Donation Appeal

Help us get to Japan!

  • Malaysia
Raised So Far MYR 16,593
9% Complete
Target : MYR 180,000

About Appeal

UPDATE (as of 1 Apr 2024): Festival has extended our deadline to 29 April 2024!

Our team have been invited to perform at World Music & Dance Festival, Japan in August 2024. 

We are honoured to be invited to a festival that hosts 30,000 people annually, that is why we intend to debut a new body of work which highlights cultural practitioners from various Dayak communities, namely the Kenyah, Kayan, Iban and Lun Bawang. 

Showcasing our various expressions of "Wind & Earth" under the banner of Lan e Tuyang (founded by Mathew Ngau Jau, Malaysia's Living National Heritage), it will be a performance rich in exploration through music, song, poetry and dance. Combined with the fact that it is a huge platform for our cultural practitioners to professionally grow from, we feel that this will not only inspire, it would also amplify the impact within our communities, and the work that we do as a social business and community-led creative company.

Now, the festival will take care of most of our logistics, however we will need to find our own way there (flights from our various home bases in Sarawak to Hakodate, Hokkaido). We've calculated that for the size of our group of about 15-18 pax (including possible layovers, excess baggage, insurance), it would cost us around RM180,000 to get to Hakodate and back.

For a micro social enterprise like ours, we just don't have that.

To just share some of the efforts we have exhausted:

  • Writing in to various ministries and agencies since September 2023 for mobility grants that is accessible to us as a social enterprise OR for this group size OR for this value, within a suitable timeframe.
  • We had also asked Sarawak's Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry & Performing Arts for assistance since September 2023, but only in February 2024 were we asked us to put in an application through association for a grant, instead of applying under our own entity (we are a nationally accredited social enterprise and impact driven company).
  • With a MOTAC (Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia) support letter for tax exemption, we had also written in to different companies, including Sarawak Tourism Board, even our national airlines to try and get sponsorships with offer to explore ground activations at the festival and international media interview for mileage.

As the deadline to update the festival on our ability to secure our flights is 10 April 2024, we are running out of time and need your urgent assistance in helping us make our way there.

Tiga tawai (thank you) for hearing our plea.

And thanking you in advance for your contributions, including helping us share this with your network, friends and family!


To corporate organisations who might be keen to assist:

We have a MOTAC Malaysia support letter which gives tax exemption to corporate companies who sponsor MOTAC-supported arts and culture initiatives. So if you would like to lend a hand, at ANY value in cash or in-kind, do message us personally and we will email the letter to you and work on the process together.

Recent Donors 93

  • Anonymous

    MYR 150 04/14/2024 06:56:58 AM UTC

  • Anonymous

    SGD 100 04/09/2024 05:12:47 AM UTC

  • Joshua C

    MYR 100 04/03/2024 12:50:08 AM UTC

  • Anonymous

    MYR 150 04/02/2024 04:15:48 AM UTC

  • Anonymous

    MYR 50 04/02/2024 02:29:32 AM UTC

  • Shang Ming Goh

    Am a Melakan. It’s happy to see that some people work hard for preserving their own culture in Malaysia out of pure intention. All the best & am really proud of you guys!

    MYR 10 04/01/2024 03:52:00 PM UTC

  • Victoria Purai Paren

    MYR 180 04/01/2024 12:40:35 PM UTC

  • Jasmine Dadi

    MYR 150 04/01/2024 11:38:25 AM UTC

  • Anonymous

    MYR 150 03/31/2024 10:41:37 AM UTC

  • Anonymous

    MYR 20 03/31/2024 08:35:00 AM UTC

  • Melvin G

    All the best!

    MYR 50 03/31/2024 05:16:59 AM UTC

  • Wai Leong Lum

    MYR 20 03/31/2024 03:26:18 AM UTC

  • Anonymous

    MYR 50 03/30/2024 03:32:03 AM UTC

  • Anonymous

    Hope you guys make it. Make us Sarawakians proud!

    MYR 20 03/29/2024 01:21:01 PM UTC

  • Tintoy chuo

    MYR 75 03/29/2024 10:42:14 AM UTC