Pesta Rumbia, Sabah Map

Royal Palace

Seri Menanti
Consisted of 99 magnificent pillars to denote 99 warriors constructed between 1902 - 1908 without using any nails.

Historical Building

Merdeka Square
Independent day of Malaysia on 31 August, 1957, the Malayan flag was hoisted for the first time the 100-metre high flagpole.

Pesta Rumbia (Sago Festival)

image image4 - 6 July (3 days)

image12pm - 12am

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imageFestival types: Cultural Festival

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image Pantai Sawangan, Kuala Penyu, Sabah, Malaysia

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Rumbia Festival

   Rumbia or Sago Festival is one of Malaysian annual festival which is held in Kuala Penyu, Sabah state in the month of July. Rumbia is the name of a palmae tree, which is planted around Kuala Penyu, Beaufort, and Sipitang area. Scientifically, Rumbia aslo known as matroxylon sagus or metroxylon rumphii. The festival highlights usage of sago palm traditionally from the begining process to the end including sago cooking. The starch or sago is rich in carbohydrate is an alternative staple food for Sabahans locals and also known as "ambuyut".

   During the fest, visitors able to witness the Sago process. No part of the sago palm is discarded. The leaves used as roof and handicrafts, branch as building material, trunk as food for human and livestock


Festival Activities:

1. Rumbia Beauty Queen contest.
2. Cultural dance show
3. Singing competition
4. Rumbia local foods
5. Sago processing methods