Friday, April 1, 2011

April 2011 Event

Pesta Keningau

Date : 04 - 05 April 2011

The name Keningau derives from the word ‘Koningau' which means cinnamon. The district was once the largest producer of cinnamon in Sabah. Join in the local community as they revive age-old traditions and enjoy performances by local artistes, fireworks displays and activities such as traditional sports and a singing competition.

Further Information
Organiser : District Office of Keningau
Contact Person : Mr. Amat Md. Yusof
Telephone : +6087 301504 / 301507
Fax : +6087 331535
Email Contact :

9th Pesta Kalimaran, Tenom

Date : 07 - 10 April 2011

Celebrate the rich Murut culture while observing cultural dance performances and the Ratu Kalimaran beauty pageant, partaking in traditional games and sports, plus browsing through the handicraft exhibitions and food stalls.

Further Information
Organiser : Sabah Cultural Board
Venue : Tenom Town Field
Contact Person : Mr. Mackey Apison, Manager Cultural Event Division
Telephone : +6088 250612
Fax : +6088 264235
Email Contact :
Event Website :

Vasakhi Day

Date : 14 April 2011

Vasakhi celebrates the New Year in the Northern Indian calendar and marks the birth of Khalsa. During the celebration, all Gurdawars (Sikh Temple) conduct prayer services and vegetarian food is served.

Further Information
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International Property Exhibition (IPEX) 2011

Date : 21 - 24 April 2011

The 23rd edition of the International Property Exhibition will be held at the Sabah Trade Center in Likas from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Visitors can browse through more than 86 exhibition booths for a chance to gain more knowledge of the property, product and service industry. Numerous building material suppliers, designers and local artists will also be showcasing their portfolios and creative works. Seminars, a kids drawing and colouring competition, edible architecture contest, photography challenge and Ms. IPEX Personality Contest beauty pageant will also be held. Visitors can also participate in the lucky draw for a chance to win attractive prizes. Public admission is free of charge.

Further Information
Organiser : Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM Sabah Chapter) & Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu
Venue : Sabah Trade Center, Likas
Contact Person : PAM Sabah Secretariat
Telephone : +60 88 232524 / 261313
Email Contact :
Event Website :

Good Friday

Date : 22 April 2011

During this public holiday, all Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in mass services and prayer.

Further Information
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18th Regatta Lepa, Semporna

Date : 22 - 24 April 2011

Semporna comes to life with the Bajau seafarers unique Regatta Lepa where a competition of the most beautiful traditional sailboats is held. Witness telematches such as the boat-tug-war, kayak race and boat rac. The town of Semporna is also home to fresh seafood and the gateway to the world's best dive sites.

Further Information
Organiser : District Office of Semporna
Contact Person : Mr. A.M Ibnu Hj. A.K Baba (District Officer)
Telephone : +60 89 781518
Fax : +60 89 781472 / +60 88 265540
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12th Matanoi-Sabah Adventure Challenge 2011

Date : 22 - 24 April 2011

Watch gutsy contenders navigate through Kadazandusun villages in remote areas and around the famed Crocker Range as they compete against each other in exciting races such as mountain biking, bamboo rafting and trekking.

Further Information
Organiser : Sabah Adventure Challenge
Contact Person : Mr. Aman Avtar S. Sandhu, Race Director
Telephone : +6013 8811757
Fax : +6087 414199
Email Contact :
Atap and Bamboo Floor Making

Date : 24 April 2011

Handmade atap (roofs) and bamboo floors which are still used widely today are the trademark for Sabah's traditional houses. Visitors will have the chance to see these items being made the traditional way using natural materials.

Further Information
Organiser : Monsopiad Cultural Village
Venue : Monsopiad Cultural Village
Contact Person : Mr. Awad Bajerai
Telephone : +6088 - 774337/761336 / +60 16 8469141
Fax : +6088 761680
Email Contact :
Event Website :
Easter Extravaganza

Date : 24 April 2011

Celebrate the festivity with family and friends while enjoying a lavish spread of goodies at the Easter Buffet held at Circle Restaurant from 12pm to 3pm.

Further Information
Organiser : Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Contact Person : Ms. Jocelyn Banding, Marketing Communications Manager
Telephone : +60 88 322222
Fax : +60 88 322225
Email Contact :
Anzac Day

Date : 25 April 2011

This annual event commemorates servicemen from New Zealand and Australia who fought in Sabah during World War II, particularly prisoners-of-war (POW) who took part in the Death March from Sandakan to Ranau in 1945.

Further Information
Organiser : Sandakan Municipal Council / Office of Australian War Graves, Canberra
Contact Person : Mdm. Catherin Chua / Mdm. Charlotte Sarossy
Telephone : +60 89 273753
Fax : +60 89 272112
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Sabah Fest 2011 – A Cultural Extravaganza

Date : 30 April - 01 May 2011

The prelude to the statewide Harvest Festival celebration is bound to bedazzle spectators with a cultural extravaganza that incorporates dance, music, fashion, food and more. It presents Sabah's magnificent cultural and natural heritage that are richly embedded in folklore.

Further Information
Organiser : Sabah Tourism Board Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd
Contact Person : Ms. Susan Shahira, Event Manager
Telephone : +6088 232121, 212121
Fax : +6088 265540, 212075
Email Contact :