Tuesday, May 23, 2017

All invited to first ever Sandakan Food Festival


SANDAKAN: The first Sandakan Food Festival (SFF), themed Oceans, Land and Forests, will serve a culinary selection that is uniquely Sandakan, and Sabahan; gathering traditions from Chinese, Malay, Kadazan- Dusun, and more ethnic styles of cooking.

The festival will be spread over eight days, from Aug 26 to Sept 2 and hopes to attract both local visitors throughout Sabah as well as international food experts.

The festival is organised by Sandakan Tourism Association (STAN) with the support of Sandakan Good Food Club (comprising of a mixed bunch of Sandakan food enthusiasts) as a community-driven, not-for-profit effort to promote the town of Sandakan. Also involved are State Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry, Sabah Tourism Board, Sandakan Municipal Council, and community leaders of Sandakan.

The core objectives of SFF are: to bring together culinary stakeholders from all sectors together for a collective showcase event; to use the festival platform to invite and introduce our varied cuisines to an international audience and media in attendance; to encourage the local communities to rediscover their food heritage and to develop pride in its diversity; and, to take the opportunity to catalogue the breadth of food and produce choices available in Sabah, in a comprehensive manner.

The festival village location will be at the open car park next to Yu Yuan Secondary School in Bandar Kim Fung. SFF is now calling for all Sandakan (first priority) and Sabah (wider priority) food industry people to produce unique local cuisine and creations to participants and make this a culinary showcase in Sandakan.

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