KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Cultural Board should have its own mini museum to house various ethnic costumes from other countries.
The first collection from the 17 countries participating in the 10th Sabah International Folklore Festival 2015 (SIFF) will be launched during the celebration and requires a facility to exhibit their various ethnic costumes.
The state Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Masidi Manjun, said the facility will educate the local communities about other ethnicities from foreign countries.
“It is also to encourage our local culture to go international where we will have costumes-exchange between participating countries at the festival,” he said during the press conference for the 10th SIFF 2015.
Among the much anticipated programme in the event includes the international folklore dance that will be held at Sabah Cultural Centre, Penampang, from 13 to 15 August.
Tickets are sold at the price of RM10 for children and students aged 17 years old and below, and RM30 for adults.
Competition for folklore dancing is also planned for the festival and is open to all primary and secondary schools in Sabah, where tickets for the programme is priced RM5 for children and school students, and RM10 for adults.
Masidi hopes for the public to take the opportunity to attend and support the festival to learn the diversity and uniqueness of cultures from other part of the world.
He said the tickets can be bought at Sabah Cultural Board from 1 April to 14 August, and Sabah Cultural Centre in Penampang from 1 to 15 August. – SayangSabah