What’s on Kuching

Sarawak River Cruise

April 1, 2015
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Sarawak River Cruise

A cruise on the Sarawak River provides the unique insight of the riverine of the life of Kuching. You will pass “tambangs,” small house like boats used for ferrying locals across the river from the Malay Kampong built on stilts and also the fishing village. You will also have a full view of Astana, former residence of the Rajah Brooke and now the Governor’s residence. Fort Margherita, built during the reign of Rajah Charles Brooke is now a Police Museum is also on the visit list. We will cruise by the Satok Bridge before returning to Kuching City. Never miss the Parliament House. This stunning building which stood majestic on the banks of the muddy Sarawak River in downtown Kuching will never miss your sight. It’s the new parliament building, as grand as a palace and something unlike anything you’d see in the world because this unique building resemble the Melanau tribe hat. This building is really grand, tall and soars toward the sky. Continue cruising along the Malay village with their daily chores and towards the Sarawak Bureau Convention Center. The constant changing of this living scenery gives you the best picture of the history and lifestyles in Kuching. The Sarawak River is the best way to view the city. The river cruises and the tambang give you an unobstructed view of the city and its surroundings that is impossible to experience from dry land.” Sungai Sarawak serves as the main highway for many dwellers whose live in the coastal villages outside Kuching. Transfer back to your hotel.

Things You Should Know:
Wear comfortable walking shoes & light clothing. Sarawak being in the tropics, it is advisable to dress light. Bring Camera for those unforgettable moments.

View from the ship.

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World Harvest Festival

March 31, 2015
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World Harvest Festival 2015

The main highlight of the World Harvest Festival (WHF) is the theme play which had received rave reviews from the media in the past. The WHF theme play utilises the lake, ethnic houses and trees as natural props which can only be produced in the Sarawak Cultural Village. Each year the play takes on a different ethnic theme. In 2014, it was based on a Bidayuh legend.

Along with sampling of traditional food and crafts of the ethnic communities of Sarawak, there will also be a series of joint workshops by the local and invited cultural troupes.The ethnic beauty pageant lends colour and vibrancy to the event whereas brawn comes in the form of the Ironman World Harvest Festival competition.

The World Harvest Festival (WHF) is an ethnic festival that is one of the highlights of the Gawai Dayak celebration, the largest in Sarawak in terms of the community involved. WHF provides the opportunity for the non-Dayaks to understand the cultures, traditions and aspirations of the Dayak community. This will be the 11th year in the running.

Date: May 1, 2015May 3, 2015

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Interbike Hash

March 28, 2015
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Interbike Hash 2015

You like bicycle? You shouldn’t miss this!

The Inter Bike Hash 3 (IBH3) will be a 3 day event held 10 – 12 July, 2015. The programme activities will commence on Friday afternoon, continue with a mass mountain bike ride on the Saturday and end with a city ride on Sunday morning. The main ride event will be held in the vicinity of Bau and will include trails covering 12 – 28 km each. 250 to 300 international participants are anticipated to join some 100 local bike hashers.

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AIFFA 2015

March 26, 2015
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Premier film festival

The ASEAN International Film Festival And Awards (AIFFA) is a premier film festival, which made its debut in 2013. Held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, the biennial film festival celebrates the best of films around the ASEAN region. AIFFA 2013 saw more than 200 international personalities including Hollywood and Bollywood producers and directors, ASEAN film stars and those involved in the industry making a beeline to Kuching to ignite the ASEAN film spirit.

More than 300 media exposures throughout AIFFA 2013, valued at more than USD20 million, made its presence felt among the ASEAN public. Come 9 April 2015, a buzz of movie magic will be showcased in Kuching at the AIFFA 2015.  It begins with the Tribal Welcome Nite, the unique ‘Movies In The Rainforest’ (a 12 hour movie marathon screened at the Sarawak Cultural Village), an enterprising ASEAN Film Mart for Business to Business networking and seminars for those who want to know more about the latest in film technology. It is also a great opportunity to network among the film fraternity.

The three day event culminates in the glamorous Gala Nite finale where international filmmakers gather to witness the best of the best film productions in the region. The films are judged by an ASEAN Jury and twelve categories of awards are presented. The spectacular show ends with the Spirit of ASEAN Award…a film that portrays the best of ASEAN people, culture and lifestyle. Another interesting award is the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an ASEAN film personality who has broken the international barrier.

You also can visit AIFFA 2015 website.

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Sarawak Regatta

March 25, 2015
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Popular event in Kuching

Sarawak Regatta is a popular event in Kuching featuring a race between tradition longboats. These longboats are decorated with colourful designs and are of differing lengths, with some having up to 30 paddlers and others with just a few. The practice dates back to the 1800s and was intended to put as end to the warring of the local tribes.

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Date:01 September 2015 – 30 September 2015

Venue:Tebingan Kuching, Sarawak

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