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Friday 11 January 2013

Volunteering - Music Festival in Sarawak

The Rainforest World Music Festival and the Borneo Jazz Festival seek out fresh application from volunteers each year to ensure the smooth running of the respective events. This is a chance for lovers of music, music or event management students to work behind the scene of an international event.

Volunteers will have an overall understanding of the operational aspects of the festivals of what it takes to run a successful musical events. He or she will be involved in the logistics, technical and operational aspects of the event management plan, event marketing plan and the event operational plan. Some of the roles and functions are; liaison officer, schelpers, media centre personnel, site readiness, vendor management, admission and gate operation, event secretariat, equipment and materials preparation and transportation.

Handling the needs of national, regional and international media
Media Secretariat at the Borneo Jazz Festival
Group photo of schleppers
Schleppers - they move performers' equipment to and from where they are needed

Night scene of Borneo Jazz Festival ground
Site preparation requires working with contractor and vendors

Volunteer tending to customers at the souvenir stall
Manning souvenir stall, a busy place

Volunteer securing wristbands at the festival gate
Volunteers work in shift as operations is from 11am to 12 midnight

Notice board of festival secretariat
The festival secretariat is the nerve center of the festivals

Volunteers playfully posing at RWMF event secretariat
All work and no play makes Jack and Jill dull people :-)

Group photo of volunteers from ITE College Central, Bishan campus Singapore
2012 Volunteers from ITE College Central, Bi Shun campus, Singapore

Volunteers will be provided T-shirts to be worn while on duty, duty meal and are expected to work shifts. But it can be fun working in a festival atmosphere where one is in contact with people from all walks of life.

These two internationally renowned music festivals is organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board; a destination marketing organisation of the Sarawak Government. 

The 7th edition of Borneo Jazz will be held on May 10-11, 2013 in the city of Miri, Sarawak, while the 16th edition of Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) will be held on June 28-30, 2013 in the capital city of Kuching, Sarawak.

So if you are interested head over to Borneo Jazz Festival volunteer dowload page or the Rainforest World Music Festival's. Closing date for submission is on March 22, 2013 for Borneo Jazz and April 4, 2013 for Rainforest World Music Festival.


Wednesday 2 January 2013

Music Festivals T-shirt Design Contest Extended

The closing date for the Rainforest World Music Festival and the Borneo Jazz Festival t-shirt design submission has been extended till 31st January 2013. 

This contest is opened to all students of higher institutions of learning. Winners stand to win tickets worth up to RM1,650 and get to have their design/s worn the world over. A certificate of recognition is also awarded to the winning institutions.

winners with CEO STB and their lecturer
Some of the 2012 winners with the Chief Executive Officer of Sarawak Tourism Board and their lecturer

The T-Shirt Design Voting Exhibition will be from 22 - 24 February 2013. It is expected that the top three winners will be announced 28th February 2013.

The public voting for their best t-shirt designs
The public voting at tHe Spring shopping mall in 2012
Remember to get your application/s validated by a teacher or lecturer with a signature and an official university stamp before submitting your work. You can read more in the links found in the respective anchor text above.

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Sarawak Soaring into the new year of 2013

Giant hornbill statue against the azure sky; Damai Central
@Damai Central, Santubong Peninsular
2013 will be an exciting year for tourism in Sarawak. In fact it will be till 2014.

Come July 2013, Sarawak will begin a year of celebration to commemorate her 50th Anniversary of gaining independence from the British. Our state went on to form Malaysia with Sabah, Singapore (pulled out in Aug '65) and the Federation of Malay states two months later; September 16, 1963.

The official celebration - Visit Sarawak Year will end June 2014. Expect plenty of exciting events lined up. By the way, 2013/2014 is also the Visit Malaysia Year. Double celebrations and great time to plan your trip/s to Malaysia and needless to say... Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo... Where Adventure Lives.