Wednesday, September 16, 2009

CAPTURE 5 : Late post on Sarawak's Beauty and Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2009

Last July I was part of thousands of local and international crowd who thronged the annual Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF). It was held from 10-12 July. The event was held at the tranquil Cultural Village in Santubong, Sarawak. The myriad colors, language and music added luster to win through the rainy days.

With almost 17 bands from Poland, Canada, China, Portugal, Hungary, New Zealand, United States, Morocco, Finland, France, Chile, Tanzania, Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia’s very own bands made the event a dazzling array of lights, music and dance. Oudaden from Morocco, Zawose Family Africa, Noreummach of Korea and Sarawak’s Lan-E-Tuyang stole my heart. They were not just dynamic, but unique in their presentation. Highly energetic, they captured the hearts of all present. Overall they created an euphoric atmosphere that sent people crazy.

I enjoyed not just being part of the world music festival but also the display of Sarawak's Cultural uniqueness at the Santubong Cultural Village.

I stayed at Sarawak Village House with offers home stay concept.....

Some of the vegetarian dishes served....and unique lighting.

Some of the bands that participated in

Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2009
Wrist tag...the entrance ticket to the event

Sarawak’s Lan-E-Tuyang

Noreummach of Korea

Oudaden of Morocco

Zawose Family Africa

Workshop sessions by the participating bands

A look at the exhibitions in Cultural Village

Sarawak indigenous Woodcarving

Bamboo Carving

Claypot Making

Weaving Mat

Pua Kumbu Weaving

Natural Dye used in dyeing

Sarawak's finest handicraft at display

Traditional warrior displaying
the art of using blowpipe


Traditional blower used in sword making

Dunno..what statue is this..sorry guys

The famous Santubong Hill


Houses of Sarawak's natives....

Rumah(House) Bidayuh

[Bambo Bridge to Rumah (House) Bidayuh]


Rumah Iban


Rumah Penan


Rumah Orang Ulu

Long Corridor..

Design on the wall..

Oars on display

Things at display inside the house

Steps made of tree trunk

Malay House


Boat Trip Along Santubong River

A Malay Village along the Santubong River

Not able to take a shot better than satisfied with this :)
Proboscis Monkey..only to be found in Borneo

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venus66 said...

Fabulous pictures. Wonderful visit you had.The statue is originally like that or man made?

cyclopseven said...

Thanks buddy. It is man made.

sage said...

This place is really beautiful. I'm glad I stopped by, thanks for sharing.

cyclopseven said...

Thank you sage.

indicaspecies said...

That's an interesting post on the Music Festival and Sarawak's items of culture! Thank you for sharing.

Shuuro said...

nice pictures, it must be wonderful to hear such diverse music at one place.

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your beautiful post with wonderful and mindblowing pictures.

Swatantra said...

Very nice pictures!! Describe about the place very well!!

Thanks for the visit to my blog.. your words encouraged me..
Hope to see you again!!

White Forest said...

vowww ...amzing pics really!!

Thanks for sharin it with all of us :)

Indrani said...

I scrolled down totally mesmerized with the shots of your place and the last one was a stunner. What a close shot!
Lovely post!

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

How wonderful that you got to experience that. I know many that would love to have had the chance. It is all rather beautiful. I am not sure it compares, but Rio de Janerio is quite lovely as well. Really characters there. Thank you for sharing this.


sonia a. mascaro said...

Sounds the event was great!
Your photos are gorgeous too!

Thanks for your visiting and nice comment on my blog.

Have a nice week ahead.