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20th Rainforest World Music Festival Comes To WOMEX 2016

20th Rainforest World Music Festival Comes To WOMEX 2016

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN, Thursday – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is presenting the 20th installment of its annual event, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) in World Music Expo (WOMEX) in Santiago de Compostela, Spain from October 20-23.

The RWMF will be celebrating its 20th edition next year at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai, on the 14-16 July, with plans on making the Festival celebration bigger than ever.

With the interactive afternoon workshops, the audience has the opportunity to learn, understand and play the indigenous musical instruments from the performers during the day and later on witness and appreciate its beauty during the nightly performances.

As a supporter of all ethnic arts, including the culinary arts, festival-goers are able to taste a variety of local and fusion cuisine from the Village Food Mart.

They will also be able to buy local beaded, woven, painted or carved handicrafts or witness their creation, or even get a traditional hand-tap tattoo at the nearby Tattoo Expo.

The festival, one of its kind in the region, has attracted over 20,000 returning foreign and domestic attendees and has been awarded Songlines’ Top 25 Best International Festivals award six years in a row since 2010.

Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab Bin Aziz, Chairman of Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) said, “We want to stage the uniqueness of world music by bringing in performers from other parts of the world and also to showcase our own ethnic music and to provide them with an opportunity to perform amidst international bands.”

“More innovative ideas are already in the works for our coming 20th Rainforest World Music Festival next year.” said Angelina Bateman, Director of Events Corporate Relations of Sarawak Tourism Board (STB).

While the performance plans remain a surprise, the Board’s efforts in publicizing the Festival are not, with promotions happening at various tourism and travel trade fairs around the world such as ITB Asia in Singapore, World Travel Mart in London, Taipei International Travel Fair in Taiwan and the Asian MICE Forum in Taiwan.

The Festival encourages the appreciation of ethnic art and music from around the world, as well as new interpretations and integration of those arts within modern expression, and it is now brining these values to the world stage.

Updates on the Festival as well as tickets can be found online at the Rainforest World Music Festival official website, www.rwmf.net.

This event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak (MTAC) and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines Berhad as the presenting sponsor.

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Picture shows Barbara Benjamin Atan of Sarawak Tourism Board (left) with Jo Frost, the Editor of Songlines Magazine UK and Jun Lin (right), Artistic Director of RWMF.

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MELAKA WELCOMES INAUGURAL CHARTERED DIRECT FLIGHT GUANGZHOU

Melaka Investment Tourism Opportunity Seminar was held yesterday, 7th August 2016 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Guangzhou , China in conjunction of the Press Conference to announce the Chartered Direct Flight from Guangzhou to Melaka which will commence starting from 29th September 2016.

The Seminar hosted by Tourism Melaka with support of JVV International Group J E International Group were attended by more than 600 buyers consists of destinations wholesaler and travel agents from the mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau which looking for business opportunity in Melaka. JVV International Group and JE International Group currently sells 5D4N package to Melaka.

Team Melaka co-led by YB Datuk Lim Ban Hong , State EXCO of Transport, Project Rehabilitation International Trade and YB Datuk Hj Ghazale Muhamad, Deputy State EXCO of Tourism, Coastal Development, Rivers and Island were also joined by Pn Norena Jaafar, GM of Tourism Melaka , En Shamsul Ambia from State Economic Planning Unit and officers from Tourism Melaka aggressively promoting Melaka during the Melaka Experience Tourism Product Update followed by the Business Networking session.








































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New array of dishes and desserts from Moshi Moshi Dessert and Tea Cafe during Taman Mount Austin

Do we like desserts?
Moshi Moshi Desserts and Tea Cafe during Taman Mount Austin had launched their new array of desserts and some snacks on Dec 2013! We visited a cafeteria not too prolonged ago, and subsequent are some of a new array available…

Before a desserts and snacks, let me brief some information of Moshi Moshi Dessert and Tea Cafe…Moshi Moshi is offered their 100% internal handmade ice cream and sorbet (they schooled a ability from Taiwan) and offer with ‘Natural, Fresh’ mixture with NO preservatives, and their drinks is make from uninformed fruits, not from ‘powders‘ that simply accessible in other cafe. Majority of their mixture are alien from Taiwan and they make a sorbet and ice cream locally.

The initial dessert was Coffee Ice Cream + Guava Bum Bum Ice (????? + ??????)

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The dessert served with 2 season of ice cream that was coffee and guava, corn flakes and some uninformed fruits. The coffee season was abounding and nice, we adore a ‘aroma’ unequivocally much! If we are coffee lover, we trust we will adore it too! The guava season ice cream was fresh, perfumed and original. It’s advise to take a side plate (fruits and flakes) together while enjoying a handmade ice cream.

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The dessert above offer in 4 forms of combinations.

The Sesame Q-Rice Ball (?????) was a second astounded for us. The rice round was boiled in sesame seed and gluey rice with a perfumed Gula Melaka (palm sugar) filling. The outdoor skin was crispy and soothing inside. It’s advise to ambience a rice round with a peanuts topping, a initial punch was unforgettable!
There are 3 forms of rice round accessible from a menu.

