The Lantern and Food Festival will take place on October 3 to 26, in homage to the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Sibu.
The Festival will feature a month of colourful lantern displays throughout the Town Square every night from 6:30pm to 11:30pm.
The Festival also includes a One Malaysia Food Fair features traditional local delicacies from the different races of Malaysia.
As the event aims to increase tourist arrivals to Sibu in conjunction with Visit Sibu Year 2017, it also aims to promote Chinese cultural appreciation.
The festival will also feature a lantern making contest, which includes prizes ranging from RM500 to RM5000 depending on skill, workmanship and intricacy of the lantern.
The event is organised by the Sibu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) and is supported by the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC).
For more information, please contact Mdm Ling of SCCCI: 016-8554033 or visit the Visit Sibu Year website at www.travelsibu.com