Stalls available for vendors at RWMF 2011

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KUCHING: The organisers of RWMF 2011 are now inviting interested parties to take up stalls at the Food and Village Mart located at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong, Kuching during the event.

FOR RENT: Stalls for rent at the RWMF 2010.

The festival organiser STB Leisure & Property, a subsidiary of Sarawak Tourism Board is allowing vendors to book and rent the stalls until Feb 25.

The stalls are priced at RM1,000 for one measuring 10ft by 20ft and RM2,000 for 20ft by 20ft.

This is for a period of three days, the duration of the festival, and they are located at the Orang Ulu Longhouse lawn area.

The Premium Food Mart, however, is priced at RM1,200 for a 10ft by 20ft and RM2,400 for 20ft by 20ft and is located at the Iban Longhouse lawn area.

Each stall is provided with basic facilities like table and chairs, lighting, fan and power supply.

The Food Mart is opened to all vendors selling a variety of food and beverages that can range from western cuisine, Thai dishes to Japanese like sushi and sashimi as well as local food such as Sarawak Laksa, Kolo Mee, Manok Pansoh, Midin (wild fern) or chicken barbeque.

The Village Mart, on the other hand, is for those selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and other products and services. “At the Village Mart, we are also hoping to have booths featuring artists to demonstrate their specialties like artificial henna tattoo, airbrush tattoo, local fabric art and paintings, where visitors can participate or have a tattoo done as a memorabilia of the festival,” the organisers elaborated.

As the number of stalls at both the Food Mart and Village Mart is limited, those interested are advised to immediately obtain the application form at the Sarawak Tourism Board office, 5th Floor, Bangunan Yayasan Sarawak. Applicants can also send a request to leisure@sarawak
tourism.com.

This 14th edition of the festival is expected to draw a crowd of at least 21,000 visitors during the three days. The event that has put Sarawak on the world map of avant-garde music will be held at the Sarawak Cultural Village from July 8 to 10 this year.

To date, STB has already confirmed 21 bands to perform at the RWMF. All of the 21 bands will be making their debut appearances on the RWMF 2011 stage and they come from across the globe.

Adult admittance to the RMWF are priced at RM110 for a single day pass and RM300 for a 3-day pass (above 12 years old).

Tickets for children between three and 12 years old are RM55 per day and RM150 for a three-day pass.

Tickets are available online at www.ticketcharge.com.my

For updates and information on the Rainforest World Music Festival 2011, visit www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com.