Sibu’s Borneo Cultural Fest to be held from July 18 to 23, instead of July 19 to 23

Majid (seated centre) with his BCF organising committee showing poster of the event.

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SIBU, June 24: This year’s Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF) which had been slated to take place from July 19 to 23 will now be held from July 18 to 23 instead.

The venue remains at Dataran Tun Tuanku Haji Bujang Phase 1.

Explaining the new date today at a press conference, Sibu Municipal Council deputy chairman Bujang Abdul Majid said the change was necessary as the event coincides with the Sarawak Day on July 22.



“July 18 will be the Dayak Night, the 19th (July 19) will be the opening ceremony as announced earlier. The 20th (July 20) will be the Malay/Melanau night, the 21st (July 21) will be the Chinese night, and the 22nd of July has been reserved for the members of public to observe the Sarawak Day,” he said.

Bujang who is also the organising chairman added that the Sarawak Day celebration at Sibu Indoor Stadium, will be broadcast live from the stage of BCF 2022.

“Therefore, those who are in attendance at BCF 2022 will be able to experience the Sarawak Day celebration together as we witness the historic moment for Sarawak. Right after the Sarawak Day event, there will be a fireworks display at the Phase 2 of Dataran Tun Tuanku Haji Bujang, commemorating the end of Sarawak Day for 2022,” he added.

The Council, he disclosed is on the verge of preparing for the warm-up to the BCF 2022, in which it will organize a food street from July 8 to 17 and TRADEX (trade and exhibition) from July 8 until 23 at the Chinese pavilions.

He further disclosed that representatives from Mangkunegaran Palace of Surakarta Indonesia will visit the Council during the BCF period.

“We are also honoured to have the Indonesian booth at the Arts and Culture Exhibition (ACE) belt in which
they will display various Indoneisan cultural items and accessories throughout the event,” he said.— DayakDaily