• Short Summary

    ONE OF MALAYSIA'S MOST COLOURFUL EVENTS OF THE YEAR, THE TWO-DAY BARAM RIVER REGATTA, ATTRACTED THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL BORNEO TRIBESMEN, AS WELL AS CHINESE, MALAYS AND EUROPEAN INHABITANTS, TO THE SMALL TOWN OF MARUDI, IN SARAWAK, LAST WEEK.

  • Description


    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGATTA FESTIVAL.


    1.
    SV PAN STREET SCENES, FLAGS FLYING FROM WINDOWS
    0.06

    2.
    SV BAND PLAYING
    0.09

    3.
    CU COBRA OUT OF BASKET (2 SHOTS)
    0.15

    4.
    CU SMALL BOYS LOOK ON
    0.18

    5.
    SCU PHOTOGRAPHER PAN TO GAILY DRESSED WOMEN
    0.25

    6.
    CU TWO WOMEN
    0.26

    7.
    CU SMALL BOY PLAYS FLUTE
    0.28

    8.
    GV PAN SMALL BOYS PLAY BAMBOO INSTRUMENTS
    0.31

    9.
    CU GIRLS DITTO
    0.34

    10.
    GV GIRL DANCING WITH FEATHERS (2 SHOTS)
    0.47

    11.
    SCU GIRLS IN COSTUMES
    0.51

    12.
    CU GIRL WITH FEATHERS DANCES (2 SHOTS)
    1.02

    13.
    SV NATIVE WARRIOR DANCING
    1.09

    14.
    GV JUDGES
    1.10

    15.
    SCU COMPETITORS IN BEAUTY QUEEN CONTEST
    1.19

    16.
    GV COMPETITORS PARADES BEFORE JUDGES
    1.26

    17.
    SCU ANOTHER COMPETITORS PARADES
    1.31

    18.
    SCU MORE COMPETITORS (2 SHOTS)
    1.39

    19.
    SV PAN AUDIENCE
    1.45

    20.
    GV WINNER OF COMPETITION WITH PRIZE
    1.48

    21.
    SV OFFICIAL HAND SCUP TO COMPETITOR WHO DRINKS FROM IT (3 SHOTS)
    1.57



    Initials RM/V/CCT/BB


    SPORT: BOAT RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ONE OF MALAYSIA'S MOST COLOURFUL EVENTS OF THE YEAR, THE TWO-DAY BARAM RIVER REGATTA, ATTRACTED THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL BORNEO TRIBESMEN, AS WELL AS CHINESE, MALAYS AND EUROPEAN INHABITANTS, TO THE SMALL TOWN OF MARUDI, IN SARAWAK, LAST WEEK. MARUDI IS ABOUT 350 MILES NORTH EAST OF KUCHING.

    MARUDI STANDS AT THE HEART OF A 10,000 SQUARE MILE DISTRICT WHICH CANNOT BOAST A SINGLE COVERED ROAD OUTSIDE THE TOWN ITSELF. ALL COMMUNICATION AND TRANSPORT IS BY RIVER OR PLANE. THERE ARE NINE SMALL AIRSTRIPS.

    ALTHOUGH THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGATTA WAS THE FIERCELY CONTESTED BOAT RACES, THERE WERE MANY OTHER ATTRACTIONS SUCH AS MUSIC PROVIDED BY A CHILDREN'S BAND. ALL THE CHILDREN'S INSTRUMENTS WERE MADE OF BAMBOO.

    DANCES WERE STAGED BY THE KENYAH AND KENYAN TRIBES -- DANCES DATING BACK TO HEAD-HUNTING DAYS. IN THE PAST, DANCING WAS POPULAR ONLY AMONG THE WARRIORS WHO USED IT AS PRACTICE FOR BATTLE. GRADUALLY, THE DANCES WERE TRANSFORMED SO THAT BRUTAL GESTURES NOW BECOME ELEGANT.

    THE FESTIVAL BEAUTY QUEEN WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE OF THE SHAPE OF HER ELONGATED EARLOBES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7XNBYDSF4YVL7XON7E48H6TT6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7XNBYDSF4YVL7XON7E48H6TT6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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