KA new festival called the Rainforest in the City music and culture event will be organized from 2nd to 11th July this year.

The city event will be part of the Visit Sarawak 2019 campaign.

It will be held at Kuching Amphitheater from 7.30PM to 11PM.

During this first time event, Sarawak’s unique culture,nature, food, music as well as a lighting display will be showcased.

The lighting display will feature four main installations with LED lights.

State tourism, arts, culture, youth and sports minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said “the forest projection mapping would serve as the main highlight of the event, allowing people to re-imagine nature by using the trees as a canvas to artfully blend visuals of Sarawak’s cultural elements.”

“The LED tree, which is inspired by the “Tree of Eywa” (Tree of Souls) from the movie Avatar aims to show how trees are synonymous to Sarawak by breathing new life and perspectives with fiber optics and LED lightings.”

“The “tunnel of life” is a sculpture glimmering with lights and will be the backbone of this whole event. It will be located at the centre of the Amphitheater.”

“There will also be musical performances by At Adau, a Sarawakian local band at the official launching night on July 2,” he said.

The event is open to members of the public and entrance is free.  After the event, the Rainforest World Music Festival 2019 is scheduled to happen.