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Today’s Sabahan mother tongue that I’m goin to share with you guys is..

bangas

(noun)

Definition:
mouldy; stale; not new; something is not fresh

Examples:
bangas sudah bah idea kau nih ketinggalan zaman butul..”

ENG : “The idea is no longer fresh..”
Malay: “Idea yang anda gunakan sudah lapuk..”



*correct me if I’m wrong somewhere there, I’m not the super duper prof with some language degree what so ever.. just sharing my mother tongue with all because it’s actually caring bah!

This is going to be a new category post that I will share very frequent from today onwards. This category post I may call ‘Learn Sabahan’ and dedicated to those who love to learn Sabahan local dialect.. and today’s lesson I will start with my favorite Sabahan dialect and majorities of the Sabahan use this word..

bubut

(verb)

Definition:
to chase; to hurry after someone/something in order to catch them

Examples:
“Laju betul si Justin berlari, susah betul aku mau bubut dia bah..”

ENG : “Justin ran too fast, it was hard for me to chase him down..”
Malay: “Justin berlari sungguh pantas, agak susah untuk aku mengejarnya..”



*correct me if I’m wrong somewhere there, I’m not the super duper prof with some language degree what so ever.. just sharing my mother tongue with all because it’s actually caring bah!

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..

Poring Hot Spring, Kinabalu Park Sabah.
Well known mostly for its sulphuric minerals, located 40 km south-east of Kinabalu National Park in the district of Ranau at the edge of the Mamut rRiver, Sabah. Poring Hot Spring is managed by Sabah Parks and it took you about 2 hours drive from Kota Kinabalau city centre. Visitors can enjoy a soak in sulphurous water channelled from the hot springs into tiled pools and tubs or even boil an eggs ranging between 49 – 60 degrees celcius.

What you’ll expect:
Hot springs with sulphuric minerals, hot + warm bath tub, butterfly farm, Kipungit waterfall, tropical garden, Orchid Conservation Centre, Poring canopy walkway, Laganan waterfall and lots of fun relaxing.

What you didn’t know:
During very long time ago, Poring was originally a small village lived by the Dusun community of Ranau, most of their houses are built with huge + rouded poles of bamboo and the word ‘Poring’ is actually known as ‘Bamboo’. Therefore, the village named Kampung Poring or Poring Village.

Detail post coming up soon! stay tuned..

Pesta Kaamatan 2009 | Unreleased!

Concentration.
A boy with his traditional black Kadazan costume is playing with a Suling (flute) which made from a bamboo. Some other parts of west Malaysia calls it Seruling.

This Suling are corded according as aerophones and mainly played solo by the Sabahan locals. There are few musical festival organized annually by the local tourism authority here in Sabah, to preserve and promote the local traditional musical instruments to the young generation and tourist. If you’re visiting Sabah during the end of this year, don’t miss the Bamboo Musical Festival, which held in Tamparuli.

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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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Sompoton, a traditional musical instrument played by the Kadazan Dusun tribe and its originally from Tambunan district, Northern part of Sabah. Sompoton is made of by dried gourd and using a combination of 8 bamboo pipes inserted into it together with beeswax and 5 vines. The sounds of Sompoton can be described similar as the bagpipe + the mouth organ which are now occasionally been played during the Harvest Festival.

How to play Sompoton?
Using a mouth to blows and sucks air through the gourd mouth-piece to released the sounds of Sompoton.

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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!!

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The biggest + most famous weekly open air market in Sabah, is none other than the ‘Tamu Besar Kota Belud’, located at Kota Belud district, 78 km to the north east of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Tamu Besar Kota Belud is an annual event where the locals of Kota Belud will gather their hand-made products from various types of handicrafts, souvenirs, local foods and drinks offering for sale to the visitors.kotabelud-sabah-map

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This place was actually first open to the public on every weekend as a weekly tamu and known as Tamu Mingguan Pekan Kota Belud, later Kota Belud become an annual event of the grand Tamu Besar which held on every year by the month of October.

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Hand-made ‘Parang Bajau’, a creative craftmanship of the Bajau and Iranun comunities.

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Hand-made Rattan Basket or locally called Bakul Rotan by the Dusun.

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Most of the locals are Muslims from the ethnic of Bajau and Iranun.

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and majorities that offers their product for sale are from senior citizens.

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Ikan masin.. dried fish.

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Natural honey.. from RM5 to RM15 per bottle.

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Traditional local delights from various types of kuih muih of Kota Belud such as kuih cincin, kuih penjaram and kuih gelang are mouth-watering foods which you should try one.

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which will cost you as cheap as RM2 per packet.

