This Year’s International Bornean Frog Race 2019 will take place from 27 to 28 April at the Sarawak Islamic Information Centre in Kuching.
The frog race is an annual event, aimed at promoting awareness and fostering an interest in amphibian conservation
It also promotes education in conservation, engaging participants in fun activities and workshops for participants.
The programmes targeted specifically for children with talks on amphibian biology, photo exhibitions, with the finale of a frog-spotting race at participating outlets in a designated mall, where participants try to spot the most number of hidden images of local frog species.
The event draws public attention to the frogs of Borneo, and children for programmes on nature conservation. It includes talks on amphibian biology and conservation, exhibition of frog photographs, and the finale will be a frog-spotting race at participating outlets in a designated mall, where participants try to spot the most number of frog species, represented by hidden images.
The Sarawak Harvest Folklore Festival takes place during the traditional “Gawai Dayak” or the harvest festival celebrations in Kuching, on April 26 to 28.
The Festival will include traditional food and craft sales as well as workshops with cultural performance throughout the day, with the highlight being a musical drama based on folklore of one of the many Dayak and Orang Ulu communities in Sarawak.
This year, the performance will be based on the Orang Ulu legend, “Dang Bunsu”.
The event will also include the grand finale of “Miss Cultural Harvest Festival”, a Sape World Concert; Tribal Ironman Challenge; Sarawak Ethnic Kitchen Culinary Challenge, Gawai Concert and many more.
For more information, visit the event website here….
The first Coffee Symposium in Borneo will take place from 6 to 7 April,, at the Old Court House in Kuching.
The symposium is organised by Earthlings Coffee Workshop and will bring together a line-up of coffee experts from around the world, from coffee scientists to farmers and estate owners in the industry.
Among the speakers and presenters are Dr. Steffen Schwarz, a veteran of the European Coffee industry, Jacob Mammen who is a 3rd generation planter of the Estates owned by the Mammen family as well as Andres Quantanilla who is a fourth-generation coffee farmer from El Salvador, and many more.
Borneo is in the centre region of the coffee belt where temperatures are best suited for coffee cultivation, and the island has some of the most exotic coffees, including a rare species of Liberica which has a very fruity flavour.
The event organisers are hosting this symposium as part of a movement to push for awareness on Sarawak and Borneo’s potential in the coffee industry, while providing a platform for coffee professionals to exchange information, experiences and ideas, helping local industry players find their place in the bigger picture of coffee.
For more information visit the Earthlings Coffee Workshop website here…
The Pesta Tasik Danu is an annual event and first started in 2018, aims to promote the beauty of the lake as well as to enhance the economy of the local community.
Among the activities that will be held at the festival are water-based event such as kayaking, tug of war, duck catching, food fair, exhibitions, Lake Danu Beauty Pageant as well as ‘Pentas Rakyat’ or ‘People’s Stage’.
Serian is about 1 hour 15 minutes from Kuching City.
The 6th edition of the Samarahan Bike Challenge 2019 takes place on March 30-31.
This Bike Challenge is one of the biggest bicycle racing events in Sarawak, with categories such as the Elite or ‘The Road Warrior’, Veteran or ‘All Star’, Sarawak Close, Ladies and Juniors, and routs varying from four to eight kilometers.
The event consists of five main categories open for both amateur and professional cyclists and is held annually with participation from Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland and South Africa.
The Kabong Kite Festival, or Pesta Layang-layang Kabong, takes place every year at Tanjung Kembang Beach with a beach-wide celebration of ‘all things kite’.
The festival aims to promote the kite heritage and culture of the local communities as well as to promote the beaches in Kabong, with colourful kites, both modern and traditional, taking flight over the village area.
Along with kite flying, the festival features local product sales such as crafts and food, sports competitions and autoshows, karaoke contests and night festivals, as well as exhibition booths and all other forms of merrymaking.