Brunei helps give this year’s mooncake festival an ‘international flair’

Sim signs the Visitors’ Book when he led his committee members to pay a courtesy call on the Consulate General of Brunei in Sarawak recently.

KUCHING, Sept 5: Brunei will be setting up two stalls to help make the coming 17th Kuching Intercultural Mooncake Festival 2018 merrier.

Co-organising chairman Sim Kiang Chiok said one of their stalls would be selling ‘pais’ beef, snacks and beverages, while the other would be offering textiles and batik for sale.

Sim had earlier led his committee members to pay a courtesy call on the Consulate General of Brunei in Sarawak, Pengiran Kartini Pengiran Tahir, at her office here. The purpose of the visit was to make a formal request to the consulate to help facilitate participation of businesses from Brunei in the festival.

“The consulate general will also be visiting the festival to join in the fun, to promote mutual understanding, goodwill and trade among neighbouring countries in the festival,” said Sim in a statement today.

He added that apart from Brunei, his committee would also be inviting Indonesia to participate.


“We hope this year we will be able to give the festival a more international and cosmopolitan flair,” he said.

The festival will be held from Sept 17 to 24, from 6.30pm to 11pm daily at the historical Carpenter Street and Ewe Hai Steet. It is organised by the Federation of Kuching Division Community Associations and the Old Market Community Association. — DayakDaily