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Tawau Cultural Festival 2018

 


 

The Tawau International Cultural Festival (FKAT) reflects two dimensions of Borneo Island :
1- The cultural wealth of Borneo
2- Rapid growth of the tourism sector in Borneo.


Tawau International Cultural Festival showcased the beauty and uniqueness of the cultures in Sabah

Sabah  had 35 official ethnic and 217 sub-ethnic groups.

In Tawau alone, there are 29 ethnic groups, each rich with its customs, language, handicraft, music and food.

This is a  festival of cultural show of the dances of  29 ethnic groups in Tawau, besides participants from Thailand, Indonesia and China.

This cultural wealth is what  the people of Sabah should be proud of.

Tawau International Cultural Festival 2018 was launched at the Tawau Municipal Council Building compound on 8th-9th April 2018.

Tawau International Cultural Festival reflected the Sabah tourism sector which was thriving, recording 1.2 million international tourists tourist arrivals Sabah  in 2017.

These tourist arrivals generated an income of RM7.83 billion for Sabah in 2017 with an eight-percent increase from the RM7.25 billion in 2016.

Sabah is a popular destination in Malaysia.


Murut of Borneo
2018 Tawau International Cultural Festival
7th April 2018 Tawau Town

The Murut are an indigenous ethnic group of Borneo.

Murut comprising 29 sub-ethnic Murut groups.

They inhabiting northern of Borneo Island.


Visaya of Borneo

An Immigrant community from Philippine
2018 Tawau International Cultural Festival
7th April 2018 Tawau Town

Visaya and Bisaya are often confused in Borneo.

While Visaya in Borneo is a immigrant community from Philippine, Bisaya are  indigenous people of Borneo Island

 


The Bajau of Borneo
2018 Tawau International Cultural Festival
8th April 2018 Tawau Town


TAUSUG
is Known as 'Suluk' in Borneo

Tausug Pangalay
(Tausug Dance)
2018 Tawau International Cultural Festival
7th April 2018 Tawau Town

 


The Penan of Sabah
2018 Tawau International Cultural Festival
8th April 2018 Tawau Town


Tidung of Borneo
2018 Tawau International Cultural Festival
8th April 2018 Tawau Town
 

TIDUNG / TIDONG

 


Suluk of Borneo

2018 Tawau International Cultural Festival
8th April 2018 Tawau Town


The Cocos Malay of Borneo
 

Localized Scottish Dance in Malaysia during recent Tawau International Cultural Festival 2018.


Tawau International Cultural Festival
Festival Kebudayaan Antarabangsa Tawau


Tidung
 

 

Cocos Malay


 

 



 

Suluk

2018 Tawau International Cultural Festival
 

2018-04-08 SUN  16:29


 


7th Tawau International Cultural Festival
8th April 2018 Sunday

 

See the colourful side of Tawau! Introducing 29 local ethnic groups originally from Tawau and a showcase of international participations from China, Thailand and Indonesia.

Visitors will learn information such as the cultural aspects of different ethnic groups, local equipments and materials used in daily life, costumes, delicacies as well as traditional musical instruments.


Tawau International Cultural Festival 2013
Tawau International Cultural Festival 2013


Tawau International Cultural Festival 2012


Tawau Cultural Festival 2011


Malaysia's Assistant Minister of Finance Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan said Tawau International Cultural Festival (TICF) has the potential to become a national tourism icon with the support of the mass media......in next 20 to 50 years, the Tawau International Cultural Festival would become an international standard annual festival similar to those found in several countries.
 

"We start by making Tawau International Cultural Festival as an icon for Sabah tourism and later a Malaysian event awaited by tourists all over the world," he said when speaking at the presentation of prizes to winners of a photography contest here yesterday.