1. NING BAIZURA & HARVEY MALAIHOLLO TO PERFORM AT KWJF 2019
Malaysian songstress Ning Baizura and Indonesian crooner Harvey Malaihollo will be performing at the Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival this Friday and Saturday at the MBKS Community Hall.
The 3rd annual KWJF this year also, will see an eclectic mix of musicians and performers from around the region such as
Sitti Navarro (Philippines), Dave Brewer & The DooDaddies (Australia), Dawn Wong & The Shanghai Jazz Club (Singapore), Saxx In The City (Indonesia), Z Yan, Ushera, and Q Sound (US/Malaysia), and local Sarawak talents Xanaduduo, Nisa Addina, Swaiv and recent KWJF Jazz Band Search winner, The Fingerprints.
Previously held at the Grand Margherita Hotel’s Waterfront Walkway, the venue was recently changed indoors to the MBKS Community Hall due to the haze conditions in Kuching.
Organised by the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), the jazz festival includes jazz concerts for 2 nights as well as a food and art bazaar.
2. SRI AMAN FOREST FIRE FINALLY PUT OUT
After ten days of relentless efforts by multiple agencies headed by the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), the last forest fire in Sri Aman has finally extinguished at the Kejatau- Lingga forest.
Bomba Sarawak assistant operations director Tiong Ling Hii said the operation fully ended at 2.52pm yesterday as the fire fighting was focused on the remaining hot spots which are estimated to be about 4.5 acres in total.
During the operation, a total of 62 personnel were on the ground, led by operations commander Nik Muhammad Afiq Nik Roslan. During the entire operation, Bomba deployed two prime movers to pump water from the Batang Lupar river, two fire rescue trucks and seven excavators.
3. MORE TOURIST TO BE EXPECTED WITH MORE FLIGHTS FROM BRUNEI – KARIM
More tourists are expected to visit Sarawak with the availability of Sibu-Bandar Seri Begawan and Bintulu-Bandar Seri Begawan flights.
Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah believed that with the routes being introduced at the end of October, tourists from China, Korea, Japan, Australia and Europe will be expected to visit Sarawak.
He further said his ministry need to work on trying to get more airlines to come over to Sarawak, so there will be more visitors coming in through Brunei. Apart from that, the state government was also in the process of working out direct flights from Shenzen and Jakarta to Kuching.