July 2016 - 11th Sabah International Folklore Festival

Date and Venue
Date: 
24/07/2016 - 30/07/2016
Location: 
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

     

        

 

OBJECTIVE OF SABAH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL

SIFF provides the opportunities for the culture enthusiasts to enjoy and witness the beauty and uniqueness of cultural dance performance by various ethnics of the world. SIFF is truly meant to be an East-West Cultural rendezvous in promoting peace through culture.

The main objective of the Sabah International Folklore Festival is to promote culture tourism among participating countries and to introduce the state’s rich and unique cultures. The objectives of the event are as follow: 

  • To promote understanding and goodwill;
  • To celebrate mankind brotherhood through cultures;
  • To promote culture tourism among participating countries; and
  • To promote Sabah as an attractive tourists’ destination in Asia: Malaysia Truly Asia
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SABAH INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL?

We are inviting folk dance ensembles around the world to participate in this Festival. This annual event is organised annually in the month of July. Participating groups have only to pay their travel expenses to and from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia. Other expenses, which include accommodation, local transportation and food throughout the festival, are the responsibility of the organiser. The information, details and updates including terms and conditions of participation, and on-line registration (for ensembles), are available at http://www.sabah.gov.my/lks/v2/index.php?q=siff-application . If you are a culture enthusiast, then this folklore festival is not something for you to miss. Inquiries should be addressed to:

Mr. Nelson Bray Lawrence
Chief Liaison Officer
Sabah International Folklore Festival (SIFF)
Lembaga Kebudayaan Sabah
Wisma Budaya, Locked Bag 132,
88740 KOTA KINABALU, SABAH MALAYSIA

Email: siffborneo [at] gmail [dot] com

Tel: +6088 268460   (O) +6011 1206 1209     Fax: +6088264235 

Facebook: SIFF Borneo Promotion Page

 

Schedule of Events (Tentative)

DAY 1 (24th JULY 2016) SUNDAY

TIME

ACTIVITIES

VENUE

REMARKS

 

Arrival of participating

Kota Kinabalu International Airport

 

 

Registration

 

International Folk Dance

DAY 2 (25th July 2016) MONDAY

TIME

ACTIVITIES

VENUE

REMARKS

9.00am – 11.00am

Technical and Jury Briefing

 

International Folk Dance

1.00pm – 4.00pm

City Tour

Kota Kinabalu City

 

9.00am – 4.00pm

Sabah Traditional Food and Handicraft Exhibition

Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang

 

12.00pm – 5.00pm

Opening and Welcoming Ceremony

 

Sabah Cultural Centre

Penampang

*Rehearsal

8.00pm – 10.00pm

Opening and Welcoming Ceremony

*11th Sabah International Folklore Festival 2016

Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang

Guest of Honour: The Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah

DAY 3 (26th JULY 2016) TUESDAY

TIME

ACTIVITIES

VENUE

REMARKS

9.30am – 10.30am

Traditional Costume Exchange Programme

Sabah Art Gallery Guest of Honour: The Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Wences Angang Chairman of Sabah State Cultural Board
9.00am – 4.00pm

Sabah Traditional Food and Handicraft Exhibition

Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang

 

12.00pm

KK City International Folklore Parade

Wisma Budaya

 

 

Flag off: The Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Wences Angang Chairman of Sabah State Cultural Board

2.00pm

KK City International Folklore Parade

Lintasan Deasoka

Gaya Street

*Cultural Show

3.00pm – 5.00pm

KK City International Folklore Parade

(KK City Folklore High Tea Ceremony)

Kota Kinabalu City Hall

Hosted by: The Honourable Datuk Yeo Boon Hai, Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City

DAY 4 (27th July 2016) WEDNESDAY

TIME

ACTIVITIES

VENUE

REMARKS

3.00pm – 4.00pm

Sabah Traditional Food and Handicraft Exhibition

Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang

 

12.00pm – 2.00pm

Pocket Show

Imago and Centre Point Shopping Mall

 

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Safari Night at The Museum

*All International Folk Dance Participants

Sabah Museum

Hosted by: The Honourable Mr Sintiong Gelet Director of Sabah Museum

DAY 5 (28th July 2015) THURSDAY

TIME

ACTIVITIES

VENUE

REMARKS

9.00am – 4.00pm

Sabah Traditional Food and Handicraft Exhibition

Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang

 

9.00am – 2.00pm

International Folk Dance

Competition

Sabah Cultural Centre

Penampang

*Rehearsal

7.30pm – 10.30pm

International Folk Dance

* PRIME SHOW

Sabah Cultural Centre

Penampang

Guest of Honour: The Right Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman Chief Minister of Sabah

DAY 6 (29th July 2016) FRIDAY

TIME

ACTIVITIES

VENUE

REMARKS

9.00am – 4.00pm

Sabah Traditional Food and Handicraft Exhibition

Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang

 

9.00am – 2.00pm

International Folk Dance Competition

Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang

*Rehearsal

7.00pm – 10.30pm

International Folk Dance Competition DAY 1

Sabah Cultural Centre

Penampang

Guest of Honour: The Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah

DAY 7 (30th July 2016) SATURDAY

TIME

ACTIVITIES

VENUE

REMARKS

9.00am – 4.00pm

Sabah Traditional Food and Handicraft Exhibition 2016

Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang

 

9.00am – 2.00pm

International Folk Dance Competition

Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang

REHEARSAL

9.00am – 2.00pm

International Folk Dance Competition*FINAL NIGHT

Sabah Cultural Centre Penampang

Guest of Honour: His Excellency The Head of State of Sabah Tun Datuk Seri Panglima (DR) Haji Juhar bin Datuk Haji Mahiruddin

DAY 8 (31th July 2016) SUNDAY

TIME

ACTIVITIES

VENUE

REMARKS

 

Relax

Kota Kinabalu City  

3.00pm – 6.00pm

 

Farewell Party

Sabah Art Gallery

Guest of Honour: The Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah

DAY 9 (1 August 2016) MONDAY

TIME

ACTIVITIES

VENUE

REMARKS

 

Departure of Participating Group

Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminal 1

 

 

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