Chinese New Year Assembly of Dragons, Unicorns and Lions
19 Jan 2019

Dragons, unicorns, and lions come alive during this annual Chinese New Year Celebration, held at the Multi-Purpose Hall at Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu. More than 60 dance troupes will put on a dazzling display of agility, grace, and choreography as we welcome the Lunar New Year.

Organiser : The United Sabah Chinese Communities Association of Kota Kinabalu
Venue : Likas Sport Complex
Time : 7:00am to 6:00pm
Contact Person : Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen

Tel : +6088 262 100
Fax : +6088 260 630

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Fallen Heroes' of Petagas
21 Jan 2019

A memorial service is held annually at the Petagas Memorial Garden to commemorate those who fought and fell during World War II. This memorial park was erected in memory of those who died while defending Sabah against the Japanese during World War II. Led by Albert Kwok, the Kinabalu Guerrillas’ most infamous attack was the “Jesselton Revolt” or the "Double Tenth Revolt” on the eve of 10 October 1943. The memorial garden is built on the very spot where 176 of the Kinabalu Guerrillas were massacred on 21 January 1944.

Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Venue : Petagas Memorial Monument
Time : 8.00am
Contact Person : Encik Rosman Tadul

Tel : +6088 521 800
Fax : +6088 219 175

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2nd Borneo Yoga Festival
26 - 27 Jan 2019

Set in the heart and capital of Sabah, where the grandeur of Mount Kinabalu lies and surrounded by crystal blue seas and sandy white beaches, the Borneo Yoga Festival is to create a space for connection, adventure, kids play, relaxation, healing and spiritual gathering. Let’s get our minded spirits closer together for this journey of mind, body, and soul connection. During the festival, the yoga community also get to share their energy and experiences on various yoga styles, arts and culture.

Venue : Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
Time : 8:30am – 10:00pm

Tel : +6010 361 4321

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Ruhiang/Kiulu Adventure Challenge 2019
1 Feb 2019

This yearly event to promote “Sport Tourism Attractions” in Tamparuli and Kiulu district. Extreme sport lovers will be joining this event from the beginner until professional mostly from international participation such as Kenya, Singapore, England, Brunei also from Peninsular Malaysia.

Organiser : Casero and Tamparuli District Office
Time : 6:00am to 5:00pm
Contact Person : Mr Steve Johnny Mositun

Tel : +6019 860 1717

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Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon (BUTM) 2019
9 - 10 Mar 2019

The Borneo Ultra-Trail® Marathon is an extreme outdoor ultra trail marathon that will take runners through a combination of natural jungle settings and cultural landscapes via trails, dirt tracks and back-roads in the Kiulu Valley North of Kota Kinabalu. There will be sweeping views over the surrounding ridges and valleys as well as to the majestic Mount Kinabalu to the north-east of the area from 12 kilometers to 100 kilometers, designed to cater for beginners to professional trail runners.

Organiser : Borneo Ultra Trails Sdn Bhd
Venue : Kiulu Valley
Time : 6:00am (09) – 1:00am (10)
For further info : Borneo Ultra Trails

Tel : +6010 933 4800

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Website :
Facebook : Borneo BUTM Ultra Trail Marathon

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‘Lest We Forget’ Run
24 Apr 2019

Join the two kilometer symbolic run around KK City and ends at Jalan Tugu, in front of Kota Kinabalu City Hall, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony that held to commemorate those fallen heroes during the World Wars.

Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Venue : ANZAC Monument, Jalan Tugu, Kota Kinabalu
Contact Person : Encik Rosman Tadul

Tel : +6088 521 800
Fax: +6088 219 175

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Sabah Jazz 2019
27 - 28 Apr 2019

Sabah Jazz is a two-day event that will feature a line-up of talented Jazz bands from all around Malaysia. It coincides with UNESCO’s International Jazz Day.

Organiser : Ingenio
Venue : TBA
Time : 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Contact Person : Mr Arthur E. Lee

Tel : +6016 888 1026

Email : +6016 888 1026

Facebook : sabahjazzborneo
Instagram : sabahjazz

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UNICEF Borneo International Marathon (BIM)
28 Apr 2019

The Borneo International Marathon is held along the scenic coastal roads of Kota Kinabalu with three distances – 10km, 21km (half marathon) and 42km (full marathon). The first marathon in Sabah was held in 1984 and it was called the Daily Express Sabah Marathon. The next marathon was held 23 years later in 2008 and it was called the Borneo International Marathon (BIM).

Organiser : Kinabalu Running Club
Venue : Likas Sport Complex
Time : 3:00am to 12:00pm
Contact Person : Ms Marjie Angus

Tel : +6016 827 5599

Fax : +6088 218 833

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Sabah Fest 2019 – ‘Month of Cultural Extravaganza’
1 May 2019

This prelude to the statewide Harvest Festival celebration is a superbly entertaining cultural extravaganza that incorporates dance, music, fashion, food and more. Sabah Fest presents a wonderful blend of cultural and natural heritage that is richly embedded in folklore and one of Sabah's premiere events.

Organiser : Sabah Tourism Board / Sri Pelancongan Sabah
Contact Person : Mr Winceslaus G. Autine

Tel : +6088 232 121

Fax : +6088 265 540

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13th Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival (KKJF)
3 - 4 May 2019

A much-anticipated weekend of jazz featuring a line-up of local and international artistes. The Jazz Festival is a fundraising event benefiting various charities in the state.

Organiser : Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu (SPArKS) and Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu (RCKK)Kinabalu Running Club
Venue : Sutera Harbour Resort
Time : 7:00am to 11:30pm
Contact Person : Mr Jack Ong, Organising Chairman

Tel : +6088 217 088 / 016 810 6505

Fax : +6088 260 600

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Tadau Ka’amatan - Harvest Festival
30 -31 May 2019

The month-long Harvest Festival celebration will culminate at Hongkod Koisaan (the Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association Centre in Penampang). This annual celebration attracts some 5,000 visitors each year. Join the merriment as local folks sing, dance, eat and play traditional games. The highlight is none other than the final round of the highly anticipated Harvest Beauty Queen pageant – the crowning of this year’s Unduk Ngadau.

Organiser : Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA)
Venue : Hongkod Koisaan Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA), Penampang

Tel : +6088 713 696 / 715 924

Fax : +6088 713 350

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33rd Harvest Festival & Sabah Fest Regatta
8 - 9 Jun 2019

The above regatta is held annually at KYC with the main objective to promote sports tourism in Sabah. Apart from this sailing is a sport that builds up self – discipline and a sense of challenge in the field of sports.

Organiser : Kinabalu Yacht Club
Venue : Kinabalu Yacht Club
Time : 8:00am to 6:00pm
Contact Person : Mr Tony Lai

Tel : +6088 277 321

Fax : +6088 243 007

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Source from Sabah Tourism Board (STB). For more information or any changes, please contact STB at +6088 212 121 or email to