Kuching festival cancelled over Covid-19 fears

By S. Harrish

THE annual Kuching Festival has been cancelled by the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) due to the Covid-19 pandemic

MBKS mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said the decision to cancel the annual festival was to avoid large crowds from gathering, reports the Borneo Post.

“It is only another two months plus to go before we hold the Kuching Festival, which has always been an event that will draw large crowds.

“So we decided to postpone the festival to next year because the health and lives of our fellow Sarawakians are our utmost priority,” he said, adding that this was first time the event has been cancelled.

He also said Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian has given his consent on the postponement.

The Kuching Festival has always been a highly anticipated event attracting thousands of people with its wide variety of food every year.

Wee had previously ran a Facebook poll on the whether the Festival should go ahead. An overwhelming majority of respondents said no to it.

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