KOTA SAMARAHAN: Students from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) put on a dazzling show to kickstart the university’s Convocation Festival.
The Citrawarna show is an annual event for the university’s residential colleges and invited secondary schools.
It is a platform for them to showcase their creativity through dance and other performances with participating colleges and schools also competing against each other in several categories.
This year’s show was themed “The Colours of the World”, inspiring participants to come up with performances that reflected not only Sarawak’s culture but those of other countries.
Among others, there were performances of traditional dances from Thailand and Japan.
Performers from Kolej Seroja put on a show featuring travels from Malaysia to Africa and other parts of the world.
The show featured an array of colourful costumes and props, from headgear and face paint to fans and umbrellas.
The evening ended with a performance titled “Fascinating Sarawak” and a samba parade.
Kolej Alamanda emerged as multiple winners in this year’s Citrawarna, winning the residential college category and the best costume award.
They received a cash prize of RM2,000 as champions and RM500 for best costume.
In second place was Kolej Bunga Raya, which also picked up the best music award, while Kolej Cempaka took third place.
The secondary school category was won by SMK Kota Samarahan, followed by SMK Datuk Patinggi Haji Abdul Gapor and Sekolah Seni Malaysia in second and third places.
The best costume award in the school category went to SMK Hajah Laila Taib while SMK St Teresa won the best music award.
Meanwhile, the special jury award went to Kolej Kenanga and SMK Wira Penrissen.
The prizes were presented by Assistant Tourism Minister Datuk Talib Zulpilip.
Unimas’ Convocation Festival has been extended to seven days this year with various events and activities lined up.
These include a tug-of-war, duathlon challenge, book fest, movie night, singing contests, battle of the bands, bowling championship, street festival and healthcare day.