KOTA KINABALU: Weston in Sabah’s south west is set to play host to a grand fishermen's tamu festival or Pesta Tamu Besar Nelayan next month.
The four-day event, which starts on March 8, will see an attempt by fishermen and their families trying to weave their way into the Malaysia Book of Records by making the country's largest nipah mat measuring 60m in breadth and 80m in length.
It is the second time that fishermen in the sleepy tiny town, about 140km from Kota Kinabalu, are making a bid to get into the national record book.
Last year, they got themselves in the record book by making the biggest bubu, a bamboo fish trap.
Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman will launch the event on March 10.
Other highlights at the festival are a concert, a parachute demonstration by the Royal Malaysian Air Force, sea sports, fishermen pastime games, remote control boat demonstration and karaoke contest.
Source: The Star