A month-long inaugural event ‘What About Kuching ‘ will be held from September 30 to October 30 in celebration of the art, culture and lifestyle of the Kuching people.
Among the various activities to be held are performances and open galleries which will be held throughout the month to showcase the unique and colourful heritage of Kuching and how tradition and modern living and art merge to create the Cat city.
Kicking off with the Waterfront Jazz Festival, the month continues with traditional craft events, art displays and programmes, interpretive dancing and theatre performances, martial arts, creative writing and many more.
The Sibu Marathon will be held on September 16 at the Sibu Town Square.
There are four routes of varying lengths available for participants, including a 5km, 10km, 21km and 42.195km routes.
The annual marathon takes place around the same time every year with the aim of showcasing the beauty of the ‘Swan City’, to explore the city’s outstanding cultural heritage and to experience the local hospitality.
Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF) will be held on August 29 to September 2.
First organised in 2012 by the Hornland Dance Theatre in Sibu, the Dance Festival is an annual event that portrays all forms of dances, traditional or modern, for all age groups and of all races and cultures.
For more information on the Dance Festival and to purchase tickets from the official website: http://sidfestival.com/
The Sarawak Adventure Challenge will take place on October 14 this year, with exciting multi-sport adventure activities, in the Bau region about 43km from Kuching.
The activities planned include a combination of 40+ km mountain biking, 14+ km trail running as well as a caving section.
The reward for navigating this exhilarating route that winds through old local and mining trails through jungles, streams and villages (aside from bragging rights) is a RM6,000.00 grand prize waiting at the finish line for those who come in first.
This event is organized by Draco Action Sports and is a joint venture between Borneo Adventure and Paradesa; two travel industry and outdoor sports veterans.
The event is supported by the Sarawak Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Sarawak Tourism Board, Tasik Biru (N2) and Serembu (N18) constituencies and Bau District Council. It is endorsed by Tourism Malaysia.
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.
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.
The third edition of the Semadang River Tagang Festival will take place on July 28 to 30, it offers water activities and sports, fishing competitions and Kayaking among others.
Held along the Tagang area of Sarawak Kiri River near Kampung Semadang, about 30 minutes from Kuching, this year’s festival has expanded its repertoire by adding a Miss Tagang Beauty Contest, cooking competitions, music and dance, a food bazaar, exhibitions as well as games for children.
Festival Director Robert Kenneth stated that the main attraction of the festival remains with the fishing competition on July 29, with two categories called Local Anglers and Tourists & Media, offering cash prizes amounting in RM3,000.
This Festival is jointly organised by the Sarawak Agriculture Department and Kampung Semadang Tagang System Committee.