Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sandakan Festival June 11-14

SANDAKAN: The Sandakan Tourism Association (STAN) will be organizing the Sandakan Festival with the theme “Colours of Sandakan” at Harbour Square Piazza from June 11–14.

The Sandakan Festival is usually held from May to July.

“Colours of Sandakan” will showcase exciting traditional handicraft bazaar and well-choreographed Sabah cultural dance performances from the east coast.

Hotel and restaurant operators will join in the food bazaar and cooking demonstrations.

The public can also expect to grab special offers as travel agencies will pitch in by having mini local travel fair with special prices for their tour packages.

There will also be a special book launch for a bilingual guide book “Wild Colours Of Sabah”.

In its second edition, this time it will include expanded areas of Maliau Basin, Danum Valley and Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

The main objective of the “Colours of Sandakan” is to showcase and create awareness on the cultures and heritage of Sandakan among all local and foreign tourists.

During a recent courtesy visit to Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun, STAN exco members briefed him on the details of the program.

Masidi complimented STAN on its initiate to organise the event though it was given a short notice to hold it.

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