Are you visiting in October? Suggesting few major events that you might be interested in to slot into your itinerary!
Borneo Bird Festival
Calling all birders. The Borneo Bird Festival celebrates the feathered beauties of Borneo, creating public awareness in conservation efforts while promoting birdwatching and eco-tourism activities. There is a total of about 688 resident and migratory bird species which have been recorded in Borneo, 60 of which are endemic such as the Bornean Bristlehead, Bornean Falconet and Black-crowned pitta. There will be guided birding walk, bird talks, photography contests, workshops, booth exhibitions, various children’s activities and many more different activities that will definitely benefit you and your family!
Visit Borneo Bird Festival Official Website for more updated information.
Tamu Besar Kota Belud
If you’re into culture, then Tamu Besar Kota Belud is definitely a must-attend. It is the biggest traditional open-air market held in Sabah.
The main highlights of this event include a buffalo race, the crowning of the Sarimpak Beauty Queen and the colorful parade of horses and Bajau horsemen – known as the ‘Cowboys of the East’. A definite burst of culture!
28th Borneo Safari International Off-Road Challenge
Off-roading? The 28th Borneo Safari International Off-Road Challenge is also happening in October. The much anticipated annual eight-days event is one of the ultimately grueling yet exciting off-road challenges traversing the rugged terrains of Sabah.