The BAZAAR Guide to The Rainforest Fringe Festival 2019

Rippling up this July once again is festival du jour, The Rainforest Fringe Festival. It would seem that everyone is finally hip to the RFF which lifts aside the multiple veils of art, culture, food and tradition to reveal the mysterious essence of Sarawak and her ties within the region. The charisma and instincts of Joe Sidek are a visible force for the third year running with a programme that is at once boldly eclectic and intimately insightful. If you’ve snagged a flight to Kuching this weekend, give yourself and the festival the unqualified love it deserves and head on over to check out what the festival has to offer. 

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Lembaran Emas: Songket and Keringkam of Sarawak

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Her Majesty, The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Azizah herself is gracing the opening show of the festival. This shimmering fashion show will see interpretations of the fittingly noble Sarawak songket and keringkam by “Malaysia’s King of Fashion” – Dato’ Sri Bernard Chandran, Sarawak’s own “Queen of Bornean Fashion” – Dato’ Tom Abang Saufi and the exquisite Sarawak songket producer – Tanoti House.

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