Sunday, June 16

Street Art Festival to spruce up VSY 2017


SIBU: A Street Art Festival and Artistic Gaming Entertainment (AGE) Convention will be held simultaneously in June to spruce up Visit Sibu Year (VSY) 2017.

According to VSY 2017 co-organiser Wong Hie Ping, this will be the first time such events are held in Sarawak.

Sibu Street Art Festival will be held at Chuan Corridor in Sibu Town Square Phase I from June 9 till 17, 11am to 9pm daily.

AGE Convention, on the other hand, is from June 9 till 11 at Sibu Indoor Stadium from 10am till 10pm daily.

“In conjunction with VSY 2017, we would like to welcome visitors not only from other towns in Sarawak but also outside Sarawak to join in these two events,” Wong told a press conference here yesterday.

Also present were SMC chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King, acting municipal secretary Jong Thian Puk, Sibu Street Art Committee member Teng Min Min, Sanyan Road Recreational Club president Richard Lee, treasurer Sylvester Ling and Top Event Services Sdn Bhd managing director Edward Mut.

On Sibu Street Art Festival, Teng Min Min said this would take up the whole stretch of Chuan Corridor which will be designated into zones A, B and C.

Zone A will comprise creative bazaar and Kids Fun Park, while zone B is for mini mural/photography and selfies section and zone C, for street art section. The three zones include street gallery, creative bazaar, vintage mini theatre, street busking, murals photo booth and kids fun park.

Meanwhile, the event organiser for AGE Convention Richard Lee said the objective is to create a platform for young people to come and compete with each other.

He revealed that the contents comprised of artistic and comic gallery, sculptor and handicraft (both traditional and modern), board game and E-sports (console and PC gaming) and cosplay.

He said for board game – participants will be playing Catan and Rummikub, where the pool prize is RM3,000. For Dota 2 Tournament, the prize pool is RM35,000 where there will be seven prize winners. For FIFA competition and Dota 2 Tournament – most of the participants are from the peninsula. Lee said for cosplay, they will be inviting eight cosplayers from overseas such as Thailand and Korea among others, where the prize pool is RM1,000

Touching on ticket sale, he said it is priced at RM35 for three days if purchased by June 8 and RM25 (normal price) for a single day, and RM55 for walk-in for three days.

There will be 40 booths for rent outside the stadium, where there will also be a two-day autoshow.

For more information on booth rental, call Ling on 016892 8322.

Tickets are on sale at Barakh Music, 49 Lanang Road (084-313716); Thomas Music Studio at 42, Taman Damai Road (013-810535); Sibu Autistic Association at Agape Centre (084-213786); E-Sports Cafe at No 6, 1st Floor, Intan Lane 6, off Tun Abang Haji Openg Road; Araid Technology at Lot UG 05-06, Delta Mall, and Bakelicious at 41E, Brooke Drive Business Centre.