I was at the Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu for a short visit to the Majlis Rumah Terbuka Malaysia Tadau Kaamatan 2009 on last 07 June 2009. This was my ever shortest visit to such event so far, due pack wedding assignments on that particular day.
However, I manage to snap a number of photos during the morning session for some of you who have missed the event..
There was number of bamboo stall placed outside the Padang Merdeka area which selling some Sabah local home-made food.
I was there at around 9.30am and the area was already crowded with local tourist + visitors.
There were traditional local food exhibition held during that day.
Let me start with this Hinava, all-time Penampang favorite food. Made of Tuna fish and some mixture of Bambangan seed.
Nonsom Bambangan, a mixture of Bambangan fruit + red chilies and normally kept about a week before you can eat it.
Hinompuka, another Kadazan Penampang favorite food.
Ingredients for Hinompuka; red rice flour, coconut milk, brown sugar, glutinous rice flour.
The famous Panyaram/Penyaram, the Bajau local food favorite.
One of my local favorite too actually.. sadap kalu mkn dengan Neslo panas2!!
There are also Kuih Cincin, which also sadap kalu mkn dengan Neslo panas2!!
Linongot, a popular local food of Tambunan district which made of rice, tapioca, potato, yam and tarap leaves.
Another Bajau delights, Pais Ubi covered with banana leaves and made of Tapioca, coconut and some sugar. Pais can also be eaten with Banana.
There were also few traditional bamboo house during that day, this one is Rumah Papar means ‘House of Papar’
The Gong players, most of them are the senior citizens. Nowadays it seems hard to find a younger generation who know how to play the Gongs.
The Kulintangan, another Sabah’s famous traditional musical instruments.
Pinahapaha, a combination of local herbs + fruits which consist of; mazang, kayu kokos, sahi, pisang sahi, kayu oumis, hangod-hangod, lautan, lumun kihau, hugus, buah kondiu and buah dimuan.
Another traditional house was built was the Rumah Penampang.
and lastly, I give you one last shot.. a senior citizen of the Kadazan.
The major highlights of this event was actually started at 5.30pm, pity I couldn’t wait that long, I’m done visiting + shooting at about 11.00am..