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The Bajau beauty.. or I love to call it the ‘Perawan Bajau’

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The best time to visit Kota Belud is during the Grand Tamu Besar, it’s an annual event held on every October, for two days festivals usually on Saturday to Sunday. There are lots of interesting activities during the event which you will have the chance to get a closer look on the famous Bajau horsemen, cowboys of the East.

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What makes the Bajau horsemen unique is the costume of the horse itself.

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Usually the performance of the Bajau horsemen will took place in a school field nearby (about 10 minutes walk from the Tamu Kota Belud).

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There, you’ll see about hundreds of Bajau horsemen wearing their traditional colourful Bajau costume with full of nice decorations on each of their horses.

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Beside riding a horse, the Bajau community originally, they are the farmers and fishermen of Kota Belud.

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The Bajau are also best known for their ‘Dastar’, a hand-made woven cloth for male to wear for covering their hair.

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The Bajau male costume are formally consisit of a high collared long sleeve shirt call ‘baju sampit’ with gold buttons and this worn by a pants call ‘seluar sama’.

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Beside a performance of the Bajau horsemen, during the event earlier, there is a Bajau female beauty pageant contest call ‘Ratu Serimpak’, which been held for the last 7 years until now. The unique of this beauty pageant beside their natural beauty was all contestant wearing a traditional Bajau female costume which consist of cultural sarimpak head dress, badu sipak, sarong olos berangkit and silver belt.

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Below are some facts you might what to read  about Tamu Besar Kota Belud:

How long is the journey from Kota Kinabalu?
– 1 hour to 1.5 hours drive (standard time) to reach at Kota Belud
– 45 minutes drive (off course if you drive your car like how I did)

How to get there?
– Public bus (will cost you around RM10) – Depart from the bus station near the Merdeka field.
– Public taxi (will cost you around RM50) – Depart from the bus station near the Merdeka field or Inanam bus station

What to expect at Kota Belud?
– as I wrote… Lots of hand-made handicrafts and souvenirs for you to bring home, mouth-watering local delights, good quality home-made products from various types of foods and drinks.
– taik karabau… LOL!

Did you know?
The only Malaysian professional football player whom managed to score 2 goals against a full England team while playing for Malaysia on 1991 was a Bajau from Kota Belud named Matlan Marjan. He is a professional football player for the state of Sabah until the year 1995.

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My favorite shot of the day.. 😉

Those that interested, are higly recommended to visit the Tamu Besar Kota Belud… but you have to wait till next year October then..

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Traditional Mock Wedding Display
Date : Every Saturday of the month of November 2008
Venue : Monsopiad Cultural Village, Kg. Kuai
Time : 10.00am

Be mesmerize with the traditional wedding display from various types of ethnic community in Sabah. For more info, please contact : +6088 761336

Dusun of Ranau
The Dusun of Ranau district, which is located in the west coast of Sabah has a population of more than 50,000 of Dusun peoples along the Ranau district. The Dusun Ranau speaks in Dusunic language and Medtemu is one of their most famous ethnic dance.

It’s the 20th Sabah Fest 2008 festival extravaganza celebration which has been launched on last Saturday, 3rd May 2008 at Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu. … and I was there!! not to work but to join the fun!! Yeay!!!

Kids with traditional costume.. wait till you see how they perform.

Tourist are among that present to enjoyed the show.

The show started with an introduction of cultural wedding presentation of the Bajau group.

One of the Bajau’s wedding tradition.

Colourful patterns of backdrop for the wedding.

Later the Sabah Fest 2008 has been officially launched by the Sabah’s Head of State Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Ahmadshah bin Abdullah and wife.

together with the Chief Minister of Sabah Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman.

Then the cultural dance performance start..

Dance of Kudapasu

Dance of Igal Tabawan

Dance of Umang Ting Ting

Dance of Medtemu of the Dusun Ranau.. (sumandak-sumandak Ranau cun-cun oohh!)

Dance of Kudapasu

I love zoom lenses.. (haaa!! sumandak ini pun cun jugak!! workh!! koff!! koff!!)

I admire all these kids, macnificent performances!!

Dance of Magunatip..

The locals use to call them the Sabahan Warriors.

By the end of the event, all cultural dances came out to the stage and gather around and it’s time for a group singing, conducted by a local singer.

A Kompang playing by the Brunei group.

Backup vocal..

It’s the end of the show, everybody was enjoying the moment!! I must say that only this particular night you have the opportunity to see all Sabahan unique culture become unite + harmonious with colours and patterns.. and I’ve enjoyed the most.. proud to be true Sabahan!

More photos are coming.. stay tune! meantime, for full detail info about that night show.. kindly go HERE!

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.

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