Sunday, September 27, 2009

The First Borneo Lantern Festival

Sibu is the venue for the 1st Borneo Lantern Festival jointly organized by Sibu Municipal Council (SMC), United Chinese Association, Sibu, Tua Pek Kong Temple and Sibu Kutien Association.

7,000 colourful lanterns had been put up to decorate the streets from the Tua Pek Kong Temple to Sibu Gateway.The lanterns are displayed in the form of a giant dragon with its head installed at the Tua Pek Kong Temple and the tail at Sibu Gateway

A ceremony to "light up" the dragon was held on the evening of September 25 to mark the begining of the 10-day festival which was organized in conjunction with the Mid Autumn Festival. Among the dignitaries presented at the ceremony were Datuk Sri Wong Soon Koh, Datuk Robert Lau, YB Awang Beemee, YB Vincent Goh and Mr. Daniel Ngieng.

On the evening of October 3, at least 6,000 more lanterns will be given away free of charge by the organizers during a cultural show which will be staged at Sibu Gateway. It is expected that several thousand people will turn up to watch the show.

In conjunction with the lantern festival,The Photographic Society of Sibu is also organizing a photography contest open for all interested Malaysian.Photos for the contest must be original and taken between September 25 to October 6 specifically on the lantern festival in Sibu.Cash prizes totalling RM2,000 will be up for grabs.

Photographs in this post are specially for the viewing pleasure of Yang Yang who is currently studying in New Zealand.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's Raya Again

It's Hari Raya again. This year's Raya will be more special as I have made many more muslim friends not only in Sibu, but also in Mukah,Sabah and KL.Sarawak is so special that all the races live peacefully and harmoniously...we really and truely practise 1Malaysia, not only now, but we started many decades ago.
My sincere and best Hari Raya wishes especially to Abana,Hardy,Amin,Aris, Jess, Era and not forgetting all other muslim friends and readers of this blog.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Slithery Snakes And Springy Noodles

Sibu's "Snake King" Lai Lee Siew makes national news when his story appears in Saturday Metro today. Full story at the link below.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sijah, The Singing Tuai Rumah

Sijah is a Tuai Rumah (longhouse chief) and also a popular singer among the 5,000-plus longhouses in Sarawak.One of her pictures is published on the front page of Star Metro today (September 4) and the story is published in M 6 & M 7. Click the link below to read in full.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Miss Photogenic Photo Contest

More than 30 photographers, most of whom members of the Photographic Society of Sibu, took part in the National Day Miss Photogenic Photo Contest, 2009. The event was held at Jubilee Park and 6 charming amateur models were engaged for the 2-hour photography session. Hii Chii Siew, (FRPS) of Tango Photo Studio is the sponsor of the competition. The event was an activity of the photography society held in conjunction with the 52nd National Day and also to foster closer relationship as well as upgrading the photographic skills of the members. This year saw a surge in new membership and several are from the muslim community.