Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Beauty contest---Borneo's style











Trying out my new camera, Nikon D300, at the Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF). All photos were taken without flash at ASA 2000 and hand held. It was a night of fun and excitement with all these beautiful girls paraded on the stage with their graceful ethnic dances and elegant traditional costumes.There was a total of 13 contestants mainly from the central region of Sarawak vying for the various beauty titles and awards of this annual event which is part of the BCF.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are right. The beauty should not be always the slim one

Tony Hii said...

Philip, thank you for the tips to approach people to take pictures of them.

rubberseeds said...

anonymous:Our diversified cultures should be encouraged and promoted. Many of our native maids are well educated and very pretty as well.

Tony: You are most welcome.

suituapui said...

Beauty should not always be the slim one??? I agree 100%!!! Hahahahahahaha!!!! All of them beautiful lah...but looking at the final line-up photo, I think one of them very short lah! Any IQ test for them? Can be in their own language...like those South American beauties.

rubberseeds said...

stp:The shortest is 5'2" I think. I didn't see any IQ test for them. They just did the catwalk and giving their cutest smile and more smile.....that is Borneo's style! I would suggest to the organising committee to have one Sui Tua Pui contest for next year's BCF. Would you participate?

Sarawakiana said...

The evaluation on beauty is a never ending story. But it is good that people have a chance to air their views.

What about this schema? Beauty of face = 20% IQ = 30% Poise + catwalk = 10%, Figure (statistics)= 10% height = 10% Speech Skills = 20%???

PH do you have some photos of bakau piling of the old days? I would appreciate one or two photos if it is not too troublesome.

rubberseeds said...

sarawakina:I think IQ and speech skills can go together, so as figure and height.Skills in other fields such as dancing,singing etc must be taken into consideration as well.

Hardy said...

Hi Philip

Finally I've met you in person. Nice to meet you.
My blog. http://suhardyphotography.blogspot.com/

rubberseeds said...

Hardy: Nice meeting you too. Hope we can meet more often for photography.Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Believe me that sibu people are not short. When we walk around in HK, we are kind of much taller than them. I think our ancestors are from northern China who migrated to the southern part of China. The people of the north are always taller than those of the south.