KUCHING: The Kuching Intercultural Mooncake Festival will be making a comeback after two years from Sept 1-10 at Carpenter Street here.
Women, Early Childhood and Community Well-being Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah described it as a good cultural event that contributes to unity and harmony in Sarawak.
“The Intercultural Mooncake Festival is a cultural event that showcases unity in diversity to the world.
“The sustainability of the celebration signifies the unrelenting efforts of various organising communities, the assistance from various government agencies, in particular the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU), support from our sponsors and the involvement of local business communities,” she said.
She made the remarks after receiving a courtesy visit from Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Batu Lintang branch chairman Sih Hua Tong in conjunction with the organising of the 19th Kuching Intercultural Mooncake Festival here today.
Fatimah was invited to be the guest of honour to officiate and go on a walkabout at the event on Sept 6, at 7.30pm at Jalan Carpenter and Jalan Ewe Hai Street here.
She hoped the Rukun Tetangga Community (KRT) and various cultural associations like Yayasan Budaya Melanau, Dayak Cultural Foundation and Other Religious Affairs Unit (UNIFOR) will be involved in the event.
In conjunction with the organisation of the event, Fatimah also allocated a Minor Rural Projects (MRP) grant of RM5,000.
It was presented to the chairman of the Kuching Old Market Community Association cum organising chairman of the event, Kapitan Lim Chuan Chan.
Additionally, five other associations that received cheques under the MRP grant today, namely the Sarawak Silambam Association, Sarawak Backbenchers Club, Tetuan Sekolah Rendah dan Menengah Islam Tahfiz Arrazi, Federation of Sarawak Journalists Association (FSJA) and Persatuan Kebajikan Mahabbah Kuching.