Rainforest World Music Festival, Kuching
The rainforest music festival is fantastic. Ethnic music from all over the world. Set on the edge of a rainforest with giant trees. We watched a flying squirrel glide over the stage.
Generaly the 2nd weekend in July, we book our flights with air asia immediately we know the date. 1 year in advance. Camp permai is a good place to stay but you can only book from 1st jan of the year in question. Holiday inn is also good if you get a family room - lots of people can stay and you can book a year in advance.
Address: Santubong, Kuching
Directions: Buses leave from downtown Kuching. Cheapest is a local bus on the way out to santubong village and then walk, 2km. coming back you need the coach ticket.
Cheaper still is to stay at camp permai or Holiday inn and walk.
An annually event organized by Sarawak Tourism Board will take place at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong every year on the Second weekend of July.
The Sarawak RWMF, which started in 1998, has earned wide international acclaim for its cultural uniqueness.It is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo.
The 3-day festival starts with daytime mini shows and workshops which include interactive sessions, ethno musical lectures, and dance workshops while, in the evening, the festival would feature shows under a canopy of trees and the night sky.
The festival site also sets up a variety of food and drink stalls, an arts and crafts area as well as a counter for festival memorabilia, Sarawak souvenirs, CDs and DVDs by the performing artists, all this contributing to a fun filled, wholesome festival experience.
Tickets are priced at RM80 (as of 2007) for a one-day Adult Pass. Children aged three to 12 years of age can purchase half-priced tickets.
Address: Sarawak Cultural Village
This 3-day event is held at the Sarawak Cultural Village annually, and is usually in July. It is a big event and the participants are musicians or indigenous musicians from all over the world. Come and enjoy the music under the starlight and surrounded by the rainforest. Just get yourself unwinded :)
Directions: Sarawak Cultural Village
If you are in Kuching for the Rainforest World Music Festival in August 2005, and would like to experience the privacy of staying in your very own cosy fully furnished home within a tropical garden only a stone's throw from the city, do contact me for more information. More information on RWMF can be found at www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com