WAK 2017 Celebrates Arts, Cultures and Lifestyles of Citizens

KUCHING: The name ‘About Kuching’ was the result of a long table discussion where people on one end were unable to hear those at the other end clearly.

thesundaypost recently met up with What About Kuching (WAK) 2017 committee members Aurelia Liu and Jee Foong to learn more about the festival’s funky name and theme.

Foong explained that before they decided on a name, the project was referred to as ‘The Other Kuching Fest’, a name which many of the then-incoming content providers objected to vehemently.

When the subject came up at one of their meetings, WAK 2017 festival coordinator Donald Tan suggested that a possible name was ‘Walkabout Kuching’, since all venues will be within walking distance.

“The other side of the table heard him say ‘What About Kuching’,” said Foong.

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