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RWMF CLOSES WITH 23,650 FESTIVAL-GOERS

KUCHING – Sarawak’s headliner tourism attraction, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) has proven that it is more than just a music festival if this year’s sell-out crowd is anything to go by. A capacity crowd of 23,650 from all parts of the world attended the three-day festival.

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RWMF performers, musicians with volunteers cheering on the stage during the final night of RWMF 2019 held at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

This year’s nightly concert was artfully arranged in a seamless and flawless sequence. The 2019 line up featured 30 bands and over 200 performers. From the Chilean island of Rapa Nui in the South Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ballet Folcloric De Chile Bafochi showcased their spectacular costumes and sensual dance moves. From the South West Pacific Ocean, Wai from New Zealand gave mesmerizing performances at the Theatre Stage and at the mini sessions throughout the three-day festival.

Five Sarawakian bands, more than any of the years before, were featured this year. At Adau brought their legions of fans who danced along with their vibrant performance, fusing ancient melodies and rhythms of different tribes. Kemada featured traditional Iban music, games and culture while Suku Menoa presented Iban music, rituals and chants. Staak Bisomu provided a glimpse of the Bidayuh cultural heritage and Suk Binie’s performance was an energetic mix of traditional melodies from various ethnic communities of Sarawak. Darmas, from Malaysia, comprising of six young musicians got the crowd dancing to the rhythms of traditional Malay classics.

While the evening concerts draw in the crowd year in and out, this year saw an increase in audience for the afternoon interactive and education workshops. The same goes to the jamming sessions and mini concerts. There were more than 30 mini sessions held at the Iban longhouse, Bidayuh Terraces and Dewan Lagenda. These traditionally designed venues added to the diverse mix of musicians, to create a unique experience of jam sessions for the audience.

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The diversity of culture and the instruments created at a rwmf workshop is a crowd favourite.

The Emerging Band Stage this year featured nine local bands over the course of the 3-day festival. Their performances were well-received by both local and foreign fesitval goers. Side activities held during the day. The RWMF partners include Friends of Sarawak Museum, Rainforest World Crafts Bazaar and Sarawak Biodiversity Centre.

What About Kuching (WAK) @ RWMF made their debut this year as artists, artisans, poets, sports trainers, and filmmakers from the Kuching community liven up the atmosphere at Damai Central. This multi-purpose recreational complex is located right next to the Sarawak Cultural Village. Certainly, the Sunset Stage was a big draw with a multitude of local bands entertaining the festival goers.

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) intensified their greening initiatives this year. The biggest impact among these iniatives was from discouraging the use of plastic bottled water. An estimated twenty thousand plastic bottles were saved from the rubbish tip. Festival goers brought their own empty bottles which they could fill from water dispensing stations supplied by Cuckoo. For its waste management strategy, STB worked with Trienekens (waste management authority) and partnered with Spativate (a social enterprise) in coming up with eye-catching designs on waste bins. Biji-Biji, an social enterprise, was on hand to make sure waste was collected for composting. STB also continued the tradition of tree planting and this time, the site was at Pantai Puteri, Santubong Village.

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One of the many water refill stations dotted around festival ground.

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Specially designed garbage bins to encourage proper disposal of litter.Twenty two years ago, the RWMF began as a very small gathering of 300 people. Fast forward to 2019, the festival has gained worldwide recognition and won multiple awards. For the three days at least it was a little too easy to forget that there’s a world outside the festival site.

Next year’s edition of the RWMF will be held from July 10 to 12, 2020.

STB is a winner of the Asia Pacific Excellence Awards 2016 by Asia-Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) and has received the ASEAN PR Excellence Award 2015 Gold Award. The Rainforest World Music Festival is a five-time Top 25 Best International Festivals recognised by Songlines World Music Magazine (2011 – 2015) and won the Golden City Gate 2019 five-star award for the Rainforest World Music Festival’s (RWMF) promotional video.

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Malacca:City of lights

WITH the Unesco World Heritage Site status under its belt, Malacca is now fast earning the tage ‘City Of Lights’.

The tag is for obvious reasons as anyone who takes a slow drive around the city or a 4km riverboat cruise down the Malacca River just when the sun begins to set would be enchanted by the myriad of illumination at various parts of the city.

Majestic: The Straits Mosque (Masjid Selat) in Pulau Melaka decorated with colourful lights in the evening.

For many locals and tourists alike, the sight of city’s landmarks and historical monuments bathed in reddish hue lights with trees lined with rice light bulbs is a sight to behold.

Popular locations such as the 17th Century Dutch Stadhuys Complex area, Jonker and Heeren Street and the city’s older quarter along parts of the recently rehabilitated and beautified Malacca River are among the brightly lit landmarks.

The idea to light up the city is in line with Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustams vision of creating a brighter and more cheerful looking state and city to promote it as the ideal tourist destination.

Chameleon: Besides buildings, some giant trees in Ayer Keroh are also decorated with chasing lights that changes colours every few seconds at night.

