Sibu Tower Run

March 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

The annual Sibu Tower Run takes runners through the gateway to central Sarawak, Sibu, and ends with a harrowingly steep ascent up Sarawak’s tallest tower; Wisma Sanyan.

Taking place on March 10, 2019, the race is open to runners aged 16 years and above and is limited to just 350 participants, thanks to the final leg of the race through the stairways of the tower.

The runners will be running up the 28-storey building, 126m in height and with 627 steps.

The Sibu Tower Run is one out of three runs of its kind, the other two being the Dubai Tower Run and the Kuala Lumpur Tower Run.

For more information, visit here…

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Other Events

Alta Moda Sarawak (March 7-9)
Miri May Fest 2019 (Month of May)
Miri Marathon 2019 (March 17)


Hiang Tiang Siang Ti Temple Procession

January 9, 2019

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.

Photo credit: Hiang Tiang Siang Ti Temple website
Photo credit: Hiang Tiang Siang Ti Temple website

New Year Countdown and VSC Launch

December 31, 2018 – January 1, 2019

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.

Overlooking the Darul Hana Bridge and the DUN at sunset, opposite the Kuhcing Waterfront
Overlooking the Darul Hana Bridge and the DUN at sunset, opposite the Kuhcing Waterfront

Sibu Big Bike Week

7-9 December

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

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Sibu Christmas Tree Decoration Competition

1 -31 December

The Sibu Christmas Tree Decoration Competition is back, decorating the Sibu Town Square with colourful and creative renditions of Christmas trees throughout the month of December.

The annual competition is organised by the Sibu Municipal Council, and participated by various organisations and agencies throughout Sibu.

A winner with the most creative and festive tree will be announced on New Year’s Eve.

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Miri City Christmas Parade 2018

December 8, 2018

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.

Image retrieved from Miri App
Image retrieved from Miri App

Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Motorcycle Rally 2018

November 24, 2018 – December 5, 2018

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.

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Miri Country Music Festival

November 24, 2018

Taking place at Coco Cabana in Miri, the fifth edition of the Miri Country Music Festival (MCMF) will be staged on November 24.

Featuring a line-up of local and out of Malaysia country musicians, it aims to draw in country music lovers from all walks of life to the festival.

Activities at the festival include a bazaar offering various stalls selling wide varieties of food, games and souvenir items.

Tickets are priced at RM30 for adults, with free entry for children aged 12 years old and below.

For more information, visit their website here…

Raggy, one of the performers in MCMF2018
Raggy, one of the performers in MCMF2018

Siol International Mountain Bike Challenge 2018

November 9, 2018November 11, 2018

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.

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Borneo Talent Awards

November 23, 2018November 24, 2018

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.

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