May

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Bor­neo In­ter­na­tional Marathon Along coastal roads of Kota Kin­a­balu (+608 821 8833/ www.sabah­tourism.com). Think you’ve got what it takes to com­plete a marathon? Be­gin­ners ought to start with the ten-kilo­me­tre trek, move on to the 21-kilo­me­tre race af­ter some ex­pe­ri­ence, and fi­nally put their skills to the test with the 42km marathon. Kota Kin­a­balu’s scenic views make this race all the more en­joy­able.

Bor­neo Jazz Fes­ti­val Parkc­ity Everly Ho­tel, Miri, Sarawak (www.jazzbor­neo.com). For­merly known as the Miri Jazz Fes­ti­val, this an­nual event cel­e­brates a com­mon love of jazz and is at­tended by mu­si­cians from all four cor­ners of the globe. Royal Flo­ria Putrajaya Wa­ter­front Precint 2, Putrajaya (+603 8887 7137/ www.flo­ri­a­pu­tra­jaya.com.my). Botanists and green fin­gers shouldn’t miss this colour­ful event in Putrajaya. Ar­rive early to snag the best seats for view­ing the pa­rade of flow­erdec­o­rated floats. Chrysan­the­mums are 2016’s theme flower.

Tadau Kaa­matan Cel­e­bra­tion Sabah and Labuan. Cel­e­brated by the Kadazan-Dusun tribes of East Malaysia, the an­nual har­vest cel­e­bra­tion is a means to ex­press grat­i­tude for boun­ti­ful crops. Make merry by sip­ping on lo­cally pro­duced wine called tuak, ob­serve or par­tic­i­pate in arm wrestling com­pe­ti­tions, and pur­chase hand­made jew­ellery.

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