Kuching City Celebrates Rainforest Fringe Festival

A 10-day Rainforest Fringe Festival (RFF) will be held from July 7 to 16 as a prelude to the famed Rainforest World Music which will be held in Damai for the weekend from July 14-16.

Promise to mesmerise  city visitors with a wide range of arts and  craft exhibitions, fashion and food galore, films, photography and fashion shows, it is open to locals and visitors to participate in this inaugural celebration.

For more information please go to https://sarawaktourism.com/event/rainforest-fringe/

Rainforest Fringe Festival

Join Us For The Unique Borneo Fashion Week

The inaugural Borneo Fashion Week (BFW) 2017 will be held on July 7 to 9 at the Borneo 744 building at Jalan Semangat, Kuching.

The BFW aims to promote the beauty of Sarawak and Borneo designs that inspired fashion pieces, showcasing local talented fashion designers and their unique art, as well as providing networking opportunities between local Borneo and International fashion industry designers.

Designers competing in the BFW stand to win a fashion school scholarship from Lim Kok Wing University worth more than RM100, 000.00.

“The Most Promising Designer Award 2017” will be announced on the final day by a  panel of judges comprising of  talented designers, such as Amir Luqman and Dato Raymond Von Jolly.

For more information, visit https://sarawaktourism.com/event/borneofashionweek/


Kuching To Host International Summit On Peace

Kuching is set to host a three-day International Summit on Peace from September 6 to 8 that will   bring together over 800 JCI representatives from international social and youth organisations

The joint effort between the Junior Chambers International (JCI) and Sarawak Government, the Summit will take place as a prelude to the International Day of Peace on September 21. 

It will provide a platform for young people from across the globe to join in dialogues and plans of sustainable solutions to achieve world peace.

The programme features training workshops, plenary discussions, keynote addresses by international leading speakers and tours showcasing Kuching’s cultural and religious diversity and harmony.

Detailed information on the programme and registration can be found at the event’s website at  www.peaceispossible.cc/summit.

Kuching City was chosen to be the host for this year’s Summit due to its reputation as a City of Unity, and JCI President, Dawn Hetzel said  that Kuching not only provides the perfect location but also demonstrates how a peaceful communities can co-exist.

“It will empower active citizens everywhere to begin analysing their own community needs and provide sustainable solutions that create the same united and peaceful culture.” she mentioned in an interview.


Bidayuh Baruk Museum To Be Completed This Year

Visitors in Sarawak will be able to learn more about the Bidayuh community with the completion of a Bidayuh Museum   by the end of the year.

The museum, currently under construction is located at the circular “Baruk”  building at  Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) headquarters at Ong Tiang Swee  Road.

The Association has been amassing a collection of its cultural relics and archives relevant to the Bidayuh people and will be displayed.

The Baruk is conveniently located near the DBNA main office and has a restaurant, which serves authentic traditional Bidayuh cuisine.

Meanwhile, DBNA’s President, Datu Ik Pahon Joyik called for  more exhibits from fellow Bidayuhs including photographs, documents  and any relics of  historical relevance to further enhance the and  improve the museum collections.

The soft launch of the Baruk Museum took place on July 24.

Photo credit Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA)
Photo credit Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA)