The second edition of the Kuching Ultra Marathon is being held on March 3-4 this year with a new route and two additional categories.
The new route stretches from M Hotel in Kuching City to Petra Jaya and onwards to Damai Beach, crossing the Sarawak River using TunSalahuddin Bridge.
The categories for this year are 30km, 50km, 70km and 100km, all participants of every category receiving an event shirt and finishers medal with the addition of a finisher’s shirt for runners in the 50km and over categories.
A total of 142 runners participated in last year’s race, including some from Ireland, japan, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong and Brunei.
The Enchanting Musical Evening featuring the Yap’s family will be held on February 19th at the Old Courthouse Auditorium at in Kuching at 7:30 p.m.
The talented Yap’s sibling and their families will be holding the concert featuring Yap Ling, Yap Yen, Yap Ting, Yap Ning, Grace Lee, Yap Qin, Yap Yi and Yap Meer with special guest pianist Eugene Clifford Roland Suboh in conjunction with Chinese New Year celebrations.
The concert gives the Yap’s family a chance to collaborate together and to share with the public their love for music, and although they are all performers, this is the first time they will come together and perform a concert as one unit.
The programme offers musical repertoire for all audiences who appreciate traditional Chinese music.
The third edition of the Kuching Heritage Race will be held on January 27 with new routes, highlighting more of the city’s amazing heritage and culture.
The theme for this year event is “Culture Meets Nature,” and will include teams of two to six people ‘racing’ through Kuching to test their knowledge on the city’s history, spanning the different eras of Sarawak and Kuching’s development.
The first Kuching Heritage Race in 2016 had 42 teams and 156 participants from around the world, and raised RM20,000 to provide customized wheelchairs for handicapped children.
Christmas events including parades and Christmas tree decoration contests will be held throughout Kuching, Miri and Sibu in the month of December.
The 8th ChristmasTree Decoration Contest at the Sibu Town Square will take place from November 27 to December 31 and the Christmas trees decoration throughout the month of December in Sibu. The winner will be announced during the New Year Countdown.
The Kuching Christmas Parade will be held on December 2 at the MBKS Jubilee Grounds, which has been an annual event since 2007 and attracted over 6000 attendees last year.
The 10th edition of Miri City Christmas Parade will take place on December 9, beginning at Miri City Fan and the main streets of Miri.
A combined effort of the Miri City Council and 15 churches from in and around Miri, the parade is expected to attract 45,000 people this year.
The seventh edition of the Sibu Bike Week will take place on December 8 to 10 at the Sibu Town Square.
The three day event features activities including motorcycle and car exhibitions, Big Bike competitions, Swan City Ride, car drift and stunt bike shows as well as exhibition booths for all manner of bike and car paraphernalia.
In addition there will be entertainment such as tattoo exhibitions and competition, skateboarding competition, dance and local band performances, a “Battle of the Bands” and a Miss Sibu Bike Week contest.
The event aims to bring together big bike owners and enthusiasts as well as curious members of the community, to appreciate high powered motorcycles and the artistry behind them.
The first Borneo Youth Sape Festival is taking place on December 2 from eight in the morning till midnight at Zoo Bee’s 1Malaysia Cultural Village in Sibu.
This Festival celebrates the iconic instrument of Sarawak and the island of Borneo, the Sape or the ‘Boat lute’, with musicians sharing their traditional and contemporary music centred around the instrument.
The Sape Festival features some of Sarawak’s largest names in Sape music including jerry kamit, Alena Murang, At Adau and many more.
Tickets are priced at RM48 for adults and RM15 for children.