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Practical Tips and FAQ

Top Tips for making the most of the Rainforest.

#1) Time is the most precious thing at the Rainforest, so spend it well.

Activities can take place at the same time, and you’ll have to make a decision about where you want to go next. Some activities are one-off and can’t be attended the following day if you miss them. Programmes will be available soon.

#2) Show me the money!

There is no ATM at the Festival grounds, so bring enough to last you the whole day, from food to that surprise splurge on arts and crafts souvenirs. Make sure to have plenty of smaller notes, all in Malaysian Ringgit currency ONLY.

#3) Stay hydrated

You’d think a ‘rain’ forest would be on the cooler side, but noon can get pretty hot, even in the shade of Mount Santubong. Be sure to stay hydrated, especially if you’re planning on taking part in physically exerting mini sessions and wellness activities.

#4) Come early!

There can be long queues at the gate for tickets or access to the venue due to ticket verification and other security measures, so be sure to give yourself time to do what you have planned to do. The gate opens at 10.00am.

#5) Take the shuttle

Shuttle buses are available from the town.



  • Take a shuttle bus from the allocated shuttle stops in Kuching, locations to be updated soon.
  • Please do not bring non-permitted items (knives, sharp items) as they will be confiscated.
  • Food & drink and animals are not allowed to be brought inside the venue.
  • Food, beverage, CDs, souvenirs and crafts will be on sale at the event.
  • You can bring your own lawn chairs or mats.
  • Bring along a desire to be at one with nature and a yearning to celebrate and unite with kindred spirits from around the globe.

When is Rainforest World Music Festival?
The 21st Rainforest World Music Festival will be held on 13-15 July 2018.

What time does the festival begin?
The festival gates open at 10.00am.

Where is the venue?
The festival first started in 1998 at Sarawak Cultural Village. Since then it has been its home to date. This year, the venue has expanded to include Damai Central.

Where can I stay?
There is a wide range of accommodation available in Kuching. For details please check out our Accommodation page.

How much are the tickets?
Please check out our Tickets page for further information.

Where can I purchase tickets?
You can purchase tickets online. If you have any questions regarding tickets please contact us at [email protected]

What do I need to do to be able to pick up my wristbands?
If you have bought your tickets online, please print out your E-Ticket or scan it and bring it to the Front Gate. Please make sure the barcode print or scan correctly. If you do not have access to a printer, please have your order number to be checked at the Front gate of the Festival.

What do I need to do to be able to pick up my wristbands?
You just need to provide your E-ticket at the Front Gate.

Is re-entry allowed at the Festival?
YES, only with genuine and proper wristband issued by the Organiser at the Front Gate.

When do the gates open to go into the festival?
Doors open at 10.00am, with activities such as Mini Sessions, Wellness & Lifestyle sessions, Cultural Snippets and Film Screenings, Children’s Sessions and Performances. More details on Festival Programme page.

Will I be searched upon entry to the festival?
Yes, all items are subject to search prior to admission to the festival. Items not allowed into the Festival area must be returned to your vehicle or disposed of prior to admission.

What should I leave at home?
NO-pets, glassware, sharp objects or other large accessory items are allowed. The Organiser reserves the right to modify this policy to include any item that may impede the safety and enjoyment of others attending the Festival.

What form of payment are accepted at the festival?
Preferably CASH in Malaysian Ringgit currency.

Will I be able to buy food and drinks at the festival?
YES, there will be varieties of food and drinks available. More information on the Food and Village Mart can be found here.

Can I bring my own food and beverages into the Festival?
Sorry, but NO outside food or beverages may be brought into the festival. We encourage you to bring small chairs and mats. Thank you for your co-operation.

Does the festival offer disability assistance?
To request for assistance, please contact us at [email protected]

What if it rains?
The festival will go on Rain or Shine.

I am a member of the media interested in covering the Festival. Whom do I contact?
For media related interest, please contact Gustino Basuan at [email protected]

I am a photographer. Who do I arrange a photo pass through?
For all media questions and requests please contact Gustino Basuan at [email protected]

How do I become a sponsor?
For Sponsorship information, please visit our sponsorship page for more information.

I am interested in volunteering, whom do I contact?
Please email Sarren Michael Abu at [email protected]