11th Rainforest World Music Festival – The Search, Briefing & Departure
With their kind of professionalism services available, it gave no second thought of the Sarawak Tourism Board – STB (the main organizer of Rainforest World Music Festival) gave their confident and trust to appoint MGK9 to provide the entire security measurement for the world renowned music festival.
MGK9 has been engaged by STB ever since the 9th Rainforest World Music Festival and also since the 1st Miri International Jazz Festival (as for year 2008 its the 3rd Miri International Jazz Festival).
Knowing the fact that I’ll be working hand in hand with an established security company, deep inside me tells that I have to be committed although I may be just a volunteer and cannot take things for granted just because the owner himself is a dear friend to me.
It became more stressful for me when I was asked to find more volunteers for this event.
That explains why I came up with an idea for the search of the 11th RWMF’s volunteers which at the beginning I was a little skeptical about it. Surprisingly, I have tremendous good responses (via blog, text messages & email) and unfortunately, I have to reject some of those who had signed up as I have hit my targeted number of volunteers based on first come first serve basis.
Perhaps those who can’t signed up, can try your luck again next year because it may be repeated based on the overwhelm responses. 🙂
The volunteer team (recruited by me) consists of a group of university students, working adults (from different field such as retail, forestry, education, heavy machinery, timber, police force and shipping) and also bloggers. Most of us are from Miri, the rest are from Sabah and due to logistic issues, I updated the Sabahan volunteers via email on the pre-departure briefing session that we had before we go off for the RWMF.
On the 8th of July, exactly 8:45pm the Miri team departed MGK9 command station via air-condition chartered bus under the rain. The bus does not only load with the volunteers and MGK9’s staff but also with 8 big hairy canines.
# auuwww..im camera shy, go away you homo sapiens
Surprisingly, the canines are very well behaved and been enjoying their ‘sleeping beauty’ all the way to Kuching. The canines are even left alone inside the bus while we were enjoying our coffee and ‘releasing’ ourselves at each stop point.
# i need to release myself too.. ;p
Although the journey takes approximately 15 hours from Miri to Kuching (it was raining cat and dog weather or else the journey would be less than 13 hours), it was a fun trip and a memorable one for me who rarely travel via bus.
Well I would love to spill everything here but then again, my cute little fingers requires enough rest due to the non stop hitting the keyboard buttons therefore I need to stop here, for now.
Till then, more stories to come so just stay tuned…