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SABAH EVENTS 2018

JANUARY 2018

31st Sabah Annual Art Selection Exhibition (20th Oct 2017-20th Jan 2018)

Venue     : Conservation Centre, Sabah Art Gallery
Organiser : Sabah Art Gallery
Contact   : Ms. Sara E. Ahmad
Tel       : (+60)88-268748/825/875   Fax : (+60)88-210040
Email     : sara.sabahart@gmail.com / art.gallery.sabah@gmail.com 
URL       : www.sabah.gov.my/artgallery/

28 KM Mamut Hill Challenge Run (13th Jan 2018)

Venue     : Old Airport, Ranau
Organiser : Ranau District Office / PEMADAM / JKKK Kg. Marakau, Ranau / Persatuan Belia Kg. Marakau, Ranau
Contact   : Fauzi / BJ / Fadhley   HP : (+60)13-8785933 / 19-8090708

New Talents Exhibition (18th Jan-4th Apr 2018)

This is an annual show introducing fresh new works by newcomers 
to the gallery with the objective of encouraging and promoting 
more young talents to be actively involved in the creation and 
appreciation of the visual arts in the state.
Venue     : Sabah Art Gallery
Organiser : Sabah Art Gallery
Contact   : Ms. Sara E. Ahmad 
Tel       : (+60)88-268748 / 825    Fax : (+60)88-210040
Email     : sara.sabahart@gmail.com or art.gallery.sabah@gmail.com

Borneo Yoga Mini Festival (21st Jan 2018)

Venue     : Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa, Papar
Tel       : (+60)16-2180830
Email     : gokulayoga@gmail.com

‘Fallen Heroes’ of Petagas (21st Jan 2018)

A memorial service held annually at the Petagas War Memorial to 
commemorate those who fought and fell during the Second World War. 
Venue     : Petagas War Monument 
Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall 
Contact   : Ms. Elizabeth Borubui 
Tel       : (+60)88-521800   Fax : (+60)88-219175
Email     : elizabeth@dbkk.sabah.gov.my

Digital Tourism Workshop (23rd-24th Jan 2018)

Venue     : Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Organiser : Sabah Tourism Board / Sri Pelancongan Sabah
Contact   : Francesca Lydia Chipli   Tel : (+60)88-232121 / 212121 
Email     : dan@sabahtourism.com

Special Exhibition-’Collection of Islamic Civilization’ (31st Jan-31st Aug 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Ms. Nismah Kanak   Tel : (+60)88-238501
Email     : Nismah.Kanak@sabah.gov.my

FEBRUARY 2018

Ruhiang / Kiulu Adventure Challenge (1st Feb 2018)

Venue     : Tamparuli Tamu Ground,Tamparuli Town
Organiser : Tamparuli Sub-District Office & Casero Events
Contact   : Mr. Steve Johnny Mositun
Tel       : (+60)88-782154   HP : (+60)19-8601717
Email     : info@caserosabah.com   URL : www.caserosabah.com/   Facebook : Page

32nd Sabah Annual Art (1st Feb-31st Jul 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Art Gallery
Organiser : Sabah Art Gallery
Contact   : Sara E. Ahmad
Tel       : (+60)88-268748/825   Fax : (+60)88-210040
Email     : sara.sabahart@gmail.com / art.gallery.sabah@gmail.com

18th City Day Celebration (2nd Feb 2018)

Venue     : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Contact   : Rosman Tadul   Tel : (+60)88-521800   Fax : (+60)88-219175
Email     : Rosman.Tadul@dbkk.sabah.gov.my

Chinese New Year Assembly of Dragons, Unicorns and Lions (3rd Feb 2018)

Venue     : Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : The United Sabah Chinese Communities Association of Kota Kinabalu
Contact   : Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen   Tel : (+60)88-262100
Email     : wongsiewguen@yahoo.com

City Day Open Regatta (3rd-4th Feb 2018)

Venue     : Kinabalu Yacht Club, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 
Organiser : Kinabalu Yacht Club
Contact   : Mr.Tony Lai, Club Manager 
Tel       : (+60)88-277321   Fax : (+60)88-243007
Email     : kinabaluyachtclub@yahoo.com   URL : www.kinabaluyachtclub.com

Chinese New Year Carnival (10th-12th Feb 2018)

Venue     : Lintasan Deasoka & Gaya Street
Organiser : The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS)
Contact   : Ms. Grace Chong 
Tel       : (+60)88-253433   Fax : (+60)88-268433
Email     : fcasinfo@gmail.com   URL : shahuatang.com/

Chinese New Year (16th-17th Feb 2018)

Chinese New Year Festival, Pitas (17th Feb 2018)

Venue     : Dataran Salimpodon Laut, Pitas
Organiser : Pitas District Office/ Event Organizing Committee
Contact   : Dato Sri Dr Ruddy Awah
Tel       : (+60)88-615767 / 760  Fax : (+60)88-615521

21st PADI Course Director Trainning Course (27th Feb-7th Mar 2018)

Venue     : Borneo Divers Mabul Resort, Semporna
Organiser : Borneo Divers and Sea Sports (Sabah)
Contact   : Charlene Tan   Tel : (+60)88-221550
Email     : reservations@borneodivers.info   URL : www.borneodivers.info/

MARCH 2018

21st PADI Course Director Trainning Course (27th Feb-7th Mar 2018)

Venue     : Borneo Divers Mabul Resort, Semporna
Organiser : Borneo Divers and Sea Sports (Sabah)
Contact   : Charlene Tan   Tel : (+60)88-221550
Email     : reservations@borneodivers.info   URL : www.borneodivers.info/

7th Tawau International Cultural Festival (1st Mar 2018)

