Be sure to visit the Tamu Kota Belud (Kota Belud Market) which normally held on every Sunday from 6am to 2pm. It’s where traders gather and sell their local produce such as vegetables, fruits and many others. Annually, Kota Belud will organize the Tamu Besar (Big Market), the largest tamu in Sabah. During the festive day, all traders will sell their best produce and local people will highlight the colorful cultures of Kota Belud. Sight the Bajau horsemen which are famous as Cowboys of the East, dressed in colorful Bajau costumes and decorating their ponies in colorful outfit and bells. All dressed up, they’ll showcase their horse-riding skills. Apart from that, you’ll get to see the traditional sports such as the buffalo racing and crowning of the Sarempak / Senisip Beauty Queens.
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