Urban Sketchers Kuching gathered at a nearby cafe to grab a vantage point to sketch the passing procession. The temple is situated in the historical precinct of old Kuching. From the sketch below you can see the red flags starting to march towards us.
The procession were made up of a parade of school bands, lion dance, dragon dance, performers’ on stilts and the percussion from local Chinese clan associations and local communities. While sketching the floats passing by, the sky darkens and the traffic cleared out to make way for the majestic evening highlight of the procession.
The entire procession was filled with colours, bright light, music and even smell of burning incense. Here is a clip of what we witnessed that evening.