Venue     : Dataran Majlis Perbandaran Tawau
Organiser : Majlis Perbandaran Tawau
Tel       : (+60)89-701611

28 KM Death March Run (3rd Mar 2018)

Organiser : Ranau District Office / PEMADAM / JKKK Kg. Marakau, Ranau / Persatuan Belia Kg. Marakau, Ranau
Contact   : Fauzi / BJ / Fadhley
HP        : (+60)13-8785933 / (+60)19-8090708

Odou Bakanjar (3rd Mar 2018)

Celebrated by the Tatana community of Sabah, who reside in the Kuala Penyu district. 
Venue     : Tamu Ground, Kuala Penyu Town
Organiser : Sabah Cultural Board
Contact   : Sadian Sadio   Tel : (+60)88-268460
Email     : dyan.ss5047@yahoo.com

Chinese Cultural Village Exhibition (3rd Mar 2018)

Venue     : Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : The United Sabah Chinese Communities Association of Kota Kinabalu
Contact   : Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen   Tel : (+60)88-262100
Email     : wongsiewguen@yahoo.com

Festival Kebudayaan Keningau (8th-11th Mar 2018)

Venue     : Padang Bandaran Keningau

12th Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival (9th-10th Mar 2018)

A much anticipate jazz musical extravaganza that features 
a line-up of International and Local artists performing 
together on the same stage. The Jazz Festival is a fundraising 
event benefitting various charities in the state.
Venue     : Covered Tennis Court, Sutera Harbour Marina Golf & Country Club, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : SPArKS & Rotary Club Kota Kinabalu
Contact   : Jack Ong
Tel       : (+60)88-217088   HP : (+60)16-8106505   Fax : (+60)88-260600
Email     : sparksmalaysia@gmail.com / pulauemas88@yahoo.com.sg
URL       : www.kkjazzfest.com   Facebook : Page

2nd Kinabalu Tattoo Convention 2018 (9th-11th Mar 2018)

Venue     : Kota Kinabalu Sports Complex
Organiser : Sabah Tattoo Association & Billion Movie Production
Contact   : Mr.Chan Chun Siong (+60)19-8990033 / Ms Seyi Chia@Ayu (+60)12-5148911
Facebook  : Page

Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon (10th Mar 2018)

Venue     : Kiulu Village, Tuaran (Start/Finish)
Organiser : Borneo Ultra Trails Sdn. Bhd.
HP        : (+60)10-9334800 
Email     : info@borneoultra.com   URL : www.borneoultra.com/

‘Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music’ Exhibition (10th Mar-10th Jun 2018)

Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Stella Moo   Tel : (+60)88-225033
Email     : Stella.Moo@sabah.gov.my

Sin Chew Education Fair-Kota Kinabalu (15th Mar 2018@11pm-6pm)

Venue     : Horizon Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

Sin Chew Education Fair-Sandakan (16th Mar 2018@11pm-6pm)

Venue     : Yu Yuan Secondary School, Sandakan

100th Anniversary of Sabah Tourism Board Building (16th Mar 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Tourism Board Building
Organiser : Sabah Tourism Board
Tel       : (+60)88-212121   Email : info@sabahtourism.com

Borneo Sevens 2018 (16th-18th Mar 2018)

Venue     : Eagles Rugby Club, Bandar Utama, Mile 6, Jalan Utara, Sandakan.
Organiser : Eagles Rugby Club, Sandakan
Tel       : (+60)89-210748   Fax : (+60)89-673640
Email     : borneosevens@gmail.com   URL : www.borneoeagles.com/

7th Tawau International Cultural Festival (21st-24th Mar 2018)

Venue     : Dataran Majlis Perbandaran Tawau
Organiser : Majlis Perbandaran Tawau
Tel       : (+60)89-701611

Sabah Wedding Showcase (23rd-25th Mar 2018@11am-10pm)

Venue     : Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
HP        : (+60)18-7778369
Facebook  : Page

Sabah Agriculture Park 17th Anniversary Carnival (25th Mar 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Agriculture Park
Organiser : Sabah Agriculture Park
Contact   : Ms. Nurul Syierah bt Tasim, Park Officer
Tel       : (+60)87-737952 / 558   Fax : (+60)87-737571
Email     : Nurulsyierah@sabah.gov.my / agripark@sabah.net.my
Facebook  : Page

Good Friday (30th Mar 2018)

PESRON Fundraising Run 2018 (31st Mar 2018)

Venue     : Likas Sports Complex
Organiser : Persatuan Sukan & Rekreasi Orang Kurang Upaya Negeri Sabah (PESRON)
Contact   : Ms. Normala Othman   HP : (+60)12-8302205
Facebook  : Page

APRIL 2018

New Talents Exhibition (18th Jan-4th Apr 2018)

This is an annual show introducing fresh new works by newcomers 
to the gallery with the objective of encouraging and promoting 
more young talents to be actively involved in the creation and 
appreciation of the visual arts in the state.
Venue     : Sabah Art Gallery
Organiser : Sabah Art Gallery
Contact   : Ms. Sara E. Ahmad 
Tel       : (+60)88-268748 / 825    Fax : (+60)88-210040
Email     : sara.sabahart@gmail.com or art.gallery.sabah@gmail.com

Kalimaran Festival (1st-30th Apr 2018)

Venue     : Murut Cultural Centre, Tenom
Organiser : Sabah Cultural Board / Sabah Murut Association
Contact   : YB Datuk Bobbey Suan
Tel       : (+60)88-255168   Fax : (+60)88-239525
Email     : bobbey.suan@sabah.gov.my

Pameran Perubatan (1st-30th Apr 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Encik Dius Kubud   Tel : (+60)88-225033
Email     : Dius.Kubud@sabah.gov.my

