Merdeka Guests Dining
Now that the formalities of the Merdeka Celebration are over, its time to share the local delicacies of Sarawak and also our culture to the foriegn diplomats and Ambassadors who are still enjoying the beauty of the State. Most of the Ambassadors who attended the Merdeka Parade chose to stay and experience our State's joyful celebrations. Though there would be no holiday for Sarawak (and many were disappointed) it would not be a holiday for many of us who are accompanying the guests. Some went to tour Kuching to get to know this Eastern Malaysian State and also took time to drop in at Cultural Village. To round things up, the Deputy Foreign Minister Yang Berhormat Datuk Joseph Salang was kind enough to host a dinner for the Ambassadors at the Telang Usan Hotel Kuching.
Ambassadors doing the "Leleng" farewell Orang Ulu Dance
The most important thing that we learnt during those trying days were that teamwork plays an important role in minimising potential sticky situations. Security was quite tight also at the Hotel and at the end of the day we realised that some of the innocent looking characters who were hanging around at the Hotel were actually Special Branch Officers. Most of the problems that came up were usually solved with a smile. It was a proud moment to be able to do service for the State on this auspicous occassion besides making friends with all the Amabassadors who stayed and interacted with our Team. Merdeka!