Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sibu...(1) Borneo Cultural Festival

as a patriotic Sibu-ian, i think it will be nice if i show some nice things from Sibu... lately i've been to the annual Borneo Cultural Festival held in Sibu Town Square, which i believe is the largest town square in Sarawak, in front of the so-called tallest building of Sarawak, Wisma Sanyan...

it is nice to experience the unique cultural contributions of the various ethnic groups from around the region, as they converge in Sibu for a weeklong celebration of song and dance at the Sibu Town Square.

Besides the local overwhelming response, this festival also attracted tourists mainly from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, as well as other nearby countries.

In the last few years, several foreign cultural bodies from countries like China and Indonesia also performed cultural shows to further promote the festival. There was also participation from the neighbouring state of Sabah.


i wanted to go to this tatoo convention but i somehow miss it... i found out tat the tatoos on those ppl who came and participate in this convention were so cool eh... but i cannot find any pics anywhere... try to google it and see their amazing tatoos... some even got tatoos on their face...

The 2nd International Borneo Tattoo Convention
29 June-01 July
Venue : Bukit Aup Jubilee Park.
The 2nd Borneo International Tattoo Convention 2007, organized by the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) and the Borneo Headhunters Tattoo, will feature the many advances in tattoos in the region. Sarawak, once famous for its tattooed people, plays hosts to this unique convention. Sibu has been chosen as the venue because of its strategic position for visitors who have plans to visit other parts of the state mainly located by the mighty Rajang river, where those who wish to travel to the upper Rajang to the Baleh Kapit rapids where visitors can see and experience the ibans, their longhouses and as one travels further up the river you get to see where the Kayan, Kenyah and Berawans dwell, or even take the tributaries to Punan and Kejaman territories. And yes, you can get a tattoo from tribal artists, just make sure you don’t lose your head about it.

Sibu aka Swan City...

a kebab stall by the Melanau-malay stall...

tanglung display

Traditional chinese wedding ceremonial place...

The newly weds bedroom...

The shy bride... haha

yeah!! foochow rocks!!

Tarian ngajat... the warrior dance of the ibans

The symbol of bravery

mahai... rm227... not even pure gold...


Ostrich eggs... they say can eat one woh... i don believe...

Some stalls at the trade and expo centre...

viva... mini awanza if u ask me..

Even the army got one booth...

Singing competition going on there...

Naive kids waiting to be scared...

haha... the ghost ride... bet u'll laugh ur head off after going in... the 'ghost' are hilarious...

food stalls... same old food everywhere...

bump-bump car... translate it to chinese

Children cheating game stalls...

Money cheating stall... haha

Eye of Sibu... kononnya lah...

Below are some interesting stalls i found there as well...




haha...

hope u enjoy it... do come to sibu to visit once in a while...

2 comments:

Eugene said...

yes... I enjoyed the nice photos and very detailed... almost felt as if I was there too but I would be patrified *seriously* from the ghost ride.

a bit disappointed that got no photo of the next Deutsch supermodel after Heidi Klum and Claudia Schiffer *evil grin*.

Leen said...

I only enjoy the picture of eggs.
Just kidding. =P