International Colloquium On Studies Of Bajau-Sama’ And Maritime Cultures (2nd Apr 2018)

Venue     : Tun Sakaran Museum, Semporna
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Judeth J. Baptist   Tel : (+60)88-225033 / 215606
Email     : Judeth.Baptist@sabah.gov.my

Badi Ultra Challenge (7th Apr 2018)

Venue     : Tamu Inobong (Start/Finish)
Organiser : Edulife Bhd. & Kadazandusun Language Foundation (KLF)
Contact   : John Linus, Race Director
Tel       : (+60)88-724852   Fax : (+60)88-724851
Email     : edulifeborneo@gmail.com / klf6392g@gmail.com
Facebook  : Page

Kupikupi FM Concert 2018 (7th Apr 2018)

Venue     : KDCA Hall, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Kupikupifm
Contact   : Lester C. Miol / Ronald Raynel 
Tel       : (+60)88-275023   URL : kupikupifm.my/

Invitational Artists Exhibition (12th Apr-4th Jul 2018)

Venue     : Conservation Centre, Sabah Art Gallery
Organiser : Sabah Art Gallery
Contact   : Ms. Sara E. Ahmad
Tel       : (+60)88-268748 / 268825    Fax : (+60)88-210040
Email     : sara.sabahart@gmail.com

Pameran Tokoh Tamadun Islam (13th Apr-31st Aug 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Nismah Kanak (+60)88-538234
Email     : Nismah.Kanak@sabah.gov.my

Sabah International Fishing Tournament (17th-22th Apr 2018)

Venue     : Fishing Grounds at Layang-Layang Reef  
Organiser : Sabah Anglers Association 
Contact   : Nancy Lai (Organising Secretary)   HP : (+60)17-8308798
Email     : sabahanglers@gmail.com   Facebook : Page

International Symposium On Bajau’ / Sama Studies (18th-21st Apr 2018)

On this historic date, entry to the premises of the Sabah Museum is free. 
The visitors will also be treated to cultural performances, shows and exhibitions. 
Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Cik Judeth John Baptist   Tel : (+60)88-225033
Email     : Judeth.Baptist@sabah.gov.my

Rungus Kiansamung Festival (20th-21st Apr 2018)

Head north to the village of Tinangol in Kudat for the 
Rungus Kiansamung Festival in search of the Rungus strongman. 
Venue     : Kg. Tinangol, Matunggong, Kudat
Organiser : Rungus Strongman Club
Contact   : Mr. Stephen Nogiris Sabala
HP        : (+60)16-8373910   Fax : (+60)88-663187
Email     : stephnoris@yahoo.com

Sabah Wedding Showcase (20th-22nd Apr 2018@11am-9pm)

Venue     : Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Eleventh Avenue Marketing
Contact   : Alfred Allen   HP : (+60)14-9575738
Email     : 11thdotcom@gmail.com   Facebook : Page

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai’s Inaugural Charity Beach Run (21st Apr 2018)

Venue     : Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Organiser : Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Tel       : (+60)88480888 ext 6004
Email     : hazeirahazis@nexusresort.com

Regatta Lepa Semporna (20th-22nd Apr 2018)

The Regatta Lepa is an annual event that pays homage to the lepa, 
a traditional single-mast sailing boat of the Bajau of Semporna. 
A flotilla of colorful boats dot the Celebes Sea as they compete 
for the title of ‘Most Beautiful Lepa’. 
Venue     : Regatta Lepa Square, Semporna, Sabah 
Organiser : Semporna District Office
Contact   : Mr. Chacho Hj. Bullah, District Officer
Tel       : (+60)89-781518/663   Fax : (+60)89-781472
Email     : Chacho.Bulah@sabah.gov.my

2nd Private International School Fair (22nd Apr 2018)

Venue     : Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu
Tel       : (+60)3-79860070   Email : enquiry@mint-communications.asia

Lets We Forget Run (24th Apr 2018)

This annual event starts with a 2-kilometer symbolic run around the city 
centre and ends at the ANZAC Memorial Monument at Jalan Tugu. A wreath-laying 
ceremony is then held to commemorate the fallen heroes of World War II.
Venue     : ANZAC Monument, Kota Kinabalu 
Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Contact   : Rosman Tadul   
Tel       : (+60)88-521800   Fax : (+60)88-219175
Email     : Rosman.Tadul@dbkk.sabah.gov.my

Anzac Day (25th Apr 2018)

Venue     : Sandakan Memorial Park
Organiser : Office of Australian War Graves, Canberra/Sandakan Municipal Council
Contact   : Ms. Jenna Lobb & Ms. Catherin Chua
Tel       : (+60)89-273753   Fax : (+60)89-272112
Email     : Jenna.Lobb@dva.gov.au / Catherin.Chua@sabah.gov.my

MAY 2018

Sabah Fest 2018 (4th-6th May 2018)

Venue     : JKKN Sabah Building
Organiser : Sabah Tourism Board/Sri Pelancongan Sabah
Contact   : Winceslaus Gerald Autine
Tel       : (+60)88-232121   Fax : (+60)88-265540
Email     : wences@sabahtourism.com   URL : www.sabahfest.com

‘Solungkoi Jambatan Tamparuli’ Sabah Fest (4th-6th May 2018)

Venue     : Auditorium Kompleks JKKN Sabah, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Sabah Tourism Board / Sri Pelancongan Sabah
Contact   : Francesca Lydia Chipli 
Tel       : (+60)88-232121 / 212121

Men’s Physique – Body Beautiful Contest (5th May 2018)

Venue     : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Casero Events
Facebook  : Page

Orang Kuat Kaamatan – Novice Strongman Challenge (5th May 2018)

Venue     : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Casero Events
Facebook  : Page

