Wednesday, June 9, 2021

festive season

Celebrating Gawai in moderation

The Gawai Dayak celebration in Sarawak is just around the corner. However, since last year, festivals has not been the same because of the pandemic, and this year looks very much the same. As we look back to pre-pandemic...

Unimas hosts live Gawai, Kaamatan session

KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) hosted a live Facebook session called “Gawai X Kaamatan Cempaka” in conjunction with the Gawai and Kaamatan festivals. The session was participated by Unimas deputy vice-chancellor Prof Dr Thomas Kana @ Kamarudin Kana;  senior assistant...

Gawai celebrated moderately at own homes

KUCHING:  Gawai Day celebrations among the Dayak community statewide began today (June 1) in moderation for the second consecutive year following the current Covid-19 situation in the state. Jeremy Jamaludin, 38, is one of the many Dayaks in the state...

King, Queen convey Gawai greetings

KUALA LUMPUR:  Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah conveyed Gawai Day greetings to all who celebrate it in Sarawak. According to a statement posted on the Istana...

Protect ourselves during Gawai

KUCHING: Constituents in Tanjung Datu are urged to observe the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the movement control order (MCO) which came into effect today (May 29). In stressing this, Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu said the people...

Avoid ‘balik kampung’ for Gawai

KUCHING: Those celebrating the upcoming Gawai Dayak are urged to not return back to their villages for the festive season. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the recent move by the public to return...

Most longhouses follow Gawai SOPs

SIMANGGANG: Most longhouses in the Sri Aman Division are aware of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the Gawai Dayak festival set by the government. Sri Aman Resident Indit Bangai said Gawai this year would once again be celebrated in...

Gawai web film dwells on culture, community well-being

KUCHING: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) is promoting Gawai Dayak this year by releasing a web film entitled ‘Manik Panik’, which explores themes of festive joy and togetherness. Set in a longhouse on Gawai Dayak Eve, it features a mystery that...

Post-festival surge expected

KUCHING: The spike in Covid-19 cases following the recent festive season is expected, said Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian. He said it would be surprising if there is no surge in Covid-19 cases seven...

Dayaks won’t lose identity without celebrating the festivity

KUCHING: Not celebrating Gawai this year will not render the Dayaks to lose their culture, tradition, customs and identity, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. He added that the state government’s decision to prohibit ‘ngabang’ during the...
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