| Aziz Idris |
EASTWOOD Valley Golf & Country Club, the venue of Asia Music Festival, will offer free shuttle bus service attendees on both days of the event on October 3-4.
The attendees will be shuttled to the golf club and hotel property located at Jalan Miri By-pass.
According to Rebecca Wong, Eastwood Valley’s Director of Marketing, the shuttle bus will leave for Eastwood Valley every hour from 5pm until 9pm. The buses will drop off and pick up at the Boulevard Shopping Complex (entrance next to KFC), Imperial Shopping Mall (lobby entrance of the hotel) and Bintang Mega Mall (main entrance, near Coffee Bean).
The first schedule that runs from Eastwood Valley at 5pm will first reach Boulevard Shopping Complex approximately around 5.15pm, then Imperial Shopping Mall around 5.30pm and Bintang Mega Mall around 5.45pm.
The shuttle bus will then return to Eastwood Valley and continue its services at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm before returning to Eastwood Valley at around 10pm.
The purpose of this service is to provide convenience for festival-goers and ease traffic congestion – as part of organiser Sarawak Tourism Board’s “greening the festival” programme.
“Festival-goers are encouraged to help put into practice the greening effort as their contribution to conserve the environment,” said Dato’ Rashid Khan, CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board.
The inaugural event last year drew more than 3,000 people over two days.
This year’s edition features artistes from Asian countries, namely India, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
The festival will also add a DJ gig into this year’s programme by featuring Malaysian DJ Roundhead, who will be playing an array of famous dance music at the post-festival late show on both nights which will last until 2am.
The gates open at 5pm.
Other than music, the festival also offers a wide range of Asian food from Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, India, Malaysia and more.
The festival will also feature a tattoo exhibition, with a legion of tattoo artists from Indonesia and Philippines.
For more information, visit www.asiamusicfestival.net.