Things To Do Around Sabah in September

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Ah, what a month August has been and now we’re welcoming September- We’re just a few months away from the end of 2017! Crazy, huh?

September will surely be another eventful month with lots of fun and exciting activities and happenings in stored. Check out the list of events below to head to in September! There’s a little something for everyone.


PIHex September 2017 @ LG Floor, Imago Shopping Mall

1 – 3 Sept 2017

PIHex is a smaller-scale property exhibition series usually hold in malls across major cities and rural towns of Sabah and Sarawak. Property Investment and Home Expo (PIHEX) is a Business-to-Consumer (B2C) event that aims to bring investors and home buyers to property developers and home products suppliers. With the ever growing demand in premium property and home products and services, PIHEX strives to present only the best that are available in the market.


Tambunan Silat Festival @ Tambunan

2 – 3 Sept 2017

Silat is a traditional Malay form of martial arts and is becoming more popular in Tambunan as the district’s sport. The district has its own unique style of silat called Seni Silat Kuntau Babas which is a blend of traditional Malay Silat and Dusun kuntau martial arts. See the strength and beauty of the Silat as a form of martial art from various Silat associations in Sabah, performed by the state’s best Silat masters right here in Tambunan.


Jesselton Artisan Market @ Riverson – The Walk

2 Sept 2017

The Jesselton Artisan Market is a curated showcase of Kota Kinabalu’s skilled artisans and their creations. From decorative arts, jewellery, furniture, clothing, food items to handmade creations, come and be inspired by the kaleidoscope of Kota Kinabalu’s unique and whimsical artisanal goods. There’s lost to see and do there, so check it out!


OtaFuse 2017: RPG Adventure @ Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

2 Sept 2017

OtaFuse is Sabah’s Annual Anime-Comic-Games-Cosplay-Japan Pop Culture Convention and this will be their 7th year event in the state! Highlights of the event includes the Cosplay Performance Award, Cosplay Craftsmanship Award, Anime Quiz Challenge and many more.


Global Gourmet Festival @ Centre Atrium, G/F, 1Borneo Hypermall

8 – 17 Sept 2017

Treat your tastebud (and stomach) at this year’s Global Gourmet Festival. The fair serves a wide variety delicious food products from all over the world, from fresh produce to hard-to-find seasoning. Gourmands will delight in this year’s Global Gourmet Festival here in Kota Kinabalu!



Sabah Drag Battle 2017 @ Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park Zon 9

15 – 18 Sept 2017

For automobile and racing enthusiasts, this event is not to be missed.



Compresport TMBT Ultra Trail Marathon 2017 @Kg.Lingkubang, Kota Belud (Start) / Kg.Tambatuan (12k), Kg.Nabalu (29k / 50k), Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa (100k) (Finish)

16 – 17 Sept 2017

Rated as one of the toughest and most scenic race courses in Malaysia, the TMBT or The Most Beautiful Thing Ultra Trail Marathon takes runner’s on traditional village trails along the base of Mount Kinabalu through ethnic Dusun villages up and over the mountain ridges. A total of 1500 runners will be competing in either the 12km or 28km trail run category, while others will be racing in the 50km or 100km ultra trail.


Malaysia Day @ Kota Kinabalu City Hall

16 Sept 2017

The Federation of Malaysia was formed on this date. This is a national pulic holiday and a series of activities will be held in conjunction with Malaysia Day.


Malaysia Day at Biru Biru Cafe @ Biru Biru Cafe

16 Sept 2017

Celebrate Malaysia Day at Biru Biru Cafe with acts like Endleaves and Kaya, two local bands who will rock your night. Unwind and relax with a drink in hand while you’re at it.


Borneo International Orchid Show (BIOS) @ Perdana Park, Tanjung Aru 

22 – 24 Sep 2017

Botany and gardening enthusiasts are invited to check out BIOS to learn and discover the uniqueness of the orchid plant. Meet orchid enthusiasts and experts from around the world there as they gather to share their love and passion for orchids at the annual orchid show.

Time: 1:00pm – 9:00pm (22Sept), 9:00am – 9:00pm (23 Sept) & 9:00am – 4:00pm (24 Sept)


Tip Of Borneo Sunset Run @ Tanjung Simpang Mengayau

23 Sept 2017

This 10k fun run kicks off at the iconic Tanjung Simpang Mengayau (also known as the Tip of Borneo) at 4pm. With a breathtaking vista of the South China and Sulu seas and waves crashing along Kalampunian beach, this run is set to be the one of the most scenic runs of the year. And the icing on the cake? The sun setting in the horizon creates a backdrop like no other.



Kokol Nature Adventure 2017 @ Kokol Hill 

24 Sept 2017

Kokol Nature Adventure is set to return on the 24th of September 2017! Event is brought to you by Casero Events & Unit Pemimpin Pembangunan Masyarakat N.13 Inanam. Event & registration details shall be released once confirmed. *The organiser reserves the right at its absolute discretion to alter the date of the event if deemed necessary.


1st Kota Kinabalu Bike Week @ Kota Kinabalu City

29 Sept – 1 Oct

Rev it up and share the passion of bikers from Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and other parts of the world as they converge in KK city this weekend for the 1st Kota Kinabalu Bike Week. Don’t miss the motorcycle exhibition, bike parade, contests, performances and a charity drive – all for the love of motorbikes!


For more info on events and activities, checkout Sabah Tourism’s website! 


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