Sunday, March 4, 2012

Royal Belum World Drum Festival 2012 @ Grik Airstrip

Gerik or Grik Airstrip is planned to be extended from present length of 450m to 800m to allow the landing of Fokker Aircrafts. (source That's good news! From my past experience, it took a long bus ride from Ipoh to Grik and an aircraft would be much more convenient! The Royal Belum Rainforest is definitely a nature's treasure.

Continuing on my media trip to Perak, it was the last performance for  Royal Belum World Drum Festival 2012. The same 10 groups performance of drummers and percussionists were performing that night and Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, Raja Muda Perak Darul Ridzwan was the VVIP.

This time, the media had their own seats and we were properly seated throughout the whole show. =)

Announcing the VVIP's arrival.

The opening performance.
The VVIPs for the night snugly settled in.
Full house babeh!
Since the performances were the same as the previous ones, my friends and I decided to explore the small stalls just outside the perimeter of the big tent where the drum shows are held.

I bought myself a burger and new sunglasses!

The guy gave us RM2 off per glasses because we wore the Media passes. LOL.
When we finally headed to our places under the tent, the show was about to end. VVIP got up and went on stage to be pictured with the fellow performers.

"Thumbs up for the superb performance!"
As soon as his highness took off, we also went our way but not without some foolishness.

Looking cute with the PINK ribbon bro! Haha.
As we headed out, I was shocked and a bit embarrassed to see the littering done at the airstrip. Where are your civic awareness Malaysians?

A very sad view.

We reached our hotel at around 2 in the morning and checked out at around 12pm the next day. Reached Kuala Lumpur around 5pm and said our farewells. Again thankyou for the sponsors for the great trip and hope we meet again.