Attractions

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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.

Local Climate
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