Borneo Highland Padawan Nature Challenge


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


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



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

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

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 .

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.


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

Asian Bird Fair

KUCHING – The 10th edition of Asian Bird Fair will be held at Kuching Waterfront from September 27 to October 1.

This is Malaysia’s second hosting of the gathering of birders and service providers from around the world and the first time for Sarawak to play host to this international event.

Among the countries expected to send representation include Cambodia, Australia, Kenya, Mongolia, Nepal, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Solomon Islands, Spain, United States of America, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Uganda and Argentina.

Eco-tourism and Conservation Society Malaysia and Sarawak Bird Club will co-host the event offering 70 booths to showcase their projects and initiatives from various participating countries.   

Activities including International Eco Forum, schools’ programme throughout Kuching, children programme such as colouring contest and public talks will also be held.

The event is in collaboration among different stakeholders the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Sarawak, Sarawak Tourism Board, Sarawak Convention Bureau, Wild Bird Club Malaysia, Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Malaysia and the Sarawak Bird Club.

For more information:—September-30-2019


Borneo International Kite Festival

Bintulu – The 15th edition of Borneo International Kite Festival (BIKF) will be held at Old Airport Runway, Bintulu, starting from September 25 until 29, with local and international amateur and professional kiters showing their respective uniqueness and vibrant arts and culture to be depicted in their kite design motives.

The five-day event will include kite making workshops, design and demonstrations and cultural performances

The highlights of this year’s BKIF   is the attempt to create and break the Malaysia Book of Record of the “longest arch kite tunnel”.

BKIF  will also organize the Asia Pacific Sportkite championship  which  is opened to all kiters from all countries and also the performance of “Stunt-Kite” by Air-Rex Japan former winner of 2008 World Sport Kite Championship at France.

A total of 81 kiters from 27 countries, that is, Singapore, Japan, China, France, Poland, Indonesia, England, Belgium, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America, Canada, Columbia, Estonia, Germany, India, Italy, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Sweden, Taiwan, Vietnam, Russia and Switzerland will be present.

Borneo International Kite Festival is hosted by Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) and supported by Sarawak State Government.

For more information, can log on to or contact Mr Muammar Quaddafi Bin Abdul Razak at 086 332 011 ext 443.


Tidal Bore Festival (Pesta Benak) 2019

SRI AMAN – Sarawak’s iconic event, the Pesta Benak or Tidal Bore festival, will be  held on September 27 – 29 in Bandar Sri Aman.

Centered around the natural phenomenon where water rushes up the Batang Lupar River causing waves as high as three meters and this phenomenon attracts local and international surfers.

The three-day event features longboat paddling competitions and also showcases talents such as singing, water sports and also food and trade fairs with nightly entertainment.