KUCHING: The annual World Harvest Festival will be held on April 29-May 1 at the Sarawak Cultural Village featuring various activities.
Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said the festival will be held as a prelude to the Gawai celebration in June.
Among the activities are the theme play ‘Dayang Bulan – The Moon Princess’, based on the Kelabit legend while 15 finalists of the ethnic beauty pageant, Miss Cultural Harvest Festival 2016 will showcase their talents, grace and beauty at the pageant final.
There will also be the Ironman World Harvest Festival 2016 and a Sarawak Kitchen Food-Culinary competition.
“This year we are targeting 10,000 festival goers compared to over 7,000 last year. This is because the first Hong Kong-Kuching-Hong Kong flight will be here on April 26. The flight is a twice-weekly. It is possible that our friends from Hong Kong will come for the festival,” Abang Johari said at a press conference yesterday.
He added that agents in Hong Kong will incorporate the festival as part of their promotion in Hong Kong.
Apart from that, visitors can also experience living in a village via a homestay programme, Gawai Village Stay Tourism Package.
The package will start from April 29 to June 4.
Entrance tickets are now on sale at the Sarawak Cultural Village at RM60 per adult and RM30 per child.
For further information and booking, contact Grace or Arnida at 082-826108/411, fax to 082-846988, email to [email protected], visit www.whf.com.my or www.scv.com.my or Facebook page ‘World Harvest Festival’.
Also present at the press conference were Assistant Minister of Tourism Datuk Talib Zulpilip, Tourism Malaysia Sarawak director Hairi Mohd Yakzan, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation deputy general manager Edwin Abit and Sarawak Cultural Village general manager Jane Lian Labang.