Carpenter Street will come alive with activities, colourful processions and cultural performances on January 9th during the Hiang Tiang Siang Ti Temple Procession, which takes place every year on the fourth day of the twelfth month in the lunar calendar.
Attracting thousands of people, visitors and locals gather along the streets to witness the spectacle of talented lion and dragon dance troupes, performing their dances to the beat of the drums and gongs.
Beautifully dressed ‘maidens’, singers and dancers in colourful Chinese costumes. They will perform on beautifully decorated floats and the party goes on well into the night, truly a sight to behold in one of Kuching’s oldest streets.
On New Year’s Eve, Kuching Waterfront will be the location for the New Year Countdown for Kuching as well as the Visit Sarawak Campaign launch.
Fireworks and a beautiful display at the waterfront’s musical fountain will take place during the launch.
Officiating the spectacle will be Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Abang Haji Openg and Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
From 7 to 9 December, the 8th Sibu Big Bike Week will take over the streets of Sibu, attracting bikers from around the world.
This event would be a gathering of enthusiasts who are into high-powered motorbike as well as cars and automotive-related interests, skateboards, BMX bicycles and also paintball, with bike shows and other events being held over the weekend to wow the crowds.
For more information, contact Helen at 019 855 7171
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.
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.
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.
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.