KOTA BELUD TAMU
Tour Code: KK8
Duration 6 hours
Majority of population in Kota Belud is Bajau, who is also known as Cowboy of the East, due to their excellent horse-riding skill. The best time to appreciate their rich culture is in annual Tamu Besar (Big Tamu Festival).
During the festival, you will see Bajau people dressed in bright-colored costumes. Some of the interesting activities in the Tamu Besar include a Beauty Pageant, Buffalo & Horse Racing, Cultural Performances and the highlight is Bajau Horsemen Parade. Even the horses and ponies are dressed up in this yearly event.
Drive south to Mengkabong water village, home to the Bajau fishermen whose houses are built on stilts over the water. Explore the village on foot to feel the authentic lifestyle of fishermen before you retrace your route to Kota Kinabalu. (Lunch included)
Note that the Tamu (and therefore this tour) only operates on Sundays
|Kota Belud Tamu
|6 hrs (Sunday only)
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions
Photograph courtesy of Borneo Eco Tours and Sabah_Tourism-Clement Liew (cover)