July 12 - 14, 2019
See You Next Year

Shuttle Bus

This time round, festival ticket holders will get free shuttle ride to and from the Sarawak Cultural Village drop-off and pick-up point. For non-ticket holders, festival tickets will be sold at all pick-up points in Kuching city. Do give yourself some time to purchase tickets to catch the next shuttle. Download the ...

AirAsia takes to Tinder to look for Travel Lovers

Low-cost airline AirAsia is hoping New Zealanders will swipe right and fall in love with Malaysia. The Kuala Lumpur-based airline is launching the “Meet Malaysia” campaign on Tuesday. Anyone who chooses to match with the destination will go into the draw to win a trip to Malaysia for two people and tickets to the Borneo Jazz Festival or Rainforest World Music Festival.

AirAsia partners Sarawak Tourism Board for Borneo Jazz and Rainforest World Music Festivals

To celebrate the partnership, AirAsia is offering all-in-fares from RM79* one-way from Kuala Lumpur to Miri and from RM129* one way fly-thru from Penang, Melbourne, Hong Kong and others to Miri which are available on airasia.com and our mobile app from now to 30 April 2018 for immediate travel period until 30 September 2018

WanderWithJo: Reasons to Attend the Rainforest World Music Festival 2018 in Kuching, Sarawak

As a first time attendee at the Rainforest world music festival 2017, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a cultural world music scene. However, the music, ambiance, vibrancy and the lively crowds totally sold me on the RWMF in Kuching. So much so that I wanted to share the awesomeness of ...

Travel insider: Malaysian Borneo

Thai wine importer JW Sam shares his top picks for what to see and do on tropical Borneo. What's your favourite thing about Borneo? Without doubt, its food. The cuisine reflects the rich multi-cultural backgrounds that come together in absolute harmony. Why is it a good place for a holiday? Borneo is the perfect ...

Themalaymailonline | Come for the culture, stay for the music Read more

KUCHING, July 11 ― When the Rainforest World Music Festival first started in 1998, only 300 people attended. Now after two decades, the internationally recognised festival attracts more than 20,000 people from all over the world annually. The Rainforest World Music Festival is an annual three-day event organised by the Sarawak Tourism ...

theborneopost | Experience high energy beats at RWMF 2017

KUCHING: Those going to the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) at Sarawak Cultural Village here this weekend are in for an energetic and heart-thumping treat. The three-day event, which enters its 20th edition this year, gathers an impressive line of performers in the likes of Achanak (India-UK), Huw Williams (Wales), O ...

PhotoSparks | How the Rainforest World Music Festival has highlighted unique music and heritage for 20 years

My travels this month took me again to the annual Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) in Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia), which is now in its 20th edition. The venue is the stunning equatorial rainforest of the Sarawak Cultural Village – located between Mount Santubong and the South China Sea. RWMF 2017 ...

Bringing Brazil to Sarawak: Samba, Capoeira at WAK 2017

KUCHING: Fresh from a very successful outing at Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2017, Movimento Simples de Capoeira Sarawak (MSC Sarawak) is eyeing the upcoming What About Kuching (WAK) 2017 to introduce more of Brazil to Sarawak. “My tagline is always ‘I bring Brazil to Sarawak’,” said Malcolm Wu, or Instructor ...

thehindu.com | Beats in the wilderness

The forests of Sarawak, Malaysia, reverberate with music as international bands converge there in July Lush green forest cover and peaking Santubong mountain form a glorious backdrop to the annual Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Malaysia. Though music has travelled in the form of a festival from confined concert-halls to ...

cnn.com | 25 top things to do and eat in Malaysia

(CNN) — For years, Malaysia cruised under the tourist radar, overshadowed by its more popular Southeast Asia neighbors such as Thailand and Singapore.   Yet, steady economic growth and a particularly catchy "Malaysia Truly Asia" tourism campaign have helped lift the country to prominence. Malaysia is a tapestry of diverse cultural ...

