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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..

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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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Dragon, Unicorn & Lion Dance Festival 2009
Venue : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu
Date : 17 January 2009
Time : 3pm – 7pm

Those that didn’t manage to watch the festival last Saturday, not to worries.. you can see some of the photos I took during the festival after the jump..

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The festival was officiated by the Deputy Chief Minister Y.B. Datuk Seri Panglima Yahya Hussin.

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One of the performer :

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Ehhemmm… one of my target subject of the day.

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I mean subject for photography bah!

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alamak.. talabih sudah! ehhemm… I’m sorry, okay now move to other pics

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One of the smallest performer I found that day.

The Lions, Dragons and Unicorns :

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There’s one type of Unicorn you’ll never find in any place in the world other than Sabah, is this Unicorn.. why is that?

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Because this Unicorn can do the Sumazau… better than me some more.

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Everyone including me enjoyed the show and performances by all 50 Chinese association who gathered in the festivals from whole part of Sabah was really amazing.

Those that missed the show, wait till next year as more such Chinese New Year festival celebrations will be coming next year.. Gong Xi Fa Chai everyone!!


Next : stay tuned as more pics coming..

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Chinese New Year, Gaya Street Night Market!

Borneo Art Exhibition (Closing)
07 February – 02 March 2008

This art exhibition is held for the first time and will feature combined works of art of local artist from Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Indonesia, showcasing thier latest masterpieces

Organiser : Sabah Art Gallery / Sabah Cultural Board
Contact Person : Datuk Mohd. Yaman Hj. Ahmad Mus
Tel : +6088 268875
Fax : +6088 210040
Contact : gallery_9@msn.com

City Day Regatta
23 – 24 February 2008

The City Day Regatta is held over two days, comprising of several races to determine the champions in various classes of boats. The event is held as part of the KK City Day celebrations.

Organiser : Kinabalu Yacht Club
Contact Person : Bridget Yong Stephens, Honorary Secretary
Tel : +6088 240070, 243070, 019 8808859
Fax : +6088 243007
Contact : kyctaru@tm.net.my

Borneo Art Exhibition
07 February – 02 March 2008

This art exhibition is held for the first time and will feature combined works of art of local artist from Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Indonesia, showcasing thier latest masterpieces

Organiser : Sabah Art Gallery / Sabah Cultural Board
Contact Person : Datuk Mohd. Yaman Hj. Ahmad Mus
Tel : +6088 268875
Fax : +6088 210040
Contact : gallery_9@msn.com