Harvest Festival, Kota Marudu (5th May 2018)

Venue     : Kota Marudu Community Hall
Organiser : Kota Marudu District Office
Contact   : Arnold Joibi, District Officer
Tel       : (+60)88-661321   Fax : (+60)88-661419
Email     : arnold.joibi@sabah.gov.my

Harvest Festival, Matunggong (5th-6th May 2018)

The sub-district of Matunggong celebrate the Harvest Festival 
with their own line-up of exciting events and the crowning 
of the Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Beauty Queen). 
Venue     : Matunggong Community Hall
Organiser : Matunggong Sub-District Office
Contact   : Bianus Kontong
Tel       : (+60)88-613759   Fax : (+60)88-613786
Email     : Bianus.Kontong@sabah.gov.my

Borneo International Marathon (BIM) (6th May 2018)

Venue     : Stadium, Likas Sports Complex
Organiser : Kinabalu Running Club
Contact   : Marjie Angus
HP        : (+60)16-8275599   Fax : (+60)88-218833
Email     : info@borneomarathon.com   URL : borneomarathon.com/   Facebook : Page

Pitas Bengkoka Festival & Harvest Festival (12th May 2018)

A colourful event held in conjunction with the 
Harvest Festival to showcase Pitas and its attractions.
Venue     : Bengkoka Square, Pitas
Organiser : Pitas District Office
Contact   : Dato Sri Dr Ruddy Awah   HP : (+60)19-8490069

Sabah FCAS International Dragon Boat Race (12th-13th May 2018)

Venue     : Teluk Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Organiser : The Federation Of Chinese Associations Sabah
Contact   : Grace Chong
Tel       : (+60)88-253433   Fax : (+60)88-268433
Email     : fcasinfo@gmail.com   URL : sabahdragonboat.com/

Harvest Festival Open Regatta (12th-13th May 2018)

Venue     : Kinabalu Yacht Club, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Kinabalu Yacht Club
Contact   : Tony Lai   Tel : (+60)88-277321
Email     : kinabaluyachtclub@yahoo.com   URL : www.kinabaluyachtclub.com

Tug of War Tambunan Open (12th-13th May 2018)

Venue     : Tambunan Sports Complex
Organiser : Tambunan Tug of War Association
Contact   : Mr. Denis Otigil
Tel       : (+60)87-774225 / 770203   Fax : (+60)87-773122
Email     : pdtambunan@gmail.com   Facebook : Page

Kinabalu Pink Ribbon (13th May 2018)

Venue     : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Kinabalu Breast Cancer Support Association
Contact   : Ms.Dessirae Foo   Tel : (+60)88-216237
Email     : kinabalupinkribbon@gmail.com   Facebook : Page

Mabul World Turtle Day (14th-17th May 2018)

Venue     : Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
Organiser : Borneo Divers And Sea Sports (Sabah) Sdn Bhd
Contact   : Charlene Tan
Tel       : (+60)88-222226   Fax : (+60)88-221550
Email     : mabulworldturtleday@gmail.com
URL       : www.borneodivers.info/   Facebook : Page

International Museum Day (15th May 2018)

On this historic date, entry to the premises of the Sabah Museum is free. 
The visitors will also be treated to cultural performances, shows and exhibitions. 
Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Stella Moo   Tel : (+60)88-225033
Email     : Stella.Moo@sabah.gov.my

Tambunan District Level Ka’amatan Festival Celebration (19th May 2018)

Venue     : Pisompuruan Square, Tambunan
Organiser : Tambunan District Office
Contact   : Mr.Thomas Logijin (District Officer) / Mr. Jumain (Assistant District Officer)
Tel       : (+60)87-774225 / 771800   Fax : (+60)87-773122
Email     : pdtambunan@gmail.com   Facebook : Page

Harvest Festival, Kota Belud (14th May 2017)

The district of Kota Belud celebrate the Harvest Festival 
with their own line-up of exciting events and the crowning 
of the Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Beauty Queen). 
Venue     : Kota Belud
Organiser : Kota Belud District Office
Contact   : Encik Peter Jiton, Assistant District Officer (Administration)
Tel       : (+60)88-976622 ext 16   Fax : (+60)88-977064
Email     : Peter.Jiton@sabah.gov.my

Tadau Ka’amatan Celebration (30th-31st May 2018)

This month-long Harvest Festival celebration will culminate at 
Hongkod Koisaan, KDCA Hall. Join in the merriment as local folks 
sing, dance, eat and play traditional games. This is also the 
main stage for the highly-anticipated final round of the Unduk 
Ngadau (Harvest Beauty Queen) pageant. 
Venue     : Hongkod Koisaan ( Unity Centre) KDCA, Penampang
Organiser : Kadazan dusun Cultural Association (KDCA)
Tel       : (+60)88-713696 / 715924   Fax : (+60)88-713350
Email     : kdcahq@gmail.com   URL : kdca.org.my

JUNE 2018

Borneo 4WD & Outdoor Show (2nd-3rd Jun 2018)

Organiser : Sabah Land Rover Club
Contact   : John Kong, Event Manager
HP        : (+60)19-4274064   Fax : (+60)88-210733
Email     : info@sabahlandroverclub.com   Facebook  : Page

Remembering Double Six (6th Jun 2018)

A ceremony to commemorate the tragedy ‘Double Six’ of the 
crashed plane crash on 6 June 1976 at 3.50pm. 
Venue     : Double Six Monument, Grace Point, Sembulan
Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Contact   : Mr. Rosman Tadul   Tel : (+60)88-521800   Fax : (+60)88-219175
Email     : Rosman.Tadul@dbkk.sabah.gov.my

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (15th-16th Jun 2018)

Sandakan Founding Day (21st Jun 2018)

