Taking place from the 6th of July until the 15th of July 2018, Rainforest Fringe Festival will bring the very best of Sarawak’s music, art, craft, film, photography, food, and culture.
Much more than an adventure destination, experience another side of Sarawak through its history, nature, and culture. The 10-day spectacle will be filled with spellbinding sights, superb sounds, and tantalising tastes of Sarawak in the heart of Kuching.
“I’m torn between telling people how wonderful Kuching is and keeping it a precious secret -it’s such an underrated gem.”
– Mayo Martin, Channel News Asia, Singapore
We hope you enjoyed Rainforest Fringe Festival! A 10-day festival every July in Kuching, Sarawak, this year we featured the opening event Sarawak: The Indigenous Showcase, the electrifying First People Party, the Bamboo That Binds & Wood programme, Yoga in the Wild, various art and photography exhibitions, The Market, film screenings, and more.
“The Rainforest Fringe Festival is all about Sarawak and is for everyone. It will be an exciting time for all to come together and be immersed in art, nature, history, tradition, culture and fun.” - Joe Sidek, RFF Director
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National Geographic Society Fellow Chris Rainier exhibits Tattoos, a photography collection focusing on world tribal tattoos, showcasing how human skin can become “a map of culture and myth, a sacred geography of the soul”.
An installation of large, surreal woven fruits, created by several indigenous female weaving communities working with the leading luminaries of Sarawak design.
The best of Sarawakian artisanal products: wood and bamboo designs and crafts, antiques, exotic plants, books, fashion, food, and more.
Introducing Sarawak as the intact and untouched space for a clear mind. Join a small group of festivalgoers and enjoy a three-day bodily and spiritual retreat amidst the lush forest brought to you by Under Armour.
The striking public installation of a giant bamboo musical instrument, with Wendy Teo collaborating with Indonesian experimental music band Karinding Attack to create a site specific music sphere.
A spectacle, a trip, a celestial passage – plunging back to the roots of nature. Rainforest Fringe Festival presents the preview of Sarawak: An Indigenous Journey.
Dennis Lau presents Borneo People: A Photographic Journey, a rare exhibition of Sarawak’s native people, photographed by a man granted an unusual insight into the indigenous communities.
Forgotten Beauty is an exhibition of stunning, intricate portraits of Sarawakian tribal elders. The paintings draw attention to specific, unique adornments symbolic to the elders’ tribes, including tattoos, stretched earlobes, and styles of dress.
Celebrating the “orang asal” with an atmospheric evening of performances, featuring the exhilarating Electric Fields alongside Sarawak’s own (and RFF2017 favourites) At Adau and Pete Kallang.
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