Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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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)