Last night (1st May)I attended the Pesta Air concert at the International Marine Sports Complex.Yes it was well attended (see pics). It's
always so according to a friend for Labuanites love to see shows and hawkers and petty traders love the business they bring.Big screen were planted all over the place which helped to disperse the crowd.
Last night presented performances by local artists, dances and fashion show. A very interesting aspect was that the artists represented various villages like Kampung Sungai Berdaun, Kampung Layang-layang etc. They were good. One of them was the Village Head himself. One Latin American dance number was performed on the road in the midst of the crowd, the spot being kept secret. Everyone started looking around, searching, as the music and dance heated up. I could only manage to see the dancers' heads bopping up and down and some hefty boops in the crowd dancing along. (Sorry no pics recorded. Too dangerous).
Some officers from the Ministry of Tourism were concerned about chairs stacked up at the back of the observers deck (see pic)and not neatly lined up for the guests.
The fans were also not switched on. It had rained a little in the evening and as the number of guests kept swelling up under the covered observers deck, the heat became discomforting. People began to move away onto the roads and open ground.
The next morning began with a fashion show or contest of some kind among XXL ladies, organized by PUSPANITA Labuan. That must be more for the XXL ladies to show that their extra endowment need not be a liability but can be turned into a great asset. I passed that one and went to the IMSC plaza to witness the landing of big fishes from the open sea around Pulau Layang-layang.(see pic)
Yes, it's a real spectacle and, for the first time in my life, I felt afraid of eating fish.(see pics)
Naa...once cooked I would not have any fear of them.
Guess that's enough for today. Need to laze around and enjoy the view from the balcony. Down there I could see a couple enjoying themselves in the swimming pool, trying to catch something on themselves...While driving back to the hotel I forgot that I promised some shots of the the modern buildings in Labuan. Here are the Grand Dorsett and the Ujana Kewangan buildings.