Miri City Christmas Parade 2018

December 8, 2018

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.

Image retrieved from Miri App
Image retrieved from Miri App

Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Motorcycle Rally 2018

November 24, 2018 – December 5, 2018

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.

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Miri Country Music Festival

November 24, 2018

Taking place at Coco Cabana in Miri, the fifth edition of the Miri Country Music Festival (MCMF) will be staged on November 24.

Featuring a line-up of local and out of Malaysia country musicians, it aims to draw in country music lovers from all walks of life to the festival.

Activities at the festival include a bazaar offering various stalls selling wide varieties of food, games and souvenir items.

Tickets are priced at RM30 for adults, with free entry for children aged 12 years old and below.

For more information, visit their website here…

Raggy, one of the performers in MCMF2018
Raggy, one of the performers in MCMF2018

Siol International Mountain Bike Challenge 2018

November 9, 2018November 11, 2018

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.

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Borneo Talent Awards

November 23, 2018November 24, 2018

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.

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Sarawak Regatta 2018

November 2- 4

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.

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Sarawak International Dragon Boat Race

October 26-28

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.

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Waterfront Night Live

29 September & 1-6, 12, 19-20 October

Kuching Waterfront’s nights will be coming alive weekly with the live performances during the Waterfront Night Live.

It is free entertainment for those who frequent Kuching’s waterfront and the performances will be held at the Godown Amphitheatre.

The live performances aim to expose and share the local talent with a diverse audience, as the waterfront area of Kuching is often teeming with both Kuchingites and tourists alike.

For more information on the performances, call Melissa at +6011 – 3154 5582

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Padungan Food Safari

29 September to 28 October

 For a month, Padungan Street, Kuching’s Chinatown will come alive with food rich in history and flavour in the celebration of the Padungan Food Safari.

Visitors can now follow every steps at the Food Safari guided by culinary posters displayed at the entrances of the 60 participating food outlets along the street.

Take the challenge to sample each featured dish, ranging from local delicacies like kolo mee and Sarawak laksa to international fares like Japanese, Filipino and Western cuisine.

With each featured dish tried, visitors can collect stamps on a Food Safari Passport, available at any of the participating outlets, and redeem it in return with “What About Kuching” merchandise.

This Food Safari is held in conjunction with “What About Kuching 2018”, a month-long city-wide festival that promotes the art, culture and lifestyle of Kuching’s communities.

For more information, visit https://aboutkuching.com/

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Sarawak Adventure Challege

13 October 2018

With the theme “The Sacred Mountain,” the Sarawak Adventure Challenge is back for its second edition this year.

The duathlon adventure will  showcase some of Sarawak’s most stunning rainforests, rivers and trails, now including an Individual Mountainbike (MTB) Trail and individual Trail Run categories.

This year’s route covers spans 52km in the vicinity of Kuching and beginning at Singai in Bau, some 30km from Kuching, or a 45 minute’s drive.

For more information on the Sarawak Adventure Challenge, visit http://sarawakchallenge.com/

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