Sunday, February 23

Crafts bazaar to feature prominently at RWMF 2012


KUCHING: The 4th edition of the Rainforest World Crafts Bazaar 2012 (RWCB 2012) is slated to once again feature prominently as an important fringe event to the renowned Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF 2012) now in its 15th year.

“RWCB 2012 promises to be even better than in previous years with a greater variety of arts, crafts and creativity focused activities including exhibition sales.”

“We at Crafthub Sdn Bhd as the event organiser, are striving hard to add even greater value and interest to the exciting lineup of the RWMF 2012”, said event director Mrs Heidi Munan during a courtesy call to Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) chief executive officer Dato Rashid Khan at his office here yesterday.

Presented with the final was, Rashid happy to note that this year’s event will draw participants from neighbouring states Sabah, Terengganu, Selangor and numerous others as well as from countries as far as Uzbezkistan and Indonesia.

“RWCB 2012 as in the previous three years has played its part as a fringe event to our RWMF further adding to the artistic flavour of the festival. I am happy that this special symbiosis between STB and Crafthub is once again going to result in an even better festival in 2012”, he emphasised.

RWCB 2012 will feature amongst others, booths selling the arts, crafts and creative products from the different tribal artisans of Sarawak as well as neighbouring states and countries and also hands on workshops and some arts and crafts demonstrations.

The creative talents of students and lecturers from several institutions of higher learning will also be showcased at this event.

Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg is the honourable patron of this event and RWCB 2012 is organised by Crafthub in partnership with STB and is logistically supported by UComms.

RWCB 2012 is on from July 13 to 15 at the Sarawak Cultural Village, home of the RWMF.