Irau Aco

31 May – 2 June

The Irau Aco Festival held in Lawas is a traditional rice harvest festival celebrated by the Lun Bawang people of Sarawak, located predominantly in the northern region of the state.

The festival features traditional food, games, crafts performances and festivities of the Lun Bawang communities, including unique attractions like the “Nguip suling” or bamboo flute band.

This year’s festival will mark the 32nd edition of the festival, which is always held at the end of May.

Lawas is just over an hour’s drive from Limbang, with connecting flights from Kuching, Miri and Sibu. An overland drive will include crossing the international borders of Brunei Darussalam. Hence passport is required. And if you are travelling by land from Sabah, Kota Kinabalu is your gateway city. The road distance is 185-km. Passport (non-Malaysian) or I/C is required for this inter-state crossing.