“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 NWHR. Merging the best of both worlds, NWHR is back in the black box.
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.
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.
Curated by Shireen Zainudin and Alasdair Clayre, In Voices is a platform for Sarawak’s rich tradition of oral storytelling. The programme presents an evening of tingling tales by local and tribal oral storytellers generously sharing this valuable snapshot of invisible heritage.
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.
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.
KUCHING, 9 July 2019: The 3rd Rainforest Fringe Festival got underway during the weekend hosted at the new Dewan Undangan Negeri Building in Kuching, the state capital of Sarawak.READ MORE
Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia) – July 9, 2019 (travelindex.com) – With the royal attendance of Duli Yang Maha Mulia (HRH) Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, the 3rd Rainforest Fringe Festival (RFF) was launched tonight in full spectacle at the new Dewan Undangan Negeri Building, Kuching.READ MORE
PROGRAM Lembaran Emas: Songket dan Keringkam menjadi acara utama Rainforest Fringe Festival (RFF) tahun ini dan lebih istimewa apabila Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah turut berkenan mencemar duli memeriahkan festival berprestij itu. Menteri Pelancongan, Seni, Budaya, Belia dan Sukan Sarawak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, RFF adalah inisiatif untuk terus mengukuhkan martabat budaya di negeri itu.READ MORE
The charisma and instincts of Joe Sidek are a visible force for the third year running with a programme that is at once boldly eclectic and intimately insightful. If you’ve snagged a flight to Kuching this weekend, give yourself and the festival the unqualified love it deserves and head on over to check out what the festival has to offer.READ MORE
Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia) – June 21, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The 3rd Rainforest Fringe Festival is on from 5th to 12th July 2019 and will showcase all-inclusive programming that is aimed to encourage both locals and visitors, of all ages, to immerse in Sarawak’s rich culture and heritage.READ MORE
KUCHING, 17 May 2019: The Rainforest Fringe Festival presented its new programme for the 5 to 11 July 5 event at a press briefing earlier this week.
The programme includes events like the ‘Asas Melayu’, which will feature the intricate beauty of Sarawak Keringkam and Songket, which is the Malay tradition of textiles stitched or woven with gold thread.READ MORE
The multitude of events will feature both local acts and collaborations with international artists, creators, performers and speakers. With its self-proclaimed vision of positioning Sarawak as a top cultural destination and putting it on the world map of arts, nature and history, the festival’s programme this year is brimming with world class acts, activities and exhibitions.READ MORE