Traditional Game As Main Event During Irau Aco Lun Bawang

Lun Bawang Dancer

Irau Aco Lun Bawang is just around the corner and now every Lun Bawang from various places would be busy planning their travelling route back to Lawas to celebrate this exclusive and exotic rice harvest festival.

But how exclusive and exotic could the Irau be if the main event doesn’t showcase the Lun Bawang traditional game but instead focusing more on modern sports such as football, futsal, volleyball and badminton? You can see the crowds flocking to their favourite sport or because maybe their son, daughter, husband, wife etc. is participating on that particular sporting event.

So to speak, the Irau wouldn’t be anything exotic after all if there’s no Bamboo Band competition and the beauty contest – Ruran Ulung (Ladies) and Padan Liu Burung (Men).

Lun Bawang Blowpipe Competition

Irau Aco Lun Bawang 2009

To my surprise, the blowpipe competition is the only traditional game organized and it was held behind the hall. Not a very strategic place to promote traditional game, because basically it was kind of hidden and therefore less people would know about the existent of the event.

For the Future of Irau Aco Lun Bawang

To have the Lun Bawang traditional game as the main event would be very exciting and this will push up the Irau’s popularity to a much grander level. With the traditional game as highlight, the event will eventually promote our tribe to the whole world, and by this people can also learn about the Lun Bawang history and culture.

This is very exciting and I know you feel the same too!

I would love to get everyone involved in this. So let us be part of this and start planning for the future of Irau Aco Lun Bawang. Please share your ideas and suggestion in the comment box below.

  • A creative and well explained ideas are encouraged and much appreciated.
  • The 10 best ideas will be proposed to the Lun Bawang Association officers.
  • This is your chance to voice out your ideas and suggestion.

In the next post, I will reveal and share my idea on the Lun Bawang traditional game.

So stay tuned.

Please spread and share the word around with your Twitter followers and Facebook friends so we can get more ideas rolling and improve Irau Aco Lun Bawang!

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