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KUCHING, June 9: Sarawak’s iconic Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) organiser, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), has expressed its appreciation to the festival’s sponsors and supporters in a special event held at Raia Hotel and Convention Centre today.
The appreciation ceremony was graced by the Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak, Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, along with Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak permanent secretary Datu Sherrina Hussaini, and STB chief executive Officer (CEO) Sharzede Salleh Askor.
During his speech, Abdul Karim thanked the partners and supporters for their contributions to the festival, adding that they will help fulfil STB’s vision of bringing the world together in Sarawak through music.
“Standing here today, I see a united front and a heart-warming demonstration of public–private partnership collaboration that shows confidence and trust in our mission to make a positive and lasting difference in the music community in Sarawak.
“I am very happy to see that the public–private partnership collaboration between STB and our partners for RWMF will help in making the region of Sarawak become a ‘leader’ in Responsible Tourism and sustainability in the country and also as a viable hub for music tourism,” he said, according to a statement today.
The list of sponsors and supports for RWMF 2023 includes Malaysia Airlines (MAG), AirAsia Ride, TV Sarawak (TVS), Carlsberg, Pepsi, Plaza Merdeka & Waterfront Hotel, Spin Sportswear, Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros), Sacofa, MidValley Megamall Kuala Lumpur, Hornbill Skyways, Sarawak Timber Association (STA), and ATS Global Travel & Charter Sdn Bhd.
With the theme ‘Reflections’, RWMF 2023 is an opportunity for festival-goers to reflect on our connection with nature and embrace diverse musical styles with underlying values for a deeper appreciation of the world.
This year marks RWMF’s 26th edition, and the festival continues to advocate sustainable practices and greening initiatives, making Sarawak a leading ecotourism destination for future generations of music lovers. — DayakDaily