20 July to 12Aug 2012
Kuching Festival 2012
Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan
The festival fair comprises three
core activities :
1) Food Fair,
2) Trade Fair and
3) Nightly Entertainment.
The Council of the City of Kuching South in
celebrating the 24th Anniversary of Kuching as a
City, organized the following activities
during the month of August 2012.
The ever-popular Food Fair
continued to whet the appetites of both locals and
The Kuching Festival Programme
also includes the Concert of Traditional Oriental
Music by a local Chinese Music Orchestra and a Folk
Dance Display. In conjunction with the Kuching
There were different sports
events prepared for the public to test their muscle.
Apart from that, the Martial Arts
Display showcases the various arts and skills of
Wushu, Taichi, Silat, Taekwando, Silamban and Akido.
More than 800,000 people,
including tourists, patronized Kuching Festival
The festival has become the mother
of all festivals in Sarawak in terms of attendance
the biggest festival ever organized in Sarawak. The
2nd bigger is the Rainforest World Music Festival
Kuching South City Council (MBKS)
organize this annual event for the enjoyment of
locals but tourists.
Kuching Festival was
held from July 20 to Aug 12 so as not to coincide
with Hari Raya Puasa.
Muslims celebrate Hari Raya on Aug 19.
The year 2012 is the 25th anniversary of Kuching as
MBKS did not forget to give back
to society. In the olden days, food was scarce,
money was hard to come by, employment few, medical
facilities were lacking, and many people lived in
poverty. But with economic development, with Sarawak
getting more prosperous, people have become better
off and many of the problems of old are no longer
there. But of course there remain people who are
less fortunate, disadvantaged or need help. The
amount of money is not important. It is the kind
gesture, caring attitude and helping hand that
At the end of event, MBKS
presented a total of RM24,755.20 contributed by all
stallholders of Kuching Festival 2012 to eight
1) Che Hia Khor Moral Uplifting
Society Sarawak (RM2,000);
2) Sarawak Women for Women Society (RM3,000);
3) The Carnation Club of Kuching and Samarahan
4) Taiwan Buddhist Tze Chi Foundation Malaysia
5) Sarawak Hun Nam Siang Tang (RM4,755.20);
6) Sarawak Society For The Blind (RM3,000);
7) Sarawak Society For The Deaf (RM3,000);
8) Sarawak Breast Cancer Support Group (RM3,000).
The biggest donor :
1) the double-stall category was :
2) the single stall was Wan Kwong
3) half-stall category (Goh Kim
For the most beautiful food stall
1) Bangkok Thai Seafood Restaurant
won in the double stall category,
2) Lim Chuan Chan for single
3) Phua Kit Nang for half stall
The Food Fair this year consist of stalls
selling a variety of local food, drinks and
international cuisine for the public to relish.
The Trade Fair comprises outdoor and indoor
stalls. Exhibitors include motor firms, banks and
financial institutions, household appliances,
property developers, computer and IT companies,
machineries, healthcare, telecommunication,
furniture, building and interior design.
The garden show held daily from July 20 to Aug
12 welcomes landscape lovers to learn about
horticulture and the environment. Various types of
exotic plants will also be exhibited.
The Folk Dance held on Aug 5 from 7pm
onwards. This mass performance include various
ethnic dances to reignite public’s passion in
preserving this invaluable cultural heritage.
Another dance display, Yuanji Dance, held on
Aug 8, start from 7pm. Yuanji Dance is a mixture of
martial arts, physical therapy, meditation, dance,
qigong and tai chi exercise that is originated from
China. This dance promotes health for all.
The Concert of Oriental Music presented by a
local music orchestra on Aug 4. During this colorful
and rhythmic musical display, different traditional
oriental orchestras will perform to flaunt their
prowess of musical skills and forte for the public.
The Martial Art display showcase various types
of self-defense art like wushu, taichi, silat,
taekwondo, silamban and akido.
In conjunction with Kuching Festival 2012, there
were various sport events for the public to test
their competency. This includes Sports Toto
Basketball Jamboree on Aug 5 and Kite Display.
Those who have talent in acting, singing, dancing,
performing, playing traditional musical instrument,
acrobatics and martial art are welcomed to ‘Kuching Got Talent’
with judges from Astro.
New programme this year is the ‘Poster
Competition’ with the theme of ‘Soul of Kuching’.
Talented youth showcase their