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.

Spartan Race Sarawak

October 19 – 20

KUCHING – The world’s number one obstacle racing brand, the Spartan Race, will make its first debut in Borneo on October 19 to October 20.

Organized by the Kuching Fitness Association together with MUSE Group as co-organizer, the race introduced obstacle racing at various levels including the Sprint (5km), Beast (21km), Ultra (42km) and Hurricane Heat (12 hours) categories, where beginners and professional racers will be looking forward to test themselves physically and mentally.

It is also the first time the Hurricane Heat 12 Hours category is introduced in Malaysia where participants are challenged in a non-stop 12 hours race.

Details and participation in Spartan Race Sarawak can be found at www.spartanrace.my.

Picture shows one of the participant in Spartan Race
Picture shows one of the participant in Spartan Race

Siniawan Heritage Fiesta

October 4 – October 6

KUCHING – Siniawan Heritage Fiesta will be held on October 4 to October 6, at Siniawan Old Town, Bau, near Kuching.

It celebrates the cultural heritage of the town  with  food stalls, beautiful lights, street games, folklore music and performances and is expected to wake up this  heritage town especially during the weekends.

The annual festival is organized by Bau District Office and had successfully attracted tourists and visitors since it was first held in 2016.

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

Photo shows Siniawan Heritage Town during the weekends
Photo shows Siniawan Heritage Town during the weekends

Borneo Indigenous Tribal Dance 2019

Borneo Indigenous Tribal Dance 2019, (#BITD2019) will be held at Miri Times Square from September 27 to 28.

Organised by Kumpulan Belia Bahagian Miri, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, the event will serve as a platform for all associations in Miri to nurture their respective youth to learn, practice, and preserve their cultures and to showcase it to the world.

It aims to promote Miri city through multi-cultural activities And at the same time, introduce the diverse ethnic of Miri’s through their dances performed by the local community itself.

For more information please contact Mr Petrus Lasong at +6010 772 8084.

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Sarawak Regatta & Sarawak International Dragon Boat Race

KUCHING – Two iconic water sport events will be held back to back at the Kuching Waterfront. The historical Sarawak Regatta and the popular Sarawak International Dragon Boat Festival.

A total of 47 teams from 13 countries will compete in the Sarawak International Dragon Boat Race to be held on October 26 and 27 at the Kuching Waterfront.

The race will be part of the 7th edition Sarawak Regatta-Kuching Waterfront Festival 2019 that will be hosted from October 26 to November 3.

A total of 1,387 participants featuring teams representing 13 countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Brunei, Thailand, Australia, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Myanmar, the Philippines and Hong Kong will compete in the various events.

This year’s race has attracted five new countries, including the United States, which will send a team of 65 rowers to compete in five categories for the first time.

The Sarawak Regatta will also feature 13 categories of paddling events, while other side events including the Gendang Melayu Sarawak Festival, handicraft and food sales, the Sound Of Borneo and Waterfront Idol concerts will also be held during this period.

Photo shown during Sarawak Regatta Boat Race 2018
Photo shown during Sarawak Regatta Boat Race 2018