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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.. we meet again! If you guys following the previous post on Sabah the Early Days, well here is the second part.

What you see here are some of Sabah’s early days photos during Kota Kinabalu was formerly known as Jesselton. Did you know that Gaya Street was actually first called as Bond Street.

Bond Street, Jesselton 1914

Today, Gaya Street will be closed on every Sunday for the Gaya Street Sunday market, selling lots of local foods and handicrafts, read more on ‘Gaya Street A – Z’. Until today, you can actually still see old shophouses built during the 1950s and there were few very old antique ‘Kedai Kopi’ that still exist in Gaya Street since the 1950s.

Gaya Street 1930.

There was one famous chinese shop houses in Bond Street during that day, the Ket Wah GoldSmith was one of them. After reading this post, try to locate Ket Wah GoldSmith if it’s still exist today.

View from Bond Street.

Jesselton Club in 1910s.

Atkinson Clock Tower.

Which was built in 1905, read some brief history about it here!

Jesselton view from Signal Hill.

War Memorial at Bond street 1922.

The memorial was unveiled on 8 May 1923 to commemorate the death of 13 local North Borneo soldiers who enlisted in the British Forces during World War 1.

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

Stay tuned for part 3 as more classic photos will be shown. Thanks again to Ms. Hidayati for the effort and time to scanned + emailed me the photos for us here to share..

If you are free this Sunday, I mean early sunday morning, as early as 6.30am then head to Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu to try your luck to win some cool prizes by participating the KK City Run 2010.. To participate you have to pay ZERO fees, the run is organized in conjunction to the 10th anniversary of Kota Kinabalu city day.

Kota Kinabalu City Run 2010
Venue : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo Malaysia.
Date : 7th March 2010
Time : Starts at 7.00 am
How to win : Run 4km within 1 hour, the first 100 runner who completed the task, they are eligible to win prizes!!

Bah! apa lagi urang2 Sabah, bangun tah awal ari minggu ani, main berlusir2 biskita ni..

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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

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Closing ceremony of the Harvest Festival Month 2009 and Crowning of Unduk Ngadau 2009 by Toh Puan Datin Seri Panglima Hajah Dayang Masuyah.

Date : 30 – 31 May 2009
Venue : Kadazandusun Cultural Association, Penampang, Sabah.

What to expect :
Bamboo orchestra, traditional sports, traditional dances, concert Kaamatan, Children Unduk Ngadau competition, Musical theater, Grand Final Unduk Ngadau state level Kaamatan 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!!