Kuching Intercultural Mooncake Festival returns on Sept 1-10 after two-year hiatus

Lim (third right) handing over the letter to Fatimah to invite her to the racing event. Also seen is Sih (in green shirt).

KUCHING, Aug 18: The Kuching Intercultural Mooncake Festival is returning to Carpenter Street and Ewe Hai Road from Sept 1 to 10 after a two-year break due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Its organising chairperson, who is also Kuching Old Market Community Association chairman, Kapitan Lim Chuan Chan said the 19th edition of the annual festival is set to host many activities and programmes which will bring the diverse communities together.

“This festival dedicated to local culture and tradition contributes to the strengthening understanding, harmony and unity of people in Sarawak.

“Many organisations will be involved including Yayasan Budaya Melanau, Dayak Cultural Foundation and Unit for Other Religions (Unifor)

“The sustainability of the celebration signified the unrelenting efforts of various stakeholders, the assistance from various agencies in particular DBKU (Kuching North City Hall), the kind support from sponsors and the involvement of the local business community,” he said in a statement yesterday (Aug 17).

Lim yesterday led a delegation including Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Batu Lintang Branch chairman Sih Hua Tong to pay a courtesy call on Minister of Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Dato Sri Fatimah at her office in Baitulmakmur Building 2 here.

The courtesy call was to extend an invitation to Fatimah to officiate at a racing event as part of the festival on Sept 6 at 7.30pm.

Fatimah also handed over a RM5,000 Minor Rural Project (MRP) grant to the organising committee.

Meanwhile, five other associations also received MRP grants totalling RM32,000. They were Sarawak Silambam Association, Sarawak Backbenchers Club, Tetuan Sekolah Rendah dan Menengah Islam Tahfiz Arrazi, Federation of Sarawak Journalists Association (FSJA) and Persatuan Kebajikan Mahabbah Kuching.— DayakDaily