Monday, August 10

Fairy Cave festival promises exciting activities

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BAU: The return of the popular Fairy Cave Festival for the fifth edition this weekend promises full pack exciting activities.

The festival organizing committee deputy chairman Penghulu Dihoi Nyawen said the festival would start on Friday and end on Sunday afternoon.

He said the festival which usually attracted huge crowds from both local and foreigners will kick-off with water sports at the Lake Kunyit near Fairy Cave, adding that the activities were rafting, tug-off-war in the river and timber log race.

“In the evening there will be karaoke competitions, besides stalls selling food and beverages as well as handicraft,” he said.

On Saturday, he said the popular rock climbing, blowpipe competition, gasing competition, padi pounding, bird nest collection demonstration will be held.

He said Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications Datuk Seri Michael Manyin will grace the opening ceremony of the festival at 2pm.

“At night there will be the “pentas Rakyat” featuring local singers and kid’s beauty contest,” said Dihoi.

Meanwhile, for those interested to participate in the Zumba dance, the event will be held on Saturday from 9am to 10am.

Dihoi said each participant only need to pay RM5 as entrance fee to join the Zumba dance.

The annual festival is among activities listed in the Sarawak tourism’s calendar.

Fairy Cave is situated at Krokong Road in Bau, about 60km from Kuching. -Bernama