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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..

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..

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.

I was at the Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu for a short visit to the Majlis Rumah Terbuka Malaysia Tadau Kaamatan 2009 on last 07 June 2009. This was my ever shortest visit to such event so far, due pack wedding assignments on that particular day.

However, I manage to snap a number of photos during the morning session for some of you who have missed the event..

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There was number of bamboo stall placed outside the Padang Merdeka area which selling some Sabah local home-made food.

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I was there at around 9.30am and the area was already crowded with local tourist + visitors.

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There were traditional local food exhibition held during that day.

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Let me start with this Hinava, all-time Penampang favorite food. Made of Tuna fish and some mixture of Bambangan seed.

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Nonsom Bambangan, a mixture of Bambangan fruit + red chilies and normally kept about a week before you can eat it.

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Hinompuka, another Kadazan Penampang favorite food.

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Ingredients for Hinompuka; red rice flour, coconut milk, brown sugar, glutinous rice flour.

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The famous Panyaram/Penyaram, the Bajau local food favorite.

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One of my local favorite too actually.. sadap kalu mkn dengan Neslo panas2!!

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There are also Kuih Cincin, which also sadap kalu mkn dengan Neslo panas2!!

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Linongot, a popular local food of Tambunan district which made of rice, tapioca, potato, yam and tarap leaves.

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Another Bajau delights, Pais Ubi covered with banana leaves and made of Tapioca, coconut and some sugar. Pais can also be eaten with Banana.

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There were also few traditional bamboo house during that day, this one is Rumah Papar means ‘House of Papar’

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The Gong players, most of them are the senior citizens. Nowadays it seems hard to find a younger generation who know how to play the Gongs.

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The Kulintangan, another Sabah’s famous traditional musical instruments.

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Pinahapaha, a combination of local herbs + fruits which consist of; mazang, kayu kokos, sahi, pisang sahi, kayu oumis, hangod-hangod, lautan, lumun kihau, hugus, buah kondiu and buah dimuan.

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Another traditional house was built was the Rumah Penampang.

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and lastly, I give you one last shot.. a senior citizen of the Kadazan.

The major highlights of this event was actually started at 5.30pm, pity I couldn’t wait that long, I’m done visiting + shooting at about 11.00am..

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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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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

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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