World Harvest Festival

27-29 April

The World Harvest Festival will be held at the Sarawak Cultural Village, a 45 minute drivefrom Kuching city centre, in celebration of Gawai.

For the three days of the festival, the Sarawak Ethnic Kitchen Culinary Challenge with chefs cooking traditional Dayak and other ethnic food, the Tribal Ironman Challenge and Craft World Bazaar selling local crafts will take place.

On the first night on April 27 is the finals for the Miss Cultural harvest Beauty Festival.

The musical drama, a major attraction of the Festival, takes place on the second night and is titled “Rentap – The Untold Story” Legendary Iban warrior accompanied by the Gawai Concert with the “War of the Rhythm”.

The Sape World Concert takes place on the third night, featuring Sape artists from around Sarawak in a celebration of the iconic traditional instrument that put Sarawak on the map.

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Pesta Kaul Mukah

21 -28 April

Pesta Kaul is a traditional cultural celebration of the coastal Melanau community in Mukah, in the central region of Sarawak.

Originally celebrated as a religious ceremony to appease the spirits of the sea, land, forest and farms, the Pesta Kaul is rooted in the old animistic beliefs of the Melanau and their traditions in giving thanks and praying for bountiful years in the wake of monsoon seasons.

While most Melanau no longer practice the old religion, the old rituals of purification and offering are still performed as a cultural spectacle to keep the colourful traditions alive.

The Pesta Kaul offers attractions like the “Tibow” or giant swing, a display of traditional games, clothes, dance, music and most importantly, an abundance of traditional food to be shared together.



Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari

The 23rd edition of the Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari will be held on April 6 – 8, where competitors get to challenge themselves and each other through meandering natural rivers on Bamboo rafts and paddle boats.

This year, the first leg will begin at Rumah Naga Sulok at Nanga Merating along the Bena river on April 7, while the second leg will begin at Rumah Bengau Andah at Lepoh Sut along the Baleh River to the Kapit Express Passenger Terminal.

The categories for this year include a Men’s Open, Men’s Closed, Freestyle, Women’s Closed and Paddle Boat with an additional prize to be won for the Best Decorated Raft.

‘Pesta Kapit’ will also be held at this time as a side event with powerboat races, traditional games, exhibitions and local handicraft booths.

For more information on the event, contact 084-796230 or 084-796445, or going to


Miri Marathon 2018

The Miri Marathon will take place on March 18 at Stadium Miri.

The full marathon will span 42km through Miri city with the half marathon at 21km.

In addition to the traditional marathon, there will be a 10km speed-run and a 5km fun run, for those who want a faster or more leisurely experience during the race.

The Miri Marathon hopes to promote a running lifestyle and to instil a health consciousness in the community, while also discovering hidden potential among the Miri youth in running sports.

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Bintulu Mountain Bike Challenge

The Bintulu Mountain Bike Challenge takes place on March 4that the MTB Track in Tanjung Batu, Bintulu.

The Bike Challenge promotes Bintulu as a tourist destination in the MTB scene, while building Sarawak’s image as a sports and adventure destination throughout neighbouring countries and regions.

This event also aims to produce potential local cycling champions in the future who can experience competing on an international level.

The MTB Challenge has five categories which are Elite, Master 40 and above, Ladies, Junior 19 and below and the Bintulu Closed.

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Kuching Ultra Marathon 2018

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.

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Enchanting Musical Evening (新春音乐会) – Featuring Yap Family

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.

For more information call or Whatsapp +60168200355+60105426718 or +60178830797.

Enchanting Musical Evening Poster

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta

The second edition of the Miri AfroLatin Fiesta, organised by La Danza Fitness & Dance Studio Miri, will be held at the Meritz Hotel on March 2.

The event bring artists and participants together in Afro Latin dance workshops in an effort to introduce a new fitness attraction to the Miri community and visitors. 

This year’s dance artists are coming from around the world including Spain, USA, Sweden, Norway, Kenya, Canada, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Russia and many more.

Miri is a prime location for international events like this as the ‘Gateway to Northern Sarawak’.

Miri AfroLatin Fiesta is one of the events listed in the Visit Miri Year 2018 calendar of events.


Kuching Heritage Race 2018

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.

Image shows participants in Kuching Heritage Race 2017
Image shows participants in Kuching Heritage Race 2017

Grit & Grace: The Grandeur of Monochrome Malaysia

 The Grit & Grace: The Grandeur of Monochrome Malaysia photo project is currently being held at the Old Courthouse in Kuching on January 6 to 21, from 10am to 10pm.

The photo project by photojournalist SC Shekarwith its 330-page photobook compilation showcases the beauty of Malaysian landscapes and cultures of the people, all in black and white.

The exhibition partnering with Grab offers discounted rides to the exhibition, with a promo code GRITGRACEKCH offering an RM8.00 discount.

The Grit & Grace project is supported by KhazanahNasional under the ‘Negara Kita’ campaign.

For more information on the photo project and exhibition, visit