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18th Regatta Lepa-Lepa
Semporna

Date : 22 - 23 April 2011  Friday & Saturday

Organizer : District Office of Semporna
Contact Person : Mr. A.M Ibnu Hj. A.K Baba (District Officer)
Telephone : +60 89 781518
Fax : +60 89 781472 / +60 88 265540
Email Contact : AMIbnu.Baba@sabah.gov.my

22-24 April 2011 : 18th Regatta Lepa Semporna – Water Festival

Held in Semporna in Sabah of Malaysia. The water festival include competition of the most beautiful traditional LEPA sailboats . Tug of war, kayak race and boat racing in the festival during the 2 days. Semporna is the gateway to the world's best dive sites Sipadan.

Phone: +6 089 781 518 or +6 088 232 121  Fax: 088-265 540
 

Venue:  Semporna, Sabah
Website: www.sabahtourism.gov.my

Organizer: Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd

 

Forum : 18th Regatta Lepa, Semporna

 

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)
2) Small boat tug-of-war (kumpit)
3) Children''s swimming contest,
4) Night beauty queen contest (Maglami-lami)
5) Cultural performances
6) Display of fireworks

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
 2) Head of State, Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Mahiruddin is expected to grace the closing ceremony.

Lepa Queen

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
Regatta Lepa 2011 : Part 1

 
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.

Pentas. Sangat indah dan luas. Kukuh dan eksklusif. Sound system pula boleh dibanggakan. Jika anda merupakan seorang ibu mengandung dan berdiri di sebelah pembesar suara, bayi anda mungkin akan terus lahir secara mengejut di tempat kejadian. Maveles!

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 yang hadir.

Kebanyakan penonton yang berada di saf hadapan tidak duduk, sebaliknya berdiri sehingga mengakibatkan penonton di bahagian belakang tidak dapat melihat dengan jayanya. Hanya bontot yang kelihatan, sedangkan persembahan bontot tidak termasuk dalam tentatif program.

Dua layar besar yang disediakan juga nampaknya tidak digunakan sepenuhnya kerana jurukamera hanya tiba di pertengahan majlis................

 
     

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
Exhibition booth from government agencies and government departments in extending assistance to the people of Semporna in improving socio-economic status.

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.

Sabah counts its unique multi-cultural population and heritage as a major asset in efforts to woo more tourists to the state

Visitors from all over the world were enthralled by Sabah's breathtaking natural attractions like Mount Kinabalu and Sipadan island.


BOOK : "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


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REGATTA LEPA 2011 MEDIA CENTRE
set up by The Malaysia Information Department


The Malaysia Information Department set up a Media Centre in conjunction with the 18th Regatta Lepa carnival at Semporna, Sabah.

The Media Centre play the role of public relations and media administration as well as to extend all facilities to mass-media people who do news coverage of the carnival.

Media Centre VENUE : Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Seafest Hotel, Semporna
Operation date : 20th to 25th APRIL 2011
Operation time : 8.00am to 10.00pm
Officer to contact : Mr Mohd. Kaya Iggoh (HP No: 0165864141)

The Regatta Lepa 2011 Media Centre will prepare facilities such as working room , press conference room, computers, internet, wi-fi and fax machine for reporters of mass media on duty.
 

SPECIAL PASS
Mass Media personals who wish to do news coverage of the Regatta Lepa 2011 carnival are required to take SPECIAL PASS prepared by the Secretariat of Regatta Lepa 2011.

The said Special Pass can be taken at Media Centre Regatta Lepa 2011 on 20th April 2011.

Mass media personals on duty are also reminded to renew their Media Cards issued by the Malaysia Information Department in order to receive the said Special Pass.

Media personals are invited to do news coverage and use the facilities at this Media Centre.
 


 

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