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New cultural center showcasing Sabah’s heritage

Publication date: Monday, June 12, 2023

Lieu (second from left) chats with the contestants of KTYS Kamatan Festival 2023 Unduk Ngadau while Samin (left), Hanafia (third from left) and Donna (fourth from left) look on.

Plans are underway to build a new Sabah Cultural Center here that will showcase the cultural heritage of Sabah’s 35 major ethnic groups and 120 sub-ethnic groups. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Kristina Liew said plans for the proposed center are underway and the ministry is working to make it a reality as soon as possible.

“This is not only for the preservation of culture, but also for the convenience of tourists visiting Sabah. Because the first thing tourists want to go to is museums, and I think this is very important. The second reason is that it is a cultural center. “The museum exhibits the history of North Borneo and Sabah, and the cultural center exhibits Sabah’s 35 major ethnic groups and 120 sub-ethnic groups. …Therefore, we will display them as a showcase for visitors,” said Liu, who moderated the college. The Technology Yayasan Sabah (KTYS) Kamatan Festival 2023 was held on June 7th at the main campus in Semblang, Kota Kinabalu. When asked when work was expected to start, Mr Liu said the process had already begun and a lot of administrative work was currently being done. Outside. “We need people to provide input, we need engineering, architectural and government support, and there are a number of issues that need to be resolved before we can start construction (building the center).

“But I have to say it is good that the development plan already exists and is awaiting approval,” she said. Earlier, in her speech, Ms Liu said she recognized the role that culture plays in promoting the state’s tourism industry and promoting social cohesion.

“Sabah’s cultural diversity is a source of great pride and strength. Through events like Kaamatan, we can share our traditions, deepen mutual understanding, and promote harmony and unity among our communities. We can,” she said, thanking the Yayasan Sabha Group for its unwavering support in nurturing educational institutions like KTYS. “The dedication of management, lecturers and staff in providing a quality education to our students is commendable. By instilling knowledge, skills and a deep respect for our cultural heritage, you will become tomorrow’s “As we celebrate Karmatan, let us remember the importance of maintaining our cultural identity while embracing the diversity that surrounds us.” It is the thread that binds us together as a community. By respecting and understanding each other’s customs and beliefs, we can foster a spirit of inclusivity and build a society that values ​​the values ​​of unity and harmony.” Mr. Liu said. She said Karmatan (harvest festival) holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Sabah, as it is a time when everyone comes together to celebrate the bountiful harvest and honor their rich cultural heritage as a community. Yes, she added. “This year, under the theme ‘Kamatan fosters unity’, we emphasize the importance of unity in preserving and promoting our diverse traditions,” she further stated, summarizing this great event He praised the dedication and efforts of the organizers. She said the Sugandoi and Unduk Ngadau competitions showcased the immense talent and beauty of KTYS students. “This performance is a testament to the passion and commitment you all put into preserving our cultural heritage. I am so proud of each and every one of you, and your talents will continue to flourish and be passed on to future generations. I am sure it will be an inspiration.” Mr Liew also presented a donation of RM20,000 from the ministry to KTYS for KTYS’ Kaamatan Festival, and KTYS Chief Executive Officer Samin Ongi. received. Yayasan Sabah State Corporation Secretary Hanafia Diman and Kota Kinabalu City Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2023’s Donna Deirdre were present. She said the new low-cost airline MYAirlines is also offering job opportunities to qualified KTYS students. Mr Samin thanked Mr Liew for the donation which will be used to organize next year’s Karmatan Festival. She also encouraged KTYS to work with Liew to achieve her ministry’s agenda, as well as MYAirlines, which is offering universities the opportunity to submit the names of eligible students to work as flight attendants. Guaranteed. Samin said the event was part of the university’s annual events but was temporarily canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I would like to congratulate our Corporate Communications Manager Ellen Sikodol and her team for successfully organizing an even more enjoyable event this year with the Minister in attendance. It was a success and we will continue to do so every year. ” he said.

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