Kuching to celebrate City Day this Sunday

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KUCHING: The 22nd anniversary of the commemoration of City Day will be celebrated this Sunday, Aug 1, at the man-made pond near Kuching South City Council (MBKS) headquarters here.

At a press conference here yesterday,  Mayor James Chan urged Kuchingites and their families to celebrate the occasion together with MBKS.

“It is a festival for everyone, the family and the community to  come to have fun and enjoy the food,” said Chan.

As for the 2010 Kuching Festival, he said it is to be held from tomorrow until  Aug 22 at Dewan Masyarakat Padungan from 5.30pm to 11pm daily.

It comprises food fair,  trade fair and nightly entertainment.

The food fair has 120 stalls that will be selling a selection of local and international food and a variety of drinks.

Motor firms, banks and IT companies are some of the participants of the trade fair.

For nightly entertainment, a variety of art, cultural and stage shows will be held at MBKS community hall, he said.

Interesting shows are lined up like folk dance, concert of oriental music and martial art demonstration.

There are also sport events during the festival  such as rugby tournament, Junior Football League, horse riding, golf tournament and basketball tournament.

Those taking part in any of these interesting games stand a chance to win attractive prizes.

Chan said that some of the new events are kite flying, fishing and a home garden and landscape competition.

To enter these competitions, forms could be obtained at the MBKS One-Stop-Counter.

For more details, call 082-242311.