1S’wak Youth Carnival promises exciting events
by Geryl Ogilvy Ruekeith. Posted on February 17, 2011, Thursday
KUCHING: The 1Sarawak Youth Carnival from tomorrow to Sunday at Demak Laut commercial centre, Jalan Bako will feature exciting events.
On Saturday morning, there will be street soccer followed by a motor show featuring sports cars, motorcycles and four-wheel drive vehicles, as well as a paintball clinic.
Other programmes lined up for the weekend carnival include cooking and fruit carving competition, children’s colouring contest, traditional sports, exhibitions by various government departments, agencies and a music clinic by rock band XPDC at 2pm.
Numerous stalls will sell varieties of products from food, handicrafts, clothing to household items.
Those interested to test out their singing abilities can participate in an open karaoke competition where the top three prizes are RM400, RM300 and RM200 respectively as well as a hamper each.
Those who come in fourth to 10th place will receive consolation prizes of RM100 each.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin is scheduled to officiate at the event.
“On Friday at 9pm, there would be a wayang pacak show, which would be based on one of the current famous movies in the cinema. The show would certainly remind the people of the old days when wayang pacak was the main entertainment of the communities in the evening,” Demak Laut assemblyman Datuk Dr Abang Abdul Rauf Abang Zen told a press conference yesterday.
“A special 20-minute Al-Quran reciting programme would also be held to promote the learning of reading the Al-Quran properly among youths. It is part of our campaign in Demak Laut to get the people knowledgeable
not only in education but also in religion as well,” he said.
Dr Rauf, who is also Assistant Minister of Industrial Development (Promotion and Development of Industrial Estates), added that legendary state bodybuilder Bujang Taha would receive further aid during the 1Sarawak carnival.
The former two-time Mr Asia title holder will receive donations from state and federal government departments.
At 5pm, a selected Demak Laut street soccer team will play against a team of celebrities and government officers.
From 8.30pm, visitors would be treated to a concert by artistes such as XPDC, Jay-Jay, Siti Nordiana and Adi Mentor.
On Sunday, there will be a 1Malaysia gotong-royong project.
The government would also hold a ‘Jamuan Rakyat’, where people are invited to cook for those participating in the gotong-royong.
Throughout the day, there would be lucky draws every two hours from 8.30am with prizes such as bicycles, electrical items and hampers.
The street soccer and karaoke competitions would also continue throughout the day.
The Demak Laut edition of 1Sarawak Youth Carnival programme is organised by the Youth and Sports Ministry in collaboration with Kuching District Office and Demak Laut service centre.
“For this edition, we will try to involve and attract not only the youths but women as well.
“Various women’s associations are invited to participate in this event as well as we want everybody to participate in healthy activities while contributing to the nation’s development,” said Dr Rauf.