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What About Kuching 2017

September 30, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Kuching. A vibrant city in the heart of Borneo that’s renowned for its culture, crafts and cuisine. This is where old world splendour meets new world charm. Where locals are proud to call home, and visitors who yearn for more cannot wait to return. Again, and again.

To celebrate this city’s abundant yet distinct charm, the local community has come together to present What About Kuching 2017, a tribute to the spirit of Kuching. This first-ever month-long festival is where the arts, culture and lifestyle of Kuching take centre stage. After all, what better way to appreciate a city than through the eyes of a local?

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September 29 (Friday)

Joy & Haiku
Joy & Haiku @ Kuching Waterfront | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Sep 29 – Oct 29 all-day Kuching Waterfront
As the old adage goes: A picture is worth three lines of a Japanese poem. Did we get that wrong? Not this time!
Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival 2017 @ Grand Margerita Hotel Main Stage @ The Waterfront Esplanade | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 11:45 pm Grand Margerita Hotel Main Stage @ The Waterfront Esplanade
What can better accompany the serene waters of the Sarawak River than a the sound of soothing jazz music?

September 30 (Saturday)

Sarawak Fine Arts Exhibition
Sarawak Fine Arts Exhibition @ Grand Margerita Hotel | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Sep 30 – Oct 15 all-day Grand Margerita Hotel
Wild About Kuching
Wild About Kuching @ Singgahsana Lodge | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Sep 30 – Oct 29 all-day Singgahsana Lodge
The grass is always greener on the other side they say. As we move into the modern ‘developed’ world, we find ourselves in an environment dominated by concrete.
CatWalk Creative Innovation Series Workshop 2/2017
CatWalk Creative Innovation Series Workshop 2/2017 @ MaGIC Sarawak, Borneo 744 | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm MaGIC Sarawak, Borneo 744
Urang Sarawak: Exhibition about Us (Guided Tour)
Urang Sarawak: Exhibition about Us (Guided Tour) @ Sarawak Museum | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Sarawak Museum
Trunk Sale 6
Trunk Sale 6 @ Emart Batu Kawa | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 10:00 pm Emart Batu Kawa
Kuching’s biggest pre-loved market aims at promoting moderate living in the city of Kuching.
Junior Art Market
Junior Art Market @ Granary Kitchen & Bar | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Granary Kitchen & Bar
Have your children plant those creative and entrepreneurial seeds of their own.
WAK Official Launch
WAK Official Launch @ Kuching Waterfront Square Tower | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm Kuching Waterfront Square Tower
WAK Official Opening.
Indie Filmmaker Night
Indie Filmmaker Night @ DBNA Hall | Malaysia
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm DBNA Hall
With lights, cameras and lots of action, the 2017 edition of Kuching’s Indie Filmmaker Night is bigger than ever!
Celebration of Local Talents
Celebration of Local Talents @ The Junk Restaurant | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Sep 30 @ 10:00 pm The Junk Restaurant
A celebration of local talents daily except for Tuesdays from 30 September to 29 October 2017!

October 1 (Sunday)

Chasing Butterflies and Other Unknowns: The Work of A.R. Wallace
Chasing Butterflies and Other Unknowns: The Work of A.R. Wallace @ The Waterfront Hotel | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm The Waterfront Hotel
British naturalist and explorer, Alfred Russel Wallace may not be as popular as his peer, Charles Darwin, but that does not stop him from being legendary in his own right.
Short Films
Short Films @ Sarawak Museum Café & Shop | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sarawak Museum Café & Shop
A compendium of short films by our very own local filmmakers on a wide range of focus areas from action, drama to animation.
Junk Art Market
Junk Art Market @ The Wayang
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm The Wayang
WAHDEH
WAHDEH @ WAK Main Stage (Steamship Building), Kuching Waterfront | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm WAK Main Stage (Steamship Building), Kuching Waterfront
Wahdeh (exclamation) – expressing astonishment, admiration, or enthusiasm. Very apt to describe all the talent at the Main Stage.
CatSound: New Media Licensing for Music Authors
CatSound: New Media Licensing for Music Authors @ Godown Stage, Kuching Waterfront | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Godown Stage, Kuching Waterfront
Celebration of Local Talents
Celebration of Local Talents @ The Junk Restaurant | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 1 @ 10:00 pm The Junk Restaurant
A celebration of local talents daily except for Tuesdays from 30 September to 29 October 2017!

October 2 (Monday)

Short Films
Short Films @ Sarawak Museum Café & Shop | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sarawak Museum Café & Shop
A compendium of short films by our very own local filmmakers on a wide range of focus areas from action, drama to animation.
SSPCA’s 55th Anniversary Dinner with Douglas Lim
SSPCA’s 55th Anniversary Dinner with Douglas Lim @ Borneo Convention Centre Kuching | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
Wine, dine and celebrate the 55 years the SSPCA has spent caring for animal welfare.
Local Creative Infrastructures for Local Creative Economy
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Godown Stage, Kuching Waterfront
Celebration of Local Talents
Celebration of Local Talents @ The Junk Restaurant | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 2 @ 10:00 pm The Junk Restaurant
A celebration of local talents daily except for Tuesdays from 30 September to 29 October 2017!

