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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..

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..

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

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

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

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

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The Punjab Folk Arts Center from India.

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Daya Presta Company from Indonesia.

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Performing a dance called ‘Tarian Topeng Petawi’

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

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Their costume has similarity to the Dayak community of Sarawak.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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this group was my second fevret..

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

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

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the Sumazau..

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Everyone in the teams can do the Sabahan Sumazau

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

Prize giving ceremony + Group photo session :

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

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

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

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

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but not this one.. really!

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

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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.. 😉

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Next : Pesta Gambus 2009

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To those that didn’t make it to the Sabah Fest 2009 Cultural Extravaganza 2009 last last week which was held at the Magellan Sutera Harbor Resort, here I’ve published some photos from the cultural events for you guys to see..

Bah! enjoy kamurang!

The event start on 2nd May till 4th May 2009, which was usually to be held only for two days, but since the new PM planned to come on Monday, the event extended for 3 days..

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On the morning session, the event start with handicrafts and food exhibition which started at 10.00am.

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A spiritual ritual dummy set for the exhibition.

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Stall displaying Sabah hand-made handicrafts.

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The Rungus costume rich with colorful beads.

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Sompoton, traditional musical instruments in Sabah.

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Sompoton usually played by the Kadazan tribe.

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Can this be consider as sompoton + saxophone = somsophone?

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The Bajau tribe are very skillful in craftsmanship.

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Sabahan products sale at cheaper price, Tenom coffee.

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Borneo chocolates..

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Some collections of Sabah artworks by the local Sabahan artists.

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Some stalls are open for live Portrait + Caricature drawing.

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One of the interesting stall displaying Sabah arts I found in this year Sabah fest exhibition would probably this stall, selling Stone Painting.

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With using an acrylic, the stones looks very impressive.

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Which I must say can be a very unique souvenirs while you in Sabah.

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These are the artists behind those impressive artworks.

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They are known as the Mayuri House, the place where you can buy collections of Sabah arts.

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Mayuri House of Art also providing art class from kids to adult level.

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Look at these sketches which I thought mcm gambar suda nih!

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Rafflesia flower..

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Meet the available bachelor artists, Ramel and Alan. These two talented young gentlemen can be reach at Mayuri House of Art

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This is Rufinah, a Rungus women from Kudat, saying that the sketching of that  old man in that photo is actually her 80 years old grand father.

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Highlights :
As the time was around 7pm, some of the visitors and VIP guests started to enter to the main ballroom for the event highlights which was the cultural dance performance by the cultural groups of Sabah.

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One of the VVIPs that present that night was Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan and wife.

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The show begun..

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The Bajau Semporna.

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Urang kita..

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The Bajau Tuaran

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Fauziah Gambus

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The Rungus beauty

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Murut warior..

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The Dusun Lotud of Tuaran.

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At the end of the show, as usual all visitors are welcome to join the cultural dance.

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Sabahan faces..

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Hope you guys enjoy the photos, more will coming soon!

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If you have NOT seen the Sabah Fest 2008 – Harmony & Diversity, feel free to check them out!

It’s time for the opening of the grand + most anticipated cultural event in the land below the wind!

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SABAH FEST 2009 – Cultural Extravaganza
Date : 2nd May – 4th May 2009
Venue : Magella Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Handicraft + Food Exhibition : 1000 am – 2200 pm
Cultural Extravaganza show : 0800 pm

Purchase your ticket at Sabah Tourism Board + Sri Pelancongan, also sold at the entrance to the venue at Magellan Grand Ballroom.

Come + feel the cultural Journey!!