Things To Do Around Sabah In April

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It’s time to bid farewell to another month in 2017. March went by like a breeze and now, it’s time to gear-up for April, which has a lot in store for everyone! Check out the activities and events that are happening in the awesome month of April:

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Kalimaran Festival

130 Apr 2017 @ Murut Cultural Centre, Tenom

The Kalimaran Festival is a food and cultural-filled event of the local community of Tenom. Also something to look forward to is the various traditional sports like spinning top, or what the locals call, gasing, melastik or slingshot and also Kuit Tampurung Kelapa, also known as the coconut shell footrace. Other activities happening during the event are cultural performances and cooking competitions.

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Sabah Agriculture Park 16th Anniversary Carnival

12 Apr 2017 @ Sabah Agriculture Park

The Sabah Agricultural Park located in Tenom will be celebrating its 16th anniversary with a day filled with fun and games as well as other activities including a fishing competition. There is also lots to see at the park that’s home to an array of plants from ferns, blooms and fruit trees.

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

25th Invitational Artists Exhibition

10 Apr7 Jul 2017 @ Sabah Art Gallery 

An exciting art exhibition not to be missed. Sabah Art Gallery is inviting both established and known artists to showcase their most recent artwork at the gallery. This is to appreciate and honour these artists’ efforts for their contribution to the development of art in Sabah throughout the years.

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Japanese Food Fair

1216 Apr 2017 @ Centre Atrium, G/F, 1Borneo Hypermall

Do you love anything Japanese? Then this event is not to be missed. A mouth-watering food-filled event that will feature the latest, most trendiest and delectable Japanese food and beverage at One Borneo Hyper Mall from 10:00am – 10:00pm. 

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Special Exhibition-‘Collection of Islamic Civilization’

15 Apr31 Aug 2017 @ Sabah Museum

In celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sabah Museum will be displaying a collection of Islamic Civilization artifacts from around the world.

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Open Tagal Day (Fish Harvesting Day)

16 April 2017 @ Tagal Tinopikon Park, Penampang

Happening at Tagal Tinopikon Park in Penampang, the Open Tagal Day event is open to the public annually. It gives visitors a glimpse of the traditional system of fishing using sustainable methods to prevent over-fishing from happening. However, the event also depends on weather conditions as all activities will be held in the river. Only a limited number of visitors will be allowed in at a time for environmental reasons. Do take note that pre-booking is required.

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism

The Rungus Kiansamung Festival

2022 Apr 2017 @ Kg. Tinangol, Matunggong, Kudat 

Take a drive up north to the village of Tinangol in Kudat for the Rungus Kiansamung Festival in search of the Rungus strongman. This local strongman festival will showcase various traditional sports, activities and rituals, including the Hontira (a type of sport) and Mangagi – a fascinating ritual to summon the spirits of the Earth, Water, Sky and Ansamung (a Rungus spirit) to bestow strength and power to the participants.

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Regatta Lepa Semporna

2123 Apr 2017 @ Regatta Lepa Square, Semporna

A colourful annual state event, the Regatta Lepa Semporna event pays homage to the lepa. The lepa is a trditional single-mast sail boat of the Bajau community of Semporna and this event showcases a flotilla of beautifully coloured boats that will be in the run for the title of ‘Most Beautiful Lepa’. There will also be various cultural performances, the Lepa Beauty Pageant, traditional sports and games as well as a fireworks display.

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Lest We Forget Run

24 April 2017 @ Jalan Tugu, Kota Kinabalu

This annual event starts with a two-kilometre symbolic run around the city centre and ends at Jalan Tugu, in front of Kota Kinabalu City Hall building. A wreath-laying ceremony is then held to commemorate those fallen heroes during the world wars.

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

ANZAC Day

25 April 2017 @ Sandakan Memorial Park

A poignant ceremony takes place at dawn at the Sandakan Memorial Park, where families and friends from near and far gather in memory to honour the Australian, New Zealand and local soldiers who perished during the Second World War in Sabah.

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Photo credit: Sabah Tourism Board

Tambunan Food and Cuisine Festival

25 April 2017 @ Pisompuruan Square, Tambunan

Get a taste of over 100 types of dishes at this food and cuisine event! This festival held in the district of Tambunan features both traditional and fusion delicacies and will be a one-day-only coupon-based event. Support the locals of Tambunan and don’t miss out!

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6th Bundle Festival

28 Apr1 May 2017 @ Tawau Sports Complex

The bundle festival is the perfect event to go to for anyone who loves a good bargain! Held twice a year in Tawau, bundle-hunters will have a chance to get their hands on clothing and apparels, handicrafts, health products and more. There will also be a weekend of fun and games as well as music!

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KK Food & Bakery Bake Fiesta (KKFBBF) 4th Edition

2830 Apr 2017 @ Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

It’s a food galore at the KK Food & Bakery Bake Fiesta! Come on down to have a taste of an array of food from the best cafes, restaurants and retailers from all over KK during the fiesta. Home-cooked meals will also be showcased. This is an event that will definitely whet your appetite!

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Borneo Indigenous Fashion Week 2017 ( BIF Week)

2930 Apr 2017 @ Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

 To promote Sabah Indigenous culture to the world by creating a platform for Sabah’s fashion designers and artist to showcase their beautiful and creative designs.

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Tambunan Ka’amatan Charity Run 2017 (TKCR2017)

30 April 2017 @ Pisompuruan Square, Tambunan

Run in the name of charity! This annual enters its third year, with a more challenging route for avid runners. Follow the scenic route that weaves in and out of some of Tambunan’s picturesque villages, accompanied by the beat of the traditional Dusun gongs, making this a unique running experience. Proceeds from the run will go to a charitable cause.

 

For more list of events and activities, visit http://www.sabahtourism.com/events 

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