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Tamu Besar 2013 – Colorful cultural show

tamu besar kota belud

Tamu Besar Kota Belud is one of the biggest events on Sabah calendar. Initially meaning Open Market, Tamu Besar Kota Belud has evolved into a full-scale cultural performance and festival. This year Tamu Besar falls on 26 to 27th of October. During this 2-day event, there are programs such as singing competition, beauty pageant, cultural dance, cow racing, and horse ...

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Matunggong Gong Festival

Kampung Sumangkap at Matunggong is one of the place worth dropping by if you are travelling to Kudat. The people of Kampung Sumangkap have been making gongs for generations and they even have the biggest gong in Malaysia on display at the main center of the village.  Matunggong Gong Festival started  in the mid 2000 and have been getting attentions ...

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Mari Mari Cultural Village – 5 Different Borneo tribes in 1 village

Want to know more about ethnic culture in Sabah? Sabah population is divided officially into 32 ethnicities. The largest  indigenous groups are the Kadazan-Dusun, Murut and Bajau. At Mari Mari Cultural Village, you can visit 5 different ethnic tribes in 1 village. Located deep inside Kiansom, Inanam, Mari Mari is a perfect place know about the culture of  Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus ...

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Tamparuli Tamu and the famous Jambatan Tamparuli

tamu tamparuli

Tamparuli town is known for its Jambatan Tamparuli (Tamparuli Hanging Bridge). Tamu is held every Wednesday where locals bring their crops and live stocks for sale at the open market. You can practically find anything here for sale as the local will do their weekly shopping here and mingle around with each other. Tamu may be chaotic for the first ...

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28th Sabah Dragon Boat Festival

into its 28th edition, Sabah Dragon Boat race is a familiar circuit for local and international team. The race is held in conjunction with Duan Wu Festival and evolved into one of main sporting event in Sabah. Its is also a perfect opportunity for the locals to hang out with family members and enjoy the race. The children are having lots ...

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