Archive for August, 2009

The 10th Pesta Gambus Sabah 2009 was held last 26th July 2009 at the Papar Municipal Hall, Papar which organized by the Persatuan Masyarakat Brunei Sabah and this year I had the chance to come + see the Gambus competition.. yeayy!

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‘Lute’ or verbally called by the locals as ‘Gambus’ is one of the oldest musical instruments in Sabah and been practically made + played by the Brunei community in Sabah.

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Outside of the Papar Municipal Hall, there are local foods + products exhibitions.

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Mostly the products are hand-made by the villagers nearby Papar district.

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One of the Brunei’s favourite, Ambuyat a.k.a Sagu

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They even got a mini concert, performances by the Kumpulan Gambus Madani from Bongawan, Sabah.

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Aik! pun ada jual belon.

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Backdrop for the main stage..

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A typical costume for the Brunei community in Sabah.

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The festival was launched by YB Datuk Masidi Manjun and he is representing the Chief Minister of Sabah, Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Musa bin Haji Aman that didn’t manage to come, also present was Datuk Karim Bujang, the President of the Association of Bruneian Community of Sabah, and Datuk Haji Abdul Rahim bin Ismail ADUN of N22, Pantai Manis as the Patron of Persatuan Masyarakat Brunei Sabah.

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Momento presentation to YB Datuk Masidi Manjun.

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Performances by the group from Kg. Warisan representing Kota Kinabalu district.

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Group from Kg Binsuluk representing Membakut.

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Group from Menumbok, representing Beaufort district.

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Group from Kg. Weston,  Kimanis representing the Bongawan district.

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Actually I don’t really enjoyed the show as what I’ve first expected..

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Poor stage lighting + not so stunning dance performace = boring!

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Even the famous Fauziah Gambus forgot to bring her Gambus..

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But I must say the performances by well known gambus musician Farid Ali + guitarist Roger Wang save the day.

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I was stunning by the sounds of gambus vs acoustic guitar.

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Prize ceremony.. hmm maybe I need an ‘Ultra Wide Lenses’ for this angle..

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Consolation prize of RM1000. – Kg. Warisan from Kota Kinabalu and Kg. Weston of Kimanis
3rd place of RM2000 – Kg. Buang Sayang from Papar
2nd place of RM3000 – Menumbok
Champion of RM5000 – Kg. Binsuluk from Membakut

See more prize presentation ceremony photos here!

below are pics more like after party punya happening..

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The 2nd Borneo Auto Challenge 2009 was just over yesterday, rain maybe has spoil the day, but the heat is always on for the battle of..

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Modified bodykits..

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Superb interiors…

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Heavy audio systems…

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Alcoholic drinks??

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and my fevret of course.. the babes!

More event pics coming soon..

Stay tuned kamurang.. 😉

As promised from previous teaser, here are some photos during the 4th Sabah International Folkdance Competition 2009 and there are total of 11 countries participate on the show performance which was held for two days at Sabah Cultural Centre, Penampang on last 4th and 5th July. The tickets cost you RM30 for Adult, RM10 for Kids and RM50 for 1st Class..

Let me head straight to the dance performances..

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The hall was so dark inside, lucky the stage spotlight helps so much on the lighting.

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The first team that came up for the performance was Cambodian Culture & Arts Group from Cambodia.

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Their dance performance using a coconut shell a.k.a tempurung kelapa and main gulik2.

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Next that made their appearance was Guang Dong group from China with their Zhan Jiang Song and Dance Ensemble.

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The Punjab Folk Arts Center from India.

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Daya Presta Company from Indonesia.

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Performing a dance called ‘Tarian Topeng Petawi’

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and next came the Majlis Adat Dayak Nasional from Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Their costume has similarity to the Dayak community of Sarawak.

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and next came the On Alti Kiz also known as the sixteen girls all the way from Kazakhstan.

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Now, this group was my favorite among the rest, Tacloban Performing Art Group from Philippines.

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The group performed a dance legend of Sari Manok a.k.a chicken. See how’s the dance similarity to our local Magunatip dance here in Sabah.

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They’re also using bamboos, just maybe this one was hardcore version, since they all main baring2 + main angkat2..

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..+ main terbang2 berlawan atas bamboo pun ada bah!

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Next group was East Barito Regency Artistry Team, again from Indonesia.

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Dance performance by Saudi Arabia Group Riyadh came all the way from Saudi Arabia.

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Then came the neigbouring country of Malaysia, Sriwarna group from Singapore performed a dance called ‘Nadi’

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Using huge drums, these babes.. kohf! kohf! I mean these ladies really can performed such spectacular dance.

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this group was my second fevret..

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and lastly, a performance by the group representative for Malaysia from Negeri Sembilan.

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At the final of the show.. all teams came out and gather in front of the stage and perform one dance we here call..

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the Sumazau..

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Everyone in the teams can do the Sabahan Sumazau

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Including these hot babes dancers (kohf! kohf! terbatuk lagi!) from the land of Pua Chu Kang.

Prize giving ceremony + Group photo session :

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Winner of 3rd Best Performance, On Alti Kiz (sixteen girls) from Kazakhstan.

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Winner of 2nd Best Performance, Daya Presta Company from Indonesia.

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The overall champion, 1st Best Performance, Tacloban Performing Art Group from Philippines.

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Okay! I just made up those two bubble text..

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but not this one.. really!

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The performance group Persatuan Melayu Keriam Tutong ‘Pesaka’ from Brunei Darussalam.

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Those VVIP that present that day was the Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun.

hope you guys enjoy the photos and lastly I leave you with this last one.. 😉

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Next : Pesta Gambus 2009

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Borneo Auto Challenge 2009 is now CONFIRMED!!

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Borneo Auto Challenge 2009
Date: 15-16 August 2009
Venue : Gourment Lane – Auto City, 1Borneo
Time: 10am-9pm