Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sarawak Inter-Cultural Mooncake Festival attracts thousands

COLOURFUL lanterns, delectable local delicacies, martial arts and cultural shows dominated one of Kuching city’s oldest streets, Carpenter Street, during the Ninth Sarawak Inter-Cultural Mooncake Festival.

Thousands of people from all walks of life thronged the street in true spirit of celebration and sharing as one nation.

More than 100 stalls offered all kinds of food and drinks, products and services as well as hair cuts by professional stylists at just RM1 per person; while community-based organisations performed traditional music and cultural shows from the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Dayak communities to entertain the passing crowd.

This year, the organising committee headed by Datuk Lily Yong and Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, introduced a new item to the festival — a cultural show by a troupe from Xinjiang, China.

The dancers will perform for five nights during the festival, which ends tomorrow, to showcase cultural dances from the north-western region of China.

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