Colourful Pesta Benak

Spectacular Sri Aman

The Pesta Benak 2010 has come to a close but there are some more images that I have promised many to put up at the request of most of my readers who wants to know what other events coloured Pesta Benak 2010. I am unable to put all up but this few pictures will help give a glimpse of the Pesta Benak 2010 celebrations that coloured Sri Aman Town. I wish to thank Roy Apaisali @ Ismail Lumut for some of the ohotos he provided. It goes to show why it is the most awaited festival amongst those residing in Sri Aman. Visitors from afar also got to enjoy the spectacular show that Sri Aman has to show. The most awaited moment was of course the fireworks (thanks to YB Datuk Francis Harden's sponsorship) that sizzled Sri Aman skies much to the delight of those who witness the spectacular scene.

The fireworks started at 10:15 pm just as the Pesta Benak Pentas Rakyat ended (photo by Roy)

It was an awesome sight

More fireworks made the crowd go 'Waaaa!'

The VVIPs who were invited to witness the fireworks on the Pentas Rakyat Stage. Visible from left are Tuan Resident Abang Shamshudin Abang Seruji, YB Tuan Masir Kujat, YB Datuk Francis Harden and wife, YB Datuk Hajah Rohani Abdul Karim and YB Encik Johnical Rayong - (photo by Roy)

Iban maidens in traditional costume celebrating with the fireworks show (photo by Roy)

The Limbo Rock show was one of the attractions also as we can see someone here attempting to go lower than the limbo stick (photo by Roy)

The Children Fancy Dress show

Wedding designs and Fashion Show

Sepak Takraw was one of the competitive sports played apart from Street Soccer (photo by Roy)

And the younger celebrants got to enjoy the Battle of the Bands at the Mini Stadium (photo by Roy)

The bands rocked their way into the hearts of the band enthusiasts (Photo by Roy)

Big Bikers from as far as Kuching and Betong came to put up a Big Bike Show which 'invaded' the strategic corners of Sri Aman town

The most colourful event also was the Senamrobik Kenyalang Event where more than fifteen teams participated in the aerobics competition (team event)

one of the exciting teams that participated in the Senamrobik Kenyalang included the La Rumba (above) who came all the way from Kuching

Roof top scene of some of the stalls that populated the Sri Aman roads during Pesta Benak 2010

The Photo Team that provided most of the shots for the Pesta Benak 2010 event - for free includes Sharil Azri from Kuala Lumpur in cowboy hat on the left, Roy Apaisali @ Ismail Lumut (middle) and that No Name fella in green bush jacket. My thank you to all of them especially to Roy, my schoolmate since Primary School whom I only met during Pesta Benak 2010 after we left Secondary School in 1985. Thanks for the teamwork fellas!