North Borneo Rainforest Festival 2023


    The North Borneo Rainforest Festival 2023 is a 2-day event which will be held at Likas Jogging Complex & Jungle Skate Park Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 16th and 17th December 2023 from 11:00am-11:00pm.


    Event Highlights

    1. Art Performances
    2. Exhibitors
    3. NBRF Concert
    4. Tamu NBRF
    5. Kids Interactive Tent
    6. Installation Art



    The festival kicks off at 11:00 am with Tamu NBRF, followed by exhibitions and workshops starting at 1:00 pm.


    NBRF 2023: Elevating the Experience

    Building upon the experiences and advancements of NBRF 2019 and NBRF 2022, the collective organisation has introduced a new element in 2023: installation art inspired by ethnic elements, designed for long-term sustainability, and emphasising the distinctive characteristics of Sabah. In 2019, we initiated the concept of a zero-waste event with a call for festival-goers to bring their own containers for food purchases and shopping bags.

    For this year’s event, NBRF 2023, the festival serves as a platform to promote awareness about waste management. A creative approach involves repurposing ghost-nets into art installations. Currently drifting in Sabah’s currents, these nets pose a threat to marine life and coral reefs. This innovative initiative is part of the organisers’ efforts to generate awareness about the pressing issues our oceans face today.


    Line-Up of NBRF2023 Exhibitors

    Every exhibitor really cares about something they love, like helping the environment, supporting communities, or saving wildlife!

    Line-Up of Performers

    Since the NBRF’s first debut, one of the initiative’s aims was to gather all music genres of various Sabahan artists. Therefore, we welcome everyone to showcase their passion in music and we are happy to provide a platform for them!


    This year’s NBRF concert will begin at 7.00pm and end at 11.00pm.



    The North Borneo Rainforest Festival 2023 is supported by Tourism Malaysia and in collaboration with Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn. Bhd.


    For more details, check this out or visit NBRF2023’s social media pages below:


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