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BHF Chronology : 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016








2008  Hornbill Festival was first launched in September 2008 after several months of planning since the  formation of Persatuan Warisan Sarawak Kuala Lumpur in the late 2007.  Persatuan Warisan Sarawak designed Hornbill Festival to be a showcase of all the ethnic culture, tradition and values which make Sarawak a place like no other. Read more.







2009 Persatuan Warisan Sarawak had announced to organize an ethnic beauty pageant for Sarawakians in Kuala Lumpur during their Christmas and Chinese New Year Open House in January 2009.  Tight budget and limited resources caused Hornbill Festival 2009 to be shelved due to the priority given to the pageant competition named Kumang and Keling Gawai 2009...  Read more...










BHF 2010  Having successfully organized a dance showcase in 2008 and a beauty pageant in 2009, the organizing committee came full circle and organized Hornbill Festival 2010.  Both dance showcase and beauty pageant took place during the event.  Read more...
(BHF in Warisan Sarawak Archive)

The year 2011 witnessed a continuity in cultural tradition with bigger and better Borneo Hornbill Festival.  With the assistance and guide from the people of AirAsia's RedTix ticketing channel, Borneo Hornbill Festival 2011 inspires to capture Global attention and recognition, spearheading Sarawak image and culture into the international scene.Read more...

BHF 2012 saw the event grow in the right direction and at a steady pace.  More people are aware of the event and the difference which set us apart from typical Kumang & Keling Pageants in Sarawak.  Our focus was not only on Sarawak but also Sabah as we commit ourselves to be more inclusive in serving Borneo people. Read more...









Borneo Hornbill Festival 2013
Borneo Hornbill Festival continued for the Fifth Year with major changes!
Beginning 2013, the titles for BHF13 will be Miss Sarawak Ethnic, Miss Sabah Ethnic, Mr. Sarawak Ethnic and Mr. Sabah Ethnic. Read more...

Borneo Hornbill Festival 2014
Everything you need to explore and learn about BHF14 can be found here.

Borneo Hornbill Festival 2015
The 7th Edition of the grand cultural festival proved to be better and bigger beginning with an encouraging turnout for the auditions till the crowning of Miss Borneo and Mister Borneo, complete with a heart stopping ethnic dance competition.  Read all about the 007 legacy here...

Borneo Hornbill Festival 2016
       The GR8 BHF2016 will reach the climax this December 4th, as 10 London Qualifiers battle it out At Asia House, London, United Kingdom!
        Read more...