9th Gawai Dayak Carnival at Redeems Centre at Kampung Apar, Singai

DBNA Central Executive Committees joined 1,000 people attended the 9th Gawai Dayak Carnival at Redeems Centre at Kampung Apar, Singai, which featured cultural dance performances. 9 door longhouse was erected for visitors to enjoy the atmosphere of the Bidayuh hospitality with authentic foods and ‘tuak tobuh’.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said ‘The Gawai celebration is a significant festival in Sarawak which can contribute to the country’s tourism industry’

He said the celebration, which falls in June every year, could become a major tourist attraction due to its uniqueness and Sarawak was already well-known for its strong unity and harmonious multiracial society.

He is confident with what Sarawak has to offer, it can continue to attract more tourists and help pull tourists to Malaysia, adding the unity of people in Sarawak was something everyone should be proud of and must be preserved.

He said a united people were the backbone of the county, pointing out that without unity the country would not be able to move forward and become a high income and developed nation by 2020.

Also present were Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud and wife Toh Puan Ragad Kurdi Taib, Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem and State Minister’s and Civil servants.

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Redeems’ Gawai carnival set to attract large crowd

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Gawai Carnival Redeemshttp://www.sarawaktourism.com/en/event-detail?evid=93An annual Gawai Carnival to showcase the rich authentic Dayak Bidayuh culture, tradition and heritage.  It is aim to promote …” /> Gawai Carnival Redeems English Bahasa…

10th WORLD BIDAYUH GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP (WBGC) – CONDITIONS OF COMPETITIONS

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DBNA to intensify efforts to document traditional herbs and medicine in the Bidayuh community

A team from DBNA attended a seminar on the development and implementation of a national access and benefit sharing framework for traditional knowledge and genetic resources organised by Sarawak Biodiversity Centre at Jalan Puncak Borneo. It is important that the indigenous communities benefit from any initiative to exploit their traditional knowledge and genetic resources for commercial purposes. Many of the traditional knowledge and herbs and plants of the Bidayuh community are being documented by SBC, and many of these have potentials in the development of pharmaceutical and health care products. It is therefore important that the community documents its traditional knowledge, not only to preserve them for future generations, but also to protect them from being exploited by outsiders and businesses without benefiting the community. Paul Akiu who led the team at the seminar said DBNA would work with SBC and other authorities to document and protect traditional knowledge and other cultural resources of the community.

DBNA and UIAM on Intellectual discussion

A cordial discussion on Bidayuh intellectual properties was held with a group of professors from University Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) today at a local hotel in Kuching City. DBNA was represented by Datu Ik Pahon Joyik, Chali Ungang and Jubilant Austinway. UIAM wanted to understand how DBNA play its role to preserve and document Bidayuh culture, heritage and traditional knowledge with regards to our oral tradition, material cultures and languages. Also present were two officers from the ICT Unit of the Chief Minister’s Department, Corelineson Nosin and Steward Sayong.

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Gawai Nyobang at Kampung Gumbang Bau

Datu Ik Pahon Joyik attended ‘Gawai Nyobang’ or ‘Gawai Mukah’ at Kampung Gumbang Bau today. The Gawai is a skull bathing festival practised by the Bidayuh pagans. Today 14 June 2014, a group from Kampung Sebujit make a return visit to Kampung Gumbang. They are from Kacamatan Siding Kalimantan Indonesia.

Since 2010 this event has been going on between our bethrens from Indonesia and Sarawak Bidayuhs. DBNA had started the event as an annual event. Next year DBNA will make a trip to celebrate Gawai Nyobeng at Kampung Sebujit. DBNA Bau Branch will organise the next event which is already included in the DBNA Calender Annual Event.

In Kampung Gumbang the festival of the skull was held at Baruk Tiguon. The ritual was done by Ketua Adat from Kampung Gumbang En. Anjan ak Jikan.

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