Kalimaran Festival 2009, its a traditional Murut celebration which been held at Murut Cultural Centre in Tenom town, located in Interior Division of Sabah, East Malaysia.
Tenom is known as the “gateway to Murut country” with the majories are the Murut group comprises of several number of sub ethnic groups such as Alumbis, Ambual, Ganaa, Paluan, Nabai, Sambakung, Serudung, Tagol, Timogun and many more claimed to be the third largest indigenous ethnic group in Sabah.
Main entrance to the building of Murut Cultural Center.
Once you step in, you found hand-made Sabah handicrafts for sale at really cheap price compare to usual.
There also few booth of Murut sub ethnic group exhibition.
Displaying some of the Murut artifacts.
Also some various types of Murut weaponary.
The Timugon beauty
The Serudung warrior
One of the highlight during this year Kalimaran Festival was the Tagol Murut traditional wedding rite ceremony which was held at the Langsaran House (next to the main building of Murut Cultural Centre).
This traditional practice is also known as Tinauh, means the occasion for celebrates the final settlement of dowry given before the full wedding ceremony start.
These are some of the wedding gifts.
After the traditional Tinauh ceremony ends, the ceremony continue with ‘makan time’
and some Tuak (rice-wine) drinking.
This traditional ceremony was officiated by YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Bernard G. Dompok, President of Rumpun Momogun (FORUM).
The traditional bamboo cutting ceremony call ‘Ahimbalut’.
Some Murut beauties..
Some really Murut beauties.. ini baru la!
This part where I got the sun burn where at this point, most of the dancers are lining up waiting for the VIPs as the Kalimaran Festival 2009 continue with the performance of traditional dance competition by the local Murut dance group late afternoon.
Manyasal I didn’t get any long sleeve, the sun was terriblly HOT!!!
But it’s okay la, seeing all the photos, its consider berbaloi! (kasi sedap hati sendiri this..)
Next year, sia pakai ala ninja costume.
Traditional costume of Ganaa tribe for the male.. have anyone notice that leopard/cheetah skin?
Costume of Ganaa tribe for female.
Sabah Fest Extravaganza 2009 @ Magellan Sutera Harbor Resort, Kota Kinabalu.