Kuching Rainforest Music Festival, 2011
8-11 July 2011, Kuching, Sarawak.
Poster at airport
Chia's friend pick us up from airport in the middle of the night
Check in to Furama hotel
Next morning, breakfast
Kolo mee, kolo mee
Walk around the riverside
Oh wow a chinese museum
Thats where our ancestors came in from china using this boat
Landed in Kuching
Hakka, hokkien, hochew etc...
Chinese business e.g. open a sundry shop
Old photo... some kind of important person
I donno what's that...
Ok that's the museum
Opposite another temple
Collect tickets etc
Have some ice cream while waiting for the bus
Arrive at the place
Have some lunch
This is the Cultural Village, the venue for the Rainforest Music Festival
Nice place here with a lake
Now still early, any shows on ?
Air con auditorium
Workshop... showcase string instruments from different cultures
Exploring the place
Got stalls selling food
Another hall where they have workshops
Some performance by the lake
Leweton Women's Water Music, Vanuatu
From the remote northern tropical islands of Vanuatu, comes an extremely unique and rarely seen tradition, called water music. Dressed in traditional costumes of flowers and leaves, a small number of women wade into the water up to their waist, stand in the shape of half moon and begin to play. The water is beaten in rhythmic dance of bodies and waves. The water itself is the instrument producing a wide range of sounds ...
Very hot now, sit in another hall waiting for next performance... lots of mat salleh here..
Enjoying the music
Time to dance!
Can you all make one circle and go round and round...
Time for makan
Sample some sarawak laksa
Tapioca with coconut cream
Ok, book your seats
Waiting for the concert in the evening
Ok, next day, our hotel
Looking for food
More kolo mee with pork
Nice little coffee shop in town
Nice shot of Laimeng, Chia and YK enjoying coffee
On the bus, its about 1hour ride to the village
Ok, back to the village... photo with one of the african musicians
African very simple unique musical instruments
Another workshop at the aircon auditorium ... all types of accordians.. some customised..
More people coming second day
This is a big hit.. can really hear them beating the water like a drum..
Time for a drink
Meet up with the penang gals... ooh .. yellow shirt day
Go out for makan
I think we are eating mee hoon or nasi lemak...
There's a beach here.... santubong
Waiting for 2nd day evening concert
Blow up a balloon
Long day, hungry, find food in Kuching.... paku vege and sotong
DO NOT EAT HERE..... long wait and blur waiters and horrible pizza..
Next day, photo at the cultural village entrance
Can buy some CDs of your favourite band
Walking around the Cultural Village, this is the chinese house... grinder
Lada hitam pepper plant
Making kuih bahulu
Masters of Sape
Coconut shell orang utans
Another workshop... see if you can spot any cute guys here
The mexican harp guy, Victor Valdez
Another unique instrument
Have some potato chips
Ok last day concert
All the bands on stage
Last day exploring kuching
Some bird art
Coffee again.. back to the same shop
Taxi to airport..
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