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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..

Hi all! today I’m bringing you guys to a place called Kinarut Mansion, near the Kinarut-Beringgis road with a total distance of 30km from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

The Kinarut Mansion or the locals calls it ‘Rumah Besar Kinarut’ others also calls ‘Rumah Besar Agam Kinarut’ was believed been built between the year 1910 and 1914 as a resident to Mr. W.F.C. Asimont, the first manager of Kinarut Rubber Estate in Sabah.

The Kinarut Mansion was declared a historical building in 1993 under the Sabah Land Ordinance. Covering some 7.09 hectares, the mansion and its surroundings were designated a heritage site in 1998 for conservation and it was officially opened to the public in 1995.

The stairs leading all the way up to the site of the Kinarut Mansion.

Looking at the architectural concept of the ruins, it’s merely something typical to Greco-Roman style of building.

Now, what remain are just broken pillars and bricks, however you can still noticed the remnants of the stairs by its size.

There are not many stories related about Kinarut Mansion over the internet, I believed more detail stories can be found over the Sabah Archives office. Therefore some questions of ‘How did this place demolished as it is today?’ ‘What exactly happen to this place?’ ‘Who built the mansion?’ are still remain unanswered.

Today, the Kinarut Mansion is managed under the authority of the Sabah Museum.

Here is the contact details for those who interested more about the info :
Tel : +6088 256199
Website : http://www.mzm.sabah.gov.my

Once again you will have the opportunity to get your signature made ‘Sabahan Tattoo’ done at Monsopiad Cultural Village.. to those who missed this exhibition before, here is your chance!

Tattoo Exhibition
Date : Every 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th of January 2010
Venue : Monsopiad Cultural Village, Kg. Kuai, Kandazon, Putatan, Sabah

Contact person : 088- 774337 / 088-761336

Read previous post about Tattoo Exhibition at Monsopiad Cultural Village!

Apa kabar smua urang2 Sabah?
Today’s post is a bit different as I’m showing you guys some of Sabah’s early days photos, some of you might have seen these photos but for those (including me) I just couldn’t stop to post this and share to all of you.. Special thanks to one of Made In Sabah’s loyal readers + supporters from Klang KL, Ms. Hidayati for the effort and time to scanned + emailed me the photos for us here to share..

Jesselton (which now is known as Kota Kinabalu) was found by the British North Borneo Company in 1899 by Henry Walker as the Land Commisioner.

Jesselton-view-from-Signal-Hill-1909Jesselton view from Signal Hill in 1909. Can anyone spot the ‘Atkinson Clock Tower’

Jesselton 1903Jesselton in year 1903. Gaya island is just up ahead as you can see on the background.

Kampung-Air,-Jesselton-1905-Kampung Air, Jesselton in year 1905

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

By looking at these photos, just keep me thinking that time is running really fast.. enjoy your live while you still can and preserve your mother heritage!

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

It was interesting to see Sabahan modifiers are once again showed their creativity into auto modification, I was amazed how they transformed their typical Malaysian car to looks like those Japs super cars, especially when it comes to VIP series, Sabahan modifiers really make their car delicious..

I leave you guys with these pics..

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Kenari VIP

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Proton Wira

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Proton Waja

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Proton Wira-Evo

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Perodua Kancil

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Perodua Myvi

Audio makeover :

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One of my favorite

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Extreme one

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NOS?? butul ka tuh..

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Interiors :

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VIP Series..

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I kinda like the seat, but it looks a bit semak bah this..

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Maybe a bit to orange lah..

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Really want to get myself with this leather seat + door, can you spot a PSP?

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How many screen can you actually spot there?

Engine performances :

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Awww! what do we got ere.. female photogs in action!

Show babes :

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err.. maybe not here la, you guys check them out closely at my Flickr..

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hope kamurang enjoy..

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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.. 😉

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