Archive for March, 2010

Are you ready for a 3-days Murut cultural celebration held at Murut Cultural Centre in Tenom town? Those who missed last year’s Kalimaran festival, now is your chance. Here is the previous post of Pesta Kalimaran 2009 festival and see what you’ve missed!

Pesta Kalimaran 2009

8th Pesta Kalimaran 2010
Date: 2nd – 4th April 2010
Venue: Murut Cultural Centre,Tenom, Sabah

What to expect: local handicrafts, variety of local foods, traditional kampung2 games, cultural song + dance performance by the sub-ethnic Murut community, and lastly off course the Sabahan Sumandaks..

Poring Hot Spring, Kinabalu Park Sabah.
Well known mostly for its sulphuric minerals, located 40 km south-east of Kinabalu National Park in the district of Ranau at the edge of the Mamut rRiver, Sabah. Poring Hot Spring is managed by Sabah Parks and it took you about 2 hours drive from Kota Kinabalau city centre. Visitors can enjoy a soak in sulphurous water channelled from the hot springs into tiled pools and tubs or even boil an eggs ranging between 49 – 60 degrees celcius.

What you’ll expect:
Hot springs with sulphuric minerals, hot + warm bath tub, butterfly farm, Kipungit waterfall, tropical garden, Orchid Conservation Centre, Poring canopy walkway, Laganan waterfall and lots of fun relaxing.

What you didn’t know:
During very long time ago, Poring was originally a small village lived by the Dusun community of Ranau, most of their houses are built with huge + rouded poles of bamboo and the word ‘Poring’ is actually known as ‘Bamboo’. Therefore, the village named Kampung Poring or Poring Village.

Detail post coming up soon! stay tuned..

Hi all.. we meet again! If you guys following the previous post on Sabah the Early Days, well here is the second part.

What you see here are some of Sabah’s early days photos during Kota Kinabalu was formerly known as Jesselton. Did you know that Gaya Street was actually first called as Bond Street.

Bond Street, Jesselton 1914

Today, Gaya Street will be closed on every Sunday for the Gaya Street Sunday market, selling lots of local foods and handicrafts, read more on ‘Gaya Street A – Z’. Until today, you can actually still see old shophouses built during the 1950s and there were few very old antique ‘Kedai Kopi’ that still exist in Gaya Street since the 1950s.

Gaya Street 1930.

There was one famous chinese shop houses in Bond Street during that day, the Ket Wah GoldSmith was one of them. After reading this post, try to locate Ket Wah GoldSmith if it’s still exist today.

View from Bond Street.

Jesselton Club in 1910s.

Atkinson Clock Tower.

Which was built in 1905, read some brief history about it here!

Jesselton view from Signal Hill.

War Memorial at Bond street 1922.

The memorial was unveiled on 8 May 1923 to commemorate the death of 13 local North Borneo soldiers who enlisted in the British Forces during World War 1.

HistoricalSabah-Community&Society All photos scanned from a book of National History Publication (Borneo) titled ‘Historical Sabah – Community & Society’ by Danny Wong Zee Ken

Stay tuned for part 3 as more classic photos will be shown. Thanks again to Ms. Hidayati for the effort and time to scanned + emailed me the photos for us here to share..

If you are free this Sunday, I mean early sunday morning, as early as 6.30am then head to Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu to try your luck to win some cool prizes by participating the KK City Run 2010.. To participate you have to pay ZERO fees, the run is organized in conjunction to the 10th anniversary of Kota Kinabalu city day.

Kota Kinabalu City Run 2010
Venue : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo Malaysia.
Date : 7th March 2010
Time : Starts at 7.00 am
How to win : Run 4km within 1 hour, the first 100 runner who completed the task, they are eligible to win prizes!!

Bah! apa lagi urang2 Sabah, bangun tah awal ari minggu ani, main berlusir2 biskita ni..