Tempat: Sepanjang Jalan Lundu-Biawak
Venue: All along Lundu-Biawak Road
Venue: All along Lundu-Biawak Road
Time: During dry seasons from mid February till October without fail annually.
Masa: Sepanjang musim kemarau dari pertengahan Februari hingga Oktober.
Eligibility: All those living along Lundu-Biawak Road and those who sympathize with them.
Kelayakan: Semua yang tinggal di sepanjang Jalan Lundu-Biawak dan mereka yang bersimpati.
Accessories and equipments NOT needed: Face masks, protective eye goggles, air-conditioned vehicles.
Paralatan dan kelengkapan yang TIDAK diperlukan: Sarung muka, cermin mata keselamatan, kenderaan berhawa dingin
Warning: Elderlies, infants, babies and those with breathing difficulties may participate but at their own risk.
Amaran: Orang-orang tua, bayi, kanak-kanak serta mereka yang mengidap masalah pernafasan boleh turut serta tetapi risiko ditanggung sendiri.
This festival began in the year 1972 when the grave(l) road built by the Malaysian Armed Forces was commissioned for use. It has been an annual event since then but not much was publicized due to information difficulty. It is worthy to note that though many well knowns have experienced this extravaganza, all seemed to be satisfied that this lengthy, health bashing annual event should be held in low profile. Additional important info about this festival can be found here and here.
Pesta ini telah bermula sejak tahun 1972 apabila jalan berbatu yang dibina oleh Angkatan Tentera Malaysia mula digunakan. Sejak dari itu pesta ini telah menjadi acara tahunan sehingga sekarang ini tetapi tidak banyak yang dihebahkan kerana masalah maklumat. Amat penting diketahui bahawa walaupun telah ramai juga orang-orang tersohor yang mengetahui dan mengalami pesta melanyak kesihatan ini, mereka nampak semacam selesa jika pestapora tahunan ini dilangsungkan secara senyap-senyap sahaja. Maklumat tambahan penting berkenaan dengan pesta ini boleh diperolehi di sini dan di sini.
Below are some sample pictures of what participants are sure to expect during the festival. It must be kindly reminded that these pictures are taken not during the peak season. So, brace yourself!
Di bawah adalah beberapa gambar contoh tentang apa yang pasti para peserta alami semasa pesta. Harus diingatkan bahawa gambar-gambar tersebut bukanlah diambil semasa musim kemuncak pesta tersebut. Jadi, bersedialah!
This man, probably a teacher coming back from school is disqualified because he uses a face mask and protective eye goggles.
The two motorcyclists are also disqualified because they used the NOT NEEDED accessories but the dog is amazed by their looks.
This woman here is exempted from any rules of the festival because she only uses a towel to protect her face from dust. And afterall, her house is only a few meters from the road side so all her family members big and small, young and old, have been feasting on dusts all these years.
Some suggest that this route must be kept this way so that Paris-Dakar Rally could be moved to Malaysia instead.
This is just February and the heavy haze has already started here. During the months of June till September, those who could afford night vision goggles will be able to enjoy more of this festival.
This local boy here should be awarded the winner for being so rugged. This highway is already here before his mother was even born. Appropriately/Tentunya Malaysia Boleh!
This is another government servant coming back from work. Imagine every early in the morning being covered with dusts going to work.
Malaysia kita sudah merdeka, aman makmur bahagia, Malaysia abadi selamanya, berjaya dan berjaya.... (Forgot the lyrics of the song already)
There nothing wrong with my camera. Watch carefully there is a vehicle and a man walking. Boy, this is just exciting.
A boy cycling back from school. Earlier on before this shot he was no where to be seen "hiding" in the dust when a huge lorry passes by.
Another teacher coming back from school. Heavily dressed and he might not be eligible to participate in future Dust Breathing Festival.
Imagine if a convoy of a dozen lorries passing by. That would bring greater meaning to this festival.