A SPECTACULAR outdoor play on the life of the Orang Ulu legend, Belawan Bureing, captivated a large audience at Sarawak Cultural Village in the Santubong peninsula near Kuching recently.
Belawan Bureing, a noble ruler with 11 wives, is dubbed the Hercules of Keliman River. He was the son of Belarik Ubong Do, the creator of thunder and lighting and most powerful spirit in the sky.
The tales of Belawan Bureing have entertained the Kayans of the Balui River in upper Rejang River in central Sarawak and enlivened their evenings for centuries.
According to former journalist Livan Tajang, the original scriptwriter of the play, despite the blood and violence, the polygamy and backstabbing, the tales ultimately centre around one universal theme - the triumph of good over evil.
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