Rainforest World Music Festival Returns in June 2022

FilmFestival - 22 Apr 2022

Rainforest World Music Festival Returns in June 2022
25th anniversary of the world music festival to be held in hybrid format

KUCHING, MALAYSIA, Apr 20, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The most awaited music 
festival in Malaysia, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), is back once 
again, celebrating its 25th anniversary as a hybrid event for the first time 
since the beginning of the music festival in 1998.

This year, the music festival themed "Legendary Rainforest Celebration" being 
held from 17-19 June 2022 will take on a hybrid format, with the physical 
concert taking place at Sarawak Cultural Village while viewers can also 
livestream it from their homes via rwmf.net.

With the objective of bringing the world back together with music, RWMF will be 
welcoming back a host of international performers from Canada, India, USA, 
Finland, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Mexico, New 
Zealand, China, Bhutan and Seoul among others, with Majlis Seni Sarawak mixing 
traditional Sarawakian music with international flavours opening the three-day 
show in a first-time musical collaboration with Sarawak Tourism Board.

The Rainforest World Music Festival 2022 will also feature the sounds and 
rhythms of Sarawak, showcasing musical elements from the diverse ethnic groups 
of Sarawak through exhilarating performances that will elevate Sarawak's unique 
tribal flavours on to an international pedestal.

The announcement of Sarawak's highly anticipated and iconic event was made by 
Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, the Minister for Tourism, Creative 
Industry and Performing Arts, along with Puan Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor, 
Chief Executive Officer of Sarawak Tourism Board and Capt Nasaruddin A. Bakar, 
Chief Operating Officer of MASWings representing the Malaysia Aviation Group.

During his speech, Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, the Minister for 
Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts said: "I'm very proud of how far 
our homegrown product has come. From around 100 spectators for its first-ever 
concert back in 1998, to becoming the first hybrid festival of its kind in 
Malaysia. Concertgoers who miss the feel of the physical concert can come 
together in mutual appreciation of world music, and those around the world can 
enjoy world music live from the comfort of their own homes."

Chief Executive Officer of Sarawak Tourism Board, Puan Sharzede Datu Haji 
Salleh Askor said, "Every year we strive to make Rainforest World Music 
Festival better than the year before. Last year's Virtual Experience gave us 
invaluable feedback on how we could work towards combining the best of both 
worlds - physical and the digital - to create RWMF's first hybrid edition this 
year. We hope that creating this unique precedent for the 25th edition of the 
festival will become a keystone for the next 25 years for the festival, 
bridging the past with the future and sustaining and reinventing our musical 
heritage and its traditions for many years to come."

It was also announced that there will be an Early Bird ticket sale starting 
18th April 2022 for both the physical and virtual concerts. Those interested 
can go to rwmf.net to grab tickets in the different categories - Adult 1-Day 
Pass (RM 150), Adult 3-Day Pass (RM375), Child 1-Day Pass (RM80), Child 3-Day 
Pass (RM155) and 1-Day Family Package Pass- 2 Adult and 2 Children (400).

Meanwhile, Malaysia Airlines has been named the official airline partner of the 
Rainforest World Music Festival. The collaboration, which is also a 
continuation of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG)'s partnership with STB will 
see Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and Journify offering unbeatable deals 
comprising flights and 3-day event pass to drive visitors and drive footfall to 
Sarawak.

Speaking on behalf of Malaysia Aviation Group, Chief Operating Officer of 
MASWings, Captain Nasaruddin A Bakar said, "We are honoured to be appointed as 
the official carrier for the highly anticipated 25th edition of Rainforest 
World Music Festival, to bring in travellers from all over the world to Land of 
the Hornbills.

This collaboration marks great progress in the Malaysia Aviation Group and 
Sarawak Tourism Board partnership and will see both brands ramping up our 
marketing efforts in promoting Malaysia as a whole since the border's reopening 
and Sarawak as a safe, destination of choice for 2022. We believe this 
collaboration is vital to re-build the tourism industry and stimulate domestic 
and international traveling and will help support the value chain of industry 
players such as travel agents, product owners, local artisans and business 
partners.

Malaysia Airlines operates 70 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching 
in addition to 14 times direct weekly flights starting 25 April 2022 from 
Penang also available via Firefly jet operations, further reinforces our 
commitment to providing greater and seamless connectivity to and from Sarawak.

