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Native Dusun songs, dances captivate visitors at Tamparuli suspension bridge

Last Update: 07/09/2019

TAMPARULI,  Sept 7 --  Since Sept 1, visitors arriving at the Tamparuli suspension bridge have been greeted with traditional songs and dance performances by the Dusun natives.

The daily free show organised by the Tuaran Cultural Arts Association (PESTA) is aimed at entertaining and attracting visitors to the popular Sabah destination. 

 PESTA president Kuhim Ebin Ugat, 56 said he came up with the idea of the traditional dance and song performance at the bridge after discovering there were no interesting activities available in the area.

 “At least, our presence here will add colour and make the locals as well as foreign visitors happy,” he told Bernama.

The 100-metre long bridge built in early 1999 is the longest hanging bridge in Sabah.

The PESTA music group consists of five to 13 musicians, who play traditional percussion instruments such as the marimba, tagunggak, sompoton, suling, skopion and sompoton kembar.




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