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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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