As it conjures its name, Asia Music Festival will only showcase artist and musician from Asia. The event that will be held in Miri this coming October 4th – 5th will also showcase Sarawakian born and award winning artists, Melissa Francis.

Melissa is involved in the music scene since she was 8 years old. She participated in the first singing contest in the Federal Territory of Labuan in 1994. She has won the second runner-up against several competitors. Melissa has attended to a basic workshop of drama, television, film and theater by FINAS and Saba-F production in Labuan Financial Park somewhere in 1997.

Melissa was also a singer in the group Hairee and Angelo. She was attached to the early establishment of this group in 2000, but after a while she stepped out of the group and became a solo artist in 2003. Since then, she continues to be a recording artist for a local record company. In August 2012, Melissa has set up her own company, which was called Platinum World Network Sdn. Bhd.

After 19 years of singing, Melissa received several awards for her dedicated work in this industry. Among the many achievement are the Best Female Singer (IBAN), Dayak Music Awards 2008, Winner of the Most Popular Songs SMS voting (Mutus Ati), Rhythm Champion Award Ruai, Cats FM 2012; Best Female Singer, Dayak Music Awards (DAMA) year 2012.

Melissa is scheduled to perform on stage at Asia Music Festival on the second day of the festival, Saturday 5th October at 5pm.

Tickets are priced at RM30 per day for adult and RM15 per day for children or students aged between 3 and 18 years. Those below 3 years would be allowed in without charge.

Tickets are currently on sale online at and the physical tickets are also available for purchase through Sarawak Tourism Board’s office in Kuching (+6082-410944), Sibu (+6084-340980) and Miri (+6085-434180).  For enquiries, contact Sarawak Tourism Board at or +6082-239171 and for more updates.

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