Harvest Festival (Pesta Ka’amatan)
The most well-known festival in Sabah is Pesta Ka'amatan
or Harvest Festival which begins on the first of May and celebrated throughout
Sabah. In most Asian cultures, rice is regarded as an important staple food
therefore most native Sabahans consider rice to be more important than any
other food item.
Kota Belud “Tamu” (Open Market)
The picturesque town of Kota Belud is positioned
approximately 70 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu. Renowned as one of Sabah’s most
scenic and culturally diverse district, Kota Belud is popular among locals as
the ‘Land of the Cowboys of the East’.
This exceptional town is a fusion of different
cultures and customs and is home to the Bajau Muslims, the Kadazan Dusun and
Irranun mores. For hundreds of years Kota Belud has played a vital role as
Northern Borneo’s cultural centre.