Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dayaks to converge in Kuching in June for special Gawai

KUCHING: Dayaks from all over Borneo will be in Kuching for a special Gawai Dayak event organised by Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) on June 16.

The event will kick off with the inaugural Dayak International Golf Competition at Sarawak Club Golf Resort near here.

Around 120 golfers comprising Dayaks from Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei and Kalimantan are expected to participate as they vie for the SDNU President’s Challenge Trophy.

In the evening, there will be a dinner hosted by SDNU where the prize presentation will be held. The tentative venue is the Ecumenical Centre at Jalan Stampin here.

SDNU publicity officer Ganchai Jinta said the dinner will also double up as an installation ceremony for the newly elected SDNU office-bearers.

He revealed that Natural Resources and Environment Minister Dato Sri Douglas Uggah, who is also Betong MP, has been invited as guest-of-honour for the dinner.