#DiscoverSarawak

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 Three levels of exciting activities:

Discover Jungle Food: Roof Top Garden (Level R; access via Lift)

Discover Arts, Crafts and Heritage: Jockey Club Hall (Level UG; same level as the reception)

Discover Culture: Lippo Amphitheater (Level LG; access via stairs behind the Jockey Club Hall)


Got a passion for adventure? The Sarawak Culinary Heritage Committee is proud to present their upcoming “A Sarawak Adventure in Hong Kong” at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. A transformative event with live demos, exhibitions, talks and best of all, mouth-watering food — this is one adventure that’s not to be missed!

DISCOVER CULTURE @ Lippo Amphitheater (Performances and Workshops)

Time

Activities

Synopsis

12:00 – 12:20 p.m.

Blow Pipe Demonstration

The blow pipe is a traditional hunting tools and occasionally a weapon of warfare. A quick puff into the hollow rod will send the dart piercing through the target

12:30 – 1 p.m.

Sarawakian Cultural Dance 1

Sarawak is home to 27 ethnic groups and each group has their own unique stories, belief, traditions and cultures. One of the group will bring you their traditional tribal dance

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Sarawakian Cultural Dance 2

Sarawak is home to 27 ethnic groups and each group has their own unique stories, belief, traditions and cultures. One of the group will bring you their traditional tribal dance

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Sape Workshop

The sape is a traditional plucked string instrument which is fairly simple with two strings and only three frets

3:00 – 3:30 p.m

Sarawakian Tribal Group Dance 3

Sarawak is home to 27 ethnic groups and each group has their own unique stories, belief, traditions and cultures. One of the group will bring you their traditional tribal dance

4:00 – 4:20 p.m.

Gasing Demonstration

Gasing or spinning top is one of the traditional games of Sarawak’s Malays. Come and witness their precision in their strength and timing on spinning these tops

4:30 – 5:10 p.m.

Anklet and Bells Workshop and follow by Ngajat Dance Lesson and Performance

Try your hand to make your own anklet with bells and then join in the Ngajat dance which is a welcome dance performed by the Iban during their important festivals

5:30 pm – 5:50 p.m.

Saturday: Alu Alu

Sunday: Poco-Poco

Alu Alu is a bamboo dance belonging to the Melanaus of Sarawak

Poco-Poco is a popular line dance enjoyed in Borneo

Other Activities Include:

Photo Session with Costumes from the Ethnic Groups
Spot the Sape Player Among the Crowd
Get a Temporary Tattoo on Your Body

Follow us on Instagram to receive a free packet of Sarawak Laksa Paste @sarawak.culinary @asiasocietyhk while stocks last, first-come; first-served. Redemption at the registration counter at Level UG outside Jockey Club Hall.


Overall Program Schedule

Discover Jungle Food @ Roof Top Garden

Live Kitchen: Sample all the authentic delicacies from Sarawak

While stocks last, sample size on redemption basis using food coupons

Extra food coupons available at the reception counter at HK$30 per coupon

Time

Activities

Genre

Venue

11:30 a.m.

Sarawak Laksa / Dried Snacks

LIVE KITCHEN – Sample their local delights!

Roof Top Garden

12 p.m.

Linut

Food Demonstration

Roof Top Garden

12 p.m.

Blow Pipe Demonstration

Culture Performance

Lippo Amphitheater

12:30 p.m.

Sarawak Cultural Dance

Culture Performance

Lippo Amphitheater

1 p.m

Chicken Pansuh & Rice / Dried Snacks / Lemang & Sambal / Cakes

LIVE KITCHEN – Sample their local delights!

Roof Top Garden

1 p.m.

Saturday: Tuak

Sunday: Tumpik

Food Demonstration

Roof Top Garden

1 p.m.

Simple to Extreme Treks

Talks

Jockey Club Hall

1:15 p.m.

Sarawak Cultural Dance

Culture Performance

Lippo Amphitheater

1:45 p.m.

Wildlife Photography

Video Screening

Jockey Club Hall

2 p.m.

Serunding Halia

Food Demonstration

Roof Top Garden

2 p.m.

Sape

Culture Workshop

Lippo Amphitheater

2 p.m.

The Sarawak White Rajah

Talks

Jockey Club Hall

2:30 p.m.

Terung Assam & Rice / Dried Snacks / Lemang & Sambal / Cakes

LIVE KITCHEN – Sample their local delights!

Roof Top Garden

2:45 p.m.

Caving in Mulu

Video

Jockey Club Hall

3 p.m.

Glutinous Rice Pounding

Food Demonstration

Roof Top Garden

3 p.m.

Sarawak Cultural Dance

Culture Workshop

Lippo Amphitheater

3 p.m.

The Sarawak Trail of Alfred Russel Wallace

Talks

Jockey Club Hall

3:45 p.m.

A Town Called Bau

Video Screening

Jockey Club Hall

4 p.m.

Rojak / Pulut Hitam Dessert / Dried Snacks / Cakes

LIVE KITCHEN – Sample their local delights!

Roof Top Garden

4 p.m.

Senape

Food Demonstration

Roof Top Garden

4 p.m.

Gasing

Culture Performance

Lippo Amphitheater

4 p.m

Eco-Tourism in Sarawak

Talks

Jockey Club Hall

4 p.m.

Making a Tattoo

Live Demonstration

Jockey Club Hall

4:30 p.m

Anklet + Bells & Ngajat Dance  Workshop

Culture Workshop

Lippo Amphitheater

4:30 p.m.

