Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival going places with MASwings

KUCHING: The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) logo is now going places with MASwings aircrafts.

In a joint promotion by Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), MASwings and Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB), the move is seen as a shared interest to promote Sarawak and boost the tourism industry.

“We want to encourage more visitors to Sarawak, especially during iconic events such as the RWMF,” said STB chief executive officer Datuk Rashid Khan during the unveiling of the RWMF logo on one of the two aircrafts yesterday.

He also said ticket sales for this year’s 15th edition of the RWMF on July 13 – 15 at the Sarawak Cultural Village had doubled compared to last year.

Taking safety and security aspects seriously, Rashid assured that crowd control would be given top priority to ensure that the number of revellers allowed into Sarawak Cultural Village does not exceed its maximum capacity.

Besides the World Craft Bazaar, he said other fringe events for the RWMF would include a talent search for participants from the South East Asian region.

“The winner of the contest will bag RM3,000 and have a chance to perform during the evening concert,” he added.

Rashid also said STB was planning to hold a Rainforest World Music Expo next year as a platform to showcase and sell their music to festival organisers.

On their extended collaboration with MASwings, Rashid said a lucky draw would be held for their Pontianak-Kuching-Bandar Sri Begawan sector.

“There will be 100 lucky draw prizes made available for customers who fly on MASwings flight during the period of June 18 to July 7,” he said.