About WAK

Happening Every October

WAK is a community-driven month-long festival of the arts, culture and lifestyle of the people of Kuching and Sarawak, filled with a multi-genre programme centred in the city of Kuching and radiating outwards towards greater Kuching.

What About Kuching?


Happy Accident

In 2017, a team led by the founding festival directors Donald and Marina Tan instigated the numerous communities in Kuching City to come together to stage their respective contents under a common festival umbrella coined as ‘What About Kuching – Celebrate Arts, Culture & Lifestyle”, now better known as WAK.
The name was a happy accident from someone mishearing the list of potential festival names, interjecting with a “What about Kuching?”

What about it indeed.
Call for proposal
Planning and promoting
making it happen