Saturday, July 9, 2011

Makan Tahun Feast at Kampung Kuala Nyalau

This year we are lucky enough to be invited by Helmi and Fadzillah to Kampung Kuala Nyalau
 for the  "Makan Tahun' feast where the Kedayan celebrate their padi harvest
which is almost similar to Gawai and Keamatan festival,
the only difference is that the Kedayan's are muslim
so no worry of getting drunk by 'tuak' here.


Villagers here still lives the traditional ways where the spirit of (gotong royong)cooperation are still being practice.


Kelupis ready to be steamed.


This wooden pole is used to squeeze out  the coconut milk from its meat.


Helmi doing a demo.


Kelupis and wajik both cooked from glutinious rice,
the former is salty and the latter sweet,
both are steamed here.



Steamed kelupis ready to be eaten.



Village folks gathering together to do the cooking for the feast.



Our crew members trying out the 'kelupis" and chatting with Helmi's mum.




A group photo by the beach.














A nice sunset before our drive back to Bintulu
which means we will be missing the 'bergendang 'sessions later in the night.



18 comments:

  1. Food!! Wow I've nv seen smtg like this in Sg before. No more kampung spirit to speak of lol.

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  2. sedap ke kelupis tu thomas?..
    :)

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  3. Zazabong,
    Yah!You can never see something like that in SG.
    That's why i only go to the Tg Pagar station only.

    NARDtheNerd
    First time makan,ok2 je.

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  4. Nice pic..Kelupis?Look like "lepat pisang"...same as lepat pisang ka mr. Thomas?

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  5. Tokan,
    It looks exactly like 'lepat pisang' but taste salty.

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  6. do they put some kind of meat or rice stuff in that? hope you had a great time there ^-^

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  7. Gaia Eos,
    It's just plain glutinous rice with a little bit of salt.

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  8. vahhh the last sunset pic is spectacular thomas..

    btw which one is thomas on the group photo by the beach.. ehehe

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  9. kelupis..sarawakian traditional food..it's look like 'lepat pisang'...first time I see it..

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  10. wow, nice experience it must have been Thomas, some day I want to do this too.

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  11. en_me,
    He!he! I'm not in the photo.

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  12. hi Thomas,

    its nice to see the photos of gotong royong activities, the food and to know different kind of festivals...lovely photos of the sceneries as usual..thank u for sharing.

    you should post your photo as well :-)

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  13. that kelupis looks like our lepat pisang ha?

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  14. suka tengok gambo2 tu... semangat bergotong-royong harus diwarisi..kuih wajik juga kuih tradisional melayu..kelupis mcm kuih lepat

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  15. I love the pics you took!! Especially the sunset ones. Beautiful :)

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