Tired of looking forward to another dull weekend locked up in your house? Well, call it your lucky day because in partnership with Shopee, the much anticipated Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) is going virtual this year for a three-day exciting weekend this coming 18 to 20 June.
You don’t even need to purchase a ticket since it’s free of charge.
All you need to do is go on Shopee Live from 6PM onwards just from your couch or the comfort of your bed.
For over 23 years, people around the globe come together for the RWMF to celebrate the culture, heritage and diversity of Sarawak through workshops, cultural and craft displays, food and of course, music.
This year The Rainforest World Music Festival 2021 Virtual Experience will include Borneo-born Dayak-European singer, Alena Murang who recently released her new album titled Sky Songs as well as World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) champion, Tuku’ Kame’.
Sharzede Datu Hj Salleh Askor, Chief Executive Officer of Sarawak Tourism Board said, “There will also be interview sessions with the musicians, prize giveaways, a past performance showcase and more. While we cannot replicate the experience and atmosphere of a live performance, we hope that fans and Malaysians will still get to enjoy this fun-packed showcase with their families at home.”
Other than that, the Borneo Jazz Festival (BJF) will also take place on Shopee the following weekend with performance by jazz musicians, Clinton Jerome Chua, O-Ha Soul Band, Nisa Addina, Ta’Dan and the “Prince of Borneo” himself – Pete Kallang from 25 to 27 June at 6PM.
To truly indulge in the festival mood, the Sarawak Tourism Board has opened an official store on Shopee where they offer merchandise from both RWMF and BJF which includes Limited Edition T-shirts, Limited Edition Batik Linut Face Mask, Limited Edition Printed Batik Face Mask, and many others from Land of the Hornbill.
Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee said, “We understand that the much anticipated, iconic RWMF and BJF will be held virtually for the first-time ever and are very excited to be streaming these musical events on Shopee Live for Malaysians across the country to catch. Not only do we get to use our technology to show our support for local talent, we will also put the spotlight on the state’s amazing offerings.
“As both musical events coincide with our 7.7 Mid Year Sale, we will take the opportunity to drive sales for Sarawakian sellers during this period where everyone can have a good time tuning in to the RWMF and BJF virtual experiences while enjoying a fix of home-cooked Sarawak Laksa, kolo mee and 3 layer tea.”
Audiences can take the opportunity to enjoy free shipping with RM0 minimum spend, 120% Coins Cashback, 7.7 million vouchers with savings up to 77%, as well as earn from a pool of 27 million Shopee Coins and win a PlayStation 5 during the 7.7 Mid Year Sale from 18 June to 7 July.
On Jun 25 Payday Sale and 7.7 Mid Year Sale, users will be able to enjoy special Limited Time Deals, Limited Time Vouchers, and Super Brands Spotlight from over thousands of brands and sellers starting 12AM.
For more info on RWMF and BJF on Shopee Live, and the limited edition merchandise, visit their website.