Embrace Sabah's Cultural Heritage

Celebrate The Kaamatan Festival at Our Land Eco Farm

At Our Land, we are passionate about preserving and sharing the beauty of local culture, and the Kaamatan Festival is the perfect occasion to do just that!

Our Land Kaamatan
Our Land Kaamatan

The Kaamatan Festival (Harvest Festival)
The Kadazan-Dusun community, the largest indigenous ethnic group in Sabah, comes together to give thanks for the abundant harvest and show gratitude to the rice spirit, “Bambaazon.”

This vibrant festival spans two days and is packed with traditional rituals, captivating cultural performances, thrilling sports competitions, dazzling beauty pageants, and much more. It’s a joyous occasion that showcases the rich traditions and customs of the Kadazan-Dusun people while celebrating the blessings of nature.

Our Land Kaamatan

Highlights of the day

Welcoming Guest

Now, let’s delve into the highlights of the festival! As soon as you step foot at Our Land, our friendly staff will envelop you in the warm embrace of traditional Kadazan-Dusun hospitality. Let our heartfelt greetings at the entrance transport you into a realm of comfort and belonging. And speaking of unique experiences, have you ever tried butod? It’s a culinary adventure you won’t want to miss! Butod refers to the larvae of the sago palm weevil, cooked to perfection and known for its soft texture and nutty flavor. It’s a tantalizing twist that adds an exciting element to our gastronomic offerings.

Taste Butod
Taste Butod (the larvae of the sago palm weevil)
Sumazau Dance & Bamboo Dance

Traditional Kadazan Performance

Now let’s talk about the captivating Kadazan Festival. This is where the rich cultural heritage of the Kadazan-Dusun community takes center stage. Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking Sumazau dance, with its graceful movements and rhythmic beats. It’s an experience that will leave you in awe.

During the festival, guests are also invited to participate in the traditional dances. The atmosphere is electric with excitement as our skilled instructors guide you through the intricate steps of the Bamboo Dance and Sumazau dance. Regardless of your background, these dances transcend language and cultural barriers, uniting us all in a celebration of diversity, unity, and harmony. The smiles on the faces of our guest dancers are a testament to the magic of the moment.

 

Araimaiti!!

Of course, no celebration is complete without raising a glass and toasting to the moment. Join us in saying “Araimaiti!” as we enjoy our special Happy Hour Beer. This modern twist on the traditional festivities allows you to sip on Tiger Draught while immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the festival and the breathtaking sunset views.

Through the power of dance, connections are forged, memories are created, and the spirit of “Araimaiti” echoes through the air. As we raise our glasses, let’s toast to the beauty of the Kaamatan Festival and the richness of Sabah’s cultural heritage. It was a truly unforgettable experience where tradition and celebration intertwined, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts. 

Thank you, everyone, for joining us on that special day!!