“A city that is brightly lit gives it a more cheerful appearance. This can be seen in most major cities around the world that are well-known tourist destinations,” he said, adding that Paris and Singa pore are such good examples.

He also said the effort is in line with the state’s vision of achieving a developed status by 2010.

“Up to 2008, some 87,946 street lamps have been erected across the state, making it one of the most lighted up states in the country.

“We estimate that by 2010, there will be 91,946 street lamps throughout the state. We are not only brightening up the city but also the villages in the outskirts.”


Famous street: The Jonker Street is decorated with red lights at night.


However, this feat comes with a price with the Malacca Historic City Council having to shoulder the bulk of Tenaga Nasional Berhads monthly electricity bill.

Mayor Yusof Jantan said the council pays up to RM800,000 each month or a whopping RM8.4mil per year to light up the city with decorative and street lights.

Despite this, Yusof said that there are plans to further light up strategic locations both within and in the outer limits of the city under the councilsBersih dan Indah slogan.

Bright eyes: The 60m Eye on Malaysia situated next to the Malacca River mouth is also decorated with stunning lights at night.


“One of the locations being looked into is several large trees along the main road next to the World Youth Foundation about 1.5km from the Ayer Keroh toll.

“We have decorated one of the trees with lights and feedback has been very positive so far, he said, adding that effort by the city council to light up the city further depends largely on the availability of budget.

“It takes about RM80,000 to purchase and install the necessary types of lighting for a particular area and this does not include having to pay TNB monthly electricity bills,” he said.

Though the primary aim of lighting up the city maybe for aesthetic reason, he said that there is a dual purpose behind it.

“Besides promoting tourism, better lit streets and roads in the city helps prevent crime,” he said, adding that a study conducted showed that a well-lit area can help reduce crime by 30%.

Source: www.thestar.com.my

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Pantai Pengkalan Balak, Melaka

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Pantai Pengkalan Balak merupakan kesinambungan dari Pantai Tanjung Bidara. Pesisir pantainya yang luas didampingi keindahan dan keunikan kampung-kampung nelayan menjadikan suasana persekitarannya amat damai dan permai.

Pantai yang popular dengan pelbagai bentuk chalet persendirian ini memberikan peluang kepada pengunjung dan pelancong untuk menginap dan menikmati suasananya yang permai pada sebelah malam. Para Pengunjung juga berpeluang menyaksikan kegirangan nelayan-nelayan yang pulang membawa hasil laut menjelang senja hari.Pengkalan Balak merupakan sebuah pantai yang terkenal di negeri MelakaMalaysia dalam daerah Alor Gajah. Pantai Tanjung Bidara terletak berdekatan dengan Kem Terendak, sebuah kem tentera dan pantai Tg Bidara. Pantai yang terletak 10 km dari bandarMasjid Tanah ini merupakan pantai perkelahan yang terkenal di negeri Melaka.

Penempatan ini terdiri daripada 11 buah kampung tradisional dengan kebanyakan penduduk bekerja sebagai petani dan nelayan.

Pengunjung ke Pantai Padang Kemunting akan berpeluang melihat penyu karah, spesies yang hampir pupus. Pusat Penetasan Penyu Jabatan Perikanan di Padang Kemunting berperanan dalam menyelamat dan melindungi penyu karah ini. Pantai Pengkalan Balak pula merupakan kesinambungan dari Pantai Tanjung Bidara

Berdekatan pantai terdapat Kompleks Falak Al-Khawarizmi yang menempatkan Balai Cerap, Planetarium, Pusat Latihan Falak dan Balai Cerap Robotik.

Pada era tahun 60-an,pantai ini amat popular kepada askar-askar British beriadah bersama keluarga. Adapun askar-askar British adalah petugas-petugas di kem bersebelahan pantai Tanjung Bidara iaitu Trendak Camp.

Apabila tahun 1971 kesemua petugas/askar itu dihantar pulang ke Britain (perjanjian kemerdekaan) maka pantai Pengkalan Balak menjadi sepi hampir kepada dua dekat. Pada tahun 1987 atas jasa anak watan kg. Pengkalan Balak itu sendiri iaitu Allahyarham YB Bahari Hassan, membina sebatang jalan di pinggir sepanjang pantai,maka pantai tersebut kembali menjadi ceria dan popular sebagai aset pelancongan.

Jalan tersebut dikenali “Jalan Persiaran Pantai”(JPP). Untuk pengetahuan umum sepanjang JPP itu adalah meliputi pantai Kok Ett(Hohoya), pantai Seman Jawa, pantai Haji Sidek, pantai Mat Bongkak, pantai Orang Putih (pantai Sidang Husin), pantai Wak Entel dan pantai Wahab Penyu.Kesemua ceruk pantai yang disebutkan itu, mempunyai rentetan peristiwanya yang tersendiri.

