur and professional cyclists and is held annually with participation from Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland and South Africa.

Image shows Samarahan Bike Challenge 2016 starting line in front of Summer Mall. Photo Credit: Borneo Post.
Image shows Samarahan Bike Challenge 2016 starting line in front of Summer Mall. Photo Credit: Borneo Post.


Other Events

Sarikei Fishing Safari (March 30)

Danu Lake Festival (April 5-7)

Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari (April 5-7)


 

Miri Marathon 2019

March 17

Miri Marathon will take place on March 17 with routes of 42, 21 and 10km distances.

The marathon is held every year with the objective of fostering a healthy lifestyle and a passion for running among the communities of Miri, young and old alike.

The Miri Marathon has been successfully held since 2017, and grows every year.

For contact or information, please visit http://mmamarathon.com/

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Kabong Kite Festival

March 8 – 10, 2019

The Kabong Kite Festival, or Pesta Layang-layang Kabong, takes place every year at Tanjung Kembang Beach with a beach-wide celebration of ‘all things kite’.

The festival aims to promote the kite heritage and culture of the local communities as well as to promote the beaches in Kabong, with colourful kites, both modern and traditional, taking flight over the village area.

Along with kite flying, the festival features local product sales such as crafts and food, sports competitions and autoshows, karaoke contests and night festivals, as well as exhibition booths and all other forms of merrymaking.

For updates on the event, visit here….

Kabong Kite Festival taking off. Photo credit: Sarawakvoice.com
Kabong Kite Festival taking off. Photo credit: Sarawakvoice.com 
Other Events
Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Motorcycle Rally 2019 (March 8- 17)

Mukah Kaul Festival 2019 (April 20 – 28)

Miri May Fest 2019 (Month of May)

Kuching Ultra Marathon

March 2 – 3, 2019

The Kuching Ultra Marathon is back for the third time for a “meowderful” adventure in the Cat City Capital of Sarawak.

The categories for the Marathon are set at 30km, 50km, 70km, and 100km, with the flag-off taking place at M-Hotel and ending in venue will be at the M-Hotel in Kuching.

Register at the website here…

Flag-off during the Kuching Ultra Marathon. Retrieved from Kuching Ultra Website.
Flag-off during the Kuching Ultra Marathon. Retrieved from Kuching Ultra Website.

 

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta 2019

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta 2019 will be held on February 28 to March 3.

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta is a dance event that gathers International dance artists from USA, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg, Kenya, Australia etc, who will organize Afro Latin dance workshops in the seaside city of Miri.

This dance event gathers international dance artists such as Salsa, Semba, Bachata, Pachanga and Kizomba, are dances that originate from communities with African and Latin backgrounds.

Part of the attraction of this genre of dance, aside from the fast-paced fun and fitness aspects, are the flexibility and diversity: These are dances that can be danced alone, as a couple, or even in a group.

This event becomes a fun attraction for locals and visitors alike who need a day to let loose and maybe learn a dance or two in the process.

Visit their Facebook page here for updates.

Kuching Heritage Race 2019

The fourth edition of the Kuching Heritage Race date has been set to February 16.

The race aims to introduce locals and visitors alike to Kuching’s rich heritage by providing a novel means to discover and understand the history of the city and its people.

More than just a fun event, the proceeds from race will be donated to deserving local charities, with proceedings from 2018 going to the House of Joy and Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti, Petra Jaya, each received a cheque for RM20,000 to assist in their work with disabled and disadvantaged persons in their communities.

Last year, 300 eager participants joined the race with the theme “Culture meets nature,” with the race route centred around the Reservoir and Museum Parks.

For more updates on the dates and application, visit the website here.


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Sibu Tower Run

March 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

The annual Sibu Tower Run takes runners through the gateway to central Sarawak, Sibu, and ends with a harrowingly steep ascent up Sarawak’s tallest tower; Wisma Sanyan.

Taking place on March 10, 2019, the race is open to runners aged 16 years and above and is limited to just 350 participants, thanks to the final leg of the race through the stairways of the tower.

The runners will be running up the 28-storey building, 126m in height and with 627 steps.

The Sibu Tower Run is one out of three runs of its kind, the other two being the Dubai Tower Run and the Kuala Lumpur Tower Run.

For more information, visit here…

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Other Events

Alta Moda Sarawak (March 7-9)
Miri May Fest 2019 (Month of May)
Miri Marathon 2019 (March 17)


Hiang Tiang Siang Ti Temple Procession

January 9, 2019

Carpenter Street will come alive with activities, colourful processions and cultural performances on January 9th during the Hiang Tiang Siang Ti Temple Procession, which takes place every year on the fourth day of the twelfth month in the lunar calendar.

Attracting thousands of people, visitors and locals gather along the streets to witness the spectacle of talented lion and dragon dance troupes, performing their dances to the beat of the drums and gongs.

Beautifully dressed ‘maidens’, singers and dancers in colourful Chinese costumes. They will perform on beautifully decorated floats and the party goes on well into the night, truly a sight to behold in one of Kuching’s oldest streets.

Photo credit: Hiang Tiang Siang Ti Temple website
Photo credit: Hiang Tiang Siang Ti Temple website

New Year Countdown and VSC Launch

December 31, 2018 – January 1, 2019

On New Year’s Eve, Kuching Waterfront will be the location for the New Year Countdown for Kuching as well as the Visit Sarawak Campaign launch.

Fireworks and a beautiful display at the waterfront’s musical fountain will take place during the launch.

Officiating the spectacle will be Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Abang Haji Openg and Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Overlooking the Darul Hana Bridge and the DUN at sunset, opposite the Kuhcing Waterfront
Overlooking the Darul Hana Bridge and the DUN at sunset, opposite the Kuhcing Waterfront

Sibu Big Bike Week

7-9 December

From 7 to 9 December, the 8th Sibu Big Bike Week will take over the streets of Sibu, attracting bikers from around the world.

This event would be a gathering of enthusiasts who are into high-powered motorbike as well as cars and automotive-related interests, skateboards, BMX bicycles and also paintball, with bike shows and other events being held over the weekend to wow the crowds.

For more information, contact Helen at 019 855 7171

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