Kuching Food Festival 2014 a Popular Yearly Event

This year’s Kuching Food Festival 2014 was exciting with a total of 220 food stalls selling a great variety of food and also to celebrate the city’s 25th anniversary. The event ran from 1st to 24th August 2014.

The busy Kuching Festival even in the rain

The busy Kuching Festival even in the rain

Here is a list of their schedule taken from here: Kuching Food Festival Performance Schedule

2014 Kuching Festival Programme

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EVENT / ACARA DATE / TARIKH TIME / MASA VENUE / TEMPAT BERLANGSUNG

 

 

 

 

 

1

City Day Commemoration 1st August 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Open Stage, Kuching Park, Jalan Padungan

 

2

Special Cultural Performance from Sister Cities 1st – 3rd August 8:00 pm onwards Open Stage, Kuching Park, Jalan Padungan

 

3

Kuching Festival Fair:

  • Food Fair
  • Trade Fair
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Garden Show
1st – 24th August 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Dewan Masyarakat, Jalan PadunganDewan Masyarakat, Jalan PadunganOpen Stage, Kuching Park, Jalan PadunganOpen Stage, Kuching Park, Jalan Padungan

 

4

Traditional Oriental Music 2nd August (Saturday) 7:00 pm onwards MBKS’s Auditorium

 

5

Yuanji Dance Performance 2nd August (Saturday) 7:00 pm onwards State Hockey Stadium, Jalan Padungan

 

6

Folk Dance Performance 3rd August (Sunday) 7:30 pm onwards State Hockey Stadium, Jalan Padungan

 

7

Kuching Got Talent (ASTRO) 3rd August (Sunday)9th August (Saturday)23rd August (Saturday) Audition: 10:00 am -10:00 pmSemi-Final: 7:00 pm -11:00 pmFinal: 7:00 pm -11:00 pm MBKS’s AuditoriumOpen Stage, Kuching Park, Jalan PadunganOpen Stage, Kuching Park, Jalan Padungan

 

As you can see from the schedule above, various cultural dance performance and nightly entertainment had been arranged for the public. It was also a way to involve the public to join these activities, hence indirectly fostering closer relationships among the community members.

 

A group of local people dancing in stage

A group of local people dancing in stage

Performance on stage

Traditional dance performance on stage

 

The main attraction we would say would be the food stalls selling a great variety of food from ethnic to Chinese to Western food. As there were 220 food stalls there, naturally the food stalls would be competing with each other to get more sales. What used to be very popular last year may not be so this year, as the public taste changes with time. A very popular snack last year was the durian king puffs. (Musang King)

 

Thai food stall attracting customers with their seafood and unique decoration

Thai food stall attracting customers with their seafood and unique decoration

 

A barbeque stall selling barbeque chicken wings and whole chicken

A barbeque stall selling barbeque chicken wings and whole chicken

This year, many people were seen queuing up for the ice cream in  pot. There were 2 stalls selling this unique ice cream. One stall used a larger pot to fill the ice cream for RM6 a pot. Another stall sells a smaller pot for RM3 each. Actually, it is just a normal King’s ice cream, where the top layer is sprinkled with crushed oreo and a mint leaf. Many people thought the presentation was unique and fell for it.

 

Yogurt Station, famous for its frozen yogurt

Yogurt Station, famous for its frozen yogurt

Lucky Bell, Satay Celup

Lucky Bell, Satay Celup

 

Many stalls were seen selling fried food. Fried food seems to be the favourite for everyone here. A fun fair was also set up at the other end for children to pay on the merry go round, train ride, flying boat etc.

 

Fried Banana Cheese

Fried Banana Cheese, another stall at Kuching Festival

Colourful rides for kids

Colourful rides for kids

 

Kuching Food Festival is an annual event and is a great event to showcase Sarawak especially in this Visit Sarawak Year 2014. If you are here in Kuching during this period, what you will look forward to especially, would be the many variety of food on sale there.

 

An adorable bear waiting to take photos with you

An adorable bear waiting to take photos with you

A friendly frog roaming at the festival

A friendly frog roaming at the festival

 

So, if you love food, the best time to visit Kuching would be during this period, as it is also the fruiting season where many varieties of fruits are available in the market ranging from durian to rambutan and even dabai. (Black olive as popularly known)

 

 

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