Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

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..


The hall was so dark inside, lucky the stage spotlight helps so much on the lighting.


The first team that came up for the performance was Cambodian Culture & Arts Group from Cambodia.


Their dance performance using a coconut shell a.k.a tempurung kelapa and main gulik2.


Next that made their appearance was Guang Dong group from China with their Zhan Jiang Song and Dance Ensemble.




The Punjab Folk Arts Center from India.




Daya Presta Company from Indonesia.


Performing a dance called ‘Tarian Topeng Petawi’


and next came the Majlis Adat Dayak Nasional from Kalimantan, Indonesia.


Their costume has similarity to the Dayak community of Sarawak.



and next came the On Alti Kiz also known as the sixteen girls all the way from Kazakhstan.




Now, this group was my favorite among the rest, Tacloban Performing Art Group from Philippines.


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.


They’re also using bamboos, just maybe this one was hardcore version, since they all main baring2 + main angkat2..


..+ main terbang2 berlawan atas bamboo pun ada bah!


Next group was East Barito Regency Artistry Team, again from Indonesia.



Dance performance by Saudi Arabia Group Riyadh came all the way from Saudi Arabia.



Then came the neigbouring country of Malaysia, Sriwarna group from Singapore performed a dance called ‘Nadi’


Using huge drums, these babes.. kohf! kohf! I mean these ladies really can performed such spectacular dance.


this group was my second fevret..


and lastly, a performance by the group representative for Malaysia from Negeri Sembilan.


At the final of the show.. all teams came out and gather in front of the stage and perform one dance we here call..


the Sumazau..


Everyone in the teams can do the Sabahan Sumazau


Including these hot babes dancers (kohf! kohf! terbatuk lagi!) from the land of Pua Chu Kang.

Prize giving ceremony + Group photo session :


Winner of 3rd Best Performance, On Alti Kiz (sixteen girls) from Kazakhstan.


Winner of 2nd Best Performance, Daya Presta Company from Indonesia.


The overall champion, 1st Best Performance, Tacloban Performing Art Group from Philippines.



Okay! I just made up those two bubble text..


but not this one.. really!



The performance group Persatuan Melayu Keriam Tutong ‘Pesaka’ from Brunei Darussalam.



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.. 😉


Next : Pesta Gambus 2009


As announced, Monsopiad Cultural Village is now having their Tattoo and Art Exhibition along the month of October and me once as a fine art students before + tribal pattern was one of my favorite, I’ve managed to spend some time to visit the place and took some pics for you guys.

I can summarize on the first stage of a tattoo process, it can be said as an ‘introduction’ between you and the needle tattooer.

You’re free to choose a tattoo design from a catalog provided or you can just bring your own tattoo design.

The tools..

What’s in the bag..

and.. the second stage.. there’s none actually, you get the tattoo experience once you hear a sound of bbzzzttttttttt………

Experience that you can only imagine..

A tattooer has to be a quiet artistic person

In order to get one nice tattoo for their customer.

sorry.. have some commercial break just for a blink

A normal size of single colored tattoo normally will takes about 45 minutes to finish the whole process.

After all the pain!! after all the heat!! and all the bzzzttttt!!!! in the end

All are worth it!!

interested? Contact person : 088-761336  Ms. Nadia / Mr. Awad

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park Open Day
Date : Sunday, 6 July 2008

08.15am – Arrival of guest
08.45am – Arrival of VIP
09.00am – Speech by th VIP
10.00am – Makan time
11.00am – Show
05.00pm – Closing

For more detail info, please contact 088-215353.

Entrance fee is FOC!!
Come and join the crowd as you might be seeing me there. See my previous post on Lok Kawi Wildlife Park visit for pictures + location map

9th Annual Sabah Adventure Challenge 2008
21 – 23 March 2008

The 9th annual Sabah Adventure Challenge 2008 is scheduled for the 21st to the 23rd of March 2008 in the Ranau, Kota Belud and Kota Marudu Districts with a race around Mount Kinabalu covering some 200 kilometres. The race will see teams racing in teams of two people per team covering a dawn till dusk event with a series of disciplines including trail running, orienteering, mountain biking and traditional bamboo rafting.

Organiser : Sabah Adventure Challenge
Contact Person : Avtar S. Sandhu
Tel : +6088 261070
Fax : +6088 261070
Email Contact :
Event Website :

Local Fruits and Traditional Food Exhibition
February 2008

Savour Sabah’s many local fruits such as the durian, tarap and rambutan as well as unique local delicacies from various ethnic groups. This twice-weekly exhibition will be taking place at the Monsopiad Cultural Village, just a 20-minute drive from KK City.

Organiser : Monsopiad Cultural Village
Contact Person : Monsopiad Cultural Village
Tel : +6088 761336
Fax : +6088 761680
Contact :

Last Sun I went to the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, its about 25km from the capital city of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu and about 3km from my place.. the park was just freshly launched and run by the Sabah Wildlife Department under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Environtment.