Sunday, August 15, 2010

Festivals - Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010 - The biggest ever

Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010 - logo
Source: Lu Huong Chin


The Sejiwa Senada program, organised by the Sarawak government and Federal government, to provide a conducive platform for denizens to get closer to the government had toured Sibu, Bintulu, Betong and it coincided with the Sarikei Pineapple Festival to make it the biggest festival ever. A Sejiwa Senada exhibition, themed "Government with the People", was held at the Nyelong market area.

The cynical would say that the state elections are coming soon but we were not here to debate this. We were here to party. "Sarikei, are you ready to party? I can't hear you! ARE YOU READY TO PARTY?"



Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Source: Desmon Chen
Central Road


 
Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Source: Desmon Chen
Central Road


From Central Road to Market Road, the festival continued ....
 

Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Source: Desmon Chen
Market Road (old Sarikei District Office in background)


Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Source: Desmon Chen
Market Road - Food to fill your hunger pangs


From Market Road to Nyelong Road, the fiesta beat refused to end ...


Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Source: Desmon Chen
Nyelong Road


Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Concert stage
Source: Desmon Chen
Nyelong Road


From day to night, the fun percolated through the community. The local tourists from Sarawak mingled with a ship load of Pandaw cruise tourists clicking away with their cameras and video cam.


 
Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Source: Desmon Chen
Central Road


From Nyelong Road to Nyelong River, it had to end in the river. Never mind, bring on the Sarikei regatta.


Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010 - Regatta logo
Source: Lu Huong Chin


The Sarikei Regatta at Nyelong River had been declared an annual event to add a dose of adrenalin to the festival. From land to river, what a splash of a festival indeed.

To be continued ...


2 comments:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

What is life if we do not celebrate it?
What is a song if we do not sing it?

Dance and clap your hands!!

sarikeikia said...

Celebrate we must but I am sure we can go beyond Pasar Malam if the organizer put on their thinking cap. We are now in 21st century but our leaders are stuck with 3rd world mentality. Remember Sarawak lost all our timber and much of our oil by now.

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