Sabah to host international folklore fest next month
KOTA KINABALU: Cultural troupes from 20 countries will take part in the Sabah International Folklore festival from July 8 to 17.
To be held at the Sabah Cultural Centre in Penampang, it will see troupes from Finland and Timor Leste taking part for the first time.
Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Masidi Manjun yesterday said troupes from 75 countries inquired about the event but they could only host 20 due to budget constraints.
"This festival has been an effective tool for us to promote Sabah as a tourist destination to the world," he said, adding the most effective promotion for Sabah was by word of mouth from those who came here.
He said this during the launch of a campaign to promote the event in the state.