Sunday, April 25, 2010

Promises of new ‘colours’ for 1Dayak pre-Gawai dinner

KUCHING: The pre-Gawai celebration, to be hosted this year by Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (Sadia), promises new ‘colours’ with the participation of Trek Places Services (TPS) as its appointed event organiser.

TPS’ managing director Bennet Sali said the event management company would be incorporating more local flavours to create a more ethnic ambiance during the event.

“This is the first time that we’re engaged to organise this event. We would be conceptualising many Dayak motifs and decorations into the event, making it more cultural yet engaging. Hence, the ‘nganchau tikai’ (spread the mat) tagline for the 1Dayak Pre-Gawai Dinner and Exhibition,” he explained.

“We’d also include several activities into the dinner, one of which is the ‘1Dayak Traditional Costume’ beauty pageant. For this particular event, we’re also be doing something different as we don’t separate the pageant into categorisations like Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu and others. Instead, all ladies of native races in Sarawak are welcome to join the pageant,” he added.

This beauty pageant is open to all Dayak ladies, including those of mixed parentage, aged between 18 and 40 years old. First prized winner will receive cash of RM700, while second and third runner-ups will be walk home with RM500 and RM300, respectively. Each of these lucky ladies will also be handed a pageant trophy and certificate.

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