Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sabah International Folklore extravaganza starts July 19

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s exciting and colourful international cultural extravaganza – The Sabah International Folklore Festival (SIFF) – is back again this year.

Troupes from nine countries, Latvia, India, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and China have already confirmed their participation.

The show is scheduled to kick off on July 19, with a total of 19 international cultural dance troupes expected to perform during the seven-day festival until July 25.

A promotional stint was launched by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman at Wisma Innoprise yesterday, with the unveiling of official posters and stickers that will be distributed to the public.

Similar to last year’s show, the event will be held at the Sabah Cultural Centre in Penampang, where people can enjoy and witness the beauty, uniqueness and authenticity of other cultures in the world.

First held in 2001, SIFF is the brainchild of Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, to promote Sabah as an attractive cultural and tourism destination in Asia, in line with the slogan ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’.

Through the Sabah Cultural Board, Masidi initiated the prestigious international event which today is among the biggest shows in Sabah’s tourism calendar.

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