Thursday, April 9

Helicopter rides to be offered at Pesta Kaul


MUKAH: Helicopter rides will be on offer during Pesta Kaul Mukah at Pantai Kala Dana from April 21-29.

Hornbill Skyways Sdn Bhd will give visitors the chance to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Mukah town and the surrounding areas.

“Other main attractions include kite flying demonstrations by Bintulu Kite Flyers from Bintulu and performances by cultural troupes from Indonesia and other countries as part of our efforts to promote Pesta Kaul Mukah to the international community,” event organising chairman Mukah Resident Saudi Narani told a press conference yesterday.

He said the unique culture and traditions of the Melanau community would also feature prominently during the annual festival themed ‘Simply Unique’.

Local Melanau elders will perform the Mukah Kaul ritual at Tugek, Kala Dana beach on the morning of April 20.

Other programmes include the Serahang making competition and procession, Tibou (giant swing), fishing competition, children’s drawing contest, traditional and creative fashion contest for children, petanque competition, Kaul Mukah Bike Fest, Mukah International Beach Triathlon and Essay Writing Competition.

There will also be Pertandingan Lagu Klasik, Elvis Presley Sarawak Impersonators and Mukah’s Got Talent, community booths, as well as a trade and business fair.

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