SACOFA ADVOCATES RESPONSIBLE TOURISM VIA SMART PARTNERSHIP WITH SARAWAK’S ICONIC MUSIC FESTIVALS
KUCHING, 4th July 2022 – SACOFA Sdn Bhd (SACOFA) was honoured to be given the opportunity to support the Sarawak Government’s bold initiative in implementing Responsible Tourism, Green Activities, and hybrid events through its iconic music festivals.
With the highly anticipated Borneo Jazz Festival 2022, SACOFA provided digital connectivity via Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) broadband to the event, providing stable high-speed backhaul for live streaming facilities.
This broadband access helped to enable a smooth and enjoyable viewing experience for the online festival participants beyond Sarawak through live streaming of the event.
SACOFA, which is the leading ICT infrastructure company in Sarawak, also provided similar service at the Rainforest World Music Festival 2022 held at Sarawak Cultural Village from 17 to 19 June and was proud to be part of the iconic event.
Providing broadband internet access to communities at large is the company’s core responsibility in Sarawak.
In line with Sarawak’s digitalisation agenda, SACOFA has carried out Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities such as SACOFA4U, involving the provision of complimentary Wi-Fi service in 14 underserved public spaces such as rural schools, libraries, and houses of worship.
On top of this, SACOFA also partnered with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) in providing Digital Makerspace kits to rural schools in a programme spearheaded by the Ministry of Education Malaysia.
SACOFA is also collaborating with Unimas in providing digital training programmes for the island community of Kampung Salak in Santubong near Kuching City.
Rainforest World Music Festival 2022
The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), themed “Legendary Rainforest Celebration,” was held from 17th to 19th June 2022, taking on a hybrid format with the physical concert at Sarawak Cultural Village while viewers watched the livestream from their homes via Vimeo online streaming platform.
About 20,000 physical and virtual attendees from 41 countries were recorded throughout the three-day festival which featured performers from Malaysia, Canada, India, USA, Finland, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Madagascar, Ukraine, China, Bhutan and Seoul, among others. Festival-goers from all ages also participated in various musical and cultural-based activities at the daytime workshops, shopped for Borneo handicrafts and savour a diverse choice of traditional delicacies from the arts & food bazaars.
Borneo Jazz Festival 2022
Themed “Jazz in The Jungle”, the 17th edition of Borneo Jazz was held in a hybrid format for the first time from 24th – 26th June 2022 at Coco Cabana, Miri, with performers from countries such as Singapore, Japan, France, Switzerland, USA, Hungary and India, attracting over 3,000 festival goers from all over the world including countries from South East Asia, Oceania, Europe and more. Audiences were entertained with a spectacular mix of jazz and hip-hop, tribal vibes, world beats and electro-jazz grooves.
Throughout the festival, an array of fun and educating fringe activities was opened to the public such as Boat Lute Exhibition, Miri Sape Movement – ‘Evolution of the Sape’, Wellness Programme and Artisanal Craft Bazaar.
RWMF & BJ 2022 continues to advance Sarawak Tourism Board’s agenda on Responsible Tourism through its ecoGreenPlanet programme. Through this greening initiative, RM10 for each RM25 virtual RWMF or BJ ticket sold is donated towards the tree-planting activities that will be held after the festivals.