Organiser : Sandakan Municipal Council
Contact   : Farizal Setoh   Tel : (+60)89-275400 ext 321
Email     : Farizal.Setoh@sabah.gov.my

Sabah Bike Festival (29th Jun-1st Jul 2018)

Venue     : Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Sabah Big Bikers Association
Contact   : Aidarina Jakaria (Secretary)
Tel       : (+60)88-223040   HP : (+60)19-8152632
Email     : sbbakk@gmail.com

JULY 2018

32nd Sabah Annual Art (1st Feb-31st Jul 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Art Gallery
Organiser : Sabah Art Gallery
Contact   : Sara E. Ahmad
Tel       : (+60)88-268748/825   Fax : (+60)88-210040
Email     : sara.sabahart@gmail.com / art.gallery.sabah@gmail.com

Invitational Artists Exhibition (12th Apr-4th Jul 2018)

Venue     : Conservation Centre, Sabah Art Gallery
Organiser : Sabah Art Gallery
Contact   : Ms. Sara E. Ahmad
Tel       : (+60)88-268748 / 268825    Fax : (+60)88-210040
Email     : sara.sabahart@gmail.com

Crafts Exotica 2018 (1st-14th Jul 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Puan Su Chin Sidih   Tel : (+60)88-225033
Email     : Suchin.Sidih@sabah.gov.my

Agnes Keith Day (6th-7th Jul 2018)

Agnes Keith is the renowned American author of ‘Land Below the Wind’. 
This book has won a prize and put Sabah as an attractive place in the world.
Venue     : Agnes Keith House, Sandakan Sabah
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Encik Maxmillian Takong   Tel : (+60)89-221140
Email     : Maxmillian.Takong@sabah.gov.my

The Martial League Run (8th Jul 2018)

Venue     : Tanjung Aru. Rugby Field
Organiser : Kinabalu Sabah Run
Contact   : Wendy   HP : (+60)12-8838309
Faebook   : Page

Sabah Museum Day (14th-22nd Jul 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Encik Yuspi Mungod   Tel : (+60)88-225033
Email     : Yuspi.Mungod@sabah.gov.my
URL       : museum.sabah.gov.my

Hongkod Koisaan 10k Run (22nd Jul 2018)

Venue     : KDCA Cultural Center, Penampang
Organiser : KDCA Youth Council and Casero Events
Facebook  : Page

Sabah Wellness Expo (27th-31st Jul 2018@11am-10pm)

Venue     : Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
HP        : (+60)18-7778369
Facebook  : Page

The Launch of Magahau Rungus Festival (1st Jul 2017)

The Magahau Rungus Festival also known as Pongohungkadanan is an 
annual event showcasing traditions and culture of the Rungus people. 
During the launch,rituals are held including the Mongingivit and 
Mongirik dot Bambarazon as well as a display of their traditional 
sport, Hontira, traditional Rungus dance, the Mongigol Sumundai.
Venue     : Puruvan Square, Pekan Matunggong
Organiser : YB Dato' Jelani Hamdan
Contact   : YB Dato' Jelani Hamdan
Tel       : (+60)88-274279/ 0166826888   Fax : (+60)88-253954
Email     : Jelanihamdan@gmail.com

Closing Celebration of Magahau Rungus Festival (29th-31st Jul 2017)

The highlight of the festival is the Mindahu Mamapak also known as 
Mangaraha Palad which means to be grateful for the abundance of life 
and improve the life that is yet to come. The celebration continues 
with a beauty pageant, Gimpuhut, a traditional song and dance 
competition and a merry feast, known as Moginakan.
Venue     : Matunggong Town
Organiser : Sabah Momogun Rungus Association
Contact   : Encik Stephen Nogiris Sabala
Tel       : (+60)88-676100   HP : (+60)16-8373910   Fax : (+60)88-663187
Email     : stephnoris@yahoo.com

Warrior’s Day Celebration (Hari Pahlawan) (31st Jul 2017)

This day commemorates the contribution and sacrifices of our 
fallen heroes in protecting and defending the sovereignty of 
our nation. It is a day to remember those who died at battle 
in North Borneo and nationwide.
Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall 
Contact   : Rosman Tadul
Tel       : (+60)88-521800 
Fax       : (+60)88-219175 
Email     : Rosman.Tadul@dbkk.sabah.gov.my

AUGUST 2018

Special Exhibition-’Collection of Islamic Civilization’ (31st Jan-31st Aug 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Ms. Nismah Kanak   Tel : (+60)88-238501
Email     : Nismah.Kanak@sabah.gov.my

Pameran Tokoh Tamadun Islam (13th Apr-31st Aug 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Nismah Kanak (+60)88-538234
Email     : Nismah.Kanak@sabah.gov.my

The Last Tanjung Aru Beach Run (26th Aug 2018)

Venue     : Padang Ragbi, Tanjung Aru
Organiser : Casero Events
Facebook  : Page

Night Safari at Museum Sempena Program Perdana (31st Aug 2018)

Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Encik Yuspi Mungod   Tel : (+60)88-225033
Email     : Yuspi.Mungod@sabah.gov.my

Launching of Merdeka Month (1st Aug 2017)

Venue     : Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Contact   : Faradillah binti Haji Abdul Rani
Tel       : (+60)88-521800   Fax : (+60)88-219175
Email     : faradillah@dbkk.sabah.gov.my

Moginakan Festival (5th-6th Aug 2017)

Moginakan refers to the annual Re-union Festival of the great 
multi-ethnic Kadazandusun Family, while calling to the mind the 
Ancestral Spirits and Souls of all the Departed Members.
Venue     : Kg. Nunuk Ragang, Tompios, Ranau
Organiser : Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA) Ranau
Contact   : YB. Datuk Dr. Joachim Gunsalam,District Coordinating Chairman for KDCA Ranau
Tel       : (+60)88-713696 / 337   Fax : (+60)88-713350
Email     : kdcahq@yahoo.com   URL : kdca.org.my/

