“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
-Akanksha Raja, Arts Equator , Singapore
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Come check out and chill with the entertainment and cash bar NWHR. Merging the best of both worlds, NWHR is back in the black box with its very own hybrid bar.
Yes, it's coming! Collectors Plant market on the weekend of 6 & 7 July at Borneo 744's The market.
Featuring tastes and ingredients collated from Borneo nature, this Dining Club event and Exhibition take you to one of the most primal of the senses - Taste.
Featuring UK-born Iranian Ghaffar Pourazar, the first foreigner to play the role of Monkey King in the famous Beijing Opera; award-winning Thai choreographer Jitti Chompee; Korean-based Penang dancer/choreographer Liu Yong Sean, dancer Lim Pei Ern from Sabah, international and locally cast dancers.
Taiwan-based electronic APRIL RED embodies a harmonious fusion between music from the East and West by blending a variety of electronic styles with traditional Chinese and indigenous sounds.
The book entitled Borneo Laboratory, will be launched at the festival on 5th July. A mini exhibition follows for public viewing.
An experiential exhibition - Get whisked off on a journey to discover the history of the Bornean rainforests and learn of all of its benefits, through scents.
Combining art and science, Tab Creative presents a pair of kinetic light installations. An RFF2019 commission.
A clever combination of puppetry, live music, comedy, and heart-warming themes, resulting in a funny and engaging show for the whole family.
The first museum exhibition to focus on the history of Kuching as a ‘community of communities’, this exhibition will lead visitors on a journey through the historical and social development of a very special community, here in the capital of Sarawak.
Fifty loose-hanging, hundred-year old cotton strips with striking acrylic colours, using stencilled cut-outs made of jungle motifs. This is the exhibition by Marie Dargent
PechaKucha SPARK inspires to bring together creative, passionate young people (Age 20 and below) to network, meet and show their work in public.
Come and enjoy the stirring, groundbreaking musical cross-country collaboration between Adrian Jo Milang and musicians from Australia.
Restaging of the widely-acclaimed original musical theater by St Joseph's Private School.
This is a series of workshops suitable for children conducted by Fun Art Club. Secure a seat for your kid.
A talk/discussion on the subject of genetic histories and links of indigenous cultures in the region. The highlight panel of speakers include: Dr Jean Trejaut from Mackey Memorial Hospital Taipei, Dr Maude Phipps from Monash University, Dr Poline Bala from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Mr Timothy Jinam who is a native Bidayuh from Bau district, Sarawak.
A talk presented by Mr Lim Tze Tshen on the 45,000-year record of prehistoric Bornean mammals discovered in Niah Caves.
An event which highlights the traditional musical instrument –the sape’, through booth exhibition, workshops for beginners, clinics for stage performers and performances.
Returning to Kuching, Sarawak for the second time, Big Bad Wolf is offering another special selection of curated books in a bite-sized edition of the annual Kuala Lumpur Sale.
In this photographic exhibition, Ch’ien Lee aims to inspire a deeper understanding of these magical places, their incredible diversity, and how their continued existence is vital for the health of the entire planet.
Sponsored by the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office [TECO] in Kuala Lumpur, and curated by RFF2019, Pop Up Taiwan brings to you, a collection of lifestyle and creative design products. You would be hard pressed to find a reason not to attend this craft show and market, a first in Kuching!
An international tattoo showcase, presenting 5 days of the art of tattoo – learn the true meaning of tattoos and while you are at it, get yourself inked by modern, traditional and indigenous artists from Sarawak and the world.
Immerse yourself in the demonstrations of colours, and the making of lapis designs and the taste of kek lapis and various teas!
Commissioned by RFF2019, this photography exhibition by David S.T. Loh presents drone camera scenes from all over the state of Sarawak.
A special RFF commission, this is the Opening Show of RFF2019, under the series Asas Melayu. This fashion show will present unique Sarawak songket and keringkam designs by Dato’ Sri Bernard Chandran, Dato’ Tom Abang Saufi and Tanoti House, in collaboration with emerging textile artisans.
An RFF-commissioned bamboo installation project conceived, designed and organized by Wendy Teo of Borneo Laboratory situated in the heart of Kuching.
A festival-in-a-festival curated by David Metcalf and Emmanuela Shinta, this 6-day festival includes indigenous film screenings, workshops for young filmmakers, dialogues with prominent indigenous filmmakers and networking sessions running throughout RFF2019.
The 10-day Rainforest Fringe Festival (RFF) 2018 scheduled to kick-off on July 6 is expected to attract more than 18,000 tourists to enjoy the culture, contemporary and traditional event that represents Sarawak's exciting, complex and many-layered identity.READ MORE
Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian, Kebudayaan, Belia dan Sukan Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata acara tersebut yang akan kali kedua diadakan tahun ini akan menampilkan persembahan artis muzik, penari, penyanyi, jurugambar, pereka tempatan dan juga peserta antarabangsa.READ MORE
Menteri Pelancongan, Kesenian, Kebudayaan, Belia dan Sukan Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata kali ini RFF akan mempersembahkan pelbagai acara kebudayaan, moden dan tradisi yang terikat dengan identiti Sarawak.READ MORE
Festival director Joe Sidek chats about the return of Sarawak Fringe Festival for the second year and what this means for Sarawak, its people and the regionREAD MORE
Sarawak on the island of Borneo is a treasure trove of tribal culture. This is being celebrated at the upcoming festival, that will include arts and craft, music and dancing, photography and multimedia performances.