Sibu Bike Week 2019

SIBU – The 9th edition of Sibu Bike Week will be held on December 6 to 8, 2019 at Dataran Tun Tuanku Bujang Phase 2, Sibu.

Organised by Razz Chopper Motor Club, this event will witness the gathering of bike enthusiasts who are into high-powered machines as well as cars and also skateboards and BMX bicycles.

For more information, visit Razz Chopper Motor Club Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Razz-Chopper-Msia-162072140612756/.

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21st Asia Masters Athletics Championship

KUCHING – Sarawak is honoured to host the 21st Asia Masters Athletics Championship which will be held on December 2 to 6 at Stadium Sarawak, Petra Jaya Kuching.

This event is expected to bring more than 3,500 veteran athletes from over 40 countries from outside Asia competing in five categories open for men and women.

Organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Sarawak, this event showcases the efforts taken by the various organisations to give gratitude and appreciation towards veterans who may not be able to be as active before, but they still have that spirit of sportsmanship.

For more information and details on participations, visit http://www.amackuching2019.com/.

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8th MIRI INTERNATIONAL DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

NOVEMBER 24, 2019

MIRI – The 8th Miri International Dance Championship will be held on November 24 at the Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club, Miri.

Hosted by Broadway Dance Studio, this event will showcase unique talents and creativity from dancers from all over the world.

The event is expected to be judged by professionals from the World Dance Council of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Germany, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia.   

Various dance genres will be staged including waltz, tango, slow foxtrot, Viennese waltz, Latin American dances such as cha-cha, jive, samba, rumba and double paso.

For more information and details, visit the Miri International Dance Championship official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Miridancechampionship/ or contact 6085-421 886.

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2nd BIMP-EAGA BUDAYAW FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CULTURE

NOVEMBER 19 TO 23, 2019

KUCHING – The 2nd edition of Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asian Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Budayaw Festival of Arts and Culture will be held on November 19 to 23 in the city.

Aimed to strengthen the bonds within the regional member countries through cultural exchange, this event will showcase the different celebrations, arts and culture from multi-cultural population of the four-member countries of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

The five-day event will feature colloquium, musical performances, photo exhibitions, lectures, tourism expo, fashion shows, food and crafts display, outdoor concerts and traditional games from every regional member countries.

To intensify the festive spirit, special tour packages are also set to awe visiting guests and tourists.

For more information and details, visit the Budayaw Official Website at https://budayaw.com/

Photo shows one of the weavers from BIMP region with her weaving at  Budayaw Festival 2017.
Photo shows one of the weavers from BIMP region with her weaving at Budayaw Festival 2017.

 

Rainforest World Puppet Carnival 2019

KUCHING – The 3rd edition of the Rainforest World Puppet Carnival 2019 will be held on November 11 to 16 at the Auditorium, Old Courthouse, Kuching.

These six days event will showcase unique talents and performances by over 56 puppeteers from 17 countries including Korea, Albania, Brazil, Philippines, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Peru, India, Turkey, China, Romania, Australia, Vietnam, Russia, Argentina, Mexico and Malaysia.

Other than performances, there will also be a puppetry workshop where visitors are welcome to participate and learn more about puppetry conducted by international puppeteers.

The event is a joined collaboration between World Arts Convention together with Society for Arts and Handicraft Sarawak (SAHSA).

For more information, visit the World Puppet Carnival official Website at www.WorldPuppetCarnival.com.

Photo shows Frankie Malachi from Singapore performing during Rainforest World Puppet Carnival 2015 at The Spring, Kuching
Photo shows Frankie Malachi from Singapore performing during Rainforest World Puppet Carnival 2015 at The Spring, Kuching

Miri Country Music Fest

MIRI – The 6th edition of Miri Country Music Fest is back on November 22 to 23 at the Coco Cabana, Miri.

Organized by Place Borneo Sdn Bhd, the event will showcase various lineups of local and international country musicians such as Johnny Cash Experience from Germany, Dolly Parton Tribute Act – Diamond Dolly from United Kingdom, Fields from Australia, Casual Ceilidh Band from Europe and Brunei, Joe Ferdinands F&F from Singapore, Os Pombos from Malaysia as well as Lost Soulz, Frankie and His Music Machine, Midnite Busker from Miri, Sarawak.

Other than country music performances, there will also be a lot of food and games as well as souvenirs up for grab.

For more information on shows and entrance tickets, visit the Miri Country Music Fest webpage at https://miricountrymusic.com/.

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Samarahan Food Festival

NOVEMBER 1 – 11

KOTA SAMARAHAN – The Samarahan Food Festival will be held from November 1 to 11, and will be held at the Summer Shopping Mall in Kota Samarahan.

Organised by the Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS), the festival is back with more exciting traditional cuisines reflecting the various ethnic groups in Sarawak as well as from our neighbouring countries including Indonesia and Thailand.

Besides featuring food, the festival will also showcase various performances by local singers, dancers and cultural troupes, with games, beauty pageants and cooking contests.

For more information and updates, visit the Summer Shopping Mall Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/summershoppingmall/.

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Borneo Highland Padawan Nature Challenge

OCTOBER 20

KUCHING – The Borneo Highland Padawan Nature Challenge will be held on October 20, 2019 at Borneo Highland Resort, Padawan near the city.

This challenge is particularly for nature lovers, thrill seekers and adventurous individuals, who seek not only to enjoy the beauty of Padawan’s mountain range but also be able to enjoy amazing sceneries towards the Kalimantan, Indonesia’s viewpoint.

Organized by Padawan Municipal Council, this challenge is targeting 300 participants both locally and internationally to compete in the various categories including the 6 km Aman Bridge Fun Run, 10 km Simangas Waterfall Run, 16 km Bung Penrissen Hill Challenge and the 22 km Kalimantan Viewpoint Trail Road.

Details and participation in the Borneo Highland Padawan Nature Challenge can be found at https://gritevent.com/padawan/.

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Bintangor Citrus Festival 2019

OCTOBER 19 – 27

SIBUThe Bintangor Citrus Festival 2019 will be held from October 19 to 27, in Sibu and will showcase various fruit produce that the district has to offer.

Activities including cooking competition with citrus as its main ingredient, cultural performances, traditional and modern sports competition, beauty pageants, strongmen competition, boat races, poster drawing competition and fishing will also be held.

For more information, contact the Meradong District Office at 6084-693 245.

Photo shows the racing boat prepared for the festival
Photo shows the racing boat prepared for the festival

SINIAWAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

OCTOBER 4 – 5

KUCHING – The 4th edition of Siniawan Country Music Festival will be held on October 4 – 5 at Siniawan Old Town, Bau, near Kuching

This year’s theme “Take me home to Siniawan Country Music Festival 2019” will witness the gathering of country music lovers from all over Malaysia in a  cowboy style setting.

There will be eleven country musical groups performing in the two-day event, representing  Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Pulau Pinang, Indonesia, Singapore as well as Miri, Betong and Kuching.

For more information, visit Siniawan Country Music Festival 2019 Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scmfest19/.

Photo shows one of the performances at Siniawan Country Music Festival last year.
Photo shows one of the performances at Siniawan Country Music Festival last year.