Wednesday, January 29

60 shutterbugs roam Cultural Village for best shot


KUCHING: The ‘Amazing Sarawak Culture’ photography contest held at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) attracted over 60 shutterbugs on Sunday.

Tan Kai (centre) and organising committee members with the shutterbugs in front of Sarawak Cultural Village.

Shutterbugs in action.

It was organised by SUPP Youth Pending Branch here.

SUPP Youth chief Tan Kai said the event aimed to promote the colourful cultures and lifestyle of Sarawak through the lens.

“It is also to encourage youths to participate in social activities and lead a healthier lifestyle through leisure activities related to their passion,” he said.

“More importantly, it provides youths the opportunity and avenue to gather and share their passion, experience or simply have a weekend outing,” he added.

The contest was divided into two categories: professional and Facebook online vote.

Shutterbugs roamed the village, also known as a living museum, that sprawls across 17 acres to capture their masterpiece.

It was the best place to explore the traditional cultures and heritage of the major ethnic groups in Sarawak including Malay, Chinese, Iban, Melanau and Bidayuh.

Participants can only submit one photo per category captured in the village that truly reflects the diversity of Sarawak culture.

The online vote category will be open for public voting from 9pm on Oct 20 to 8pm on Oct 24 through the SUPP Pending’s Facebook page.

The public is encouraged to visit the Facebook page to vote for their favourite photo.

The first prize is RM600, second prize RM500, third prize RM400 and three consolations of RM100 each while the most Facebook likes will receive RM200.

Winners will be announced during the prize presentation ceremony to be held at SUPP Headquarters on Oct 26.

Photos will be judged based on authenticity, quality, creativity, technique and artistic expression.