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Time Out Kuala Lumpur - - Contents - Edited by John Lim

A lux­u­ri­ous es­cape lies within this unas­sum­ing Bangkok city ho­tel

The Rain­for­est World Mu­sic Fes­ti­val re­turns to Kuch­ing for the 20th time, with this year’s pro­gramme fea­tur­ing dozens of per­form­ers, ed­u­ca­tional work­shops for chil­dren and adults, ethno-mu­si­cal lec­tures, jam­ming ses­sions, and a food and crafts bazaar. Among the per­form­ers slated to take the stage are Cape Town-based afro-jazz out­fit Abavuki; six-piece New Wave Bhangra band Achanak from the UK; tra­di­tional Welsh band Calan; as well as Sarawak’s own sape bands Ilu Leto and Lan E Tuyang.

Sarawak Cul­tural Vil­lage, Pan­tai Da­mai, San­tubong, Sarawak (82 423 600/rwmf.net). July 14-16. Pre-sale, adults, from RM131.20, chil­dren (7-12 years old), from RM67.60; at the door, adults, from RM152.40, chil­dren (7-12 years old), from RM78.20.

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