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Maxis celebrates Kaamatan with locals
Published on: Saturday, June 01, 2024
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Maxis celebrates Kaamatan with locals
One of the activities at the event. 
Kota Kinabalu: Maxis celebrated the harvest festival in a big way with the communities of Sabah by weaving together a cultural celebration through music, a two-week long series of fun cultural village activities, digital education and creative workshops.

“Kaamatan is such a major festival in Sabah and we are happy to be able to play a positive role in connecting with all the communities we serve. 

“Our harvest season celebrations were a delightful blend of fun, cultural appreciation, and not to mention learning, too. 

“We truly hope everyone involved had a joyful time celebrating and learning with Maxis,” said Maxis Head of Regional Sales Management for Sabah, Melvin Yap.

Various events were held at the Maxis and Hotlink booth at the Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association Sabah (KDCA) Hongkod Koisaan on May 18-31.

Festival visitors were treated to live performances by local artistes such as Marsha Milan, Sumandax, Felix Agus and more.

Additionally, visitors were also engaged in interactive sessions with Kupi-Kupi FM announcers and participated in a variety of exciting mini-games including Tikam Guli and Lontar Gelang.

Adding to the celebratory atmosphere was a special appearance by all the 2024 Unduk Ngadau finalists.

The competition was also live streamed on Maxis and Hotlink’s Facebook page.

Six lucky customers who signed up with Maxis or Hotlink latest 5G plans during the festival also walked away with lucky draw prizes such as 65-inch and 55-inch smart TV, karaoke system, robot vacuum, and other consumer appliances.

 

To help spread the festive cheer, Maxis also collaborated with talented East Malaysian artists to present two music videos that were a blend of fresh melodies and cultural exploration.

A heart-warming track, Idola, by KUPIKUPI FM Sabah, captures the innocent excitement of young love. 

The music video takes viewers on a nostalgic journey through a traditional Sabah village, nestled against the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Kinabalu, and features special guest appearances by past Unduk Ngadau winners.

An “Original Sabahan” remake by Sumandax, meanwhile, injects a vibrant pop twist to the classic song, celebrating the pride of being Sabahan. 

The music video showcases a unique choreography that complements the song’s high energy.

At SK Pomotodon, Kota Kinabalu, Maxis hosted a special event that engaged students in fun activities that aimed to empower and support their digital education.

Year 4 to Year 6 students participated in an English storytelling workshop, where they were given tips and skills to improve their English fluency and communication in an immersive way.

The workshop is part of Maxis’ eKelas HIPMaX StoryFest roadshow, an annual English Language theatre and storytelling competition open to all Year 4 to Form 5 Malaysian students.

Recognising the importance of digital access for learning, Maxis also contributed 11 laptops as an additional resource for the school. 

The laptop will enable more students to access Maxis eKelas content, especially digital learning materials in Science, Mathematics, English, Bahasa Melayu and History as well as digital and soft skills related topics.

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