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The biggest cultural celebration is coming again, don’t miss the Sabah Fest Extravaganza 2010 fiesta with this year’s theme legend, Arung Salimah.

SABAH FEST 2009 – Cultural Extravaganza
Date : 1st May – 2nd May 2010
Venue : Magella Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Handicraft + Food Showcase : 10:00 am – 22:00 pm
Cultural Extravaganza show : 07:00 pm

What to expect: Cultural performance, cultural song and traditional dances, local music, traditional fashion, local food and product display, local handicrafts, local artist product, sumandaks..

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Gintutun Do Mohoing
It was believed that this rock has been used to hang most of the local crook’s head in the village somewhere in Penampang. A long time ago, there was a local warrior named ‘Monsopiad’ who killed those crooks and protect the village people from being kill and mob. He later then slaughter their head and kept the skulls as a collection in his house. This rock also believed has been replaced from its original location at Gaya island by the villagers in order to get rid of a plague that has been spreading over the village. Today, this rock remain at Kuai village, Kandazon Penampang, Sabah Borneo Malaysia and currently it serve as a display historical artifact at Monsopiad Cultural Village.

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The 3 days Karnival Tadau Kaamatan KK City Unduk Ngadau 2009 was held at Lintasan Deasoka, Kota Kinabalu from 14th to 16th May which was officiated by Y.B Datuk Masidi Manjun, The Culture & Environment minister.

Day 1 :

The event start with an opening speech by the Y.B Datuk Masidi Manjun and later by Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim, the Kota Kinabalu City Mayor.

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The spirit of rice

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The event continues with the traditional dance performance of the Kadazan group.

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The famous bamboo dance performance by Monsopiad Cultural Village dancers

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Beside the cultural dance perfomance, the crowd was entertained by the few of Sugandoi past singers..

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Donna Masinda

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Both them got lovely voice, especially si Donna (my fevret tuh!)

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But compare to all singers that perform, no one can beat this uncle, he really knows how to perform the crowd.. he rocks!!

and later that evening, when it comes to the introduction of KK City level Unduk Ngadau 2009 contestants, all the crowds are getting really excited.. me as well

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#1 – Ms. Richelle Audrey J. Jautin

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#2 – Ms. Noemi Halima Dingle Ligunjang

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#3 – Ms. Sharon Walker

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#4 – Ms. Cindy Jessica Frenendez

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#5 – Ms. Elinna Musiun

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#6 – Ms. Elsie R. Marius

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#7 – Ms. Ariel Jezlynda Jimmy

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#8 – Ms. Angena Rubinsin

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#9 – Ms. Patricia Francis Jiolin

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#10 – Ms. Carrie Grace Jaymes

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#11 – Ms. Clarencena Kadius

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#12 – Ms. Anastasha Dina Yahia

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#13 – Ms. Pearl Dianne Petrus

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#14 – Ms. Florencia Shamsudin

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#15 – Ms. Macdelina Masidah

There are 15 contestant battling up for three places at the Grand Final Unduk Ngadau 2009 State Level.

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There will be a winner of ‘Miss Popular 2009’ to a contestant that received the highest number of flower bouquets worth RM10, RM50 and RM100, while the ‘Tati Tavanus Celcom’ winner determined by a total SMS votes from the public which will be announce on the day 3

Day 2 : The final battle for Sugandoi 2009 Api-Api level.

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and the winner goes to Rifanzie who will proceed to the Grand Finale Sungandoi 2009 at KDCA.

Day 3 :

On Day 3, the event continued with an opening short theater story telling of the Unduk Ngadau legend..

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Before the event proceed to the final stage, all VIPs are invited to perform a ‘sumazau’ dance with the Unduk Ngadau contestant and I must say, The Mayor really had good taste la.

The final 7 :

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From 15 contestants, the jury have selected 7 contestants to proceed to final stages and before the winner announced..

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all contestants again had to faced the final test, is to give a good answer for a very simple question.

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Some of the questions are not that simple actually..

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and before the winner finally announce..

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Ms. Jizeresta Jimmy, the Unduk Ngadau KK City level 2008 making an appearance to the stage to hand over the Unduk Ngadau crown.

and The final 3 was announced :

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The final 2 :

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and finally the winner for Unduk Ngadau DBKK level..

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Ms. Pearl Dianne Petrus, she also won the ‘Miss Popular 2009’ category.

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Ms. Pearl won the cash prize of RM4000 + a trip to Bali by Air Asia + a hamper from Nestle.

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The 1st place winner will be presenting DBKK while 2nd place winner, Ms. Elinna Musiun will represent Likas and 3rd place winner, Ms. Elsie R. Marius will represent Tg. Aru level, all three of them will join the other 36 Unduk Ngadau contestant from each level for the grand finale Unduk Ngadau State Level 2009.

