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18th Regatta Lepa-Lepa
Date : 22 - 23 April 2011 Friday & Saturday
Organizer : District Office of Semporna
22-24 April 2011 : 18th Regatta Lepa Semporna – Water Festival
Organizer: Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd REGATTA LEPA CARNIVAL 2011 The 18th Regatta Lepa carnival is an annual event in the
Sabah Tourism calendar. The colorful festival by the Bajau community depicts the heritage of
Malaysian sea gypsies life and will be celebrated
from April 20 to 25 this year. Several interesting activities have been lined-up such
as : 1) Dugout boat competition (kelleh-kelleh) More than 150 sailing boats ( with single posts ) will parade
at the seaside to compete in the competition to grab the title
as the most beautiful boat. 1) Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri
Shafie Apdal is will officiate the carnival
REGATTA LEPA CARNIVAL 2011
The 18th Regatta Lepa carnival is an annual event in the Sabah Tourism calendar.
The colorful festival by the Bajau community depicts the heritage of Malaysian sea gypsies life and will be celebrated from April 20 to 25 this year.
Several interesting activities have been lined-up such as :
1) Dugout boat competition (kelleh-kelleh)
More than 150 sailing boats ( with single posts ) will parade at the seaside to compete in the competition to grab the title as the most beautiful boat.
1) Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri
Shafie Apdal is will officiate the carnival
|1ST||Nurul Haffizah Abdul Hakim, 21, from Kampung Sulabayan as the 18th Lepa Queen.|
|2ND||Nur Ainah Manurat, 17, from Kampung Tampi-Tampi second 18th Lepa Queen|
|3RD||Farah Soffiah Jasmin, 19, from Kampung Bugaya third 18th Lepa Queen|
Monday, April 25, 2011
22 hingga 24 April 2011. Tarikh berlangsungnya satu lagi acara tahunan di negeri Sabah, iaitu Regatta Lepa. Jika di KK sana ada pesta menuai, di Tawau sinun ada Festival Kebudayaan, nah di Semporna sini ada Regatta Lepa. (Bilakah Lahad Datu akan mempunyai acara tahunan?)...........................
Gambar-gambar adalah dari malam perasmian pada 22 april 2011.
Padang dipenuhi manusia. Meriah. Terbukti penduduk dari dalam dan luar
semporna datang untuk memberi sokongan dan memeriahkan.
Malam perasmian Regatta Lepa 2011 dihiasi dengan pertandingan tarian tradisional dan moden. Penyertaan amatlah memberangsangkan. Beberapa kumpulan cuba mengadu nasib dengan mempersembahkan bakat masing-masing. Bermacam-macam tarian, termasuklah shuffle, tarian kebudayaan masyarakat Bajau, break dance, owh dan tidak lupa juga tarian artis korea dari sekumpulan remaja ‘lawa’.
Dari segi pengurusan majlis, dari apa yang dapat kami
perhatikan, semuanya ok. KECUALI, kurangnya petugas untuk mengawal penonton
VISITOR NOTES :
A Clean Semporna - Semporna District Council has done a good job in ensuring the cleaningness of Semporna during the 2 days. Street swippers were seen at main streets and road maintaining the roads free of litters.
During the lepa-lepa competition, a Trash-Boat stroll the water front to collect floating plastic trash on the sea.
Its also time for youth to show off their talents. Singing and dancing talent contests attracted all visitors.
At night, the Semporna Umno Youth Chief, Jamman Hj Mohd Azis, has announced the winners of the young talent-3 Tawau FM, sister Nurul Farhana, who is from Semporna is the adopted son of the Semporna Umno Youth with learning and scholarship guarantee his singing career.
Plenty of Food & drink stalls. Food stalls is everywhere selling burgers, keropok, snack, rice, Soto, Java foods and local household foods.
Booth exhibition during Lepa-Lepa Regatta 2011
Many booths carry out interesting activities such as lucky draw, colouring contests, quizzes
Participating in LEPA competition are also LEPA from University Malaysia Sabah and MARA
Most of the LEPA are from village leaders/heads.
The small port behind Hotel Seafest accommodate tens of thousands of visitors, including VIP.
RTM broadcast live on the festival.
This Annual Regatta Lepa Festival raise the Bajau culture and heritage to a higher level
Regatta Lepa Festival which showcased characteristics of the Bajau culture not only had high esthetic values, but was also marked in the national tourism calendar as an annual tourism event.
Closing ceremony of the 18th Regatta Lepa was attended by 40,000 people
including some tourists.
Visitors from all over the world were enthralled by Sabah's breathtaking natural attractions like Mount Kinabalu and Sipadan island.
"Cultural and Arts History of the Bajau Semporna Community"
The fastival also held the launching of the book titled "Cultural and Arts History of the Bajau Semporna Community", written by a group of researchers from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), headed by UMS Vice-Chancellor Datuk Dr Kamaruzzaman Ampong and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Assoc Prof Dr Hj Kassim Mansur
REGATTA LEPA 2011 MEDIA CENTRE
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