Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sarawak claims Rainforest fest as its own

KUCHING: The Rainforest World Music Festival is unique to Sarawak and should not be held elsewhere.

Clearing the air over reports that the festival would be held in Penang next year, Sarawak Tourism Board chief executive officer Gracie Geikie said the event would stay in Sarawak as it had put the state on the world tourism calendar with its unique blend of music and rainforest ambience.

In fact, she said, a major celebration was being planned for next year in conjunction with the festival’s 10th anniversary.

"Next year, this unique tourism and art product of Sarawak will be held from July 13 to 15. You can’t hold this event elsewhere and call it the Rainforest World Music Festival. That would be funny.

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