Sandakan Memorial Day (15th Aug 2017)

Remember the fallen heroes of the Australian and British prisoners-of-war (POW) 
who endured the the notorious Death Marches from Sandakan to Ranau in 1945. 
Venue     : Sandakan Memorial Park
Organiser : Sandakan Municipal Council
Contact   : Catherin Chua   Tel : (+60)89-273753   Fax : (+60)89-272112
Email     : Catherin.Chua@sabah.gov.my

Merdeka Day Open Regatta (26th-27th Aug 2017)

Event     : Kinabalu Yacht Club, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Kinabalu Yacht Club
Contact   : Tony Lai 
Tel       : (+60)88-243007/240070   Fax : (+60)88-243007
Email     : kinabaluyachtclub@yahoo.com   URL : www.kinabaluyachtclub.com

National Day (31st Aug 2018)

Sago Festival (Pesta Rumbia) (20th-21st Aug 2016)

Discover the many uses of the sago palm or rumbia at one of the main 
tourism event highlights of Kuala Penyu. Sample delicious local 
delicacies including the gooey ambuyat and wriggling sago worms.
Venue     : Kuala Penyu Town
Organiser : District Office of Kuala Penyu
Contact   : Abd. Rahim @ Rosli Bin Yacob   Tel : (+60)87-884715   Fax : (+60)87-884229
Email     : abdrahim.yacob@sabah.gov.my

SEPTEMBER 2018

Borneo Rhythms of Rimba (ROR) Wildlife Festival (15th-16th Sept 2018)

Venue     : Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Future Alam borneo & Proitective Action for Wildlife in Sabah through Education (PAWSE)
Email     : info@futurealamborneo.org  
Facebook  : Page

Malaysia Day (16th Sept 2018)

Borneo International Orchid Show (BIOS) (21st-23rd Sept 2018)

Venue     : Perdana Park, Tanjung Aru
Organiser : Borneo Orchid Society Sabah
Contact   : Alice Ong, Secretariat
Tel       : (+60)10-9315123   Fax : (+60)88-729942
Email     : borneoorchidsocietysabah@gmail.com   Facebook : Page

Borneo Eco Film Festival (21st-23rd Sept 2018)

Venue     : 5th & 6th Floor, Event Hall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Borneo Eco Film Festival 
Tel       : (+60)88-250443   Fax : (+60)88-393539
Email     : info@beff.org.my   URL : www.beff.org.my

Homedec Exhibition (21st-23rd Sept 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Trade Centre, Kota Kinabalu,
URL       : homedec.com.my   Facebook : Page

Program Animbol Taka Muzium (22nd Sept 2018)

Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Encik Doutis Goukit
Tel       : (+60)87-339126   Email : Doutis.Goukit@sabah.gov.my

Kokol Nature Adventure (23rd Sept 2018)

Venue     : Kokol hill
Organiser : Casero Events
Facebook  : Page

Kota Kinabalu Bike Week (28th-30th Sept 2018)

Organiser : Bikers Garage
Contact   : Mr. Azmi Aziz, Project Coordinator
Tel       : (+60)88-384832   HP : (+60)16-8318082
Email     : bikersgarage.kotakinabalu@yahoo.com   Facebook : Page

KK Marathon (30th Sept 2018)

Venue     : Kota Kinabalu
URL       : kkmarathon.ata.my/

Property, Investment & Home Expo 2017 (1st-3rd Sept 2017)

Venue     : LG Floor, Imago Shopping Mall
Organiser : Property, Investment & Home Expo (PIHEX)
Contact   : Victor   Tel : (+60)88-719787   HP : (+60)13-8351898
Email     : info@maxxmedia.com.my / victor@maxxmedia.com.my
URL       : www.pihex.my/

Colourcoil TMBT Ultra Trail Marathon 2017 (16th-17th Sept 2017)

Venue     : Kg.Lingkubang, Kota Belud (Start) / Kg.Tambatuan (12k), Kg.Nabalu (29k/50k), 
            Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa (100k) (Finish)
Organiser : Borneo Ultra Trails Sdn Bhd
Contact   : Ms.Martina Yong, Event Communications   HP : (+60)10-9334800
Email     : info@borneoultra.com   URL : borneoultra.com

OCTOBER 2018

Pameran Dirgahayu Tuan Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sabah (6th-13th Oct 2018)

Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Puan Su Chin Sidih
Tel       : (+60)88-225033   Fax : (+60)88-240230
Email     : Suchin.Sidih@sabah.gov.my   URL : www.museum.sabah.gov.my/

‘Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music’ Exhibition (20th Oct-31st Dec 2018)

Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Encik Evren Subal   Tel : (+60)88-225033
Email     : Evren.Subal@sabah.gov.my

Borneo Bird Festival (19th-21st Oct 2018)

Venue     : Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan
Organiser : Sabah Tourism Board /Borneo Bird Club Sandakan
Contact   : Mr. Cede Prudente   
Tel       : (+60)89-666196   HP : (+60)17-8987069
Email     : borneobirdclub@yahoo.com   URL : www.borneobirdfestival.com

Festival Silat Nusantara Tambunan (22nd-27th Oct 2018)

Venue     : Pisompuruan Square, Tambunan
Organiser : Tambunan District Office/ Tambunan Community College
Contact   : Ms Ellfy Gubal (+60)87-774225 / Mr. Mohd Munir (+60)10-9022606
Email     : pdtambunan@gmail.com   Facebook : Page

The Signature Food Fest 2018 (Signature Awards) (25th Oct 2018)

