UPDATED: I have two (2) extra 3-Day pass ticket for the Rainforest World Music Festival this weekend (my brother bought the ticket but had to FFK). Anyone, or anyone's friends interested please let me know! :) Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is another music festival coming up and this time, it’s locally produced. The performers on the other hand will be coming from all over the world, across all seven continents. When I say international performers, I don’t mean people who are produced from LA, I mean people who perform folk music with traditional musical instruments all the way from Scotland, Denmark, Italy, other Scandinavian countries, Malaysia and even the Africans.
I’ve gathered enough information for all of you, and let me know if you’d like to join me J I’d be travelling alone for now, and a couple of friends and acquaintances showing interest thus far. I’m planning to do the necessary booking and purchasing of tickets by end of this week, so ask around NOW, and confirm with me the soonest!
Below are the details – hope you find these useful;
Date: July 8- July 10, 2011 (Friday - Sunday)
Venue: Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Sarawak
Online Tickets are only being sold ‘till April 15th at www.ticketcharge.com.my, normal purchasing of the tickets can be bought from the ticket counter itself at TicketCharge (No 42A-1, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, Off Jalan Yew, Kuala Lumpur). Tickets are also available from the entrance of SCV, but of course this is not advisable to avoid dissapointments.
Ticket deets : http://www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com/web/en/ticket.htm
The music festival is running for 3 days, of which it starts on Friday. A-lot of the forums I looked through, and people that I’ve asked have mentioned that the people least attended on Fridays and people starts pouring in for Saturday and Sunday. So if you do want to take leave on one of these days, suggestively it would be either on the Monday, or Friday and leave right after the festival or early on Monday morning.
Here's the line-up, if you’d like to check out specific performers;
Line-up deets: http://www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com/web/en/showtime.htm
For accomodation, you could choose to opt from these three types of accomodation:
1. Camping onsite at SCV (note that you must have the equipment, and apparently it usually rains on Saturday and Sunday). So if you don’t mind trying out staying under a tent on rainy nights, you’re most encouraged to ‘cause it’s only RM 4/ night.
2. Basic hostels and backpackers lodge in the city. I’ve looked through the forums and have been re-assured that it will only cost RM 20 /return for the tons of shuttle buses that will be coming to and fro SCV, 45 minutes by bus from the city. I’ve attached a map from the city (where all the lodges will be at, SCV and the airport itself).
A- Kuching City (where most B&Bs are)
B- Sarawak Cultural Village
C- Kuching International Airport3. Or, you could choose to try to stay at the longhouse! However, I heard that the loding in the longhouse sells up pretty fast ‘cause it’s popularity.
Accomodation deets: http://www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com/web/en/accommodation/budget_hotel.htm#
Tell me soon!!
Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.