Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Rainforest World Music Festival

RWMF is a three-day music festival and takes places every July near Kuching (Sarawak, Borneo) with music workshops, cultural display and of course concerts of artists from all over the world.

This one-of-a-kind musical in the scenic and green setting of the Sarawak Cultural Village presents native musisicians from Borneo as well as world musician. Besides concerts in the evening it also features music workshops, lectures, jamming sessisons and more during the day. The Rainforest World Music Festival attracts over 20,000 visitors.

What?
Traditional music and World Fusion

Where?
The festival takes place in Sarawak Cultural Village, about 45min drive outside of Kuching, the capital of Sarawak (East Malaysia / Borneo).

When?
The festival takes places every year in July since 1997.
The next Rainforest Music Festival: Jul 14 - Jul 16, 2017

Ticket
Tickets cost around RM380 for a three-day pass nd RM150 for a one-day pass.

Links
official website
photos of the festival

 

map
the festival takes places within the tropical compound of the Sarawak Cultural Village

 


30min documentary about the festival by Limkokwing University (2015)