Bil 99/2012 Pesta Benak Sri Aman

Assalamualaikum.



Semalam (7 April 2012) saya sekeluarga sempat juga ke Sri Aman untuk melihat secara dekat peristiwa-peristiwa di sekitar Pesta Benak Sri Aman. Acara ini berlangsung dari 6 hingga 8 April dan di jangka dikunjungi lebih 50 ribu orang.

Memang penuh sesak bandar Sri Aman ketika pesta ini. Jalan banyak yang ditutup, selain aliran di jalan yang dibenarkan adalah sesak dan padat. Kereta diletakkan di merata-rata. Stesyen utama tempat melihat peristiwa benak tidak dapat dihampiri. Lautan manusia tidak dapat ditempuhi. Gerai-gerai memenuhi kawasan berhampiran tebing sungai juga penuh. Dek kerana lemas dalam lautan manusia maka saya tidak teringat nak mem'foto' suasana ini, tambahan kena mengawal dan menjaga ahli keluarga agar tidak terpisah antara satu sama lain.


Saya kongsikan beberapa foto dari Utusan Borneo dan blog lain untuk info.

The Batang Lupar flows 200km from its source in the Kapuas Mountains to the Teluk Datu of the South China Sea. At its mouth the river forms the broadest estuary in Sarawak, as well as accommodating the largest of the four benak's that occur in Sarawak.

Tidal bore or locally known as benak, occurs everyday with different wavelengths and heights. However, during spring tide, normally on the third and eighteen day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, tidal bores with high magnitude can be observed clearly. The 'benak' continues its journey another 30 km inland, ending near the small village of Engkilili.

Pesta Benak (Tidal Bore Carnival) in Sri Aman is one of the yearly activities in the Sarawak tourism calendar. The objective of Pesta Benak Sri Aman is to introduce Sri Aman town through tourism and encourage tourist from in and outside the country to visit Sri Aman. Apart from it, Pesta Benak is also to promote harmony among local community. 

In conjunction with this phenomenon, many events were organized such as exhibition, food fair, karaoke competition, culture and art performances and others. Tidal wave festival has made the area a popular spot in Sarawak for visitors; you can join in the fun and hitch a ride with the longboats or just watch the boatman braving the waves. You can even immerse yourself with the local culture at the food fair, good music and dance performances that are part and parcel of the festival. (http://www.sarawaktourism.com)



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1 Response to "Bil 99/2012 Pesta Benak Sri Aman"

  1. Abd Razak says:

    Assalamualaikum cikgu...

    Kamek belom penah gik nangga secara dekat ciptaan Allah tok. Mudahan satu hari kelak dapat juak meluangkan masa ke Sri Aman.

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