star2.com | Sarawak has it all

For those in the know, this is a place of history, mystery, romance and exotic adventures. For those who don’t, well, it’s been said it’s Asia’s best kept secret. That’s Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia and arguably its most exotic. It’s the land of the fabled White Rajahs, the hornbill ...

wanderwithjo.com | Reasons to Attend the Rainforest World Music Festival

As a first time attendee at the Rainforest world music festival 2017, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a cultural world music scene. However, the music, ambiance, vibrancy and the lively crowds totally sold me on the RWMF in Kuching this year. So much so that I wanted to ...

kiwitravelwriter | Drumming at a music festival in the Borneo Jungle

The Rainforest World Music Festival has just celebrated twenty years of family friendly fun:  that’s two decades of unique, worldwide, musical experiences and talents in the heart of the Borneo jungle. It started over twenty years when a Canadian, Randy Raine-Reusch, a musician and student went to Sarawak to learn their ...

Grab A Ride To The RAINFOREST FESTIVAL With GRAB

KUCHING, Thursday – Grab is the official transport provider for this year’s 2017 20th Rainforest World Music Festival’s international and local performers and media. Aside from transporting the performers and media to and from the festival or preview grounds, Grab will also be offering a promotion on rides to and from the Festival venue ...

WELSH MUSIC At RAINFOREST FESTIVAL

KUCHING, Thursday – Audience at the Rainforest World Music Festival will be able to sample Welsh music which will be staged on the weekend on July 14 to 16. Welsh musician and legend, Huw Williams, as well as ‘Cool Cymru’ ambassadors Calan will be performing alongside popular international musicians at the ...

RAINFOREST FESTIVAL STRENGTHENS ITS REDUCTION OF CARBON FOOTPRINT

KUCHING, Saturday – The Rainforest World Music Festival has taken steps to further reduce its carbon footprint this year. The Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary aims to increase its environmental sustainability, contributing to not only the preservation of culture and art, but also in the preservation of Mother Earth. “The Festival is ...

Rainforest Festival To Feature Tai-Chi Sessions

KUCHING, Wednesday - The Rainforest World Music Festival will be holding Tai-Chi sessions as a part of its wellness programme. The sessions will be hosted by the Sarawak Shenlong Tai-Chi Chuan Society and led by one of the Society’s instructors, Lai Cho Sin. Focusing on the Tai-Chi Chuan method, Tai-Chi is a ...

gaiadiscovery.com | RWMF 2017: High-energy Abavuki and Kelele Bands from South Africa

Singapore, 5.6.17. South African bands Abavuki and Kelele will be performing at the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) on July 14 to 16 this year at the Sarawak Cultural Village. This year will be the 20th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival since its humble beginnings in 1998 in Kuching, ...

CAPOEIRA, YOGA and MEDITATION: RWMF Taking On Wellness

KUCHING, Saturday – The 20th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival will feature a Wellness Programme in the form of workshop sessions during the three-day weekend festival. The programme features activities like the “Capoeira” a Brazilian martial arts-dance, traditional yoga as well as unique meditation techniques. With a full schedule covering ...

Pustaka Bookaroo At RWMF2017

KUCHING, Thursday – Bookaroo will be at the Rainforest World Music Festival this year, with interactive sessions for children aged seven to 12 over the course of the three-day festival. The sessions will include storytelling and reading as well as arts and crafts sessions, all thematically centred on cultural and traditional ...

Culture Club Kuching Is RWMF Diamond Sponsor

KUCHING, Friday – The Sarawak Tourism Board today proudly announce that Culture Club Kuching as its Diamond Sponsorship for the Rainforest World Music Festival 2017. “We are delighted to be able to partner with  STB  for this years’ festival as this is in line with our aspirations of preservation of traditional ...

South African Bands To Shake Things Up At Rainforest Festival

KUCHING, Saturday – South African bands Abavuki and Kelele will be performing at the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) on July 14 to 16 at the Sarawak Cultural Village. Abavuki, which means ‘Wake up, early birds!’ in the Xhosa language, provides energetic and multi-instrumental performances which mix traditional rhythms of the ...