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Overall winners :
1st place : Ms. Pearl (Miss Popular 2009)
2nd place : Ms. Elinna Musiun
3rd place : Ms. Elsie R. Marius
4th place : Ms. McDelina
5th place : Ms. Clerencena Kadius
6th place : Ms. Richelle Audery J. Jautin (Best Costume 2009)
7th place : Ms. Cindy Jessica Frenendez

Ms. Patricia (Tati Tavanus Celcom)
Ms. Angena Rubinsin (Creative Design)

Check out last year’s winners :
Kota Kinabalu District Level Kaamatan Carnival 2008 – Part 1
Kota Kinabalu District Level Kaamatan Carnival 2008 – Part 2
Kota Kinabalu District Level Kaamatan Carnival 2008 – Part 3

Following by the celebration of  the Sabah Fest 2009 – Cultural Extravaganza show at Magellan Sutera recently, Sabah Museum continues the cultural celebration of Sabah Fest at Heritage Village (4 – 11 May), where there were live displays of authentic age-old rituals and diverse ethnic cultural practices and also traditional dance by several ethnic groups of Sabah.

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Those who again missed the annual Sabah multi culture show, you may enjoy some of the photos I took during that panas day..

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The Heritage Village is open everyday from 9am – 5pm, but only during the harvest festival in May you have the chance to witness various number of cultural show here.

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Lotud house

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The Dusun Lotud

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Bisaya house

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Chinese house

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There also Tidong mock traditional weddings displayed at Suluk House.

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Matod, a traditional wedding ceremony of the Dusun Lotud.

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The Kadazandusun of Papar perform their ritual Thanksgiving ceremony called, Adat Babadai.

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Beside the cultural ritual and dance show, there are some live demo of  the exotic and rich Sabah hand-made handicrafts.

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The high priestess of the Kadazandusun

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There are actually more traditional houses inside the Heritage Village like Brunei, Rungus, Bajau which I didn’t have enough time to visit that day, hope kamurang enjoy the photos la 😉

Next on MadeinSabah :

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Unduk Ngadau 2009 KK Selection!! Jengg .. jen.. jenggg

On the third night, I arrived late only after half the carnival has started, I missed the performance of the ‘Unduk Ngadau’ legend, a show telling people of how the Unduk Ngadau originally started. Lucky that night was just nice, a night without no rain not like the previous two nights. After all everything turn out well as I managed to took few of nice shots..

Finally, here are the final seven that go through from the first round of 12 contestant last thursday.

Ms. Viola G. Julasim

Ms. Kimberly Fay Cathrinus Sham

Ms. Alvira Cora M. Jipinis

Ms. Andrea Peter

Ms. Jizeresta Jimmy

Ms. Noemi Halima Dingle Ligunjang

Ms. Flina Runtum

Before the final results came in, crowds are entertain by the performance of the Sugandoi champion..

Finally, the heat begun when the final three contestant been announce..

When Ms. Andre Peter has been announced to grab the third place, all crowds has already shout who will be the winner.

The final two.. Treng! Teng! Ten! Tenggg!!

Finally.. it was everybody’s favourite, Ms. Jizeresta Jimmy for Kota Kinabalu District level Kaamatan Champion 2008..

1st Place – Ms. Jizeresta Jimmy, 2nd Place – Ms. Flina Runtum (left) and 3rd Place – Ms. Andrea Peter (right)

Ms. Jizeresta Jimmy will be representing Kota Kinabalu district while the second and thrid place will be representing Likas and Tanjung Aru district in the Grand Finale this 30th and 31st May 2008.

until their journey continues at KDCA Penampang for the Grand Finale of Sabah Unduk Ngadau 2008 this weekend.

rest of the results winners :

4th Place – Ms. Alvira Cora M. Jipinis
5th Place – Ms. Noemi Halima Dingle Ligunjang
6th Place – Ms. Kimberly Fay Cathrinus Sham
7th Place – Ms. Viola G. Julasim

for more detail results + info about the carnival, please click here

I didn’t manage to go for the second night Kota Kinabalu District Level Kaamatan Carnival at Lintasan Deasoka the other day, but I did drop by during the afternoon, just before the event started at 7pm. However, I’ve visited the ‘Pondok Kebudayaan’ for about half an hour to snap some few good photos on the Sabah hand-made handicrafts..

Vinusak necklace, from Rungus tribe in Kudat, northern part of Sabah.

Bakul Rotan.

Let the PROs show you how they made it.

and I was lucky during that time there were about three dancers performing a cultural dance from a Rungus tribe.

that’s when the batt runs out of power.. next Kota Kinabalu District Level Kaamatan Carnival 2008 – Part 3