Music from 19 Countries will be Featured at Rainforest World Music Festival

13-15 July 2018

The 21st edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival will feature 38 bands from 19 different countries.

They are from Sarawak and Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Mordovia in Russia, Comoros Islands, Brazil, Serbia, India, Isle of Skye, the United States, Chile, Spain, Indonesia, China, Guinea, Korea, Solomon Islands, Tunisia, Poland, Coted’lvoire, Mexico, Japan, France and Mali.

The bands will be performing concertsand conducting mini sessions throughout the festival.

The wellness and lifestyle sessions are back and better than ever with activities such as Tai Chi, Yoga, Line Dancing, Pilates, Wushu, Zumba, Muy Thai, Bodyjam, Sound Bath Meditation and the Tabata Challenge.

The Festival grounds, located 45 minutes from Kuching city, have expanded to include the Damai Central area, just across from Sarawak Cultural Village, where a new ‘Big Tent’ stage is set for emerging local talent.

The three-day event taking place over the weekend from July 13 to 15.

For more information visit www.rwmf.net

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Gawai Carnival Redeems 2018

29 June – 1 July

The 13th edition of the Gawai Carnival Redeems will take place from June 29 to July 1 in Bau, located about 50 minutes from Kuching.

The Carnival showcases the rich Bidayuh cultural heritage of the Bau communities and aims to promote the region as a tourism destination.

Some of the events and attractions at the Carnival include traditional rituals, a beauty pageant, “Open House” at a longhouse, handicrafts demonstrations and food stalls as well as a Gawai Gala Dinner on May 30.

For more information on the event, visit Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/redeems.apar.singai.bau/

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5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5)

22-29th June

The 5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5) will be held at the Waterfront Hotel in Kuching from June 22 to 29 this year.

This event will bring together over 700 marine conservation professionals and students from many walks of life including scientists, practitioners, teachers, policy makers and journalists in the field.

The Congress aims to bring attendees together to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy.

For more information or to register for the event, visit https://conbio.org/mini-sites/imcc5/

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PESTA BABULANG

You can watch some epic water buffalo races at the Pesta Babulang at Batu Danu in Limbang, held by the Bisaya Community.

Organised by the Bisaya Association, this annual event drives tourists to the streets of Limbang to watch the races and experience the decorative water buffalo ‘float’ competitions, beauty pageants and traditional Bisaya food fiesta.

Limbang can be reached by a 30 minute flight from Miri, or a short 15 minute drive from Tedungan if you are travelling from neighbouring Brunei Darussalam.

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Irau Aco Lun Bawang

31 May to 3 June

The 31st edition of the Lun Bawang Festival, or the Irau Aco Lun Bawang, at Dataran Bandar in Lawas, a small town in Northern Sarawak.

The festival venue is reachable from Kuching by a two hour and a half flight, or from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah by a 50 minute flight.

The event takes place in conjunction with the traditional Lun Bawang rice harvest festival and brings together the largest gathering of Lun Bawang communities in Sarawak.

The community celebrates their traditional culture, music and dances, as well as handicrafts and cuisine.

Attendees can eat the local delicacies, watch the cultural dances to the tune of the nguip suling or bamboo flute and participate in traditional and modern games and activities.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/irauacolunbawang/

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MBKS Ramadan Bazaar 2018

17 May – 14 June
image010The annual Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Ramadan Bazaar will be taking place at the car park of Stutong Commercial and Stutong Community Market from May 17 to June 14.

A total of 163 stalls will be set up to sell halal food and drinks, both traditional Malay and modern food as well.

This Bazaar will be the ninth edition taking place and has proven to be a useful tool in bringing communities closer together, as the bazaar is held in a predominantly non-Muslim area and attracts the local residents.

For more information, contact the Kuching South City Council at 082-354200 or email them at [email protected]

Gawai Carnival Redeems 2018

May 25-26

Gawai celebrations take every region by storm every year, and the annual Gawai Carnival Redeems at Kampung Apar Singai, Bau is no exception.

Gawai is a local native celebration to revel in the rice harvest season.

The Carnival features traditional food, arts, crafts and cultural performances and culture through a festivities and community sports.

For more information, kindly contact REDEEMS Secretariat Tel: 082- 450 450 or visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/redeems.apar.singai.bau

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Selangau Festival

May 26 – 27

Selangau Festival takes place at Selangau in Sibu, just 74km from Sibu town on the weekend.

It features an annual Rafting Challenge on the Batang Mukah river.

With competitors weaving along a winding river and lush greenery, the Rafting Challenge has become a real crowd puller in the area.

Other water sports at the event are kayaking and radio-controlled boat racing while the “Selangau Bazaaar” takes place on the sidelines.

For more information, call 084-336077 or 084-324694

Pesta Selangau 2017, retrieved from the official website of Majlis Daerah Luar Bandar Sibu: http://www.srdc.gov.my
Pesta Selangau 2017, retrieved from the official website of Majlis Daerah Luar Bandar Sibu: http://www.srdc.gov.my

 

Bung Bratak Day

May 1

For the first time in 5 years, the Bung Bratak Day has returned.

A day full of carnival-like festivities, the local Bidayuh communities showcase their culture and traditions in the form of games, dances, food and other performances and displays.

The festivities will take place at the newly launched Bung Bratak Heritage Centre, located off the 6th mile Bau-Lundu Road, via Kampung Tembawang Sauh in Bau, approximately an hour from the city centre.

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Miri City International Deep Sea Fishing Tournament 2018

May 10 – 13

The 11th Miri City International Deep Sea fishing Tournament 2018 is taking place off the shores of Miri at the Luconia Shoals.

The event has attracted international fishermen from China, Hong Kong and Singapore over its 11 years.

The tournament is jointly organized by the Miri Anglers Club and Ministry of Tourism, Art & Culture, Youth and Sport, Maritim Malaysia, Jabatan Perikanan Laut Sarawak and Miri City Council, in conjunction with Miri May Fest.

Deadline for registration is on April 30th, after which registrations will be charged with a late fee.

For more information, call Vincent Lo at 017-8029002 or email [email protected].

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