Venue     : Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
Organiser : Eleventh Avenue Marketing 
Contact   : Mr. Alfred Allen Ginsos
Tel       : (+60)88-383453   HP : (+60)18-7778369
Email     : kkfoodevent@gmail.com   Facebook : Page

Halloween Run (27th Oct 2018)

Venue     : Likas Parking Lot, Likas Sport Complex
Organiser : EVENTfinder. Kota Kinabalu
Contact   : Susan Shahira, Auther J. Datuk Kimon
HP        : (+60)19-8812236   Tel : (+60)88-249945
Email     : eventfinderkk@gmail.com   Facebook : Page

Tamu Besar Kota Belud (27th-28th Oct 2018)

The Tamu Besar is the biggest traditional open-air market held in Sabah. 
Venue     : Town Padang, Kota Belud
Organiser : District Office of Kota Belud 
Contact   : Mr. Peter Jiton, Assistant District Officer (Administration)
Tel       : (+60)88-976622/4   Fax : (+60)88-977064 
Email     : Peter.Jiton@sabah.gov.my

The Elite Tabasan Run (28th Oct 2018)

Venue     : ITCC Penampang
Organiser : Casero Events
Facebook  : Page

Dance Mania (1st Oct 2017)

Venue     : Foo Chow Hall, Kota Kinabalu
Facebook  : Page

Birthday of Sabah Head of State (7th Oct 2017)

Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Contact   : Syron A. Tunggolou   Tel : (+60)88-521800   Fax : (+60)88-219175
Email     : syron@dbkk.sabah.gov.my

Notolon Tarob Festival (24th-25th Oct 2017)

The Notolon Tarob Festival (Solar Eclipse) is held on the 
24th of October to commemorate the solar eclipse that took 
place in the Matunggong District on the same date in 1994. 
This phenomenon is rare and highly feared by the Rungus people 
as they believe an eclipse is a sign of disaster if they are 
unable to appease a young sky god named Tarob. The celebration 
is held for several hours in a longhouse, where family and friends 
gather to sing and dance to the mesmerizing beat of the gong.
Venue     : Kg Tinangol, Matunggong, Kudat
Organiser : Rungus Photography Club
Contact   : Mr. Stephen Nogiris Sabala
HP        : (+60)16-8373910   Fax : (+60)88-663187
Email     : stephnoris@yahoo.com

Menumbok Fishermen Festival (Pesta Nelayan Menumbok) (27th-29th Oct 2017)

The fishing community of Menumbok is celebrated for its contribution 
to the economic development of the district in this festival which is 
also a show of appreciation for the bountiful harvest from the sea.
Venue     : Tapak Pesta Nelayan Mempakul Menumbok
Organiser : Menumbok District Office
Contact   : Mr. Husin Narion, Assistant Sub-District Office
Tel       : (+60)87-831216   Fax : (+60)87-831071
Email     : Husin.Narion@sabah.gov.my

Matunggong Gong Festival (28th Oct 2017)

The gong is one of the quintessential musical instruments of Sabah and 
is produced by craftmakers at Sumangkap Village in Matunggong. See how 
they are made and played to produce the unique sounds of ethnic Sabah music. 
Organiser : Matunggong Sub-district Office
Contact   : Bianus Kontong   
Tel       : (+60)88-613759 / 60   Fax : (+60)88-613786 
Email     : bianus.kontong@sabah.gov.my

27th Borneo Safari International Off Road Challenge (29th Oct-5th Nov 2017)

Venue     : Sabah Tourism Board, Jalan Gaya
Organiser : Sabah Four Wheel Drive Association
Contact   : Mr. Bonnie Alberto (Honorary Secretary)   HP : (+60)14-8503456
Email     : bonnie_9w6ba@yahoo.com   Facebook : Page

NOVEMBER 2018

Program Khazanah Kita (2ndt-3rd Nov 2018)

Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Encik Yuspi Mungod   Tel : (+60)88-225033
Email     : Yuspi.Mungod@sabah.gov.my

Town and Gown Procession (1st Nov 2017)

Venue     : Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Universiti Malaysia Sabah & Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Contact   : Faradillah binti Haji Abdul Rani
Tel       : (+60)88-521800   Fax : (+60)88-219175
Email     : faradillah@dbkk.sabah.gov.my

20th Sabah Hospitality Fiesta (1st Nov 2017)

Organiser : ATI College & MAH Sabah/Labuan Chapter
Contact   : Ms. Mabel Cheong, Secretariat
Tel       : (+60)88-242633   Fax : (+60)88-216916
Email     : atic_marketing@live.com   Facebook : Page

Balik Kampung School Activities (2nd-3rd Nov 2017)

Students are invited to spend a night at the museum's Heritage Village where 
a variety of activities take place, recreating the atmosphere of balik kampung. 
Venue     : Heritage Village, Sabah Museum Complex
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Ms. Mariana Linggan
Tel       : (+60)88-225033/216606   Fax : (+60)88-240230
Email     : Mariana.Linggan@sabah.gov.my   URL : museum.sabah.gov.my

Kota Marudu Festival 2017 (11th-12th Nov 2017)

Venue     : Dataran Pentas Utama Kota Marudu & Town Field Kota Marudu
Organiser : Kota Marudu District Office
Contact   : Mr. Arnold Joibi, District Officer
Tel       : (+60)88-661321   Fax : (+60)88-661419
Email     : Arnold.joibi@sabah.gov.my

7th Bundle Festival (24th-27th Nov 2017)

Venue     : Tawau Sports Complex
Organiser : Sabah Sports Board
Contact   : Mohd. Asneh Mohd. Noor
Tel       : (+60)89-752820   Fax : (+60)89-754821
Email     : Komplekssukan_tawau@yahoo.com

