Travel Thursday: Tip Of Borneo Music Festival

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Thursday is for Travel Adventure! And for my first post on Travel Thursday, I’m gonna talk about Tip Of Borneo Music Festival. The event will be happening this weekend (16 – 17 July) at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau in Kudat, starting from 5:30PM to 9:30PM.

I went to Banggi Island, I went (and stayed for a while!) to Kota Marudu, but I never had the chance to take a visit to this place before.


Brought to the public by Sabah Tourism Board, this event is organised by its wholly-owned subsidiary company Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn. Bhd, under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah. This event will be graced by YB Datuk Masidi Manjun, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah on 16 July.

After an overwhelming response last year, the Music Fest will be held for two days is a musical experience like no other, performed amidst a dramatic sunset, with a spectacular ocean view at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, the northern most tip of Borneo. Performing at the most unconventional venues can be an unforgettable and memorable experience for both the musicians and audience.

This year, audience can expect more from the Music Fest repertoire of performances, as we feature Sing Out Asia, a combination of singers and performers from around Asia who will be performing in Sabah for the first time, for two consecutive days. The line-up includes:

N’jami – an original Japanese chorus group from Okinawa that blends Japanese folk songs using instruments made of corals and shells, creating unique Asian sounds;

Lala, Imel & Marko – a trio from Indonesia consisting of up-and-coming new artist Lala Karmela, award-winning singer-songwriter and lead singer of Ten2Five, Imela Kei, and her husband who is the Cajon Master of Indonesia, Marko.

Art Thomya – a Soul and R&B artist from Thailand whose credentials include working with big-name producers on numerous musical productions.

Lang from Laos.

Julianne & Nino from the Philippines.

And Yoshiro from Japan.

Amir Yussof, Roger Wang, Dayang Noraini, Fred Feraddy A. Okuling, Marlleynney Fane Paul, Roblin & the Kinabalu Merdu Sound bamboo combo and Jesselton Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) will also be performing. This year we will witness more local flavour to the event, Its gonna be very interesting another similar event, 5th KK Jazz Festival.

I’m lucky to get a chance attending the event, I hope to enjoy the musical performance and experience the beauty of the event venue. I wanna take great pictures of the monument and the surroundings, getting the feeling “been here, done that”



If youare excited to witness and enjoy the event, here’s some info and what you can do;

Shuttle bus services from Kota Kinabalu (KK) to Kudat and back to KK are also available on both days, with a fee of RM65 per return-trip. The pick-up point for the service will be at Likas Square and departure is set at 1.30pm sharp, and will return to KK at the end of each event on 16 and 17 July 2011.

Tickets are priced at RM50 for the Grand stand, and RM30 for the arena view with sitting mats. To purchase tickets and shuttle bus services arrangement, contact Sabah Tourism Board (STB) and Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd at 088-212121 or 088-232121, or visit the website

Anyway, stay tuned for the next edition of Travel Thursday, more awesome photos and experiences to talk about. Tip Of Borneo here I come!








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8 Responses

  1. Cynta says:

    I wish I could go…too bad I already have some work-related programmes on the same day..haish..

  2. Rungitom says:

    Ah ok. Well, hopefully you can join in next year. πŸ™‚

  3. Thristhan says:

    I wasnt able to go for this festival, but many of my friends did. Nice photos πŸ™‚

  4. MyGamanBorNeo says:

    Wah bestnya ko dpt pegi. Ada resort ka dekat simpang mengayau?

  5. Fadzmie Mohamad says:

    Jumpa di sana! πŸ˜‰

  6. CathJ says:

    Wish can go… -.-

  7. Rungitom says:

    @Thristhan: The month of July is packed with events in Sabah Borneo. I will share my own photos on my next post. πŸ™‚

    @MyGamanBorNeo: Ini lah ni sa mau "check it out" nanti πŸ˜€

    @Fadzmie: Cool! see you there. πŸ˜€

    @CathJ: I will invite you of there's any event to attend in the future, hope you're in KK at that time. πŸ™‚

  8. Elia says:

    “Lala, Imel & Marko – a trio from Indonesia consisting of up-and-coming new artist Lala Karmela, award-winning singer-songwriter and lead singer of Ten2Five, Imela Kei, and her husband who is the Cajon Master of Indonesia, Marko.”

    wow.. im proud of them.. im from indonesia, and thank u for the information,

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