WATCH RWMF IN STYLE

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KUCHING, 21 June 2012 - The Sarawak Tourism Board is selling ‘Corporate Seats’ for the Rainforest World Music Festival. Seats priced at RM90 per person are now available. So if you want to enjoy the electrifying energy of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2012 but are tired of standing in the masses, then why not grab this opportunity? The Corporate Seat offers you to enjoy the whole festival evening show from an elevated platform with perfe...

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ZEE AVI CONCERT 2012 – TICKETS AVAILABLE AT VIC’S

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Kuching, 30 May 2012 – Tickets for Sarawak born international renowned singer-songwriter and guitarist Zee Avi’s homecoming concert to be held in Miri in July 2012, is now available at all Visitors Information Centres in Kuching, Sibu and Miri. The Homecoming concert in Miri will be held at the Miri Indoor Stadium on the 7 July 2012. The concert will begin at 8 pm and will also feature performances from two local bands, The Starlets and The Loze...

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4th edition Rainforest World Crafts Bazaar 2012

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Kuching, 23 May 2012 – The 4th edition of the Rainforest World Crafts Bazaar 2012 (RWCB 2012) is slated to once again feature prominently as an important fringe event to the renowned Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF 2012) now in its 15th year. “RWCB 2012 promises to be even better that in previous years with a greater variety of arts, crafts and creativity focused activities including exhibition sales.  We at Crafthub Sdn. Bhd. as the eve...

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15th EDITION OF RWMF

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Experience The Adventure Of An Exotic Music Festival In Sarawak Music from Sarawak’s traditional Sape, the boat-shaped lute that has become the symbol of the Rainforest World Music Festival, gongs of all sizes and bamboo instruments, the sitar and tabla (the influence of Hindustani music in Malaysia), dhol drums with Malaysian flavours.  All these you will hear alongside music from across the globe. Lovely ladies on fiery fiddles, balafon and ...

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Indonesian Rising Star to perform at Borneo Jazz 2012

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KUCHING, May 1, 2012 –  Virtuoso pianist Nita Aartsen has been described as the rising star of Classical and Jazz in Indonesia. She has held the post of State Pianist for 15 years and while in that capacity, she had the privilege of playing for world dignitaries including the president of the United States.  Nita, in her own indomitable style has taken from the more formal Classical genre and has turned it into feet-tapping, hip-swaying Latino mu...

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ANOTHER RECOGNITION FOR RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL (RWMF)

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Kuching, 29 March 2012 – Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) has been voted for the 3rd consecutive year in 2012, as one of the top 25 Best International Festivals by renowned world music magazine, Songlines. According to the editorial team of Songlines, “Selection of the festival is based on the broad representation of the quality and scope of music festivals around the world: from city-based events to ones in remote locations such...

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NOTICE OF CLOSURE PAINTED CAVE TRAIL , NIAH NATIONAL PARK

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Please be informed that the Painted Cave Trail is temporarily closed with immediate effect until further notice.This is due to the maintenance works of the plank walk system. The main gate at Gan Kira is also inaccessible to public. Any inconvenience is highly regretted. About Niah National Park Niah is one of Sarawak’s smaller national parks, but it is certainly one of the most important, and has some of the most unusual visitor attract...

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NEW COOL COLLECTIVE – The Netherlands Band to Perform at Borneo Jazz 2012

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KUCHING, March 6, 2012 – For three consecutive years since 2009, bands from Holland had enlivened the Borneo Jazz Festival in Miri with their Dutch flavours. Coming May 11-12, another Dutch band, the New Cool Collective, will make their debut appearance on Borneo Jazz stage. As a pioneer of Dutch jazz, the band was long regarded as the ugly duckling of the scene. Jazz purists found their ‘soul jazz latin flavours nineties vibe’ too hard and fast...

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RWMF 2012 FOOD MART AND VILLAGE MART

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Kuching,19 January 2012– Applications are now opened to vendors who are interested to take part in the Food Mart and the Village Mart for the forthcoming 15th Rainforest World Music Festival to be held from July 13 to 15, 2012 at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching. The Food Mart and Village Mart Application Forms are now available at STB Leisure & Properties Sdn Bhd at 6th Floor, Bangunan Yayasan Sarawak, Jalan Masjid, 93400 Kuching, an...

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BORNEO JAZZ 2012 LAUNCHED!

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Kuching,11 January 2012– Borneo Jazz 2012 was today launched by YB Minister of Housing & Minister of Tourism Sarawak, Datuk Amar Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg at his office at the Ministry of Tourism.  The event will be held at the Parkcity Everly Hotel, Miri from May 11 - 12, 2012. As part of Sarawak Tourism Board’s transformation and continuous improvement, the organizing of this festival is geared towards a commercial b...

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AUSTRALIAN CRUISE SHIP THIRD ARRIVAL

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Kuching, 26 January 2012– The arrival of 170 passengers at Pending Port here last Saturday morning marked the third arrival of MV ORION II cruise ship this year into Kuching. The Orion Expedition Cruise from Australia was on another round of 10 nights “Borneo-Rajahs, Riches & Rainforests” cruise which earlier sails from Singapore to Bako National Park in Sarawak with a stop in Kuching before continuing to Pontianak in Kalimantan, cruising vi...

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MS ALBATROS COMES A CRUISING FROM GERMANY

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Kuching, 8 March 2012– MS ALBATROS, a German cruise ship operated by Phoenix Reisen based in Bonn, Germany, arrived Sarawak’s shores this morning. The cruise ship is on its 21 Days “On The Trail of the European Explorer” commencing from Fremantle, on to Geraldton and Exmouth in Australia and then on to Benoa and Padang Bai in Indonesia , arriving in Kuching this morning. From Kuching the cruise will make its way to Laem Chabang in Thailand, Siha...

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