Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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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)