Archive for January, 2009

Spot My New Blog!

Posted: January 30, 2009 in Take a Brake

Ya.. as what you read it! Spot my new blog you guys!!

Actually I’ve been diam-diam tikus writing this blog for about almost one month already. heh! heh!

Anyone that don’t have anything to do then can try their best to spot my new blog url!

I give you a hint…

BLACK!

Good luck!!

p/s: mana tau dapat hadiah!

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Dragon, Unicorn & Lion Dance Festival 2009
Venue : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu
Date : 17 January 2009
Time : 3pm – 7pm

Those that didn’t manage to watch the festival last Saturday, not to worries.. you can see some of the photos I took during the festival after the jump..

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The festival was officiated by the Deputy Chief Minister Y.B. Datuk Seri Panglima Yahya Hussin.

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One of the performer :

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Ehhemmm… one of my target subject of the day.

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I mean subject for photography bah!

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alamak.. talabih sudah! ehhemm… I’m sorry, okay now move to other pics

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One of the smallest performer I found that day.

The Lions, Dragons and Unicorns :

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There’s one type of Unicorn you’ll never find in any place in the world other than Sabah, is this Unicorn.. why is that?

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Because this Unicorn can do the Sumazau… better than me some more.

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Everyone including me enjoyed the show and performances by all 50 Chinese association who gathered in the festivals from whole part of Sabah was really amazing.

Those that missed the show, wait till next year as more such Chinese New Year festival celebrations will be coming next year.. Gong Xi Fa Chai everyone!!


Next : stay tuned as more pics coming..

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Chinese New Year, Gaya Street Night Market!

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Gong Xi Fa Chai 2009 !!

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Manukan Island
Geography : shallow waters, beautiful coral gardens, white sandy beaches.

Manukan island located off the coast of downtown Kota Kinabalu city, capital of Sabah with about 15-20 minutes boat ride from Jesselton Point (former Sabah Port Authority boat terminal) or Marina jetty (Sutera Harbour). Manukan Island is one of the other five islands comprising of Gaya, Sapi, Mamutik and Sulug which also call the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TAR Park).

Did you know?
– There’s a place named Manukan in Philiphines and Indonesia.
– ‘Manuk’ always refers to the same meaning of ‘Chicken’ by the locals.

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5 Day Chinese New Year Carnival 2009

Date : 19 Jan – 23 Jan 2009
Time : 7.00pm – 10.30pm
Venue : Lintasan Deasoka

There will be lion dance performances, singing performances, chinese traditional dance and fireworks, and if you’re lucky you might get an angpow! Come join the crowd!!

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Tribe : Bajau
The Bajau tribe are one of the largest ethnic group in Sabah, Borneo Malaysia. Nowadays, there are also known as the “cowboys of the east” who originally has been believed migrated from the southern Philippines about few hundreds years ago. The Bajau are the fisherman, divers and farmers, they were also once before the most dangerous pirates within the Sulu Sea and various seas surrounding the Indonesian island in Sulawesi. While Bajau in the south eastern part of Sabah are very skillful with craftsmanship work where they built their own traditional fishing boat called lepa-lepa boat, they are also known as the Sea Bajau for this. These unique lepa-lepa boats are featured on every annual festival held in Semporna and these boats are decorated with colorful decoration and raced against each other in an annual celebration called Regatta Lepa which explains why they are still commonly called the “sea gypsies”.

Did You Know?
The most significant + symbolic animals to the Bajau is buffalo and horse.

As promised.. here are bangas photos from the previous F2 Sabah World Cup Powerboat Race 2008 last December..

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It was another successful race event held for the second time here in waterfront, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The F2 Sabah World Cup Powerboat Race 2008 also awarded as the best host of the UIM Formula 2 World Cup series by the F2Powerboating World Championship promoter, Abdul Salam Fairoz.

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As what have been already announced, Colin Jelf is again became the overall champion of the UIM F2 World Cup Championship with a total of 45 points.

I start the photos with..

The final powerboat race day :

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Colin Jeff with the winning flag with his son on the powerboat.

After race Interview:

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The spectators + visitors :

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Prizing ceremony :

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The champ, Colin Jelf from team Jelf Racing. Congrats!!

and lastly the sumandaks :

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check out more detailed race results at :
PowerSports Event Sdn Bhd
UIM Formula 2 World Cup Series
Lifeinborneo.com

or you might interested to see race photos from the previous 2007 race event..