Saturday, April 23, 2011

Semporna Regatta Lepa Festival Elevates Bajau Culture

SEMPORNA -- The Regatta Lepa Festival which enters its 18th year this year will be able to raise the Bajau culture and heritage to a higher level, said Minister in the Sabah Chief Minister's Office Datuk Sri Nasir Tun Sakaran.

He said the Regatta Lepa Festival which showcased characteristics of the Bajau culture not only had high esthetic values, but was also marked in the national tourism calender as an annual tourism event.

"Continuous publicity by the government through the federal and state tourism ministry, as well as the private sector, has raised the festival's popularity to a reputable level," he said during the launch of the 18th Regatta Lepa Festival by Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, yesterday.

For example, Nasir said dance performances, traditional costume fashion shows and traditional Bajau delicacies not only helped to preserve the culture of the community, but also introduce the culture to other communities.

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