The Sabah Cultural Centre, Penampang (Pusat Kebudayaan Sabah, Penampang) is located at the Penampang district, 15 km away from Kota Kinabalu city centre. Its initial construction started in 1994 and completed in 1999. It was further refurbished and upgraded in 2013. The architectural design of its roof top was derived from a sirung - a traditional cone-shaped headgear made from rattan or bamboo wood – which is commonly worn by the Kadazan ladies of the Papar district when out working in the paddy fields. Such a distinctive cultural character has made the centre one of the many popular land marks in the Penampang district.
The centre provides a full-fledged multi-purpose hall suitable for holding conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, wedding receptions, and any cultural events with a seating capacity of 2000 people. It is the permanent home venue for the “Tugu Budaya Etnik Sabah: International Youth Dance Festival” held yearly starting 2017.
For more information, please contact Mr. Suhaidy Kadir (Assistant Manager) at 088-715 464 , Mrs. Rozietha Bumburing (Manager) at 088 714462.