Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lantern/ Mooncake Festival @ Carpenter Street, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

These photos were taken on the night of 20th September 2010. The shopping and cultural street is an annual event held at Carpenter Street for about a week before Lantern/ Mooncake Festival. 

Carpenter Street is located not far from Kuching CBD. About 5 minutes walking distance from Hilton Hotel and just in-front of Harbor View Hotel. 

In West Malaysia, people always talk about the concept of One Malaysia but all and all, they just do the talking. In Sarawak, people don't talk about One Malaysia but do it. From the photos below, we can see that although it is a festival of Chinese ethnic group, other ethnic groups also celebrating with the Chinese and showcase the cultural dance and music on the street. This is what we call 'One Malaysia'!!!

There are only 2 entrances, this is one of them

The Chinese Temple

One Malaysia Lantern

The Street

Full of local people and tourists

Malay dance by Uncles and Aunties, dancing all night, must have a good stamina

One of the stalls

Music performance from the Chinese

The showcase of Malay Wedding

Musical performance from the Indigenous Group

The old building...


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