Malaysia Borneo Cultural Festival: bridging cultures and traditions
Visit Malaysia Year 2014 is the nation’s biggest and grandest tourism celebration with Malaysia Truly Asia’s endless wonders of events, festivals and activities all-year round. For our international tourists, this is the perfect time to see, feel and experience Malaysia! With the tagline “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia,” Sabah Cultural and Heritage Association (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor) is organizing Malaysia Borneo Cultural Festival, tentatively set on the month of May 2014 in Kuala Lumpur.
The event is a collaboration event between The Association, Panggau Singai Events (Sarawak culture) and a well-known international fashion designer Von Jolly Couture. To further strengthen the cultural networking, the collaboration is also extended to tourism industrial players such as hoteliers, entrepreneur, transportation, tourist guide association and many others.
This event will also be in aid of the Ar-Rahman Foundation, a foundation endorsed by the Prime Minister’s Office dedicated to assisting the less fortunate including single mothers and orphanages.
With the theme “…bridging cultures and traditions,” and endorsed by Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, it is an inaugural event with the aim to build unity, understanding and strong bond between Malaysian in line with the 1Malaysia concept.
Furthermore, the festival is a chance for everyone to experience the wonderful culture of East Malaysia people particularly Sabah and Sarawak Ethnic. The venue’s ideal location within Klang Valley and along the shopping belt and around the historical city of Kuala Lumpur allows for easy access which in turn assures maximum exposure. This festival can also be best viewed as a prelude of the Gawai and Kaamatan harvest festival in May and June.
Miss & Mister Malaysia Borneo Tourism
This event will feature a variety of activities, including the searching for the inaugural Miss and Mister Malaysia Borneo Tourism; traditional cultural dance and singing performance; photojournalism competition; traditional food fiesta; folklore, arts and culture exhibition; multimedia display/seminar on cultural and heritage; charity works, and other public engagement based activities. This event serves as a perfect platform for promotion, wide coverage, networking, partnership and marketing purposes as it will be visited/attended by tourists locally and internationally.
Audition dates for Miss and Mister Malaysia Borneo Tourism are as follows;
- Miri, Sarawak (1st and 2nd March 2014)
- Sandakan, Sabah (8th and 9th March 2014)
- Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (15th and 16th March 2014)
- Kuching, Sarawak (22nd and 23rd March 2014)
- Georgetown, Penang (29th and 30th March 2014)
- Johor Bharu, Johor (5th and 6th April 20140)
- Kuala Lumpur (12th and 13th April 2014)
On top of that, unlike others, this event asserts a difference that goes beyond the trend while denoting a strong Malaysia Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak) identity. It is a celebration of art, cultural, heritage and tourism celebrating the diverse cultural background of East Malaysia ethnics (Sabah and Sarawak).
Owing to its richness and diversity of East Malaysia ethnics, this festival is set to stand distinctively based on its own unique elements which are – Art, Cultural, Heritage and Tourism as a whole.
For further information about the event, please contact the organizer at 014 – 5696679 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
About Sabah Cultural and Heritage Association (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor)
Sabah Cultural and Heritage Association Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya & Selangor or Warisan Sabah is an association with the aim to organize events and workshops to promote, enhances knowledge and conserve Sabah arts, culture, heritage and resources.
The Association also work hand-in-hand and take advices from associated partners (Guru) – Sarawak Heritage Association KL & Selangor to achieve its objectives.
Warisan Sabah also is an association concerned with the biodiversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides a good platform to engage the spirit of unity among participated members for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live in. The essence of unity, arts and culture are inseparable elements, linked to each other to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge.
The mixed communities in Sabah has made it possible for this Association to enjoy a captivating array of culture and art that is both unique and exquisite. The richness of the culture and art in Sabah is expressed in the differences between the traditional attire, dance, music and handicraft of the various ethnic communities. Each of these differences clearly reflects the identity of each racial group.
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