This year’s RWMF hopes to break crowd target

KUCHING: Some 24,000 people are expected to attend the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) at the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) next weekend.

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) communications assistant manager Nurhadiatul Sukinah Jamali said this was the crowd target this year.

“Last year, the RWMF was able to attract 20,000 visitors over its three-day period. We hope to increase the target this year.

“Also, for this year, we will have a few countries joining for the first time.

“Consisting of eight countries, they are Bhutan, Canary Islands, Mauritius, West Kalimantan, Jamaica, Estonia and Japan,” she said.

Nurhadiatul also said there would be a mini ‘What About Kuching’ (WAK) at Damai Central.

“The mini WAK would be a teaser to the main WAK, which would be starting around October. During the mini WAK, there would be musical performances, workshops, arts, culture and books.”

Visitors learning the cultures and traditions of Sarawak at the RWMF 2018. Photo Credit: STB

On another note, Sukinah stressed the importance of bringing own water bottles as the line to buy drinks could be long.

“There are 20 water dispensers throughout the festival to keep festival-goers hydrated and we advise those coming to the RWMF to use the shuttle buses to the SVC.

“Festivals-goers should park their cars at the Santubong golf area where they can take a shuttle bus to the SCV as the roads going to the place are blocked,” she said.