Phil Yong will play main character Sam. Photo by Syed Rusydie.

Stars Aligned Theatre to fill in ‘Blank Spaces’ this weekend

Theatre production group ‘Stars Aligned Theatre’ will debut ‘Blank Spaces’ on October 12 and 13 at The Old Court House, adding another first to local theatre offerings in What About Kuching (WAK) 2019 by not only running their first production, but by also using both English and American Sign Language (ASL). The story, which features […]



The Padungan Street Party is the first ever party to be organised along the entire stretch of Kuching’s historic thoroughfare, Jalan Padungan. For the first time ever, the vendors of Padungan are playing host to the community, opening up the street and serving them a menu of their popular dishes. Olivia Ting of Meritin Hotel […]

The award-winning cast of Lost / Found: (From L-R) Alia Kearney, Gabriel Tham, Tria Aziz, and Natalie Makulin.

Original musical featuring award-winning cast and crew to premiere in Kuching this Friday

In conjunction with What About Kuching (WAK) 2019 and supported by WOW Design Limited, theatrethreesixty and Two Much Drama presents LOST/FOUND, a production featuring four short musicals about four desperately lost people, hoping to be found and not left behind. The audience can look forward to themes that will speak to them at different stages […]

Tha Hip Hop Jam. Photo by Adri Benjamin

“Skool of Hip Hop”, From the Bottom to the Top!

Tha Project Hip Hop is back again for the third time in two years in conjunction with What About Kuching (WAK) 2019. Known as a Borneo Hip Hop movement within Sabah, Brunei, Sarawak and Kalimantan, Tha Project Hip Hop highlights the elements of Hip Hop which are DJ (Turntablism), Breaking (Breakdance), Emcee (Rap), Graffiti, Knowledge, […]

The event poster.

Chup and play this weekend at The Hills

IKA Picture Storyhouse, Wizkids Extended Care Centre, Green Eduland, and Little Story Club are proud to present “Chup! Jom Main 2.0” as part of the opening weekend for What About Kuching (WAK) 2019. The objective of this event is to have families create happy memories together, while giving children a taste of traditional childhood fun. […]

DJ Zig Zach will be playing the last of the three NWHR afterparties at Location X this October. Photo courtesy of DJ Zig Zach.

NWHR to push limits of Kuching’s electronic music scene

Through a trifecta of events for WAK, NWHR (pronounced “nowhere”) aims to push the limits of Kuching’s electronic music scene beyond the status quo of simply being background music for people to get drunk to. By placing emphasis on musical curation and audio-visual stimulus, each event will showcase a unique stream of music via an […]

Facilitator Pam Annesley shows participants how to work with metal clay in her workshop during the last BIBCo in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Crafthub.)

Sixth BIBCo back to showcase local and international beads

Borneo International Beads Conference (BIBCo) 2019 is back with their sixth instalment, this time with the theme “Beads of our Time.” Held at The Waterfront Hotel from October 4 to 6, participants can expect a fruitful time, sharing knowledge and expertise in the conference, and get some hands-on time at the various workshops available. Conference […]

WAK – A Stroll Gerarts (centre) explaining some finer points of Sarawak’s history to participants of a previous Stroll. (Photo courtesy of Jee Photography.)

Stroll through Sarawak’s unique history under the Brooke Rajahs

Paul Gerarts is back again with a new Stroll series this October, making it his third outing under the third What About Kuching (WAK) 2019. Under the patronage of Sarawak Heritage Society (SHS), Gerarts will be taking history and heritage enthusiasts on “A Stroll through Kuching’s law and order under the Brooke Rajahs”. He said […]

Edward Lai will put his engaging magic to work in The Possibility this October

Be dazzled by The Possibility

Ponder over ‘The Possibility’ with professional magician Edward Lai as he debuts his new act this October 26 as part of What About Kuching (WAK) 2019. The very first themed magic show in Borneo by this Kuching-based magician, The Possibility is a full-night interactive magic experience in which you will witness captivating magic that deals […]

MYWriters president Gina Yap Lai Yoong.

Writing retreat, talks on copyright law and contracts during WAK2019

Malaysian Writers Society (MYWriters) is bringing three events to this year’s What About Kuching (WAK) 2019, which also falls in conjunction with #MYWritersFest2019. MYWritersFest, which began in 2015, is a month-long festival celebrating Malaysian writers and their writing. The first of their three events include ‘Write Now, Kuching’, a four-day three-night writing retreat taking place […]