Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Pesta Rakyat Durin 2012 蘆仙人民節

this is the "bazaar" of Durin. Durin can only be called as "bazaar", which means a small gathering of hawkers to sell their fruits and vegetables. established in the 50's of the 20th century, in 1950's, where Chinese businessman came to this "bazaar", looking for a better living, and trading with the locals, mostly Iban. later, they built 2 rows of wooden shops, and they stand until today (2012). next to these two rows of shops, is a concrete shop built over 10 years ago.
yearly, the Chinese, under the able leadership of one Teo Bung Siew, with the help of every local peope, including the Iban, Malay and orang Ulu, organized "Pesta Rakyat Durin". and this traditional festival of the daily lifes of the locals and indigenous people, is gaining popularity among people living nearby, including Sibu, kanowit, Julau, Bintangor and Sarikei.

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