Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sabah Tourism: Pesta Gong Matunggong, Kudat

Date: 24 October 2010

The small town of Matunggong will once again be engulfed by the echoing sounds of gong beating as the Kudat Rungus community assembles to celebrate this vibrant festival. The Rungus—a subgroup of the Kadazandusun tribe—is one of the most culturally-preserved communities in Sabah.

Many Rungus families still adhere to the old ways; inhabiting ancient longhouses and practicing their age-old spiritual beliefs. The endearing charm of the Rungus people would most likely be rooted in their concept of communal living and sharing under one roof in the traditional longhouses.

Visitors will be entertained by dance performances, plus a singing, dancing and gong beating competition.

Further Information

Organiser: Matunggong Sub-District Office
Contact Person: Mr. Arnold Joibi
Telephone: +60 88 613762
Fax: +60 88 613786
Email Contact:
Event Website:

Source: Sabah Tourism

NOTE: Photo Copyright to Sabah Tourism

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