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Sabah Malaysian Borneo Buletin April 2008

Sabah Malaysian Borneo Buletin April 2008



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Published by Sabah Tourism Board
SMBB April 2008 Vol. 86
SMBB April 2008 Vol. 86

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Published by: Sabah Tourism Board on Jul 23, 2008
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Handicraft ExhibitionEvery Saturday and Sunday for themonth of April 2008
Sabah is known for its various ethnic handi-crafts, using skills that are passed down fromone generation to the next. In this exhibition, getto know the various types of handicraft found inSabah and the craftspeople behind it.Organiser:Monsopiad Cultural VillageFor further info:Monsopiad Cultural VillageTel: +60 88 774 337Fax: +60 761 680Email: info@monsopiad.com
Sabah International FishingTournament11-13th April 2008
Sabah waters have some of the best sites forthe challenge and excitement of game fishing.The tournament promotes the sport and attractsanglers from all over the region.Organiser:Sabah Angler’s AssociationFor further info:Zachary Mobijohn /Richard LeongTel: +60 88 232 121, +60 19 881 8015Email: sabahanglers@gmail.com.
4th Special Olympics Mt. KinabaluChallenge 200817 – 20 April 2008
AMalaysia Book of Records attempt to havemore than 50 Intellectually Challenged athletesfrom 6 countries reach the summit at Mt.Kinabalu.Organiser:Special Olympics SabahFor further info: Simon KohAdvisor Special Olympics SabahTel: +60 88 270226Fax: +60 88 270227Email: sosabah3@streamyx.com
15th Regatta Lepa Semporna – WaterFestival18 – 20 April 2008
Semporna comes to life with the Bajau seafar-ers’unique festival of Regatta Lepa where acompetition of the most beautiful traditional sail-boats is held. Witness other out of the ordinarytele-matches such as the boat tug-of-war, kayakrace and boat racing. The town of Semporna isalso home to fresh seafood and gateway to theworld’s best dive sites.Organiser:District Office of SempornaFor further info: Jaafar Haji IsmailZachary S. Mobijohn (Sri Pelancongan SabahSdn. Bhd)Tel: +60 89 781518, 088 232121Fax: +60 89 781472, 088 265540Email: Zachary@sabahtourism.com
Lest We Forget Run24 April 2008
The run is held in remembrance of the braveheroes who sacrificed their lives for the freedomof Sabah. The event is also an effort to instillawareness in the public on the valiant efforts ofour soldiers in defending and protecting ourcountry as we strived towards independence.Organiser:Kota Kinabalu City HallFor further info:Elizabeth BorubuiTel: +60 88 521800Fax: +60 88 316137Email: elizabeth@dbkk.sabah.gov.my
Anzac Day25 April 2008
An annual event to commemorate theAustralian and New Zealand Army servicemenwho fought during World War II in Sabah. Manyretired servicemen and family members fromAustralia and New Zealand make a pilgrimageto Sabah during this time of the year to remem-ber the fallen and the locals who risked theirlives to help others.Organisers:Office of Australian War Graves, CanberraSandakan Municipal CouncilFor further info: Charlotte Sarossy / Catherin ChuaTel: +60 89 224026Faks: +60 89 272112Email: Charlotte.Sarossy@dva.gov.au orCatherin.Chua@sabah.gov.my
Freedom of Entry Ceremony26th April 2006
Aceremonial ritual which dates back tomedieval times where soldiers march throughthe city to symbolize friendship and goodwill.For further info:Sabah Tourism Board or Sri PelanconganSabahTel: +60 88 212 121, +60 88 232 121Website: http;//www.sabahtourism.com
quarter of the year has flown pastand much has happened since we jollied up for the New Year.Highlights of the celebrations andactivities we started the year with were agrand state-level cultural carnival tocelebrate Sabah’s cultural richness anddiversity in January; February was packedwith festivities centring on Kota Kinabalu’scommemoration of its 8th year as a cityand Chinese New Year celebrations; InMarch, athletes from all over the worldtook part in the 9th Sabah AdventureChallenge to conquer 200km of testingnorth Bornean terrain.The buzz continues this April withhighlights like the much anticipated andspectacular Regatta Lepa Semporna – Water Festival on the East Coast of Sabah.After you’ve drunken in the sights andsounds of East Coast culture, it would be ashame to miss the opportunity to visit theparadise islands of Mataking, Sipadan,Mabul and Kapalai that lie off the coast ofSemporna. Not only are these islandsstunning, the surrounding oceans are anunderwater marvel for divers andsnorkellers; but if you aren’t able to doeither then there are alluring spas for anindulging stay. If you’re in the area for thefestival but want an alternative to the sea,then there is also a highlight of an inlandgetaway called the Balung River EcoResort located in the district of Tawau onpage 9.On our cover is a shot from AnzacDay, held yearly in Sandakan. TheMemorial commemorates the 2500Australian and New Zealand soldiers whowere marched to their death in 1945.Only six survived, all escaping their cap-tors along the march route (now known asthe Sandakan Death March). This episodeof the war is considered to be the worstatrocity ever suffered by Australiansoldiers. This moving commemorativeceremony is held at the SandakanMemorial Park, as it has been every yearsince 1999.Several other events are lined up thismonth, ranging from the artisticHandicraft Exhibition at the MonsopiadCultural Village to the inspiring SpecialOlympics Mt. Kinabalu Challenge. Have alook at the Calendar of Events, take part inthe goings-on and most of all, have fun!To all our visitors, I wish you a fantasticstay!
Yolanda Graham
3Happenings & Highlights
Handicraft Exhibition in Monsopiad Cultural VillageSabah Fishing Tournament4th Special Olympics Mt. Kinabalu Challenge15th Regatta Lepa Semporna - Water FestivalAnzac DayBorneo International MarathonFreedom of Entry2nd International CEOs Conference
6Nightlife in the City7Eating Out
The Pirates Bar and Atlantis BrasserieKohinoor Kingfisher
8Spa Essentials
Ka’andaman Traditional Healing
9Places of Interest
Balung Eco Resort
Tenom Coffee Adventure
12Through The Lens
East Coast Island Escapes
Bolak-bolak – The Castanet Dance
15Products of the Month at Kadaiku
Sabah Souvenirs &Handicrafts
16Bahasa Malaysia Section18Chinese Section20Japanese Section22Korean Section24Directory Listings25 Sabah Map & Listings26Mataking Island – The Jewel of Sabah
YBhg. Dato’ Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin / Sitti B. Damsal
Yolanda Graham
Trevor Thomson Lam C.W.What’s New At Kadaiku design by Charlieking Padasian
Sabah Tourism Board / Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn. Bhd.51 Gaya Street, 88000 Kota Kinabalu
Chin Yen Sang (Chinese)Rie Harada (Japanese)Emzee Lee (Korean)
Inna Kinabalu Sdn Bhd
(Publisher of The New Sabah Times)Jalan Pusat Pembangunan Masyarakat, Sembulan88100 Kota KinabaluEvery effort has been made to ensure that the information iscorrect at the time of publication. The publisher cannot be heldresponsible for any inaccuracies, omissions and alterations whichmay occur as a result of last minute changes. No part of thismagazine may be reproduced without the written permission of theSabah Tourism Board.
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