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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..

Pesta Kaamatan 2009 | Unreleased!

Concentration.
A boy with his traditional black Kadazan costume is playing with a Suling (flute) which made from a bamboo. Some other parts of west Malaysia calls it Seruling.

This Suling are corded according as aerophones and mainly played solo by the Sabahan locals. There are few musical festival organized annually by the local tourism authority here in Sabah, to preserve and promote the local traditional musical instruments to the young generation and tourist. If you’re visiting Sabah during the end of this year, don’t miss the Bamboo Musical Festival, which held in Tamparuli.

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Sompoton, a traditional musical instrument played by the Kadazan Dusun tribe and its originally from Tambunan district, Northern part of Sabah. Sompoton is made of by dried gourd and using a combination of 8 bamboo pipes inserted into it together with beeswax and 5 vines. The sounds of Sompoton can be described similar as the bagpipe + the mouth organ which are now occasionally been played during the Harvest Festival.

How to play Sompoton?
Using a mouth to blows and sucks air through the gourd mouth-piece to released the sounds of Sompoton.

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Bamboo Musical Festival Tamparuli 2008
Venue : Dewan Tun Hamdan, Tamparuli
Date : 26th November 2008

Activities : Musical performance by the Kinabalu Bamboo Music Orchestra and local artists, Monogunggak competition, Bamboo musical group competition and Bamboo handicraft and souvenirs exhibition.

Contact Person : Ms. Jane (+6013 8760358), Mr. Lawrence (+019-8416491) or Mr. Wilson (+013-5446999)