An elaborate nine-day Gawai Festival showcasing the Bidayuh culture, music and arts in Kampung Apar-Segong in Bau, will kick off from June 21. The harvest festival is one of the activities to mark Sarawak’s 45th anniversary of being part of Malaysia.
An age-old Gawai rituals would be staged during the celebration. Other activities include a beauty pageant, gong beating presentation, Bidayuh traditional food cooking competition, a state development exhibition and nightly musical concerts.
Food lovers will be able to sample authentic Bidayuh food on sale. The festival will be a fusion of local colours, sounds and flavour that will rekindle the pride and spirit of belonging to the Bidayuh tribes stretching from Lundu to Serian.