KUCHING: City folk can look forward to an even more exciting What About Kuching (WAK) this year, which runs from Sept 29 to Oct 28.
The second edition of the festival in celebrating local talents will produce a bigger buzz in the city with the participation of 55 groups staging 75 events.
Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is also hoping that the event will be more exciting as it has received a bigger funding from the ministry.
“The ministry is proud to be again part of WAK 2018, a month-long showcase which highlights the creative, sometimes undiscovered, lives of Kuching’s art, culture and lifestyles communities.
“There are lots of interesting things and places coming up in Kuching such as the old State Assembly Building which will be turned into a performing arts centre in one and a half to two years’ time, and a huge musical fountain similar to the one in Dubai, at the Kuching Waterfront,” he said at the launching of WAK 2018 at the rooftop of Waterfront Hotel on Wednesday.