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Regatta Lepa 2013

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A colorful festival that pays homage to the Lepa, a traditional single-mast sailing boat of the Bajaus of Semporna.

For the Bajau people, Lepa Boats are multi utility. The boat serves as a fishing vessel and as a means of transportation. It is also utilized for wedding venues and cultural performances. The unique lifestyle and festival is a cultural legacy inherited by many generations. 

Semporna celebrates the annual Water Festival of Regatta Lepa in April. LEPA boat has been a significant part of the Sabah Bajau fishermen since immemorial time. The Regatta Lepa is an occasion to show-off all the beautifully built Lepas. The annual event's highlight is a competition to choose the most dazzling Lepa. Colorfully adorned lepas grace the waterfront, decked with the smiling faces of dancers and musicians.

 

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Published
January 1970

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