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World Harvest Festival

World harvest festival 2017 is coming soon ! The World Harvest Festival is organised to create a colourful and vibrant ethnic festival as a prelude to the state-wide gawai dayak celebration which will be celebrated from the eve and end of June annually.

The WHF also aims to celebrate the diversity of the different ethnic groups of sarawak and to help both the locals and foreigners enhance their understanding of other cultures in the world.

Thus, it is an ideal place for the people of different backgrounds to meet, discuss and compare notes on traditional cultures through the exchange of ideas, portrayal of dances, music, arts and crafts. This enables the people who participated in the festival to discover something new of other cultures and at the same time appreciate their own cultural heritage.

As many ethnic groups in the world are involved in padi planting and thus padi harvesting, their traditional cultures are closely related to the land and agriculture. It is fruitful that these ethnic groups should understand such cultures and compare notes among themselves.

The theme play to be presented this year is entitled ‘Tra Tra Land ~ Where Honey Sparkles’ based on a Bidayuh legend; in scenes enlivened with theatrical effects in an outdoor natural settings fronting a lake. The play introduces Jurai, a young Bidayuh lad who learns to harvest honey through a special song after his missing grandmother teach him in his dream. With his abilities, Jurai managed to get a mystical honey only can be found deep in the jungle of the Tra Tra Land and use it to cure Raja Manggeng’s only princess mysterious illness. This theme play will be staged on the 29th April 2017 at SCV.

12 finalists of Ethnic Beauty Pageant Miss Cultural Harvest Festival 2017 will be presenting their talents, grace and beauty in colourful traditional Bidayuh costumes and accessories. The grand final shall be held on 29th April 2017. Whilst Miss Talent CHF 2017 shall be held on the night of 28th April 2017.

This year’s world harvest festival will also features Sape’ world concert & workshop. We are pleased to share this harvest festival with sape players from France, Japan, Brunei, Indonesia And Negeri Sembilan together with Sarawak renowned sape players in Sape concert which will be held on 30th April 2017 at Theatre, Sarawak Cultural Village. This concert will feature Sape traditional and fusion music by international musicians as well as Sape’ workshop at day time.

Ironman World Harvest Festival 2017 competition shall put the 15 finalists through various tasks to test their skills and strengths such as lifting gunny sacks weighing around 50 kg, climb mount santubong, blowpipe shooting, coconut de-husking with bare hands and other competitive activities throughout the 3 days festival.

For food enthusiasts, there will be a Sarawak Kitchen Food-Culinary Competition which is open to any nationalities. This also gives our visitors an opportunity to try out some interesting indigenous food of Sarawak and participate in the cooking competition throughout the 3 days event.

The WHF 2017 is organized by the Sarawak Cultural Village and supported by the Ministry Of Tourism, Arts And Culture Sarawak, Ministry Of Tourism, Arts And Culture Malaysia, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and Sarawak Tourism Board.

It is hoped that many people from all walks of life will enjoy the festival as it promises a glimpse of history, a taste of tradition and certainly a sight of internationally awarded performances for everyone.

So come to the World Harvest Festival 2017 at the Sarawak Cultural Village on 28th – 30th April 2017. Entrance tickets are on sale at the Sarawak Cultural Village at RM60.00 for adult and RM30.00 for children. You can buy the ticket online at www.scv.com.my

For more information and booking requirements, please contact Puan Grace/Puan Arnida at 082-826108/411; fax at 082-846988; email at enquiry@scv.com.my, surf the official website www.scv.com.my and facebook page world harvest festival.