Sitok Kuching, a three-day contemporary market, launched this December at the Kuching Waterfront.

December 17, 2019


Sitok Kuching, a marketplace to showcase modern-day Kuching’s contemporary life, has officially made its debut in Kuching, Sarawak. From 6 to 8 Dec, the marketplace received more than 15,000 attendees at the iconic Kuching Waterfront.



Sitok Kuching is another initiative undertaken by the Ministry that beckons the world to visit Kuching, the Gateway to Sarawak, where there is “More to Discover.” The three-day market is a specially curated marketplace of creative retail offerings, performances, workshops, food, music, and family-friendly activities made possible through the contribution of 59 creatives and independent businesses from Kuching, Sarawak and West Malaysia.

The official launch of Sitok Kuching was officiated by Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Youth and Sports, YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, and the Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, YB Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew and Permanent Secretary Mr. Hii Chang Kee on 6 December at the iconic Kuching Waterfront.



Named after the Sarawakian slang meaning ‘here’, Sitok Kuching aims to showcase Sarawak’s ‘here’ and ‘now’. In comparison with Sarawak’s previous festivals celebrating art and culture, Sitok offers a fresh and different perspective on Sarawak’s culture. From photographable opportunities to unique art installations, the three-day marketplace is another opportunity to show the world that Sarawak’s contemporary art and culture is as breathtaking as the view from Gunung Santubong, and is as diverse as the people of Sarawak.




Sitok Kuching was housed in a vibrant, interactive and endlessly photographable and immersive exhibit that occupied the Old Courthouse, the Square Tower and its adjacent plaza. The Kuching Waterfront proved to be an ideal spot on which Sitok Kuching promoted the exchange of contemporary ideas and creativity. The Kuching Waterfront used to be a vital trading post that connected the Sarawak hinterland with the sea. Currently, it is the cosmopolitan heart of modern-day Kuching where community life and nightlife intersects.

SITOK KUCHING’S FINALISED LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

WORKSHOPS BY BORNEO BENGKEL

PERFORMERS BY AOK RECORDS

RETAIL BY SMALL TOWN ART MARKET

FOOD & BEVERAGE
Mochi
The Opot’s Kitchen

For more information, follow Sitok Kuching on Facebook at fb.com/SitokSarawak and Instagram at www.instagram.com/sitok_sarawak/

ABOUT SITOK KUCHING
Sitok Kuching is an initiative by Pro Tag Solutions supported by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak. Sitok Kuching is a family-oriented marketplace for creative expression, contemporary cultural exchanges and a celebration of modern-day Kuching’s cosmopolitan life. It is an initiative by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak that beckons the world to visit Kuching, the Gateway to Sarawak, where there is “More to Discover”.

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