Monday, April 19, 2010

Fluttering “sambulayang” beckon tourists to Semporna Lepa Regatta

SEMPORNA: Fluttering “sambulayang” (sails) in multi colours erected at each house along a 14km stretch of road from Semporna town, signal the approach of the Lepa Regatta in the district.

Starting from the Sekolah Kebangsaan Pinang, first-time visitors to Semporna to watch the regatta would be enchanted by the carnival atmosphere which also shows that the Bajau community is this district still steadfastly hold on to one of their age-old traditions.

Besides houses, the sambulayang are also installed at business premises, and public and private sector offices in conjunction with the carnival on April 23.

“We expect 60,000 to 70,000 people including foreign tourists to come watch the Lepa Regatta this time,” said the carnival’s organising committee chairman, Abdul Muhamed Ibnu Abdul Kadir Baba.

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