My wife and I visited the Rainforest World Music Festival last year and I promised to be back again to enjoy the music. Well, we were back in Kuching again this year to attend the #RWMF, this time with my daughter since our original companions last year did not find the occasion interesting enough for them. Obviously, they don't like music as much as me!
Since we've been here before, we knew better than to turn up at 10 o'clock in the morning. So it was way past one o'clock when we arrived. Lunch was at the 88 Buntal Seafood Centre in Kampung Buntal, about 15 minutes away from the Sarawak cultural Village in Santubong.
|The merchandise office of the RWMF. I had hoped to pick up their official T-shirt but the design was not as nice as last year's. So, no T-shirt for me!|
|Even the dustbins can be decorated for a reason!|
|I forgot the name of the stall but the grilled catfish was delicious. We ordered two.|
|Duplessy & The Violins Of The World. Mathias Duplessy (France), Naraa Puredorj (Mongolia), Guo Gan (China) and Aliocha Regnard (France) came together to create a dazzling and emotive display of stories and landscapes spanning the East and West.|
|The Druk Folk Musicians from Bhutan|
|These two main stages will be at the centre of all performances after the sun sets|
|While waiting for evening to fall, we wandered into the handicraft centre|
|As night began to fall, the open space in front of the Jungle and Tree stages began to fill up. The ang mor and the pek mor mingling with the boh mor.|
|The moon began peeking out from behind the tree tops, followed by a very bright Jupiter|
|KEMADA, from Sibu in central Sarawak, were the opening act. They are dedicated to preserving the traditional Iban music, games, culture and especially the Gendang Pampat – the old drums usually played during rituals and Gawai Dayak celebrations.|
By the time MACKA B ended, it was way past ten thirty. Faced with a long day ahead of us on the next day, we decided to forego the remaining two acts and leave the festival grounds. We headed back to our airbnb commode, arriving almost at midnight. Do you think we'll be back again? Can't commit but let's see.....