The Pesta Babulang, or Babulang Festival, is a festival celebrated by the Bisaya people in Limbang, with one major highlight: The Buffalo Races.
With participants from Limbang, Sabah and the neighbouring country of Brunei, contestants try to outrace and outride each other on the muddy fields.
Also featured at the festival are decorated buffalo ‘floats’, cultural performances, cooking contests, beauty pageants, handicrafts exhibitions and more.
Limbang can be reached by direct daily flights from Miri, with the site of the festival located just 15 minutes from Brunei’s Tedungan border checkpoint. And if you are travelling by land from Miri, a passport is required for the road journey passes through Brunei Darussalam.
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