Friday, 9 January 2009

Bring home live cattles from Pesta Kalimaran

The Muruts, one of the native of Sabah, will be celebrating its annual festival, Pesta Kalimaran, at the Murut Cultural Centre in Tenom on April 4 and 5, this year.

The organising committee, headed by Sabah Cultural Board's chairman Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau, is making the festival this time around `live' by giving away special prizes to six lucky individuals.

They are offering six lucky individuals, who must arrived at the centre between 7am and 9am on April 4, to bring home lucky draw prizes of either a live cow, buffalo or goat. Visitors arriving during the period will be given lucky draw ticket.

Visitors who come wearing traditional Murut costume will be judged by a panel of judges and the winner also stands a chance to win any one of these livestock. All these aim to woo more visitors to the festival.

Apart from that, a wide array of programmes have been lined up for the festival, including the Kalimaran Queen pageant, the Maginakan, traditional Murut dances and songs, handicraft and gong-beating competition.

There will be also eight cultural exhibitions by the various Murut tribes throughout Sabah.

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