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
Rainforest Fringe Festival dates are getting closer, so mark your calendars! Taking place on 6-15 July in Kuching, Sarawak, don’t miss out on 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 full 2018 programme is coming soon - stay tuned for announcements!
“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
More events coming soon! Click 'More' for the full list of programmes so far.
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.
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.
This exhibition explores the extraordinary life and pioneering efforts of Margaret De Windt, a key figure in the early history of Sarawak’s progress.
The magnificent exhibition by Beth Moon, showing stunning natural photography of the world’s oldest trees. Her photographs have been internationally celebrated, described as “a collection of beautiful, stoic images that feel suspended in time.”-WIRED
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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