Location :  Semporna Town, Semporna District, Tawau Division, Sabah, Malaysia.

The Regatta Lepa is an annual festival celebrated by the Bajau Laut (also known as sea gypsies). Lepa is a traditional single-masted sailing boat of the Bajau Semporna. On that day, thousands of Lepas sail into town to compete for the ‘Most Beautiful Lepa’. 

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Good stuff inside this bamboo,lihing

Communities from all corners of Sabah came to showcase their indigenous foods. All participants came in their beautiful and unique attires to present their food for free sampling. Such a miss. Water Festival, destination, ethnic, culture, traditional, event, indigenous, Tawau, Tourism, tourist attraction, Cross Border, Borneo, 沙巴斗湖, 仙本那彩船节 Water Festival, backpackers, destination, budaya, culture, traditional, event, indigenous, Tawau, Malaysia, Tourism, tourist attraction, 穿越婆罗洲游踪, 马来西亚沙巴, 仙本那彩船节 backpackers, destination, ethnic, budaya, culture, traditional, indigenous, Tawau, Malaysia, Tourism, tourist attraction, Borneo, 穿越婆罗洲游踪, 仙本那彩船节, 沙巴传统文化

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Awesome headgear

On the whole, the trip was an interesting one except for the poor garbage collection and the over populated booths selling the same stuff. Water Festival, Sea Gypsies, Suku Bajau Laut, event, Tawau,Did the Semporna council ever care how much the traders made if they ever profited all. Not according to the taxi driver. Economics not being the only issue but also the congestion they caused in a tiny town like Semporna. Perhaps, the organiser should think of other ways to generate funds other than booth rentals. Next…Sebatik Island

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