28 June 2013
Date: 28 — 30 June 2013 Venue: Sarawak Cultural Village, Santubong, near Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
RWCB 2013 is organised by Crafthub and managed by UCSI Communications.
Since the inaugural Rainforest World Crafts Bazaar in 2008, the RWCB has been a resounding success. Exhibitors/artisans from around the world — including Sarawak, Sabah, West Malaysia, Indonesia, Denmark, Kyrghyzstan, India, Korea and Japan — have been taking part in this colourful festival.
The Rainforest World Crafts Bazaar is sited inside the Rainforest World Music Festival. Over 20,000 music fans joined us last year!
11 October 2013
Introduction: Beads in Sarawak
The bead culture of Sarawak, part of a greater Malaysian heritage, is rooted in centuries of tradition. An ancient maritime trading network linked Sarawak to the world; the beads most treasured today came from production centres on the Malay Peninsula, from India, China and even further afield.
In the hands of Sarawak‘s craftswomen and collectors, these masterpieces of the glassmaker‘s art became intrinsically ‘Borneo Beads’.
Objectives of BIBCo
- To facilitate creative interaction between Sarawak’s artisans/designers and their international counterparts
- To share knowledge and expertise with international bead scholars and researchers
- To preserve the Sarawak bead tradition in a commercially viable way
- To encourage the production of top quality beads and beadwork in Sarawak
- To promote competent modern design in beads and beadwork
- To showcase the bead culture of Sarawak to a regional/international audience
- To promote ‘culture tourism’ in Sarawak
- To improve the earning power of home–based cottage workers in Sarawak
12 October 2013
The WAG Music Festival marks World Animal Day, which falls on the 4th of October every year. World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October the 4th was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It is celebrated around the world, in different ways in every country, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.
For more info: http://www.wagmusicfestival.com
18 October 2013
The exhibition component is the main attraction for the Commonwealth Education Carnival. There will be a plethora of choices for visitors to browse and experience. CEC is a platform for visitors to gather valuable information as well as exchange ideas. Exhibitors will not only benefit from the expected large crowds, they will also be able to expand their business and social networks by getting to know the organizers and other exhibitors. As this is an international event, the availability and diversity of participants is expected to be very beneficial to all those who choose to be a part of this prestigious event.
For more info: http://www.commonwealtheducationcarnival.com
21 November 2013
APTHAT Conference 2013 is a new THAT conference to address the needs and trends in the Asia Pacific region. Technology has driven tourism and hospitality to new heights and has reached, unlike before, masses in the areas of communications, technology development, technology support tools, product innovation, trends across the world and new issues arising such as environmental and green issues in our business operations and development.
APTHAT 2013 sets itself apart by being the first ever Asia Pacific Conference and THAT exhibition to portray and exchange business views, new technology, information sharing and world trends.