Saturday, September 20, 2014

Miri to host three upcoming international events

MIRI: The resort city will be hosting three upcoming international events next month after the success of the national level Malaysia Day celebration at Miri City Fan last week.

Miri Mayor Lawrence Lai said the two international events are Asia Music Festival, Sarawak Information Communication Technology (ICT) Expo and 16th Sarawak International Triathlon 2014.

“Miri needs more events to make the city a truly resort city. Thus, these events are able to make the city vibrant,” he stated to the media in a press conference at the council yesterday.

Lai pointed out the month of October will kick off with the Sarawak ICT Expo and the second edition of the Asia Music Festival which is scheduled for Oct 3 to 4 at Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club.

The inaugural Asia Music Festival event last year was a success with over 3,000 people attending.

This event is set to become another iconic music festival for the state after the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) in Kuching and Borneo Jazz here.

Several key musicians from India, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore as well as Malaysia will be performing for this year’s event.

He said further the event promises an extraordinary weekend of fun, music and more, against the stunning backdrop of the venue, Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club.

A mixture of live music will be featured throughout the two-day events and will include a mixed-genre of music from regional, national and local talents.