Apr 7, 2008

Sabah Fest 2008

Sabah Fest 2008

The month of May will be most spectacular this month with the cultural extravaganza Sabah Fest here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Details to the events are as follows:-


Date : 3rd (Grand Launching) & 4th May 2008
Time : 7:00pm onwards
Venue : Magellan Grand Ballroom, Magellan Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Ticket price:

RM30.00 for Visitors
RM20.00 for Tourism Sectors (Hotels & Tour Operators)


Harmony in Diversity is the theme for Sabah Fest this year, fittingly describing the life of Sabah’s peoples who live in unity despite the variety of cultures. The common event of a union between different ethnic races will be presented during the concert in the marriage ceremonies between a Bajau groom and a Murut bride. A multitude of cultural dances and traditional music performances will also be on the menu during the evening concerts held on these two days. There will be an array of unique and seldom seen dances such as the medtemu, pangkulian and the igal-igal. Come and be entertained by these and other wonderful dances that will be performed on these two nights!

While the concert is the highlight of the two days, interesting exhibitions will be held throughout the two days at the foyer of the Magellan Grand Ballroom from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Some of Sabah’s top spas and wellness centres will be offering traditional treatments while beautiful crafts as well as delectable ethnic food will be sold.

Date : 5 & 6 May 2008
Time : 10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue : Sabah Museum's Heritage Village (Kampung Warisan)

Ticket price:



This year, there will be a special cultural experience at the Heritage Village as part of the Sabah Fest programme. Come visit the various traditional houses found here and witness rarely-seen traditional rituals performed by the respective ethnic groups. The Rungus community will present the Moginum/Manimbang (fertility) ritual at the longhouse while Lotud house will be venue for the Mamahui (house-cleansing) ritual. Other interesting activities include traditional-handicraft making; a showcase of the Murut traditional game, the Lansaran; a Lotud musical performance called the Mojumbak; ethnic food sampling and a showcase of traditional dances. Interactive games will also take place for all to enjoy, including bamboo-stilt walking and 'sepak manggis'. At 11:00am and 3:00pm, join us at the main stage for a colourful cultural performance. Bring your family and friends to this rare opportunity!

For ticket reservations or to purchase tickets, please contact Jane Lai at 088-232121 or Shirley Teo at 088-212121.

Source : Sabah Tourism

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