Monday, May 10, 2010

Lun Bawang festival to bring cheer to Lawas

LAWAS, a sleepy town in the northern tip of Sarawak, is set to come alive from May 30 during the three-day Irau Aco Lun Bawang or Lun Bawang Festival.

Held annually for 23 years, the festival this year is organised by Sarawak Lun Bawang Association in collaboration with the Limbang Resident Office and the Tourism and Heritage Ministry.

This edition promises a three-day extravaganza showcasing the unique cultural heritage of the Lun Bawang community, said organising chairman Willy Liau.

Apart from booths featuring handicraft and food, there would be sport events, a ngiup bas and suling (bamboo musical instrument orchestra) competition, cultural parade, nightly live music and dance shows.

“The highlight will be the Ruran Ulung (maidens) and Padan Liu Burung (warriors) pageants,” he told a press conference in Kuching.

Liau said that various Lun Bawang villages in Lawas, Sabah, Brunei and Indonesia had been invited to participate in the festival.

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