Posts Tagged ‘Kota Kinabalu’

Located about 110km to the south of Kota Kinabalu city in Beaufort district. It will takes you about 2 hours drive from the city. Klias is home to the famous long-nosed monkey name Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) or simply name ‘Monyet Belanda’ among the locals.

What to expect?

  • Proboscis monkey
  • Monitor lizard
  • Fire flies
  • Crocodile
  • Mangrove forests + swamps
  • Kingfisher
  • Gray + white heron
  • Prawns


Activities

  • River cruise
  • Fishing
  • Animal photo hunting
  • honeymoon..? perhaps

Event | 4th Sabah International Folklore 2009

Event: 5th Sabah International Folklore 2010
Date: 19th – 26th July 2010
Venue: Sabah Cultural Centre, Penampang, Sabah Borneo Malaysia.

Sabah Local Dance Competition Part 1 & Part 2 : 21st – 22nd july 2010 at 7pm
International dance Competition Part 1 & Part 2 : 24th – 25th July 2010 at 8pm
Ticket fee: First class (RM50), Adult (RM30), Children (RM10)

Gala Nite at Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysian Borneo
23rd July 2010 at 8pm – 10.30pm

What to expect: 19 international Dance group will be performing and compete to gain the title.

Those who have missed last years’ event, you can always check them out HERE!

ps: ehooooo.. Singapore dance troups datang agi nih yang bikin siok nih..

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..

Having fun time photo shooting sumandak..

Once again you will have the opportunity to get your signature made ‘Sabahan Tattoo’ done at Monsopiad Cultural Village.. to those who missed this exhibition before, here is your chance!

Tattoo Exhibition
Date : Every 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th of January 2010
Venue : Monsopiad Cultural Village, Kg. Kuai, Kandazon, Putatan, Sabah

Contact person : 088- 774337 / 088-761336

Read previous post about Tattoo Exhibition at Monsopiad Cultural Village!

Majlis Rumah Terbuka Malaysia Krismas 2009

Sunday, 27 December 2009
12.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Location : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Theme : Rakyat Didahulukan Pencapaian Diutamakan

What to expect :
1Malaysia dance + songs performance, special appearance by Stacy AF, Karen Tan, Banumita, Iqwal and Jamal Abdillah, also an appearance by my fevret female local artist, Clarice John Matta and Everitus Gungkit. Kids and children will have the chance to meet 20 x Santa Claus + 20 x Santa Rina.

It’s been a while I didn’t upload any post for ‘I Know What You Did Last Sunday!’… so guys here goes..

Happy monday;)

Pesta Kaamatan 2009 | Unreleased!

Current Chief Minister of Sabah, Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Musa bin Haji Aman was at the launch of Pesta Kaamatan 2009 which held at the Kadazandusun Cultural Association Sabah (KDCA) last May 2009. Left: Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan and right: YB Datuk Haji Masidi Manjun.

Apa kabar smua urang2 Sabah?
Today’s post is a bit different as I’m showing you guys some of Sabah’s early days photos, some of you might have seen these photos but for those (including me) I just couldn’t stop to post this and share to all of you.. Special thanks to one of Made In Sabah’s loyal readers + supporters from Klang KL, Ms. Hidayati for the effort and time to scanned + emailed me the photos for us here to share..

Jesselton (which now is known as Kota Kinabalu) was found by the British North Borneo Company in 1899 by Henry Walker as the Land Commisioner.

Jesselton-view-from-Signal-Hill-1909Jesselton view from Signal Hill in 1909. Can anyone spot the ‘Atkinson Clock Tower’

Jesselton 1903Jesselton in year 1903. Gaya island is just up ahead as you can see on the background.

Kampung-Air,-Jesselton-1905-Kampung Air, Jesselton in year 1905

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

By looking at these photos, just keep me thinking that time is running really fast.. enjoy your live while you still can and preserve your mother heritage!

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Bazaar Ramadhan@Lintasan Deasoka, Kota Kinabalu
Selling many kinds of varieties of local foods + drinks + snacks.
Open everyday : 2pm – 7pm

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Borneo Auto Challenge 2009
Date: 15-16 August 2009
Venue : Gourment Lane – Auto City, 1Borneo
Time: 10am-9pm

It was interesting to see Sabahan modifiers are once again showed their creativity into auto modification, I was amazed how they transformed their typical Malaysian car to looks like those Japs super cars, especially when it comes to VIP series, Sabahan modifiers really make their car delicious..

I leave you guys with these pics..

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Kenari VIP

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Proton Wira

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Proton Waja

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Proton Wira-Evo

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Perodua Kancil

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Perodua Myvi

Audio makeover :

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One of my favorite

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Extreme one

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NOS?? butul ka tuh..

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Interiors :

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VIP Series..

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I kinda like the seat, but it looks a bit semak bah this..

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Maybe a bit to orange lah..

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Really want to get myself with this leather seat + door, can you spot a PSP?

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How many screen can you actually spot there?

Engine performances :

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Awww! what do we got ere.. female photogs in action!

Show babes :

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err.. maybe not here la, you guys check them out closely at my Flickr..

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hope kamurang enjoy..

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The 2nd Borneo Auto Challenge 2009 was just over yesterday, rain maybe has spoil the day, but the heat is always on for the battle of..

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Modified bodykits..

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Superb interiors…

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Heavy audio systems…

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Alcoholic drinks??

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and my fevret of course.. the babes!

More event pics coming soon..

Stay tuned kamurang.. 😉

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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Borneo Auto Challenge 2009 is now CONFIRMED!!

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Borneo Auto Challenge 2009
Date: 15-16 August 2009
Venue : Gourment Lane – Auto City, 1Borneo
Time: 10am-9pm