Upcoming Events in December

Upcoming Events in December

5 December                         

The Australian High Commission Presents Matthew Doyle
Brunei

Venue: The Collective Makerspace, Batu Bersurat, BSB, Brunei

Sydney-born Matthew Doyle is a descendant of the Muruwari People from Northern New South Wales, who has toured extensively in Australia and abroad. Experience this indigenous performing artist at The Collective Makerspace and learn more about Australian Indigenous culture through his music. RSVP is required.

Visit their Instagram page for more information.

7 – 9 December                         

The Rungus Antique & Art Exhibition
Sabah

Venue: Bavanggazo Rungus Longhouse, Matunggong, Kudat

This two-day exhibition that will take place at the Bavanggazo Longhouse will feature an array of activities including a traditional Rungus fashion show, a traditional handicraft exhibition and performances by the Rungus people, which you can enjoy while sipping on a special brew called Kinomol.

8 December                         

Festival Tutongku Ceria: Tutong Regatta
Brunei

Venue: Tutong River, Tutong, Brunei

Come down to Tutong to experience this thrilling boat race, which will have participants from Brunei and neighbouring countries paddling to the finish line.

8 – 10 December                         

DST Carnival
Brunei

Venue: Jerudong Park Playground, Jerudong, Brunei

Expect another fun-filled DST Carnival at Jerudong Park Playground with exciting activities, tournaments, games and DST promotions and services, along with interesting vendors to browse.

Visit the DST website here.

Paintball Target Shooting
Brunei

Venue: Across four districts throughout the month of December

Form a group and take no prisoners. The Paintball Arena @ Jerudong, run by Royal Brunei Technical Services, will be taking the battle with paint across four districts throughout the month of December. Starting off in Tutong from 8 to 10 December, choose your faction, gear up, and start having some fun.

For more information, check out their website here.

Sabah Land Rover Jamboree
Sabah

Venue: SLRC Keningau Basecamp, Sabah

An annual off-road adventure weekend that celebrates the heritage of Land Rovers in Sabah, this three-day event will have fun filled activities for the entire family while Land Rover owners create friendships and cultural exchanges over their shared love of Land Rovers, all in the great outdoors. There will also be 4×4 fun-driving and safety-handling skills demonstrations taking place.

For more information, visit their website here.

Sibu Big Bike Week 2017
Sarawak

Venue: Sibu Town Square, Sibu, Sarawak

Expect a showcase of big, classy bikes and a huge gathering of big bike owners locally and regionally. This is the place to get your big bike geek on, along with high-powered motorbikes, cars and all automotive things on wheels.

9 December

Auto Fest
Brunei

Venue: Jerudong Park Amphitheatre, Jerudong, Brunei

Slap another layer of wax on that beautiful car and get ready to show-off, this is an event for the car lovers. The two -day event will showcase the automotive scene in Brunei, and if that’s not your thing not to worry: there will also be games and activities, and vendors offering automotive merchandise along with food & beverage.

Visit them on Instagram and Facebook for more information.

The Nyirik Night Run 2017
Brunei

Venue: Tutong Town, Tutong, Brunei

The first night run to be held in Tutong Town, the Nyirik Perabang Lema (Tutong dialect which translates to Nyirik Night Run) will have participants running through the charming town of Tutong at night in three categories: 5km Open Category for runners aged 18 years and above, 5km Veteran category for runners aged 45 years and above, 3km Senior Category for runners aged 65 years and above, and a 3km Family Fun Run for all the ages. There will also be a Lucky Draw to win a one-return trip ticket to Seoul, Korea.

Follow them on Instagram for more information.

Miri City Christmas Parade 2017
Sarawak

Venue: Miri City Fan, Jalan Kipas, Miri, Sarawak

This is the tenth parade in a series of crowd-puling events that features the combined effort of the Miri City Council and 15 churches from around the city. The Parade will begin at the Miri City Fan and the route will cover main streets in the Miri City Centre.

9 – 10 December

Copa De Borneo
Sabah

Venue: Main Atrium of Star City Mall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

The biggest Grappling competition in Borneo that will feature a combination of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Luta Livre. Expect fights between international Brazilian black belts and brown belts, while interested contenders can participate in adult men & women and kids categories.

10 December

The Nyirik Culinary Challenge
Brunei

Venue: Tutong Waterfront, Tutong, Brunei

A competition highlighting local amateur chefs and delicious traditional kueh of Brunei, this is something no foodie should miss. Get your apron on and start baking, and bring your kueh to the venue competition to be judged. The Nyirik Culinary Challenge will travel across all four districts, starting with Tutong on 10th December.

Follow them on Instagram for more information.

11 – 14 December

KK Christmas Celebration
Sabah

Venue: Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

A fun-filled event featuring exciting stage performances, Christmas carolling and a variety of vendors to browse. A fantastic way to celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends.

