Bidayuh Culture

Posted by Tuan Rumah | 12:03 AM | | 2 comments »

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.


  1. Bernadette Doris // October 14, 2008 at 7:51 PM  

    I'd attend the Gawai celebration and it was great. i am from kpg segong so i went there quite often. so many people come especially during the 2nd and last day. can hardly move around!
    overall, i hope we will have this kind of events again. Congrats to the organizers and the committees:-)
    God bless Bidayuh people!

  2. renee // March 28, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

    My mom is Malaysia and i have groun soooo attached to my family back home. I am from Sarawak Malaysia. But to be more specific. Serian. :) I love Gawai and my cousins family and friends. Salamat Gawai!