KOTA KINABALU: The Tanjung Aru Beach Festival returns for the second time this weekend at Prince Phillip Park, Tanjung Aru here.
The two-day event will include a beach clean-up initiative headed by Trash Hero Borneo from 8am on Saturday (Oct 26).
“Tanjung Aru Beach has always been one of the favourite beaches for the public to have the perfect view of the sunset," said state Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Assaffal Alian in a statement on Monday (Oct 21).
He encouraged everyone to come and lend a hand in the beach clean-up, which will be kicked off by a public Zumba class beforehand.
Among the programmes lined up in the two days are a sandcastle building competition, ‘Try Up Surf’, Yoga by the Beach and a sea rescue demonstration.
He added that the first night would include performances by local artistes like Boy Gambus, Pasqueletta Joan Paulus, KK Me Gusta and Atmosfera.
“Deputy Chief Minister cum state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew is expected to launch the event on Sunday (Oct 27)," said Assaffal.
He added that colouring competitions, beach soccer and limbo rock will also take place during the festival, and beach-goers can also visit food trucks and stall throughout the event.
“The complete programme is available via www.hellosabah.my, ” he said.
The event is being organized by Sri Pelancongan Sabah, a subsidiary of the Sabah Tourism Board under the Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry.
Among the programme collaborators are Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK), Sabah Parks, Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah Cultural Board, Tourism Malaysia, PAC Yoga, Sabah Surf Association and artists group Installation Art by the Bay.