Saturday, July 02, 2016

11 countries for Sabah International Folklore Festival

KOTA KINABALU: A total of 11 countries will take part in the 11th Sabah International Folklore Festival (SIFF) scheduled to take place on July 28.

The participating countries would be Australia, Estonia, Ireland, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia, said Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun during a press conference held at his office yesterday.

He added that the participants were required to pay a fee of USD30 for each of their members.

The fee would go towards paying for the cost of organising the festival.

Meanwhile, the festival would be launched by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman on July 28 at the Penampang Cultural Centre at 7pm.

The finale of the event would be held on July 30 and would be attended by Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and his wife Toh Puan Hajjah Norlidah R.M. Jasni.

He said a photography competition would also be held and photographers covering the events from July 25 to July 30 are encouraged to take part.