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Peanut Mochi Cake (???????)
This was one of a Classic array of a Mochi Cake, commanding with peanuts butter and a brick of butter + honey.

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The Mochi cake is waffle look-a-like, though it was not a waffle. It done from a gummy rice, baked to perfection. Crispy outward and unequivocally chewy when we punch on it! It was a totally new experience! The plate can unequivocally fill adult your dull stomach even it doesn’t offer in large portion.

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The Classic array of Mochi cake offer in 4 opposite types…Chocolate, French, Strawberry and Peanut.
The Mochi cake also offer with ice cream, a subsequent plate was Chocolate Ice Cream with Cheese Koshi Cake (????????????).

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The chocolate ice cream was not sweet, it ambience like dim chocolate…slight bitter. Cheese partner will adore this light dish since of a good aroma of a cheese that baked with a Koshi cake. The whole multiple was usually perfect!

Beside a array above, Moshi Moshi also yield a Special Baked Series ???????? for a Kochi cake.
One of a renouned Special Baked Series is a Smoked Chicken Koshi Cake (??????.

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I like this fume duck baked koshi cake! It’s tough to report in difference about a taste, it took a small strength for nipping it and a fume duck was a good multiple for a cake. Love it!

After we filled adult a ‘tank’, a final dessert was served on a table…Coconut Ice Cream Parfait (?????????)  It was one of a dessert from a Parfait series…

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This parfait ice cream was served with uninformed coconut where we feel a coconut within, they churned a immature and aged coconut with some home recipe to yield this NICE parfait ice cream. It can unequivocally cold down a heat during a prohibited balmy day…please take note a covering of a dessert, there were cornflakes and cut uninformed fruits in between. One of a good snack we had!

Prices for a above desserts and snacks is between RM6.90 – RM15.90


Do revisit a Moshi Moshi Cafe not usually on a prohibited continue day, it’s also a good hangout place in evening. It’s good to suffer some good dessert after your wealthy dinner. The cafeteria know a marketplace direct about a after dish dessert culture, so Ms Elaine (one of a partner) pronounced their handling hour is until 12am everyday…Yes! It’s everyday!

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Moshi Moshi Dessert Tea Cafe during Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru.

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Newly Toast Box Cafe during Dedap area of Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru.

The newly open Toast Box Cafe (N1 32.368 E103 48.263on 1st Aug 2013 is located during a dilemma of Jalan Dedap 13 Dedap 8, Tmn Johor Jaya. We were invited by media for a Grand Opening Ceremony of a Cafe.

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The community of Johor Jaya is greeted by a attract of Traditional Nanyang Coffee (Kopi in local terms), and Kaya Toast in a complicated country environment with a opening of a code new Toast Box store during Johor Jaya. Being a second store to open in Johor Bahru other than a one during KSL City Mall, it is now a largest Toast Box in South East Asia.
 

This new store is a poignant miracle in Toast Box’s skeleton to bringing a particular Traditional Nanyang enlightenment to opposite tools of Asia, providing a colourful community a robust and singular dining knowledge with a spirit of nostalgia.
 

Established in Dec 2005, a initial Toast Box opening was located in Food Republic Wisma Atria and has grown usually with a singular concept. To date, Toast Box has 57 outlets in Singapore and 34 outlets in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines and Thailand.

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Breeze into Toast Box during Johor Jaya and be bewitched by a fun of aged style, infrequent dining knowledge in a uncomplicated nonetheless endearing ambience. Sharing a attract of Traditional Nanyang Kopi and Toast enlightenment with customers, Toast Box strives to broach a best kopi and toast, creation each revisit a tasty wander down memory lane.

We like a atmosphere and a country emblem really much. Felt like a English setting…especially all in white color…

The Grand Opening debate by Mr Vincent Lim (???), Senior Vice President of Toast Box (Global), Mr James Quek (???), Chief Executive Officer of Bakery Division (Global), BreadTalk Pte Ltd and followed by a Guest Of Honor – YB Liow Cai Tung (???), State Assembly Woman for Johor Jaya.

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The proof of Nanyang Coffee brewing came after a speech. I’m so bewail that my hardisk crashed few days ago that all my photos left with it and we can't uncover we a approach they decoction their signature coffee…apologies.

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Each of us have a possibility to ambience a coffee after it…taste nice!

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Beside a coffee, a cafeteria do offer others like Peanuts Butter Thick Toast, Laksa Mee Tai Mak, Homemade Nasi Lemak with Chicken Wing, Curry Chicken with rice or Baguette. Their Thick Toast all are cut with a density of accurate 2cm, pronounced by Mr Vincent Lim – Senior Vice President of Toast Box.

Toast Box is charity a special promotion of 10% off with a smallest of RM5 spent from now until 31st Aug 2013. This graduation is usually current during Toast Box Johor Jaya.

