1. “Tamu” is what we call the traditional weekly market in Sabah, dating to before the colonial era. It means “a meeting place” where the hill people, river people, jungle people, plains people, and sea people would meet to exchange rice for salt, woven cloth for woven ratan – for things they don’t have that they need from each other. It is a celebration of the other, and diversity.

On 25 – 26 February, experience a Sabah-style Tamu @thegodownkl with a difference as part of Borneo Heart in Kuala Lumpur. As we wade into Malaysia’s 60th year, Tamu Tanah & Air will host organisations, artists, and collectives from Borneo and the Peninsula for selling goods, exchanging stories, workshops, performances, and more. Meet friends working in community-based projects, in green agricultural and hydro technologies, in different modes of art-making, learning and play, local literatures, music and poetry, artisanal produce, and sustainable living.

“Tanah” & “Air” = tanahair. Come join us on the mat!

Saturday 25th, 11am-8pm; Sunday 26th, 11am – 6pm

Get your tickets @mereka.io accessible through the Tamu Tanah & Air link at linktr.ee/borneoheartinkl in our bio. RM10 for earlybird bookings, and first 250 bookings will receive a RM5 COUPON to spend with participants/vendors. RM15 on the door. Free entry for kids & warga emas.

There’ll be fabulous food and drink and other stalls around The Godown, including laksa Sarawak, mee kolok, lihing, tuak, kek lapis, kombucha, coffee, and Vietnamese food too…

Look out for more info here on our IG feed from Tamu participants, and details of activities.

Please note you will have to purchase tickets for Tamu Tanah & Air to register for Anak Tamu workshops. Look out for registration details on the Borneo Heart in KL hub on @mereka.io !

Venue partner The Godown Arts Centre. Powered by Mereka Connect. Part of Borneo Heart in Kuala Lumpur by Yee I-Lann & Collaborators, co-produced by @rogueartsea , supported by @silverlensgallery . Borneo Bengkel and Borneo Laboratory participation supported by @my_british . Sabahan participation supported by @sabahtourism . Visit our linktr.ee/borneoheartinkl, and website borneoheart.yeeilann.com.

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