The following events are held annually during the month
indicated. The date and month for featured events are
determined by our organisers and are subject to changes.
Balleh: Kapit Raft Safari
The Balleh-Kapit Raft Safari is a two-day rafting
competition. Apart from the opportunity to win attractive
prizes, participators will also have the chance to sample
the warmth and hospitality of the people of Sarawak as
their journey along the river.
KAUL is a traditional festival celebrated by the Melanau
people, who live along the coastal plains of Sarawak. A
Cultural Beach Festival, it is a ritual of purification
and thanksgiving as well as one of propitiation for good
fortune. Celebrated at the end of the northeast monsoon,
it marks the beginning of the Melanau New Year.
A colourful prelude to Gawai Dayak, Tourism Night is a
showcase of Sarawak's many ethnic groups and their unique
cultures. The famed Sarawak Cultural Village at the
Santubong Peninsular, Kuching is the venue for music,
dances and drama based on the life and legends of the
Dayaks. Guests are invited to visit the ethnic homes in
the Cultural village and to enjoy the local food.
International Jazz Festival
Give yourself a treat to the Miri International Jazz
Festival that brings together on the same stage renowned
musicians from all over the world. This freshly created
event will happen in Miri city for two nights in the
intimacy of the Pavilion, set against the backdrop of a
tranquil tropical beach.
Rainforest World Music Festival
The Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival brings together singers and musicians from all
corners of the world to the Island of Borneo, in a unique
festival set against the backdrop of one of the world's
Huge crowds gather on the Kuching Waterfront to watch this
flagship event of Kuching. It is an offshoot of the Baram
Regatta that was originally a contest between huge war
canoes. They were first held on the Baram River to settle
local rivalries without resorting to war and headhunting.
The excitement of those warlike, bygone days is rekindled
as the State's expert boatmen take up their paddles to
prove their prowess. These days though, there is the added
excitement of powerboat and jetski racing.