Thursday, January 02, 2014

Key Sabah tourism events 2014

Fourteen key events are lined up in the Sabah Tourism Board's calendar.

The Sabah Masters 2014, from Jan 8 to 11, will kick off things off at the Sutera Harbour Golf Course.

Fans will get the chance to witness some of Southeast Asia's top golfers tee off at the international event.

The Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship is scheduled to take place from March 12 to 19 in Ranau, bringing world-class paragliders to the state.

The Borneo International Marathon is also set to attract running enthusiasts to the state capital on May 5.

Non-runners can also be a part of the marathon by signing up as volunteers, photographers or to lend their support to the pavement-pounders.

On June 7 and 8, locals and tourists can head to Likas Bay to catch the 29th Sabah Dragon Boat race.

The 28th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon will see endurance athletes across the globe gather in Kundasang on Oct 18 and 19 for the annual adventure event.

Other exciting cultural and music festival events throughout Sabah to be held this year are the Regatta Lepa in Semporna (April 25-27), Sabah Fest (May 2-4), Harvest Festival Kaamatan (May 30-31), 8th Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival (June 13-14), Sunset Music Festival at the Tip of Borneo (June 20-21).

The 10-day Sabah International Folklore Festival will be held in June while Sandakan Memorial Day falls on Aug 15 and the annual Petagas War Memorial service falls on Jan 21.

For more information on this year's events in Sabah, visit www.