Kuching Festival 2019 kicks off tomorrow

The atmosphere at the Kuching Food Festival. - Photo courtesy of MBKS

KUCHING, July 25: For the next three weeks, the Kuching South City Hall (MBKS) area at Jalan Padungan will be buzzing with events, as Kuching Fest 2019 kicks off tomorrow.

MBKS’ fame annual Kuching festival will include its signature food fair, trade fair and nightly entertainment, to be held at Dewan Masyarakat and Kuching Park’s MBKS Theatre, along with a garden Show.

“Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is scheduled to open the festival tomorrow evening at 8pm, which will be followed with a firework display at 10pm,” MBKS said in a statement.

The Food Fair is made up of 281 stalls selling a wide variety of local and international food, ranging from fast food, restaurant food, Muslim delicacies, Japanese, Korean, Western including Indian and Taiwanese food.

There will be a “Chinese Home Cook Delicacy Corner”, where each Chinese dialect group takes turn to promote and sell their traditional food.

The schedule has been set according to the following order:

Kuching Hainan Association (July 26-28), Sarawak Hakka Community Association (July 29-31), Sarawak Chawan Association (Aug 1-3), Teochew Association (Aug 4-6), Hokkien Association (Aug 7-9), Kwong Wai Siew Association (Aug 10-12), Foochow Association (Aug 13-15) and Hin Ann Association (Aug 16-18).

“There are 111 stalls participating in the trade fair, which will showcase high-tech products, machinery, health and telecommunication equipment, furniture, household items, building material and others,” the statement continued.

It added that in terms of nightly entertainment, there will be International Cities Nights, where “Friendship Cities” of MBKS are sending teams to perform at MBKS Theatre from July 26 to 28.

The new K-Pop boy band, Astin, is one of the teams who will perform for the three consecutive nights.

In addition, there will also be sports activities and performances such as Kuching Got Talent, Kuching Zumba Fiesta, Yuanji Dance Performance, Folk Dance Performance, Martial Arts Display, Basketball 3 on 3 Jamboree, Traditional Oriental Music Performance, football and rugby tournaments arranged throughout the almost month-long festival. — DayakDaily