This year's Sabah Fest features a musical theatre "Solungkoi".
‘Solungkoi’ is a story about the construction of the Tamparuli bridge which became the landmark of Tamparuli region over several decades ago.
Tamparuli is a small town and a sub-district of Tuaran on the west coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Based on a local folktale, the Tamparuli bridge was built by a British Engineer during the post-war colonial period. Many stories were told by the elders to generations who live in the villages of Tamparuli Town about the famous Tamparuli bridge.
In the olden days, the Tamparuli bridge was built to provide an easy and better access for the villagers. The bridge continuously collapsed due to being washed away by the river during rainy seasons. After several attempts to rebuild the bridge failed, the villagers consulted a spirit medium who helped them communicate with the spiritual world. The spirits said that the bridge was constructed on a sacred site, and "Ombuakar", the spirit said to live inside the Tamparuli river demanded for a human sacrifice as a compensation.
The Tamparuli bridge legend tells a story about a beautiful young woman who fell in love and later on became a human sacrifice to appease the river spirits.
Be part of this year's Sabah Fest and don't miss out on the chance to see this musical theatre! Tickets are on sale at RM50 each. For ticket purchases, please get in touch with the contact given or click Kadaiku for online purchase.