Sarawak Sets Malaysia Book of Records for Most Participants in Ethnic Attire Dance Performance


Historic Achievement at ‘Colours of Harmony’ Event

Sarawak Sets Malaysia Book of Records for Most Participants in Ethnic Attire Dance Performance
Sarawak Sets Malaysia Book of Records for Most Participants in Ethnic Attire Dance Performance

KUCHING (May 19): In a vibrant display of cultural unity and tradition, Sarawak has earned a spot in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) for the most participants in ethnic attire in a choreographed dance performance. The landmark event, ‘Colours of Harmony’, was organized by The Rotary Club of Kuching in collaboration with Kuching North City Commission (DBKU).

1,245 Participants in Ethnic Attire Perform Poco-Poco Dance

A total of 1,245 participants adorned in their ethnic attires took part in a beautifully choreographed ‘poco-poco’ dance, moving in sync to the iconic Sarawakian song ‘Biar Bekikis Bulu Betis’. The event was held at the scenic Kuching Waterfront, drawing a diverse crowd that celebrated the rich cultural heritage of Sarawak.

Premier Abang Johari Witnesses Record-Breaking Ceremony

The Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, was present to witness the historic moment. He officiated the ceremony where the MBOR certificate was handed over to Datuk Bandar Mayor Hilmy Othman of DBKU and Dr. John Chan, Governor of Rotary International District 3310, representing the Rotary Club of Kuching.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Unity

The participants, donning a variety of traditional costumes representing Sarawak’s myriad ethnic groups, gathered with great enthusiasm and pride. Premier Abang Johari congratulated the organizers for their successful effort in bringing together people from different backgrounds in a celebration of culture and unity.

Premier Abang Johari’s Address

“I would also like to congratulate the organiser for organising this colourful event this morning. Indeed it is an honour on the part of Kuching, Sarawak to organise this event particularly when you wear the various ethnic attires reflecting various ethnic groups in Sarawak. Though different attires, we are in one family. That is Sarawak’s culture. I must commend this event because you will create mutual respect and mutual understanding among us. We need a world of peace. We need an environment where everybody can play their role and contribute to the betterment of society,” said Premier Abang Johari during his address.

Distinguished Guests and Dignitaries

The event was also graced by Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry, and Performing Arts, Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah; Romanian Ambassador to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam, Nineta Bărbulescu; Indonesian Consul General to Kuching, Raden Sigit Witjaksono; and Chairman of Affin Islamic Bank Berhad, Musa Abdul Malik.

The ‘Colours of Harmony’ event not only set a new record but also highlighted Sarawak’s commitment to preserving and promoting its cultural heritage through unity and celebration.


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