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Rainforest World Music Festival with MASholidays - A not-to-miss package

Subang (16 June 2012): MASholidays, the travel arm of Malaysia Airlines is currently offering attractive packages for music and nature lovers to attend the Rainforest World Music Festival that will be held at Kuching, from 13 July 2012 - 15 July 2012.

MASholidays is offering a “must grab” all-inclusive deal with prices starting from only RM1075 per person on share-twin basis, for travel commencing from Kuala Lumpur. For those travelling to Kuching from Johor Bahru, Penang and Kota Kinabalu the packages are priced at RM1516, RM1466 and RM1090 respectively. Packages for single occupancy basis start from RM1402 for travel from Kuala Lumpur. All packages include air travel, applicable surcharges, hotel accommodation, airport transfer in Kuching, daily breakfast and one entrance ticket to the Rainforest World Music festival, worth RM300.

This offer is a one-stop hassle free travel for customers and comes with accommodation at the Lime Tree Hotel, a 3-star hotel with a unique blend of upscale trendy venue. Ideally located in the Kuching city centre, the newly refurbished building is minutes away from Kuching's financial district, Chinatown the Sarawak River and other nearby local tourist attractions . Customers are also free to choose from a range of 3-star - 5-star hotel to suit their individual convenience.

Malaysia Airlines is a supporting sponsor of this world renowned event offering attractive deals to fly down most of the performers for the event. The national carrier is also offering similar packages from its overseas markets, making it convenient for foreign tourists to visit Malaysia and cherish participating in a world class event.  This is yet another initiative of the national carrier to facilitate increased tourist arrivals into Malaysia as outlined in the government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).

Members of the airline’s frequent flyer and loyalty programme, Enrich, also enjoy a 30% off the ticket prices.

The Rainforest World Music Festival is one of the world's most popular music festivals, and this year record numbers are anticipated to descend at Kuching, Sarawak to attend. The three day annual festival will showcase world renowned musicians and local indigenous musicians together in the heart of Kuching’s rainforest. This year, it will feature one of Borneo island's own, Zee Avi. The twenty-five year old recently picked up an International Youth Icon Award. In addition to Malaysian artists from almost all the states, the festival also features top world music performers from Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, West Africa, Congo, Mongolia, Palestine, the Brazilian Amazon, France, Spain, Scandinavia, Czech Republic, Reunion Island, and more. Some of the other performers are Hata – The One, Rhythm of Borneo, Mamadou Diabate Mali/Burkina Faso, Le Trio Joubran, Le Trio Joubran, Samuel Dass & Prakash, Khusugtun, Diplomats Of Drum, Raiz De Cafeza, La Zikabilo, Oreka Tx, String Sisters, Kanda Bongo Man Congo, Cankisou and Danyel Waro. All performers will be also travelling on Malaysia Airlines.

The festival was named for the third consecutive year as one of the top 25 Best International Festivals by British world music magazine Songlines. The festival also features afternoon informative workshops, ethno-musical lectures, jamming sessions and mini concerts, but the highlight is the evening performances by local and international acts on the main stage.

Sarawak has been described as Asia’s best kept secret. Sarawak is a place for history, mystery, romance and exotic adventures. There are endless wilderness for trekking, cave systems to explore and coral reefs to swim.  Sarawak has the world's most diverse eco system, Borneo is also home to 27 ethnic groups with their own distinct languages, culture and lifestyle. Though ancient cultures may differ, they have one thing in common: their warmth and hospitality.

Music lovers and enthusiasts can log on to for bookings or can enquire further via phone at 03-7863 4000 or e-mail

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