1. Borneo Festival

1. Borneo Festival

Although Borneo Festival was not in the programme during my recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, when the opportunity arose, I grabbed it. After all, despite being a Malaysian, Borneo is like an entirely different country to the ignorant me.

2. Iban (female) with silver head dress (L) & Bajau (Sabah)

2. Iban (female) with silver head dress (L) & Bajau (Sabah)

3. L-R: Kadazan-Dusun (male), Iban (male) & Kadazan-Dusun (female)

3. L-R: Kadazan-Dusun (male), Iban (male) & Kadazan-Dusun (female)

This Borneo Festival was organised in conjunction with Hari Gawai and Pesta Kaamatan (harvest festivals in Sabah and Sarawak) that fell in late May. Held in Central Market Kuala Lumpur, it was a great introduction of the world of Borneo to locals from West Malaysia and to foreigners alike.

4. L-R: Bidayuh (female), Bajau male & female

4. L-R: Bidayuh (female), Bajau male & female

5. Baju Melayu Sarawak (L) & Cocos Malay from Sabah (R)

5. Baju Melayu Sarawak (L) & Cocos Malay from Sabah (R)

Hopefully, their interest is piqued enough to want to fly to Borneo to discover Sabah and Sarawak first hand!

6. Bidayuh (male & female)

6. Bidayuh (male & female)

7. Orang Ulu (male & female)

7. Orang Ulu (male & female)

No doubt, this Borneo Festival is long over but I still would like to document it for future reference, particularly the fashion show where traditional costumes of the various tribes were showcased. Hopefully, I got everything right!

8. Limbai Dance - Bajau (Sabah)

8. Limbai Dance – Bajau (Sabah)

9. fashion show finale

9. fashion show finale

Event: Borneo Festival
Venue: Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
Date: 28th May, 2016
Time: 5.30pm

10. Anderson Kalang on the sape

10. Anderson Kalang on the sape

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