Can you believe this is the first time I go to RWMF (Rainforest World Music Festival)? Believe it! If you’ve been following me, you know I’ve never been there in the past.
This year, I was finally there! Last night! Mainly because we got free passes and it’s partially work related. So off we went right after work taking the shuttle from where I work to Sarawak Cultural Village. Knowing me, I won’t go if I have to pay for the pass and if I am required to drive hahaha… That’s me. That explains why. Another reason is also because I’m not really into getting into the crowd. Well, at least I paid for the shuttle ticket, RM30 for return.
Another thing, can you believe it that I’ve not been to Damai/Santubong area for at least 5 years?!? Hehehe… WOW! It’s so different already! The sunset was quite nice yesterday and good thing the weather was good. The bus stopped at Damai Central.
The view of Damai Central in the evening. Food stalls were set up to accommodate the crowd of the festival and Freedom Beach 2014.
We ate our dinner here. Much more choices and cheaper than inside the Sarawak Cultural Village. Tried the Chicken kebab (RM4), surprisingly quite nice, not bad.
After dinner, off we went in to the festival. My virgin experience at RWMF. Good thing the crowd wasn’t big last night likely because Friday is still a working day. It’s a good thing for me hehehe… I dislike crowd… Guess which one is mine?
Left: Booth setup by STB to promote Sarawak.
Right: Big screens were erected around the Village so that festival goers could view it from other locations rather than all gather at the stage area which might not be able to accommodate crowd.
Heineken bars were setup around the area. This year, you can only find Heineken there, not other beer. The setup reminded me of the Fringe Festival back in Adelaide.
The main stage area. We didn’t join the crowd here. We, three mixed parentage girls (Bidayuh, Iban, and Kayan + Chinese) from the same workplace in black tops, just wanted to find a place to sit and drink to relax after got what we wanted. No photos ;p it’s in my friend’s phone.
The Melanau house which you can find in Sarawak Cultural Village.
Finally we’re here at this area. I would say it’s the best area especially where we sat, next to Heineken bar.
The screen is just right in front of us, only one table, only us. How nice! Drank one can only. Not a beer person but casually it’s fine. First time in my life finishing one whole can on my own ;p RM10/can.
Before going back, last shoot of the stage.
The music was great, it’s not bad but attending this kind of event is not my kind of thing though. However, as long that I don’t have to pay, don’t have to drive, I don’t mind *LOL*