June is a good time to visit Sarawak. The people of Sarawak in Borneo, particularly the tribes or Dayaks, celebrate the traditional rice harvest festival. A visit to the Bidayuh longhouse in Mongkos village will mesmerize with colours, sounds and heady rice wine! A Gaia Discovery Production filmed by Amanda Tee. Music by Matthew Ngau. Special thanks to Sarawak Tourism Board for making the trip possible.
The Rainforest World Music Festival 2009 highlights the sounds of cello-beating, hurdy gurdies and mouth organs. A Michael Switow Production.
A Gaia Discovery Production (3:11 min)
Each year, bird watchers and naturalists head up to a top eco destination in West Malaysia. This video captures sights and scenes taken during the event on 21-22 June 2008 with participants' interviews. Read review in Gaia Discovery.
For three days, islanders, Malaysians and tourists flocked to the quarry gardens of Penang island to watch international artistes weave magic with traditional strains often fused with not so old musical instruments.