Sandakan Food Festival 2019

The 2nd Sandakan Food Festival is back  this September, with a new format that includes the rich agricultural output of Sandakan Town.


Known now as the Sandakan Food & Agriculture Festival, it will offer a diverse spread of amazing food dishes as well as amazing produce grown from the hinterland.

From 13th to 15th September, the Festival will have food events spread across Sandakan Town – cooking and baking competitions, cooking workshops, food demos, food & craft events and culminating in the grand Food Festival Village setup at Bandar Kim Fung, a lively suburb 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre.


New to this 2nd installation of the Festival will be a showcase of agricultural produce. Harvests of organic vegetables, fruits and food products from the Bornean rainforest.


The Festival will be featuring special dining experiences across Sandakan, in remote and beautiful settings, in the Farm-to-Table events. From cottage industry products to indigenous recipes, the Festival will share a diverse spread for all to sample and experience.


And there will be the return of popular activities such as the Sandakan Amazing Food Race, Sandakan Grand Chef Cooking competition and Bakery competition to discover more local talents.


The Sandakan Tourism Association is also collaborating with Tourism Malaysia and Sabah Tourism Board to bring over about 30 social media influencers and food bloggers from Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Kota Kinabalu to experience Sandakan in conjunction with this Festival in an effort to promote Sandakan as a foodie destination.


So come and savour all that Sandakan has to offer from its food and agricultural heritage this September!

The Sandakan Food & Agriculture Festival 2019 is organized by Sandakan Tourism Association and is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Environment Sabah, Majlis Perbandaran Sandakan, Tourism Malaysia, Sabah Tourism Board, Malindo Air, Maswings and GrabCar.

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