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Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Sabah fest is an immensely popular cultural event that is held in the state’s capital city, Kota Kinabalu, in early May every year. This event is usually held as a prelude to the statewide harvest festival, the Pesta Kaamatan, celebrated during the first week of May.
Gawai Dayak is a harvest festival celebrated by the Sarawak state's indigenous people, particularly the Ibans and Bidayuhs, in their traditional costumes. Ceremonial offerings of various local traditional delicacies and 'tuak' (home-made rice wine) are made to the gods of rice and prosperity. This unique festivity is a 'must-see' occasion for local and foreign tourists alike.
Visit SABAH Tourism Board & SARAWAK Tourism Board for more info.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Kaul is a traditional festival celebrated by the Melanau living along the coast of Sarawak. In the past, Kaul was looked upon as a religious ceremony to appease the spirits of the sea, land, forest and farm making it the most important festival in the Melanau calender. The festival is a ritual of purification and thanksgiving as well as one of the propitiation for good fortune. Its marks the beginning of the Melanau calender which begins at the end of the Northeast monsoon. Kaul takes place in third week of the month of April every year
|Mukah’s signature dish is umai, a spicy salad of raw marinated fish with shallots, lime juice and chillies.|
The Mukah Kaul Festival 24-28 April 2013, the festival site is on the right bank of the Mukah river estuary.For information just log on to MUKAH KAUL FESTIVAL.
During a week festival, the organiser has line up many activities which include ethnic stalls selling traditional foods, entertaiment programs, traditional games and the highlight will be Serahang (decorated flat round basket made from sago leaf which raise on a bamboo pole) procession lead by local Melanaus' community leader. More Info at LAMAN RASMI KAUL MUKAH
MUKAH TOWN :Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia, is a coastal town which serves as the administrative center of the Mukah District (2,536 square kilometers) in Mukah Division, Sarawak. It is located by the South China Sea, about 2.5 hours by road from the city of Sibu. Mukah is also accessible by air by MASwings from Kuching and Miri. The duration of both flights is about one hour. There are also express boats connecting the town of Dalat (about 30 kilometers from Mukah) to Sibu. The express boat trip takes approximately 2 hours.
Mukah is also accessible by MASwings Virtual Fair Promotion to support MATTA FAIR is on. Discounts up to 70% off market fare & 150,000 seats up for grabs.
Book from 14 March - 31 March for this special deal at MASwings
Monday, December 19, 2011
|Hornbill Skyways in Kuching.|
|For Sale @ The Malaysia Air Festival in Kuching.|
|Hornbill Skyways Hanger view from the Airport Control Tower.|
|Ground Control Tower .|
|Aircraft movement controller room.|
City folk, thronged the airfield to catch a view inside the aircraft and helicopter exhibit at the events.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
There’s nothing quite like the Rainforest World Music Festival. Now well into its second decade, the 14th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2011 in Malaysia brings dazzling performances from across the globe as festival-goers flock for three magical days of daytime music workshops and action-packed nightly shows.
The event will be held from July 8-10 at the Sarawak Cultural Village, located 35 km outside Kuching and set against the magnificent backdrop of the legendary Mount Santubong.
|The sape has been brought to the attention of music lovers all over the world through events such as the annual Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival.Foreign student from private collage play sape.|
|THE excitement of the Rainforest World Music Festival will begin with festivities in the city preview.|
Monday, May 30, 2011
Riverine transport services here have gone into overdrive to cope with the heading home rush for Dayak Festival.
Sadly, this scenario will be another chapter in the history of Sibu when the road is completed as people will be able to travel by road, which is faster and easier.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas,Happy New Year & Happy Holiday.......
Last night after sending off my daughter to the airport and on my way home I detour my way to the spring shopping mall.There is a Christmas celebration of countdown concert and fireworks display.I know the parking was congested at the mall.
So it is best for me to park my car to the place about 500 meter from the mall and the crossing bridge near to the Federal complex is my view point.
Taking a picture of fireworks display is not as easy as it seems.Last night playing safe I prefer set my DSLR to scene mode 'fireworks'.
I'm still an amateur and of course intermediate to PRO is concerned with many other various aspects such as focus and lighting ...
Merry Christmas..everyone & Happy Holiday.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Welcoming Christmas, Boulevard Shopping Mall in Kuching present eco green Christmas decoration to welcome the Christmas shoppers.
Eco green X'mas decoration at the lobby.
