Come together and celebrate the Tadau Ka’amatan in Sabah! This month-long Harvest Festival celebrates the cultural lifestyle of the Kadazandusun community of Sabah. It is held to welcome the new Harvest Season and to offer gratitude for the good harvest. The event is usually celebrated with general merry-making, cultural performances, traditional sports, and of course, the Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Festival Queen) pageant. Guests will be enthralled by cultural performances and traditional delicacies. It’s a great opportunity for visitors to experience the hospitality and celebrations of the Sabahans.
Embark on a musical journey at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau in Sabah, the northern-most tip of Borneo. Delight in an evening of classical favourites and contemporary tunes brought to you by a talented line-up of performers as the sun sets over the Sulu and South China Seas. You won’t want to miss this amazing musical experience. The stage is set for one of the most breathtaking outdoor musical events of the year – right here at the iconic Tip of Borneo!
Throughout the years, the Gawai Day has become a symbol of unity, aspiration and hope for the Dayak community. It is a day of giving thanks to the spirits that have bestowed a bountiful harvest to the community, and marks the preparation for a new farming season and life in general. The whole community takes part in the celebration which involves a lot of rituals, singing, dancing and sharing of traditional food and drinks such as tuak, a wine made of fermented rice. Enchant yourself by the various cultural performances and traditional delicacies.
The 2015 Malaysian Dance Festival brings together international and local choreographers, dancers and students in an exciting showcase of creative expression. Witness amazing choreography, and colourful set-ups as this event has been known to have crowned over 16 dance groups, eight from each traditional and modern category. Contestants will be judged in terms of performance, choreography, creativity and best costume. Come and support some of the finest dance crews battling it out at the DBKL auditorium at the 2015 Malaysian Dance Festival this June.
This ritual commemorates the date 2500 years ago when the Buddha gained enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi tree...
The annual Festival Bumi Rafflesia, otherwise known as Festival of the Land of the Raffesia, is planned for June 2015 this year, and is aimed to boost the promotion of the province of Bengkulu and attract more visitors to this destination, explained Rudi Perdana, Head of the office of Culture and Tourism of Bengkulu Province as reported by kompas.com.
This is a day which pays tribute to the services of the land, air and navy forces...
The 8th Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival, 2015 will feature the spring and winter gardens as its new and major attraction with an exhibition of lilies totalling 150 species in specially designed gardens and exhibits. It was formerly known as Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival (Floria) before it received the royal status last year, becoming Royal Floria Putrajaya. Come join us and don’t miss out on one of the biggest flower festivals in Malaysia.
Melaka’s diverse culture and ethnic heritage comes alive at the Melaka International River Festival 2015. Watch decorated floats, colourful Melaka trishaws, musicians and other exciting performances take to the streets and rivers of Melaka. Amongst the competitions that will be held during the event are Remote Control Power Boat, Dragon Boat Competition, Sungai Melaka International Marathon, Ratu Kebaya Beauty Pageant and Cultural Performances from the various Ethnic Groups.
The Ka’amatan is an age-old ceremony celebrated in order to appease the rice spirits in the northern district of Kota Marudu and it marks the launching of Sabah’s month-long Kaamatan or Harvest Festival celebrations. It acts as a Thanksgiving Day for a bountiful harvest by the locals there with various cultural and traditional sports events such as slingshot competition, arm wrestling, and stilt-walking games. The crowning of the Harvest Queen would mark the close of this prosperous celebration. Visitors are welcome for a taste of this traditional festival as well as to enjoy and participate in the various competitions and activities. It’s a great opportunity for visitors to experience the hospitality and celebrations of the Sabahans.
22 - 26 January 2018