Facebook brings couple to visit Sabah

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Nevio (centre) tries out the kulintangan while Claudine (right) decides to beat on a traditional drum when they dropped in at the Kota Belud House during the festival.

KOTA KINABALU: A couple from the grand duchy of Luxembourg in Europe arrived in Sabah for the first time recently and was impressed not only by the natural wonders of the state but the Kaamatan festival which unites the many ethnic groups in celebration.

"We are happy to be here not only because we have the chance to visit many beautiful places like Mount Kinabalu and the orang utan sanctuary in Sepilok but also to have met friendly people.

"The Kaamatan festival is a truly exciting event. You should be proud to have this kind of celebration which brings together all the ethnic groups in the state in a joyful atmosphere," said Nevio Salciccia.

He commended the state government in its effort to preserve the cultural heritage of the people.

Nevio and his wife Claudine came to know of Sabah through the social networking website, Facebook.

Their decided to take time off from their busy schedules to meet their new friend Mama Anne who is the caretaker of the Bukit Harapan charity home in Inanam.

(New Sabah Times)

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