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Sarawak Tourism Board promotes Borneo’s most awaited festivals

 KUCHING, 9th June 2022 – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is to organize another ticket sales blitz at Plaza Merdeka and Saradise Feast, offering exclusive ticket deals to fans of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) and the Borneo Jazz (BJ) festival.

The sales promo will take place in Saradise Feast’s entrance area from 10th to 12th June 2022 and in Plaza Merdeka from 11th – 12th June. Both sales promotions will commence from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Domestic travel agencies and tour operators from Sarawak will be on ground in the promotion of both the festival.

The Rainforest World Music Festival, themed “Legendary Rainforest Celebration,” will be held from 17th to 19th June 2022, taking on a hybrid format this year with the physical concert at Sarawak Cultural Village while viewers can also livestream it from their homes via an online viewing platform. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

RWMF will feature a host of international performers from Canada, India, USA, Finland, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Madagascar, Ukraine, China, Bhutan and Seoul, among others while showcasing a string of Malaysia’s own talents such as Alena Murang, At Adau from Sarawak, Bamboo Woods from Sabah and many more.

The festival is back with its familiar format of daytime workshops and evening concerts with an array of activities planned throughout the festival.  Festival-goers can enjoy the arts and craft fair featuring the best of Borneo handicrafts among others, or savour a diverse choice of traditional delicacies from the food bazaar.

The daytime musical workshops will bring together diverse musicians from many disciplines, drawing together these talents under unifying themes to showcase, jam and create unique music in the setting of the Sarawak Cultural Village. Among the activities to look out for are the Sape Gathering’ that will bring together anyone who can strum a sape in Sarawak and a kiddie’s workshop to bring on the next generation where they can play with instruments, create art and enjoy the festival ground to their hearts’ contents.

Festival-goers can choose from the different ticket categories at pre-sale prices – Adult 1-Day Pass (RM165), Adult 3-Day Pass (RM405), Child 1-Day Pass (RM85), Child 3-Day Pass (RM195) and 1-Day Family Package Pass- 2 Adult and 2 Children (RM440).  The virtual tickets are priced at RM25 per one-hour block.

Meanwhile, themed “Jazz in The Jungle”, the 17th edition of Borneo Jazz will be held from 24 to 26 June 2022 in Coco Cabana, Miri in a hybrid format for the first time to reach out to the greater jazz-loving community worldwide. Performers from a host of countries namely Singapore, Japan, France, Switzerland, USA, and Hungary, not to mention the best names in Malaysian jazz will be showcasing their talent in Jazz music. For more information on the festival or to purchase the ticket, visit

For the public category, 1-Day Pass is priced at RM128 per ticket, 2-Day Pass is RM228 per ticket and 3-Day Pass is RM338 per ticket. As for students and senior citizens, 1-Day Pass is priced at RM88 per ticket, 2-Day Pass is RM128 per ticket and 3-Day Pass is RM188 per ticket. For virtual viewing, tickets are priced at RM25 per one-hour block.

Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier under Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), has been named the official airline partner, with Karuna as the official ticketing partner of the Rainforest World Music Festival and Borneo Jazz festival 2022.

The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) & Borneo Jazz (BJ) 2022 continues to advance Sarawak Tourism Board’s agenda on Responsible Tourism through its ecoGreenPlanet programme.  Through this greening initiative, members of the public will also be able to contribute to the programme where RM10 for each RM25 virtual RWMF or BJ ticket sold will be donated towards the tree-planting activities that will be held after the festivals.

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