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The primogenitor association of Toast Box is Breadtalk from Singapore, here is some write adult about Breadtalk…

Founded as an FB user in Singapore in 2000 and listed on a SGX in 2003, BreadTalk Group Limited has fast stretched to turn a particular domicile code owners that has determined a symbol on a universe theatre with a bakery, grill and food atrium footprints. Its code portfolio comprises BreadTalk, Toast Box, Food Republic, Din Tai Fung, The Icing Room, RamenPlay, Thye Moh Chan and Carl’s Jr China. With tellurian staff strength of 7,000 employees, a Group has a network of 700 FB outlets in 15 countries such as Singapore, China, Hong Kong and a Middle East. It also operates Michelin Star awardee, Din Tai Fung, with tighten to 20 restaurants in Singapore and Thailand, as good as over 50 award-winning Food Republic food atriums in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.

Do try out a new judgment of cafeteria during Taman Johor Jaya, we might like a dishes and a deco that is singular during a Dedap area…

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Moshi Moshi Dessert & Tea Cafe during Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru.

Moshi Moshi Dessert and Tea Cafe (N1.55175 E103.78514) is located during along Jalan Mutiara Emas 10/19, Taman Mount Austin – Johor Bahru. The plcae is circuitously a obvious Overtime Pub Bistro and subsequent to a Electrical Appliances shop.
The name of Moshi Moshi is meant accessible and comfortable to their business and we like a pattern of a Dandelion in between a word “Moshi Moshi”.

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This cafeteria was founded by 4 persons (which is 2 couples) who went to Taiwan and detected a Special recipe of a sorbet (??) and ice cream, therefore they motionless to move it behind and share with a internal peoples in Johor Bahru.

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The Cafe is good flashy and colourful, beside that…it creates us felt comfort and relax…

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Ms Elaine Tham (one of a partner) was patiently explained all about their desserts and drinks to us. She emphasized that a dessert and drinks in a cafeteria are offer with ‘Natural, Fresh’ mixture with NO preservatives, and their drinks is make from uninformed fruits, not from ‘powders’ that simply accessible in other cafe. Majority of their mixture are alien from Taiwan and they make a sorbet and ice cream locally.

From this indicate of view, we can explain this is a Johor Bahru Local Dessert and Tea! They are also a ‘First’ cafeteria portion these handmade ice cream and sorbet within Johor Bahru. Proud for them!

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First we attempted out their Sorbets….

The Handmade Macha Sorbet (??) with Black Sesame (???) Ice Cream commanding with some ingredients. (it’s indeed named ‘Matcha’ online)
The sorbet was during a bottom covering of a cup…

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Basically a toppings are roughly a same for many of their sorbet. They are Red Beans, Chewy Black Pearls and Grass Jelly.

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I like a Unique ambience of a Black Sesame Ice Cream and a Matcha Sorbet really much! Fresh!

2nd was a Handmade Red Bean (??) Ice Cream and Coconut (??) Sorbet. This dessert became my 2nd Favorite instantly! Impressed a ambience of a Red Bean Ice Cream and Coconut Sorbet!

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3rd, The Handmade Milk Sorbet and Peanut (??) Ice Cream served with 2 Fresh Yam Balls and commanding as usual.

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The ambience of a Peanut Ice Cream was unforgettable and a Yam Balls were Fresh and Smooth! The divert sorbet was avergae…

4th, The Handmade Mango (??) Ice Cream and Sorbet with mango cubes, Aiyu Jelly (???) and ‘white’ pearls.

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Nice presentation!

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I theory this will be a Favorite for a ladies!
The mango season was good in a ice cream and sorbet, altogether it was sweet. 🙂

All a Sorbets above have a elementary instruction to suffer it, and a instruction is sticked on each table…
Eat it individually, it give we disproportion flavor. Once we brew it all together in one, it yield a improved season and experience! (this is my version! haha!)

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Now let’s have some drinks…

1st, a Lemon Aiyu 2Q (?????Q). It was a uninformed lemon tea served with Aiyu Jelly, it was good and not too sweet!

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2nd, Mango Green Tea Milk Cup (?????) with Matcha powders (???).
We had Double of this drink, one for us and one for a kids…

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3rd, Fresh Tomato Ice Blended (?????).
It’s ice blended with baby tomatoes, This Is Refreshing and Nice! we would strongly recommend this splash if we revisit a cafe!  
Or even we only pass by a cafeteria in a prohibited day, we can only container it and take away! No Regret!

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All a drinks have a plaque behind with a 4 founders slogans.

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Overall, good and good!
Personally, we like a Black sesame ice cream, Matcha sorbet, Rea Bean ice cream, Peanut ice cream. They were only Unique and Special! As for a drinks, we like a Fresh Tomato Ice Blended a most! It’s A Must for me!
Price RM3.90 – RM8.90.

Do dump by a Moshi Moshi Dessert and Tea Cafe generally on a Hot balmy day, it’s good to bring down your temperature!

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