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The biggest cultural celebration is coming again, don’t miss the Sabah Fest Extravaganza 2010 fiesta with this year’s theme legend, Arung Salimah.

SABAH FEST 2009 – Cultural Extravaganza
Date : 1st May – 2nd May 2010
Venue : Magella Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Handicraft + Food Showcase : 10:00 am – 22:00 pm
Cultural Extravaganza show : 07:00 pm

What to expect: Cultural performance, cultural song and traditional dances, local music, traditional fashion, local food and product display, local handicrafts, local artist product, sumandaks..

Following by the celebration of  the Sabah Fest 2009 – Cultural Extravaganza show at Magellan Sutera recently, Sabah Museum continues the cultural celebration of Sabah Fest at Heritage Village (4 – 11 May), where there were live displays of authentic age-old rituals and diverse ethnic cultural practices and also traditional dance by several ethnic groups of Sabah.


Those who again missed the annual Sabah multi culture show, you may enjoy some of the photos I took during that panas day..


The Heritage Village is open everyday from 9am – 5pm, but only during the harvest festival in May you have the chance to witness various number of cultural show here.


Lotud house


The Dusun Lotud



Bisaya house


Chinese house




There also Tidong mock traditional weddings displayed at Suluk House.


Matod, a traditional wedding ceremony of the Dusun Lotud.


The Kadazandusun of Papar perform their ritual Thanksgiving ceremony called, Adat Babadai.




Beside the cultural ritual and dance show, there are some live demo of  the exotic and rich Sabah hand-made handicrafts.





The high priestess of the Kadazandusun


There are actually more traditional houses inside the Heritage Village like Brunei, Rungus, Bajau which I didn’t have enough time to visit that day, hope kamurang enjoy the photos la 😉

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Sabah Museum – The Heritage Village
Situated about 5 minutes from the Kota Kinabalu city centre, the Heritage Village is located at the Sabah Museum Complex along the Jalan Bukit Istana Lama, Kota Kinabalu. The Sabah Museum Heritage Village was officiated by His Excellency the Head of State Tun Said Keruak on 15th July 1990 during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Sabah Museum.

The Heritage Village displays traditional replica houses which are mostly made out from bamboo and wood, there are the houses of the Lotud, Bisaya, Brunei, Rungus, Bajau, Brunei, Chinese, Suluk and Iranun tribe from various ethnic group in Sabah. Sits at the surrounding of The Heritage Village compound are the ethnological gardens that consist of green natural plants and small lake which covers an area of 16.96 hectors of lush green planted jungle. Opens Daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.


Atkinson Clock Tower

The Atkinson Clock Tower is one of the few remaining historical building in Kota Kinabalu. This 15.7m-high wooden structure is located at the hill slopes just nearby the Gaya Street area. It was first built in 1905 in memory of Francis George Atkinson, the first District officer of Jesselton during the time of the British North Borneo Chartered Company.

Today, the Atkinson Clock Tower is managed and well preserved by the Sabah Museum and it still serves to keep the Kota Kinabalu city time till today.

Did You Know?
– The tower was first built with ‘merbau’ wood and its a non-nails structure.
– This tower was built by Francis’s mother, Mary Edith Atkinson.