||2013 New Year
|10 & 11 February**
||Chinese New Year
- Open House at Chinese Farm House
- Food & Drinks served to the guests
- Discount entrance fee
||SCV's 23rd Anniversary
|3, 4 & 5 May
||World Harvest Festival
- Two-days festival
- Activities during the festival: Iron Man Contest, International Concert & Workshop, Food & Craft Fiesta plus Ethnic Beauty Pageant Contest
|1 - 2 June
- Open House at Iban Longhouse, Bidayuh Longhouse & Orang Ulu Longhouse
- Food & drinks served
- Discount on Entrance Fee
|28, 29 & 30 June
||Rainforest World Music Festival 2013
- International performances from all over the world
|8 & 9 August**
||Hari Raya Aidilfitri
- Open House at Malay Town House
- Food & Drinks served for the guests
- Discount on Entrance Fee & Activities
- Entrance Fee Flat Rate RM10 (for Sarawakian & Long-term resident only)
** Dates are subject to change
WORLD HARVEST FESTIVAL 2013 IN CONJUNCTION WITH GAWAI
The World Harvest Festival 2013 (WHF 2013) in conjunction with Gawai, is an ethnic festival which is one of the highlights of the Gawai Dayak celebrations. In its 9th year, WHF is not only synonymous with the festivities of the Dayaks, but has come to encompass the other ethnic groups in Sarawak as well as the tourists, to help reflect the true 1 Malaysia spirit of the people. The event is once again organised at the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) from 3rd, 4th & 5th May 2013. This ideal venue helps bring both locals and foreigners to experience together the Sarawak culture.
The WHF was established in line with the Ministry of Tourism Sarawak (MOT) objective to position it as an international event on its tourism calendar. The WHF provides the opportunity for the non-Dayaks to understand the cultures, traditions and aspirations of the Dayak community, all within the event. The amount of the awareness and interest created by this festival promises the benefit for both the public sector and the tourism industry.
Among the many highlights of the WHF cultural event is the theme play held on May 4th, 2013. Last year it was based on the Iban legend, “The Adventures of Keling”, and this year it will be on Orang Ulu legend. What is unique about this theme play is that the whole Village become the stage, and the entire play promises to overwhelm the guests with surround around audio and visual splendour.
Another highlight of the festival is the ethnic beauty pageant “Miss World Harvest Festival 2013”. This beauty pageant revolves around the Orang Ulu community theme. This year, sixteen beauties will vie for the coveted title. This year’s ethnic beauty pageant displays colours and vibrancy to the festival’s night. Last year’s winner of the ethnic beauty pageant was Magrina Awing George, an 19 years old Kayan mixed Iban lass.
As always, the Harvest Festival or Gawai is celebrated on a grander scale with the participation of cultural troopes from other countries. This is evident in the International Cultural Concert, with day time workshops. A series of joint workshops by the locals and the invited troupes will be held during the 3 days 2 nights festival. This is the ideal time for the visitors to have the opportunity to learn about each community’s traditions, foods and handicrafts.
For those who want to prove their manly prowess, there is the Ironman WHF 2013 competition. This is the other highlight to the festival that involves 15 finalists who need to exhibit ‘extraordinary’ strength in tackling the traditional based activities like blowpipe shooting, coconut dehusking, 50kg gunny rice lifting, wood chopping and mountain climbing.
The WHF promises to be a fun-filled event for the young and old. Bring along your loved ones and make this an affair to remember. What awaits you is a cultural extravaganza like no other. Tickets are on sale at the Sarawak Cultural Village.
For more inquiry or booking, please contact SCV at +6082-846 108 / 846 411.
RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Rainforest World Music Festival
is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world
musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors
of the mythical island of Borneo.
The 3 days festival is held at
the Sarawak Cultural Village, a living museum where the traditional habitats
of Sarawak's major ethnic groups have been lovingly reproduced. Set amid
lush rainforest greenery at the foothills of jungle clad Mount Santubong,
and a stone's throw away from the beach resorts of the Santubong peninsula,
the village provides the ideal venue for this festival that celebrates
nature, ethnic music and the indigenous cultures of the world.
For more information, visit the
RWMF Website! www.rwmf.net