Cultural Night 3: Lun Bawang Traditional Costumes Beauty Contest 2010

This is part 4 of the Irau Aco Lun Bawang 2010 series. Part 1, 2 and 3 can be found here:

Part 1 – Irau Aco Lun Bawang
Part 2 – Cultural Night 1
Part 3 – Cultural Night 2: An Idea on How To Support and Promote Uprising Lun Bawang Artists on the Festival

Ruran Ulung 2010 - Traditional Custumes Beauty Contest
The Grand Finale of the Lun Bawang Festival 2010 exhibits 13 beautiful ladies and 7 warrior-like men competing to be crowned as Ruran Ulung and Padan Liu’ Burung. Each of them proudly represents their home village and their contingent.

The weather was a bit wet that night but it didn’t stop the crowds to turn up cheering for their favourite contestant. I brought along my video camera and I was having a problem to record the event due to the drizzling rain.  But I was lucky enough to get into the VIP section which was shaded with canopy. Camera, roll, action.

So here’s the video of the Ruran Ulung and Padan Liu’ Burung contest. Enjoy!

Ruran Ulung

Padan Liu’ Burung

Some of the action weren’t recorded because both of my video camera and digital camera were running out of memory. I regret that I didn’t upload all the videos and pictures into the computer beforehand. But I hope you guys do enjoy the videos.

imageImage courtesy of Cynthia Alau Serag via Facebook.

After priding their traditional costumes and answering questions, the time to unveil who will grab the Ruran Ulung and Padan Liu’ Burung 2010 title has come. It was Alicia Layun and Jude Benjamin, both cousins, wowed the judges with their poise and grace. I believe never in the history of the LunBawang traditional costume contest that cousins were both crowned the title respectively.

The prizes for all the winners were generously sponsored by Litadam Enterprise.

The end of this event also marks the end of the LunBawang Festival 2010. It’s great to see a great support especially from the LunBawang community to make this event a successful one.

In the end, it’s not all only about the size of the venue, numbers of activities, programs and sports organized that really matters, it’s also about the unity and mutual support amongst the community that we can build through this festival.

Awesome Festival + Unity = EPICNESS

I’m looking forward for a much action-fun-packed LunBawang Festival in the coming year.  For those whom are considering to join the Ruran Ulung and Padan Liu’ Burung contest, you should get yourself ready now. With a longer timeframe of preparation, you could best design your traditional attire and also the “image” or action that you will perform.

All the best of luck for you! 😉

“Aceh Terawe, Aceh Lawe”

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  • nurazmeyzah

    excuse me, where can i found the lun Bawang tradisional coustum??

    • Elisha Batuncang

      It’s mainly available in Lawas. But I think you can find them in Limbang, Miri and Kuching as well. You can check the availability at handicraft shops. In Miri, you visit the one near Parkson Mall, just beside Shell Station. In Kuching, head to the Waterfront and there’s a handicraft building along the walkway which located opposite the Old Court House.