Saturday, June 03, 2017

Festival to promote Sandakan food heritage

Sabah’s Sandakan district will be organising its first food festival, promising an extraordinary culinary experience for all come August and September.

Themed “Oceans, Land and Forests,” the food festival will serve a culinary selection that is uniquely Sandakan and Sabahan from Aug 26 to Sept 2.

Sandakan Food Festival coordinator Anton Ngui said the festival would see cuisines of all types ranging from Chinese, Malay, Kadazan-Dusun, and other ethnic styles of cooking for sale and sampling.

He said the event was expected to attract both local and international food lovers and experts.

“The reason why we are having this festival is to bring together culinary stakeholders from all sectors and to use this platform to invite and introduce our varied cuisines to an international audience,” he said.

Ngui said the festival, to be held at Bandar Kim Fung carpark, would be organised by Sandakan Tourism Association (STAN) and backed by Sandakan Good Food Club.