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2009 Chinese New Year Fireworks at Sarikei

February 1, 2009

Like previous years i get to celebrate Chinese New Year at my hometown again! So minutes before the tick of midnight for Chinese New Year, fireworks began to lit up the sky.. Scaring babies, cats and dogs and car alarms goes everywhere.

This year we are lucky because we have piko’s Canon EOS 450D to capture this night wonders 🙂

Fireworks

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Largest fruit display on Sarikei Pineapple Festival

December 16, 2008

I missed out this earlier, there’s showcase of largest fruits on Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2008. 🙂

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Fruits

pic 01: Durians

Largest durians.. 1,2 and 3. There’s “jangan sentuh” means “do not touch” in malay language. We proceed, and see.. (more…)

Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2008: Regatta

December 9, 2008

06 and 07 December

The sixth and seventh day of Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2008 continues with the Sarikei Regatta 2008. It is held on the Nyelong River, at the same place where fishing competition is held on Friday.

Having no idea and luck on event schedule, i went there on Sunday, which is the last day of the boat racing. I don’t have the schedule for the boat race and i use the free time when there is no racing to snap picture of people in the esplanade.

regatta

pic 01: Boats accross the river

Boats that are not used in a race is put at the slope formerly used for ferry point. There’s two ferry point and both of them are used to land the boats.

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Fishing Competition at Sarikei Pineapple Festival

December 7, 2008

My coverage on Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2008 continues on the fifth day, where there’s a fishing competition!

5th December:

The competition took place at the Nyelong River Esplanade were the Pineapple Festival is held nearby.

It is scheduled at 2.30 pm, 5th December.

I arrived there at 3pm.

fishing

pic 01: Just before starting

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Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2008 Coverage

December 4, 2008

Sarikei is also known as pineapple town because of its abundance of pineapples in market in old days. As a government’s efforts to promote Sarikei and agriculture industry, a Pineapple Festival is held annually.

This year, the festival spans a week from 1 December-7 December, longer than previous years because this year it is held in conjunction with Sarikei Regatta (Water Sports like boat racing and fishing competition). Visitors came from nearby town and other district such as Kuching.

What we would not miss is the stalls near the Nyelong River Esplanade. What’s in store? Let’s check it out:

*Beware: TONS of images!*

3rd December:

This is what you will see then you arrive.

Festival

pic 01: Baloons at the entrance

I entered the festival using the rear entrance. I just know that this is the rear since the inflatable balloon for the main entrance has just been erected on Thursday, 4th Dec.

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séeput’s holiday (homecoming trip ver.)

November 27, 2008
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I look like superstar when posing like this

There was joy and sorrow as the very last of the final examination is over. the exam is extremely hard to swallow and the holiday may give people time to forget it.

Holiday is not complete without homecoming. My hometown is a six hours’ away from my university using land transport. Usually i use express bus or coach not only because it is relatively less expensive, but it also allows me to have a nice sightseeing. The road to my hometown passes through villages and most of them are very unique.

This time i’m quite rushed to go home as i planned to avoid crappy bus service. Journeys by better buses are not that often. On that day, the cab i reserved earlier also arrived earlier than expected, ie 15 minutes to fetch me to the bus terminal. That time, i just finished taking shower after moving lots of stuff off my hostel room. So what to do, i quickly rushed; outfit myself, styled my hair in less than one minute (my new world record!) and with my belongings (readily packed) rushed towards the nice uncle waiting for me.

The cab was lightning fast. It reached the bus terminal in 15 minutes while usual trips may take half and hour. This driver is very skilled. I am able to make it to the bus i wanted as i arrived earlier, and board it without problem.

During the trip, the bus usually stops at a rest center. At the center there’s a small diner and place for people to sell local products such as fruits and vegetables. This time i’m lucky because it’s fruit season. Rambutan, durian, corn and many more fruits are sold. The seller are very friendly!

At the rest point i went to the toilet. To my surprise, i just realized forgot to zip my pants since i depart from university! No wonder today the taxi driver, the ticket booth attendant, the bus driver and the auntie selling the fruit look so friendly and give warm smiles!

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Extra light when i forgot my zipper; *shines in underwear color*

After toilet, i zipped my pants, and this time, i double checked to make sure it wont happen again!

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séeput suffers losses!

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