KUCHING: A line-up of exciting programmes will be held at this year’s World Harvest Festival (WHF) at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) from May 3 to 5.
According to Tourism Assistant Minister Datuk Talib Zulpilip, the highlights of the three-day annual event are a Sarawak Kitchen Food Festival, Ironmen WHF, ethnic beauty pageant Miss WHF and a play.
“This year’s play entitled ‘The Fish Princess: A Highlander Love Story’ will have a storyline revolving around the heroine, the fish princess who found true love after enduring and overcoming a feat of obstacles,” he said at a press conference here yesterday.
“The heart-warming love story based on an Orang Ulu legend will be held at SCV for two consecutive nights, May 3 and 4.”
On Miss WHF, Talib said 16 finalists will be vying for the title on May 4 in eye-catching traditional Orang Ulu costumes and accessories.
“Ironmen WHF competition will pit 15 finalists as they test their skills and exhibit their strength in tackling traditional activities such as blowpipe shooting, dehusking coconuts, lifting gunny sacks of rice weighing 50kg, climbing Mount Santubong and more,” he said, adding that the finals will be on May 5.
Meanwhile, foodies get to savour wonderful local delicacies of Sarawak at the Sarawak Kitchen Food Festival.
“The festival, which will be held at the front lawn of the Rainforest Stage at SCV from May 3 to 5, will include a cooking competition for participants to showcase their culinary skill,” Talib said.
In addition, the Mazumi Foundation for Traditional Folk Dance of Japan and the Anak Adi’ Rurum of Sarawak will be performing and participating in an interactive dance and music workshop during the day.