Go green X'mas deco is made of a series of recycle plastic bottle of drinking water.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Today, the ketupat casings can be bought in wet markets. Some stalls even sell cooked ketupat a day before the celebrations.
JANUR (Young Palm leave).
Preparing the ketupat started with the anyaman process when the janur were woven into casings. The casings were then filled with rice and boiled for a few hours.The brother & sister helping their parents process the janur to woven into ketupat casing.
Men, women, and children of the Muslim community are required to dress in their finest clothing to perform the Eid prayer.
All the above photos are from my 2009 collection.
Muslims all over the world are all set for the celebrations of the upcoming religious holiday of Eid-al-Adha and in Malaysia is on Wednesday November 17, 2010, which is also known as ‘The Celebration of SacrificeSacrifice'. The Greater Eid of Muslims, Eid-ul-Adha, marks the end of the Hajj, which the fifth pillar of Islam and the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
The festivities of Eid-al-Adha take place on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar. The date of celebrating Eid-al-Adha is approximately after 2 Months and 10 Days of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The essence of celebrating Eid-ul-Adha is to commemorating the trials of Prophet Ibrahim, his wife Hajra and his son Ismael. After the sacrificing act of Prophet Ibrahim, it has become a tradition to slaughter livestock and feed the poor to mark the occasion.
However, the sacrificed animals on Eid-ul-Adha have to meet certain age and quality standards or else the animal is considered an unacceptable sacrifice. It is the tradition of Eid-al-Adha to distribute meat among the needy and poor people.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
The carnival is organised by the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture (KPKK) and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and supported by the state government.
Some of the activities lined up for the carnival are anime exhibitions, broadband & Internet usage awareness workshop and local creative content workshop.
Over the last weekend many carnival organised by the Government agencies held in the city of Kuching.
Friday, October 22, 2010
To-day I have decided to post a photo that I took on one of the celebration in Kuching. I took this while at a padang merdeka with some friends. I shot with Olympus E-620 and happened to have the camera out at the right moment as I passed this people wearing Sarawak native traditional dress.
Beautiful traditional dress.........
Beautiful maiden with colourful traditional dress.
Melanau of Sarawak with their traditional dress.
Student wearing traditional dress during the performance in Kuching.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Watch the sky for multitude of kite in various form, colours and shapes roaming the airspace.
The first Borneo International Kite Festival, was held in Bintulu Sarawak in the year 2005.
Since then, it has become an annual event and successfully attracted large crowd witnessing and participating in this event. It has also attracted more kite enthusiasts locally and from all over the world to come to Bintulu.
The Borneo International Kite Festival, Bintulu promises great thrill and excitement along with its spectacular showcase of kite creativity put together by all the international kite flyers from all over the world and it is also a catalyst for the legendary local kiting tradition kite making competition and flying championship. Spectators can witness the skills where hand laboured over bamboo and paper to create a winning kite traditional design and also swirling performances from local and international kite flyers displaying their skill....
Monday, September 27, 2010
TV3 Jom Heboh carnival has been around from one state to another state of Malaysia and Kuching,Sarawak hosted the event last weekend.
This is the first time I visited the carnival after watching it on the television for years.Finally last Sunday I had join the crowds.
The carnival was held at a parking space near to Sarawak stadium.
It appear that Maxis Hot Link was a main sponsor,I was here in the morning and it was already many crowd.
The weather was so hot as you can see the people were scrambling for shade under the trees.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Thousands of people from all walks of life thronged the street in true spirit of celebration and sharing as one nation.
COLOURFUL lanterns, delectable local delicacies, martial arts and cultural shows dominated one of Kuching city’s oldest streets, Carpenter Street, during the Ninth Sarawak Inter-Cultural Mooncake Festival.More than 100 stalls offered all kinds of food and drinks, products and services as well as hair cuts by professional stylists at just RM1 per person; while community-based organisations performed traditional music and cultural shows from the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Dayak communities to entertain the passing crowd.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Lighting fiesta or better known as 'Bertuntung' which go on through the Syawal period see villages in Kuching,lighted with decorative lamp and traditional lamps.
Children is the most joyful people during the fiesta .Here you see the children preparing to light the traditional lamps.
This fiesta bertuntung is held with aim of bringing back nostalgic feeling of how Hari Raya was celebrated in the past.
The villagers would decorated the kampung(Village) and houses with kerosene lamps and colourful decoration lamps.
Bertuntung a traditional widely practised by the Malay Muslim community in Sarawak since the colonial era.
This is how the kerosene lamp look like,,,,Selamat Hari Raya.