TAWAU, April 14 (Bernama) -- Tawau will create martial arts history of sorts after being chosen to host the International Invitational Nusantara Silat Festival 2011.
Festival director Zaid Abd Hamid said the event, to be held from May 15 to 19, was expected to attract about 700 silat exponents not only from South-East Asia but also from European countries such as Germany and Poland.
"The silat festival comprises two categories, Silat Olahraga (combat) and Silat seni (artistic). The Festival is organised by the Tawau Community College, with help from the Tawau Municipal Council and Sabah government," he told Bernama here Thursday.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman is expected to officiate the event that would be held in Borneo for the first time, while the closing is expected to be done by National Silat Federation (PESAKA) president Datuk Seri Muhd Ali Rustam.
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