October 3 (Tuesday)

About Ramsay – Paintings on Treebark
About Ramsay – Paintings on Treebark @ Pullman Kuching Lobby Foyer | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 3 – Oct 22 all-day Pullman Kuching Lobby Foyer
Internationally celebrated local artist Ramsay Ong showcases his latest paintings on tree bark at the Pullman Kuching from the 3 till the 22 October 2017 in celebration of What About Kuching 2017.
Cardboard City Challenge
Cardboard City Challenge @ Borneo744 Block A | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm Borneo744 Block A
This year to celebrate World Architecture Day, we bring awareness to the community about energy consumption through urbanization that eventually causes climate change.
Short Films
Short Films @ Sarawak Museum Café & Shop | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sarawak Museum Café & Shop
A compendium of short films by our very own local filmmakers on a wide range of focus areas from action, drama to animation.

October 4 (Wednesday)

Short Films
Short Films @ Sarawak Museum Café & Shop | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sarawak Museum Café & Shop
A compendium of short films by our very own local filmmakers on a wide range of focus areas from action, drama to animation.
Sharing My Passion – About Kuching Series
Sharing My Passion – About Kuching Series @ The Museum Cafe & Shop | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm The Museum Cafe & Shop
Get yourself involved and engrossed in something new through talks by artists, artisans, travellers, dreamers… enthusiasts of all sorts who come by each Wednesday afternoon to share their passions.
Celebration of Local Talents
Celebration of Local Talents @ The Junk Restaurant | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 4 @ 10:00 pm The Junk Restaurant
A celebration of local talents daily except for Tuesdays from 30 September to 29 October 2017! Backstage: Mondays – Just 2 of Us Wednesdays – Souls Beat Thursdays – GC3 Sundays – Atas Pokok Wayang.

October 5 (Thursday)

Asia-Link Sketchwalk : Kuching 2017
Asia-Link Sketchwalk : Kuching 2017 @ The Granary Kitchen & Bar | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm The Granary Kitchen & Bar
Get your pencil and pad ready to explore and experience Kuching in ways only Urban Sketchers Kuching know how!
Short Films
Short Films @ Sarawak Museum Café & Shop | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sarawak Museum Café & Shop
A compendium of short films by our very own local filmmakers on a wide range of focus areas from action, drama to animation.
Move & Groove @ WAK Link Stage (Old Courthouse, between Carpenter St and India St)

Move & Groove @ WAK Link Stage (Old Courthouse, between Carpenter St and India St) | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pmPlaying tunes ranging from Jazz to Funk to Pop, get your head bobbing and toes tapping to the exciting line-up of bands ready to set the Links Stage alight. Come and move to the groove of local talents as they belt out a mix of familiar numbers as well as original tracks. Happening every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout October.

Dates: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5th – 29th Oct
Time: 6.30 – 11 PM
Venue: WAK Link Stage (Old Courthouse, between Carpenter St and India St)

Simply Acoustic @ Bishopsgate Stage

Simply Acoustic @ Bishopsgate Stage | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enjoy the soothing sounds of acoustic music resonating off Kuching’s old city walls at WAK 2017’s Bishopsgate Stage. Local talents will be strumming cover versions to original compositions in every language every Thursday, Friday & Saturday throughout the month of October.Dates: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5th – 29th Oct

Time: 8 – 11 PM
Venue: WAK Bishopsgate Stage

Celebration of Local Talents @ The Junk Restaurant

Oct 5 @ 10:00 pm

A celebration of local talents daily except for Tuesdays from 30 September to 29 October 2017!

Backstage:
Mondays – Just 2 of Us
Wednesdays – Souls Beat
Thursdays – GC3
Sundays – Atas Pokok

October 6 (Friday)

Wayang:
Fridays – Mozaik
Saturdays – D’Ordinary Band

Short Films @ Sarawak Museum Café & Shop

Short Films @ Sarawak Museum Café & Shop | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A compendium of short films by our very own local filmmakers on a wide range of focus areas from action, drama to animation. Be pleasantly surprised at the impressive standards of filmmaking right here at our doorstep. Catch these free daily screenings at a casual cafe setting. You might just bump into some of these talented individuals there.

Date: Daily 1st Oct – 8th Oct
Time: 12 – 3 PM
Venue: Sarawak Museum Café & Shop

Latin Passion @ WAK Main Stage (Steamship Building), Kuching Waterfront

Latin Passion @ WAK Main Stage (Steamship Building), Kuching Waterfront | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Kuching’s got the heat, got the spirit… now all we need is a little spicy Latino flavour to set the party just right. Get ready to groove into the toe-tapping, hip-swaying rhythm of the salsa, cha-cha-cha and bomba y plane! Watch the pros do it… or better yet: Take part in exclusive dance workshops to learn the steps, feel the rhythm and move to the music.

Baile Latino Kuching is committed to introducing Latin dance as a form of recreational activity with social benefits to the Kuching community.

Culture Vulture @ Godown, Kuching Waterfront

Culture Vulture @ Godown, Kuching Waterfront | Kuching | Sarawak | Malaysia
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Having been home to the iconic Rainforest World Music Festival, Kuching and its people have grown a fondness for World Music. It’s only natural that the Godown Stage at the Kuching Waterfront cater to the tastes of locals and those who have been travelling from abroad the past 20 years for this. Culture Vulture goes live each Thursday, Friday & Saturday in October and will showcase some of the best world music, ranging from traditional to contemporary and performed by star names.

Dates: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5th – 29th Oct (except 14 October)
Time: 6.30 – 11 PM
Venue: Godown, Kuching Waterfront

Details

Start:
September 30, 2017
End:
October 29, 2017
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Venue

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