October 26, 2009

Sibu News : TV programme on Sibu

Great news to those who are interested in Sibu : Sibu will be featured in an ASTRO- TV programme. A TV company from West Malaysia has just completed their project filming on Sibu and its people. This is different from the TV programme which was made sometime ago on Foochow dialect (as spoken in Sibu).

The programme will be aired in November . Starting 29/11 and ending just before Chinese New Year the programme called Story of East Malaysia has been timed at 9 p.m. on AEC. Hope my readers will take note of it and enjoy the unique programme.

Sibu wharves (third photo) are very interesting places to watch. Here different races work together and a smattering of languages can be heard: local Malay- Iban- Foochow- Hokkien - all mixed up but the people all lend a hand. Here you see pure muscles of mixed races trying to move a tank of gasoline unto a "River Supermarket".

The group (including my friend Meng Lei) were treated to a seafood lunch at Blue Splendour Sibu by Datuk Tiong Kiong King a local business man.

Look out at this space if you are interested in the details....Coming Soon.

News and Photos by Wong Meng Lei (Rajang Basin).


Daniel Yiek said...

The series is called "My Home in Malaysia". It's 13 1-hour episodes starting 29 Nov on ASTRO over 3 months. Filming has completed in historic towns of Kuching, Sibu, Sarikei, Bau and Engkili (and also Sabah). The focus is on Chinese Malaysian history.

You can see a news clip at facebook Sarikeian group, under "Photo"


For Sarikei, I was informed by a reader that they referenced my blog. :)

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Nice to hear from you. I am glad to hear that Sarikei will be featured.

Some of my relatives are delighted about the Rajang exposure via Astro AEC...this will help to answer a lot of questions...like...Sibu? What's that!???Do you live in houses?

l Malaysia has come a little late! After 45 -50 years people still don't know much even with a TV in their living room.

Thanks again.

Superman said...

Sibu not bad eh? Hehe. Can't wait to see the show on air. Do inform the time it will be on air.
Thank you.

Ah Ngao said...

wow..!im very eager for this

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Superman
Yeah I can't wait to see this too...hope they have positive perspectives.
Nov 29th 9 p.m. AEC.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ah Ngao

I hope the local newspapers will also highlight this programme.

Will remind you...hehehehe.

wenn said...

must be interesting..

Bengbeng said...

this shoud b interesting. i cant wait too

Sarawakiana@2 said...

It should be interesting but it really depends on how the final editing turns out.

The Rajang has always been a very interesting place especially its diversity and geographical features!

thanks for visiting.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Bengbeng

Did you get to meet the producers?

Yeah - that would be a good programme for Sarawakians.

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