At the same time, we continue to build traveller's confidence by maintaining 
high levels of safety and hygiene standards onboard our flights to make it a 
memorable travel experience for all to Fly Confidently, Fly Malaysia, and fly 
beyond."

For more information and book flights for your next getaway, visit the official 
Malaysia Airlines and Firefly website, and download their apps for easy access 
anytime, anywhere! Sign up to become an Enrich member to start earning Enrich 
Points today. To enjoy a great experience on Journify, visit myjournify.com or 
download the Journify app on iOS & Android, to get the latest information and 
grab many other exciting deals!

Malaysia Airlines and Firefly will have early birds deals that offer customers 
up to 15% and 10% off discount on flights on selected Malaysia Airlines 
including from United Kingdom, Australia and some ASEAN destinations and 
Firefly's recently launched jet operations from Penang to Sarawak. The sales 
starts from 25 April 2022 until 14 May 2022 for travels from 1 June until 30 
June on Malaysia Airlines and 13 June 2022 until 30 Jun 2022 on Firefly. These 
tickets available exclusively for those purchasing plus the 3-day pass through 
the airline's respective websites and they be required to include a unique 
promo code to enjoy the great discounts on air tickets.

Customers will also have the option to purchase "value-for-flights" deals, 
exclusively available on Journify that offers MHflypass plus a 3-day pass to 
RWMF event at a fixed attractive price, giving them full flexibility, 
convenience, and control over their spending for the flights. Early birds can 
grab a MHFlypass as low as RM1774 (RM1366+375) for Zone 2 and RM1974 
(RM1599+375) for Zone 3, also from 1June until 30 June 2022 with flights valid 
for one year.

MHFlypass offers two convenient options for passengers travelling for RMWF 
based on their destination origin, allowing them to choose the zone that 
matches their travel needs best.

Zone 2 offers passengers the opportunity to fly to Kuala Lumpur from 
destinations in Sabah and Sarawak, alongside flights between destinations 
within Peninsular Malaysia, with a connection through Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, 
Zone 3 allows passengers to fly from Sabah and Sarawak to Peninsular Malaysia 
destinations, with a connection in Kuala Lumpur.

About Sarawak

A kaleidoscope of culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals: is the best 
description for Sarawak. Sarawak comprises 28 ethnic tribes with their own 
unique traditions, lifestyles, music and food, while sharing their warm 
hospitality. Malaysia's largest state, Sarawak, endowed with some of the oldest 
rainforests on Earth. Its vast landscape spans over 120,000 sq kms, with 
towering mountains and cool highlands, jagged limestone formations and 
mysterious cave systems, winding rivers and quiet beaches; where adventures are 
waiting to happen. Festivals are hosted throughout the year celebrate the 
eclectic blend of modern and traditional culture, food, music and religious 
practices that can be found nowhere else. In Sarawak, there is always 'More to 
Discover'.

About Sarawak Tourism Board

Sarawak Tourism Board is the key promoter for Sarawak. STB is a winner of the 
Asia Pacific Excellence Awards 2016 by Asia-Pacific Association of 
Communications Directors (APACD) and has received the ASEAN PR Excellence Award 
2015 Gold Award. The Rainforest World Music Festival is a five-time Top 25 Best 
International Festivals recognised by Songlines World Music Magazine (2011 - 
2015) and won the Golden City Gate 2019 five-star award for the Rainforest 
World Music Festival's (RWMF) promotional video.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Communication Division
Marketing Department
Sarawak Tourism Board

About Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia, offering the best way to 
fly to, from and around Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines carries up to 40,000 guests 
daily on memorable journeys inspired by Malaysia's diverse richness. Malaysia 
Airlines embodies the incredible diversity of Malaysia, capturing its rich 
traditions, cultures and cuisines via its inimitable Malaysian Hospitality 
across all customer touch points.

Since September 2015, the airline has been owned and operated by Malaysia 
Airlines Berhad. It is part of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), a global 
aviation organisation that comprises of different aviation business portfolios 
aimed at serving Malaysian air travel needs. Via our alliance with oneworld(R), 
Malaysia Airlines offers superior connectivity with seamless journeys to 1,000 
destinations across 150 plus countries, and access to over 650 airport lounges 
worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.malaysiaairlines.com

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