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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Comments
  1. massy says:

    the one with the tempurung kelapa shot, I blur sikijap trying to figure where’s the head, I get it now😄

  2. esharkj says:

    Oh! ya sia sendiri pun kofius actually, nasib that shot was from depan, if shot dari siring2 lagi weird ko nampak that kepala..

  3. Shah says:

    Wow!!! I really love your photos of this event. So much better than my lame beginner attempts there hehehe… U must have one mother of a lens to get close ups from that angle & they’re all so sharp. Really impressed.

  4. esharkj says:

    Hi Shah!
    Glad that you like it.. Im a beginner myself + I just using one cheap zoom lenses.. btw thanks for dropin by la😉

  5. cindy jane says:

    WUAAAHHHH punya lama my notebook mo load ko punya gambar. Buduh punya Internet.. slow gila.😦

    Anyway.. hebat betul bah skill ko ambik gambar ni. Ajar lah aku sikit bah. kekekeke

    PS: Seems like EVERYONE is a photographer these days! Scary….😛

  6. esharkj says:

    Aik! Lo-res jak ba tu gambar2, ya buduh bah tenet tuh..

    Actually sia bulih ajar, tapi sia pun masi belajar bah this..

    PS: That’s whylah all digital camera + accesories harga suda naik since last year.

  7. Ben says:

    Hi esharkj, your photos are sharp and the color so vibrant… which camera and lens that you use that day? Hope you don’t mind reveal your super cool gadget😉 Cheers! Ben

  8. esharkj says:

    Hi Ben..
    I’m not using any ‘super cool’ camera like those HASSELBLAD if you know what I mean, for this shot I just trust a camera by the name CANON + cheap EF telephoto lenses, what I did was just to make sure my handheld shot is super steady.

    btw, thanks for dropin by la..😉

  9. namron says:

    nice cover event stories bro… pic pun very nice capture… almost feel the moment… wonderful series of picture… btw, u can give my number to awek yg minta no hpnya tu… haha…

  10. esharkj says:

    Ha! ha! yalah tu.. Singapore line nih kalu ko mo call, matik!

  11. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    It is a great honour for us to invite you to Prague, Czech Republic, to the 4th International Meeting of Folklore Ensembles “Prague Folklore Days”.

    In 2010 the festival will be held in the period: July 29 – August 01, 2010. The event is organised and realised by the agency Millennium Travel and is taking place under the auspices of the Prague City.

    The festival is open for amateur folklore ensembles of all types (singing groups, dancing groups with live or recorded music) without age or size limit.

    On the occasion of the festival the folklore groups will get through following programme points:

    2 – 3 open air performances in the city centre of Prague
    Opening evening of the festival
    Parade of all ensembles through the city centre of Prague
    Half-day sightseeing tour of the city

    You will have a unique opportunity to present the folklore of your region and country to thousands of viewers from all over the world, make new friends and last, but not least – visit Prague, the Golden City in the heart of Europe with all its sights and magic.

    In 2009 more than 30 groups from 17 countries participated in the festival.

    The accredited organiser of the festival is:

    Agency Millennium
    Zahradnickova 20c
    150 00 Praha 5
    Telephone: 00420 257219999 Fax: 00420 257219999
    Email: folklore@praguefestival.cz
    http://www.praguefestival.cz/folklore.htm

    which is also responsible for arranging of accommodation for the groups – all costs in connection with the participation are to be carried by the participants, the organizers are not able to provide accommodation free of charge nor can they pay the travel costs of the groups. We will be happy to forward you the festival packages covering the participation.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and application form.
    We are looking forward to welcoming you to Prague in July 2010.

    Best regards,

    Festival Office

  12. Alfirdaus says:

    i like……. mantap…..

  13. meliani says:

    REPUBLIQUE ALGERIENNE DEMOCRATIQUE ET POPULAIRE

    ASSOCIATION CULTURELLE
    *LA CANNE D’OR*
    folklor dance musique
    IOV-algeria

    ADRESSE : FOYER POUR PERSONNES AGEES
    OU HANDICAPEES GUAMBITTA- 22000
    DE SIDI BEL ABBES
    « ALGERIE »
    N° FAX : 00213-48/54/49/34
    GSM: 00213-7 93981460

    site : http://folklor-algerien.e-monsite.com

    video of youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxLM2gq2CxY

    A/S : REQUEST PARTICIPATION AND FESTIVEL FOLKLDANCE .

    hello brother country Republic of Moldova !
    dear sir
    we are an algerian folkdance troupe , we have moult of dances form
    many regions of algerian ( chaoui, targui, staifi, gnawi. alaoui, n’hari…) and
    we have many participations in festival in and out of algeria
    we hope to take part in your next festival edition , so please send
    me me more informations and conidtions of participations
    best regards yours the manager .

    president :
    meliani sidi mohamad el amine

  14. esharkj says:

    Alfirdaus,
    Thanks for the kemantapan..

    meliani,
    This contact might help with your request :
    Contact Person : Sabah Cultural Board
    Telephone : +6088 268890 / 268818 / 259457

  15. […] Those who have missed last years’ event, you can always check them out HERE! […]

  16. hardik says:

    when would be the next event of this international folk dance in 2013. kindly give your response soon.

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