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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sarawak's Lun Bawang Festival - IRAU ACO LUN BAWANG

This festival is the largest gathering of the Lun Bawang community at any one place in Sarawak. It is traditionally a celebration of the rice harvest but now it showcases a variety of Lun Bawang (an Orang Ulu sub-group) culture in Lawas; the northern most town of Sarawak.

This event takes place end of May every year.  Their counterparts; the Lun Dayeh from Sabah are also invited to the festival.

You will be entertained with the the community's cultural dances, 'nguip suling' (bamboo flute band), 'angklung' performance, and also modern day band performance. There are handicrafts and traditional Lun Bawang cuisines for sale and telematches; traditional and modern.

Lun Bawang Bamboo flute band (nguip suling) Sarawak Malaysia Borneo
Lun Bawang Bamboo flute band (nguip suling)
The iconic emblem of Lawas, the last town in north-eastern Sarawak before crossing the border into Sabah.
The iconic emblem of Lawas, the last town in north-eastern Sarawak before crossing the border into Sabah.







Lun Bawang lasses parading at the beauty pageant - Sarawak Malaysia Borneo
The beauty pageant is a crowd puller at the festival.
Lun Bawang man in his warrior costume - Sarawak Malaysia Borneo
The men are not to be left out, donning their splendid Lun Bawang costume
Overlooking the spa pools of Merarap Hotspring Lodge Lawas Sarawak Malaysia Borneo
The Merarap HotSpring Lodge by the Trusan River, located 70-km from Lawas













Other tourist attractions in Lawas include Merarap Hot Spring, Bakelalan Apple Farm and the coastal region of Kuala Lawas, Punang and Tagang 'Fish Spa'.


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