3rd Sabah International Tattoo Convention (24th-26th Nov 2017)

Venue     : Kimanis Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Organiser : Koiyak Gloves
Contact   : Brandon Oldy   HP : (+60)14-3731319
Email     : info@sabahtattooconvention.com
URL       : sabahtattooconvention.com/

Kokol Hill Challange (26th Nov 2017)

Venue     : Menggatal Town Field
Organiser : EVENTfinder. Kota Kinabalu
Contact   : Susan Shahira
Tel       : (+60)88-318490   Fax : (+60)88-318590
Email     : eventfinderkk@gmail.com

DECEMBER 2018

‘Rhythm of Sabah Retro Music’ Exhibition (20th Oct-31st Dec 2018)

Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Encik Evren Subal   Tel : (+60)88-225033
Email     : Evren.Subal@sabah.gov.my

Wastra Borneo Exhibition (17th Oct-31st Dec 2017)

Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Ms. Su Chin Sidih
Tel       : (+60)88-225033 / 216606   Fax : (+60)88-240230
Email     : Suchin.Sidih@sabah.gov.my   URL : museum.sabah.gov.my

Special Exhibitions : Tuan Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sabah’s Birthday (7th Oct-31st Dec 2017)

Venue     : Sabah Museum
Organiser : Sabah Museum
Contact   : Mr. Arif Abd Hamid
Tel       : (+60)88-225033 / 215606   Fax : (+60)88-240230
Email     : Arif.AbdHamid@sabah.gov.my   URL : www.museum.sabah.gov.my/

Property, Investment & Home Expo 2017 (1st-3rd Dec 2017)

Venue     : LG Floor, Imago Shopping Mall
Organiser : Property, Investment & Home Expo (PIHEX)
Contact   : Victor   Tel : (+60)88-719787   HP : (+60)13-8351898
Email     : info@maxxmedia.com.my / victor@maxxmedia.com.my
URL       : www.pihex.my/

Sabah Tourism Awards 2017 (2nd Dec 2017)

Organiser : Sabah Tourism Board/ Sri Pelancongan Sabah
Contact   : Francesca Lydia Chipli
Tel       : (+60)88-232121 / 212121   Fax : (+60)88-265540 / 212075
Email     : francesca@sabahtourism.com   URL : www.sabahtourismawards.com/

Sunduan Do Nunuk Ragang VI Edition (2nd Dec 2017)

Venue     : Ranau Hall, Ranau
Organiser : Sabah Cultural Board
Email     : sonyjaya5978@gmail.com

Ba … Let’s Go To The Park (2nd-3rd Dec 2017)

This two-day event features a variety of fun activities 
and competitions for the family to enjoy, including a 
mountain bike race, fishing tournament and treasure hunt.
Venue     : Sabah Agriculture Park, Tenom
Organiser : Sabah Agriculture Park, Tenom
Contact   : Ms. Nurul Syierah bt Tasim, Park Officer
Tel       : (+60)87-737952 / 558   Fax : (+60)87-737571
Email     : agripark@sabah.net.my / Nurulsyierah@sabah.gov.my

Kiulu Adventure Challenge (3rd Dec 2017)

This challenge pushes adventure enthusiasts to the limits 
through running, mountain biking, rafting and many other 
outdoor activities, held in the scenic district of Kiulu.
Venue     : Kiulu District
Organiser : Kiulu Tourism Association
Contact   : Ms. Sulisa, Mr. Ahmadul Tahir (Race Director), Mr. Auther J. Kimon (Event Director)
Tel       : (+60)88-260711
Email     : ahmadul_tahir@icloud.com / secretariat.kta1@gmail.com

The Rungus Antique & Art Exhibition (7th-9th Dec 2017)

Venue     : Bavanggazo Rungus Longhouse, Matunggong, Kudat
Organiser : Rungus Fashion Association Sabah
Contact   : Ms. Mellissa Loley
HP        : (+60)13-5579597   Fax : (+60)88-663187
Email     : mellissastephen@gmail.com

Facon Education Fair (10th Dec 2017@12pm-4pm)

Venue     : Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Facon Exhibitions Sdn. Bhd. & International Trade Fairs (S) Pte Ltd
URL       : faconedufair.com   Facebook : Page

KK Christmas Celebration (11th-14th Dec 2017)

Venue     : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu
Organiser : Sabah Council Of Churches & Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Contact   : Rosman Tadul
Tel       : (+60)88-521800   Fax : (+60)88-219175
Email     : Rosman.Tadul@dbkkk.sabah.gov.my

Pesta Rumbia (15th-17th Dec 2017)

Venue     : Dewan Dato' Shahbandar Makang, Kuala Penyu
Organiser : District Office of Kuala Penyu
Tel       : (+60)87-884900
Email     : Edmund.Teo@sabah.gov.my

Christmas Celebration In Pitas (20th Dec 2017)

Venue     : District Multipurpose Hall, Pitas
Organiser : Pitas District Office / Pitas District Level Organizing Committee
Contact   : Bubudan OT. Majalu, Pegawai Daerah
Tel       : (+60)88-615767 / 0   Fax : (+60)88-615521
Email     : Bubudan.Majalu@sabah.gov.my

Christmas Day (25th Dec 2018)

2018 Christmas Celebration, 2019 New Year’s Celebration & VTBN 2017 Thanksgiving Ceremony (28th Dec 2018)

Venue     : Pisompuruan Square, Tambunan
Organiser : Pejabat UPPM N.32 Tambunan & KDCA Tambunan
Contact   : Mr. Silverius Bruno (+60)19-8218618 / Mr. Laiwon Dalus (+60)10-9310762
Email     : pdtambunan@gmail.com   Facebook : Page
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