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Selamat Ari Gawai Gayu Gerai Nyamai! "Gawai" is a holiday unique to Sarawakians in Malaysia, celebrated tomorrow on June 1st.
Gawai Day or Gawai Dayak is a festive celebrated in Sarawak on 1st June every year is both a religious and social occasion. "Gawai" means a ritual or festival whereas Dayak is a collective name for all the natives races in Sarawak; the Iban, Bidayuh, Kayan, Kenyah, Kelabit, Murut people and more. In this manner, "Gawai Dayak" literally means "Dayak Festival". Such visit is more known as "ngabang" in Iban language. Dayak would visit their friends and relatives on this day. Other races also visit those celebrating Gawaii during the holidays.
"Gayu guru gerai nyamai, lantang nguan menua" when translated means "Always have longevity, good health and good judgement."
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sun, 2013-05-26 14:36. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests | Statistics
Miri enters The Malaysia Book of Records! From the event Malaysian Book of Records Attempt of Longest Philately Miri now holds the longest philately line of 696.89m made from over 28,000 items at the Miri Civic Centre in Malaysia.
The attempt is the brainchild of antique collector Lucas Johnny and supported by Pustaka Miri and Miri City Council (MCC). The team effort of 34 individuals and six groups from SK Anchi, Miri Hospital, Sedidik Lembah Hijau and Pustaka Miri. They contributed a total of 28,613 items comprising stamps, first-day covers and postcards. The minimum size required by the record book is about the size of an A3 paper.
The final line was completed on Friday. The “Philately Exhibition” is now being held at Pustaka Miri until May 31.
The public is welcome to visit from 10am to 6pm daily except on public holidays.
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sun, 2013-05-26 11:31. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Photography | Special interests
26 May 2013 : 'I Love Miri City' Photography Competition
Venue : Imperial Mall
Contact : 085-431133
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sun, 2013-05-26 11:28. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests | Tourism
Miri Beach Festival 2013 - Attractions Skimboarding Competition, Beach Activities, Food & Drinks Stalls. Beach Cleaning Campaign (5pm)
Date : 26th May 2013
Venue : Luak Esplanade, Jalan Bakam, Miri
Organiser : CGE Global Sdn. Bhd., Trust Event Management & Exhibition, Resident Committees