Is Culture Cool or What?

February 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Malaysia’s strength is in its variety of cultures. Even with the recent use of race in local politics, the country should not forget that the various races have woven a fabric of cultures that is not only beautiful but unique.

Malaysia's strength is in its variety of cultures that is not only beautiful but also unique

And this unique aspect is not only a virtue, but also an asset. Many foreigners flock to the country to experience different cultures. This time, tourists are in for a treat during this year’s International Tawau Cultural Festival which will be jointly organised by the Tawau Municipal Council, the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry and the Sabah Cultural Board.

They will not only get to see cultural performances by the ethnic groups in Tawau but also by performances by several other countries, which have been invited to participate in the event.

Inviting other countries to participate and celebrate each other’s culture is great, but shouldn’t the date be set as soon as possible?

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Several countries will be invited to participate in this year’s International Tawau Cultural Festival which will be jointly organised by the Tawau Municipal Council, the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry and the Sabah Cultural Board.

Joint-chairman of the festival, Datuk Ismail Mayakob said invitation would be sent to countries like the Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei to participate in the event.

“However, they will only make normal performances because we want to give priority to the cultural performances by the various ethnic groups in Tawau,” he said.

So far, 24 ethnic groups had registered to perform at the festival, he said, adding that the date for the festival had yet to be fixed.

Ismail made the announcement at a meeting attended by Information, Communications and Culture Ministry Deputy Secretary-General (Culture) Datuk Ab. Ghaffar A. Tambi and Sabah Assistant Finance Minister Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan.

Source: The Star

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