Water buffaloes in action.
Think Limbang and festivals and Pesta Babulang comes to mind.
Pesta Babulang is a festival significant to the Bisaya community in Batu Danu, Limbang. Organized by the Bisaya Association, this annual event is a means to promote tourism for Limbang.
The highlight of the festival is the quintessential buffalo race involving teams from Limbang, Sabah and Brunei trying to outrace each other, riding on bare buffalo back. Other activities include the “Ratu Babulang” or “Babulang Queen’ contest, which sees young Bisaya ladies in traditional costumes display their most memerising mannerisms on a bid to win the title crown. Pesta Babulang also showcases traditional Bisaya contumes, culture performances, exotics native food and other unique activities.
How to get there?
MASWings currently operating daily flights from Miri to Limbang. To reach the venue, visitor can take a taxi from Limbang town which cost RM50 one way and takes about 45 minutes to reach Batu Danau. Visitor who travels from Brunei will easily find the site as it is only a 15-minute drive from the border of Tedungan, Brunei Darussalam. If you are driving from Bandar Seri Begawan, here is a map link for general direction.
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