TO promote Malaysia, particularly Sabah, as a tourist destination, a hotel here has organised a weekly cultural programme to give its guests a close look at the rich cultural heritage of various ethnic communities in this state.
Last week, for the first time, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort treated it guests to such show.
The event, which will be a weekly fair, saw performances by a variety of Sabah’s diverse ethnic communities such as the Kadazandusun Sumazau, the Monggigol of the Rungus and DalingDaling of the Bajau-Suluks.
Local craft makers exhibited their skills by stringing together beads and weaving baskets. There was also a demonstration on how sompoton, a Kadazandusun musical instrument, is made.
The resort’s guests also had the chance to participate in traditional games like gasing and blowpipe shooting.
Continue reading (incl. pics) at: A closer look at Sabah’s cultural heritage for tourists