Friday, May 29, 2009

Kaamatan-Gawai festival experience planned for 32 tourists

KUCHING: Tourists from several countries will join in the festivities of the first-ever joint harvest festival in Sabah and Sarawak.

The seven-day joint festival package for 32 tourists from Britain, Australia, South Korea and Russia starts with the Kaamatan Festival of the Kadazans in Kota Kinabalu today.

The group will then fly into Kuching on Sunday to experience the elaborate Gawai Dayak festival celebration in a Bidayuh traditional longhouse in Kampung Mongkos, Serian.

The package, priced at US$608 (RM2,130) per person, was launched jointly by the Sabah and Sarawak Tourism Boards in London early this year. The package is available on websites of the two tourism boards and participating tour operators.

Sarawak Tourism Board chief executive officer Gracie Geikie said the tourists would take part in the preparations and merry-making festivities of the two harvest festivals.

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