Sago is the name of a palm tree, which is planted around Kuala Penyu, Beaufort, and Sipitang area. People also call Sago “The tree of a thousand use” coz you can use different part of the tree for making various items, for example, the leave as roof, branch as building material, trunk as food for human and livestock.
Therefore, every year Kuala Penyu organises a Sago Festival (Pesta Rumbia) at Sawangan Beach. I joined the one in last year too. I didn’t blog about it coz I didn’t have a blog that time. This year they also had the event at the same place from July 7 to 9.
The programme was quite similar to last year. The scale of the festival is slightly bigger than last year coz this time they celebrated it in Kuala Penyu, Sarawak and Labuan district level. The two most important highlight were the (1) Sago Buffet, and (2) Sago Beauty Queen Pageant. The “quality” of the contestants for the pageant improved a lot if compared to last year. Hope you will enjoy the photos.
Besides, there were a lot of cultural dance performance by Bisaya, Dusun Tatana, Orang Brunei, Murut, and Suluk. You also could walk around to look at the exhibition of fruits, vegetables, handicraft, local products, etc.