15 – 17 December

Pesta Rumbia
Sabah

Venue: Dewan Dato’ Shahbandar Makang, Kuala Penyu

Sago palm, or rumbia, is the star of this three- day event. Discover its many uses and sample delicious local delicacies – from ambuyat to wriggling sago worms!

20 December

Christmas Celebration in Pitas
Sabah

Venue: District Multipurpose Hall, Pitas, Sabah

Celebrate Christmas in Pitas, take part in activities and lucky draws and enjoy choir performances – all taking place at the Pitas District Multipurpose Hall.

21 – 24 December

Brunei Off-Road Challenge
Brunei

Venue: No 12, Spg 61, Kg Kilanas/Mulaut, Jln Ban 4, Brunei

Amateur off-roaders get a chance to participate in this four-day event in two categories: the 4×4 Amateur Challenge and Tag On Expedition.

Find out more by following hashtags: #boc2017 #supportboc on social media platforms.

22 December

Festival Belaitku Ceria: Cycling Expedition
Brunei

Venue: Kuala Belait, Belait, Brunei

Organised by the Brunei Darussalam Cycling Federation and the Ministry of Health, the competition will begin at Kuala Belait and end at Bandar Seri Begawan, going through the main roads with many stops along the Belait and Tutong districts.

Visit their website for more information.

23 December

Mahligai Impian
Brunei

Venue: International Convention Centre, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Witness the magic of the wedding reception of several newlyweds in one venue – this is the first ever mass wedding event to be held in Brunei, this event caters to those who want to get hitched with an easy budget.

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for more updates.

25 – 31 December

Festival Bandarku Ceria: Festival Seni Bela Diri Brunei
Brunei

Venue: Taman Hj Sri Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien, Jalan Sultan, BSB, Brunei

The biggest ever martial arts festival to be held in Brunei, expect demonstrations and information on martial art forms such as Silat Gerak 41m Kempo, Karate, Wushu, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Kendo, Hapkaido, Aikido and Tae Kwan Do, which performances from local and neighbouring states including a special silat demonstration by Eman Manan and Abby Yus.

Visit their Facebook page for more information.

28 December

2017 Christmas Celebration, 2018 New Year’s Celebration & VTBN 2017 Thanksgiving Ceremony
Sabah

Venue: Pisompuruan Square, Tambunan, Sabah

Join the festivities with the people from Tambunan as they celebrate the year end and a successful Visit Tambunan Year 2017 with a bang!

29 – 31 December

Brunei Film Blitz 2017
Brunei

Venue: The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Jerudong, Brunei

For the first time ever, Brunei is playing host to an international film festival and is inviting our neighbours to shoot in the Abode of Peace. This event aims to provide a platform for local aspiring filmmakers to screen their talents on the big screen, with a chance to win cash prizes.

Follow them on Instagram for more information.

Hotwheels Bike and Car Show
Brunei

Venue: Royal Regalia Building, BSB, Brunei

Come on down and display your best custom-made vehicle and stand a chance to win trophies and certificates in 10 different categories.

Visit their Facebook page for more information.

4×4 Jamboree
Brunei

Venue: Mungkom Kiudang, Tutong, Brunei

A two-night four wheel drive gathering that will bring together 4×4 enthusiasts from Brunei and neighbouring countries. Socialize with other enthusiasts at the campsite, and those seeking off road adventures can follow an experienced guide through challenging trails in Ladan.

Visit their Facebook page for more information.

29 December – 7 January

Brunei Water Festival
Brunei

Venue: International Convention Centre, BSB, Brunei

Slide down one of the longest waterslides in Brunei at this family water carnival event! Slap on some sunblock and splash about, take part in carnival games and replenish your energy with goodies from food trucks as local deejays set the tunes of the day.

Tickets are available for sale at Armtrix until 15 December 2017. For more information, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

30 December

The Spotlight
Brunei

Venue: Jerudong International School, Jerudong, Brunei

This is Brunei’s own version of America’s Got Talent, showcasing local talents in the quest to find a true star. The event promises an unforgettable evening of entertainment, laughter, tears and spectacular performances by our own local talents.

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for more information.

31 December

The Alpha Obstacle Challenge
Brunei

Venue: Berakas Forest Reserve Recreational Park, BSB, Brunei

Not for the faint of heart, this is a race that also has obstacles placed along the route. Only true challengers need apply!

Register or learn more about the challenge on their website.

Closing Ceremony of VSY 2017 cum Year End Countdown 2018
Sarawak

Venue: Sibu Town Square Phase 1

Marking a fruitful tourism year throughout 2017, this is a yearly event organised by the Sibu Municipal Council to celebrate New Year. The event will also feature local talents from different backgrounds performing classic and modern songs.


The Brunei December Festival features a whole host of events in Brunei throughout the month of December. Find out about other activities happening in December by visiting www.brunei.events.

For more information about the events, visit:
www.bruneitourism.travel
www.sabahtourism.com
www.sarawaktourism.com

Know of an upcoming event in Borneo? Email us at contact@chmpmedia.com.

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