Rainforest World Music Festival

Video Screening

Jockey Club Hall

4:35 p.m.

The Making of Rainforest Fringe Festival

Talks

Jockey Club Hall

5 p.m.

Tumpik

Food Demonstration

Roof Top Garden

5 p.m.

Songket Fashion Show

Fashion Show

Jockey Club Hall

5:30 p.m.

Saturday: Alu Alu

Sunday: Poco Poco

Culture Performance

Lippo Amphitheater

Time

About the Food

11:30am

Sarawak Laksa: Unique variant of Laksa from Malaysia which made  it to the Top 10 wish list of world renowned chef Anthony Bourdain for his food market in New York

Dried Snacks

1 p.m.

Chicken Pansuh: Prepared by cooking the chicken in a bamboo stalk

Lemang & Serunding: Glutinous rice cooked in bamboo lined with banana leaves together with coconut milk and salt, then served with beef floss

Dried Snacks

Cakes

2:30 p.m.

Terung Assam: Wild vegetable found in Borneo which is known as a sour eggplant

Lemang & Serunding: Glutinous rice cooked in bamboo lined with banana leaves together with coconut milk and salt, then served with beef floss

Dried Snacks

Cakes

4 p.m.

Rojak: Traditional fruit and vegetable salad dish mixed in shrimp paste

Pulut Hitam: Sweet dessert made from black glutinous rice with coconut milk and palm sugar

Dried Snacks

Cakes

 

Food Demonstration: Watch how the traditional food are prepared

Time

About the Food

12- 12:30pm

Linut: A traditional Melanau dish made from fresh sago flour, mixing it with hot water. It’s texture is starchy, and is usually eaten with sambal blachan or other flavourful dishes

1 – 1:30pm

Saturday: Tuak: A traditional Rice Wine, made by the ladies of the Iban longhouses

Sunday: Tumpik: A Melanau pan baked pancake made from sago flour and shredded coconut. It is usually eaten dipped in Sarawak palm sugar

2 – 2:30 p.m.

Serunding Halia: A floss made from finely sliced ginger that is fried with crispy ikan bilis or Malaysian ‘anchovies’.

3 – 3:30 p.m.

Glutinous Rice Pounding: Till today, the ethnic groups of Sarawak prefer to pound their rice with a large wooden mortar and pestle. The texture, they say, is not the same if the rice is blended. This pounded rice can then either be cooked in a bamboo lined with banana leaves, or boiled wrapped in the Isip leaf

4– 4:30 p.m.

Senape: Another traditional dish commonly cooked by the Kelabits of the Bario Highlands. It is a glutinous rice cake wrapped in the “isip’ leaf and boiled

5 – 5:00 p.m.

Tumpik: A Melanau pan baked pancake made from sago flour and shredded coconut. It is usually eaten dipped in Sarawak palm sugar

 

Jungle Food Display: Showcase of the food found in the jungle of Sarawak!

Throughout the day 11:30 a.m to 6 p.m.


DISCOVER ARTS, CRAFT & HERITAGE @ Jockey Club Hall

TALKS AND VIDEOS SCREENING

Time

Topics

1– 1:30 p.m.

Topic: Simple to Extreme Treks – Locations

Speaker: Bob Basiuk from Borneo Adventure

A Tourism & Environmental Management Specialist, Bob and his business partner established Borneo Adventure, a nature & adventure tour company. Bob is also involved in community-based tourism in Malaysia, Thailand and China.

1:45 p.m.

Video Screening: Wildlife Photography by Chien Lee

Video Screening: Ring Ladies from Sarawak

2 – 2:30 p.m.

Topic: The Sarawak White Rajahs

Speaker: Jason Brooke (descendant of the Sarawak White Rajahs)

2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Video Screening: Caving in Mulu by James Handsfield

3pm – 3:30 p.m.

Topic: The Sarawak Trail of Alfred Russel Wallace

Speaker: Karen Shepherd

3:45 p.m.

Video Screening: A Town Called Bau

4 p.m – 4:30 p.m.

 

Topic: Eco-Tourism in Sarawak

Speaker: Bob Basiuk

A Tourism & Environmental Management Specialist, Bob and his business partner established Borneo Adventure, a nature & adventure tour company. Bob is also involved in community-based tourism in Malaysia, Thailand and China.

4.30 p.m.– 4:35 p.m.

Video Screening: Rainforest World Music Festival – 21 years of the Rainforest World Music Festival

4.35 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Topic: The Making of the Rainforest Fringe Festival

Speaker: Joe Sidek

5.00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

Songket Fashion Show

Jacqueline Fong – Tanoti and the Songket

 

Photography and Painting Exhibition 

Ongoing Live Demonstration

Throat and Shoulder Tattoo

Caves in Sarawak

Native Pitcher Plants from Sarawak

Paintings from Sarawak Artists

Weaving: Songket

Embroidery: Kerring Kam

Tattoo (One Session at 4pm)

Other Items on Display:

Live Pitcher Plants from Sarawak
Heritage Jewels from the Ethnic Groups in Sarawak
Time Worn Rattan Baskets from the traditional groups in Sarawak

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Event Details

Sat 12 Jan 2019 - Sun 13 Jan 2019
11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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Asia Society members $120 (Adults) $60 (Children); Non-members $180 (Adults) $60 (Children)
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