Contohnya, dipantai Mat Bongkak disekitar tahun-tahun penghujung tujuhpuluhan pernah seekor buaya terdampar di pantai tersebut. Peristiwa ini amat mengemparkan penduduk kg.Pengkalan Balak dan sekitarnya.

GAMBAR PANTAI PENGKALAN BALAK, MELAKA.

DENGAN KOS RENDAH,ANDA JUGA DAPAT BERCUTI BERSAMA KELUARGA TERCINTA.

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BERCUTI DI MELAKA ? BERCUTI DI TEPI PANTAI ?

SILA KLIK DI BAWAH UNTUK MELIHAT APA YANG KAMI TAWARKAN DI DNELAYAN BEACH RESORT,ANDA PASTI AKAN BERPUAS HATI BERSAMA KAMI.

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BERMINAT BERCUTI DI MELAKA?DI TEPI PANTAI?

July 28, 2008

DI DNELAYAN BEACH RESORT KAMI MENYEDIAKAN PELBAGAI PAKEJ UNTUK KEMUDAHAN ANDA BERCUTI DI PANTAI PERANGINAN TERINDAH DI MELAKA DENGAN KOS YG RENDAH.

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Hotel/Resort/Chalet di Pengkalan Balak, MELAKA

APA YANG KAMI SEDIAKAN DI DNELAYAN BEACH RESORT.

  • HARGA BERPATUTAN.
  • LOKASI PANTAI YANG PALING MENARIK DI MELAKA.
  • PEMANDANGAN SENJA YANG MENARIK DAN KEADAAN MALAM YANG BERKEADAAN KEKAMPUNGAN,JAUH DARI HIRUK PIKUK KENDERAAN.

DAN BERMACAM MACAM LAGI,

ANTARA PAKEJ PAKEJ KAMI.

PAKEJ HARI KELUARGA.


Hari keluarga anda akan lebih bermakna disini ,Perbagai kemudahan bilik pinginapan, sukanika,karaoke dan berbagai lagi. Rundinglah dengan kami untuk mendapatkan pakej hari keluarga anda.- Bagi pakej melebihi 60 pax ke atas percuma Voucher .

Pakej 1 ( Pakej Istimewa.) RM 78.00 Dewasa Kanak Kanak RM 22.00
Pakej ini termasuk penginapan untuk saorang satu katil , serta juadah makan malam , sarapan pagi dan makan tengah hari.

Pakej 2 ( Pakej Executive ) RM 88.00 Dewasa Kanak Kanak RM 36.00
Pakej ini termasuk penginapan untuk satu orang satu katil , serta juadah makan malam BBQ , sarapan pagi , dan makan tengah hari.

Pakej 3 ( Pakej Beransingan.) RM 30.00 Dewasa Kanak kanak RM 22.00
Kadar penginapan mengikut tempahan dinama satu keluarga satu bilik , pakej ini lebih menjimatkan .Pakej makanan ini 3 kali makan malam ,sarapam pagi ,makan tengahari dan sekiranya memilih untuk makn malam BBQ tambahan caj dikenakan RM 15.00.

LAIN LAIN KEMUDAHAN DI SEDIAKAN.
Peralatan sukanika
Karaoke dan kotak beracun
Indoor Games
Sukan Pantai
Sukan air kayak banana beloon,speed bot
Kemudahan riadah lain seperti Pusat Pemuliharaan Penyu, Balai Cerap Al kawarizmi dan industri kampung.

Pakej Seminar.
Penginapan Tunggal RM 120.00 seorang/sehari
Penginapan berdua RM 85.00 seoarang/sehari
Penginapan bertiga RM 75.00 seorang/sehari
Pelajar/Belia 4/5 oarang RM 50.00 seorang/sehari

Kemudahan Dewan Seminar.
6 Kali makan . (Minum petang, makan malam,supper,sarapan pagi, minum pagi dan makan tengahari.).
P.a Sistem,dalam dan luar dewan.
LCD projektor
Kertas dan pensil
peralatan Sukanika,
Indoor Games,
lain lain keperluan yang di perlukan sila berhubung dengan kami.

Kadar harga bilik sahaja.

Jenis Bilik                       Hari Biasa                         Cuti
Chalet Kayu                       RM 70.00                     RM 90.00
Chalet teratak Desa        RM90.00                       RM 110.00
Bilik Standard                  RM 80.00                      RM 100.00
Bilik Superior                   RM 90.00                      RM 120.00
Bilik Super Standard     RM 90.00                      RM 110.00
Bilik Delexe                       RM 110.00                    RM 130.00
Bilik Ex Standard            RM 110.00                   RM 130.00
Bilik Famili                        RM130.00                     RM 150.00
Bilik Kemunting Suite   RM 200.00                    RM 250.00
Sewaan Dewan                 RM 300.00                    RM 400.00

Segalanya ada disini.
Hari Keluarga anda lebih ceria dengan perbagai aktiviti anda.

Rancanglah Percutian Anda.