Pageant, cultural show to dominate Kpg Tematu Gawai Fest

KUCHING: The 6th edition of Tematu Gawai Festival cum Gawai Beauty Contest 2019 will be held on June 21 and 22. Its organising chairman John Pata James Jumin said the two-day festival themed Kayak Adat Asal Kaum Bidoyoh will be held at Kampung Tematu multi-purpose hall.

Various activities will be held such as the beauty contest “Dayung Gawea Tematu 2019” and Bidayuh traditional musical and dance competition as its main event.

The other activities are kids’ Gawai beauty contest, exhibitions by government and non government agencies, sales of agricultural products, handicraft and food and beverages.

The beauty contest is open to single Bidayuh ladies from Kuching, Bau, Lundu, Padawan, Siburan, Penrissen and Serian, aged 18 to 28 years old, and must not be less than 157cm tall.

Those interested are required to bring along a photocopy of their identity card and one 4R photograph (full body) to be submitted during registration.

The registration fee will be charged at RM50 and the last day to submit entries is on April 20, while registration is on April 21.

The champion will be awarded RM1,700 cash, crown, bouquet, sash, trophy, hamper and certificate while the first runner-up will take RM1,400 cash, crown, bouquet, sash, trophy, hamper and certificate; and the second runner-up, RM1,100 cash, crown, bouquet, sash, trophy, hamper and certificate.

Meanwhile winners of Miss Talent, Miss Tourism, Miss Popularity, Miss Photogenic, Miss Best Costume and Miss Traditional will each take home RM200 cash, trophy and cash.

Registration forms can be obtained from Karnival Gawai Tematu dan Bitanding Dayung Gawea Tematu Facebook or from John Pata (019-8259395) and Leonora (016-8723236).