Light installations and music shows at fest

KUCHING: A new event featuring light installations and musical performances will be held next month ahead of the Rainforest World Music Festival on July 12 to 14.Rainforest in the City will take place at the Kuching Amphitheatre here from July 2 to 11.

“The event is the first of its kind in Sarawak where local folk can experience immersive installations and music shows.

“Throughout the 10 days, it will bring the rainforest experience to people in the city, augmented with music, light and technology,” state Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said.

A part of the ongoing Visit Sarawak Campaign, the event is curated for tourists and festival-goers as well as local city residents.

It will feature four main installations comprising forest projection mapping, LED tree, a “Tunnel of Life” and LED light balls.

Abdul Karim said the forest projection mapping would be the event’s main highlight, enabling visitors to visualise nature by using trees as a canvas to blend with visuals of Sarawak’s cultural elements such as traditional motifs and masks.

The LED tree structure, which will feature a light installation in an array of colours, aims to show how trees are the heart and soul of Sarawak.

The “Tunnel of Life” sculpture at the centre of the amphitheatre will offer an immersive experience while LED light balls will illuminate the event space to show the beauty of nature.

Sarawakian band At Adau will perform at the event’s opening night on July 2.

Different bands will perform each night to entertain visitors.

Rainforest in the City is open to the public from 7.30pm to 11pm daily and entry is free. — By SHARON LING

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