KUCHING – Parking at the Rainforest World Music Festival is a known issue during every edition.
Anticipating a huge turn out at the festival and possibly slow in traffic movement into Damai, the Sarawak Tourism Board has advised festival goers to come early and follow traffic rules and instructions from Police on duty.
A good traffic plan will be in place for the festival and STB is hopping that everyone will abide by the rules, follow traffic instructions and to avoid illegal parking to ensure smooth and uninterrupted traffic flow in and out of the festival venue.
According to a press release we received, there will be two check points to assist and manage illegal parking and monitoring of traffic flows; one at Santubong Resort and the other at the venue pick up point, and manned by six traffic police and officers operating in shift.
Illegal parking at the Rainforest World Music Festival will not be tolerated and there will be a tow truck on site to remove illegally parked vehicles that hinders traffic flow to and from the festival venue.
Towed cars will be brought to the roundabout heading towards Damai Beach Resort and at the Sarawak Cultural Village where owners can claim and pay the towing bill.
Festival goers are advised to park their vehicles at the road leading to One Hotel Santubong, where they will be charged a parking fee. This is one of the main parking at the Rainforest World Music Festival.
Those parked at the hotel can take the service of a shuttle van to the festival venue at a costs of RM 7.00 per adult per way and RM 4.00 per child.
Alternatively, there is also free bus shuttle service available for festival goers in Kuching City. The pick-up points are Hills Shopping Mall, Riverside Majestic Astana Wing, Harbour View Hotel and Merdeka Palace Hotel.
Grab services would also be available with the promo code RWMF2018 giving riders RM10 waived off their riede.
For more details on the RWMF 2018, read our preview of the festival. – KuchingBorneo