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Again, as last year’s top post in MadeinSabah with 16,034 views so far, I brings you the complete 41 sumandaks of Unduk Ngadau 2009 Contestants listing which made to the grand final round at KDCA last week. The official winner has already been announced and those who missed the battle at Grand Finale Unduk Ngadau 2009, check them out here!


Ms. Gilda J Joeplik, Sandakan


Ms. Emilda Albert, Paitan


Ms. Lydia Binti Binidik, Kemabong


Ms. Jukini Gamius, Semporna


Ms. Deizi Sebastian Mojinu, WP Labuan


Ms. Lynnestherwenns Masuin, Kudat


Ms. Flina Binti Rutum, Tamparuli


Ms. Erra Quency Victor, Kota Belud


Ms. Laine Binti Tinggangau, Kota Marudu


Ms. Hulliwta Eliser, Tungku


Ms. Rounnah Bab Robert Sylvester, Tenom


Ms. Rachel Martinus, Inanam


Ms. Diana Binti Ngoai, Menumbok


Ms. Evilin Binti Mathis, Pitas


Ms. Sarimah Bt Tangkungon, Pagalungan


Ms. Jovetta Joprine, Kuala Penyu


Ms. Victoria Yam Pei Ling, Kunak


Ms. Wineh Binti Diwalang, Nabawan


Ms. Elsie R Marius, Tanjung Aru


Ms. Sheron Olga Fedilis, Sook


Ms. Cecelia Riymante, Membakut


Ms. Clarencena Kadius, Matunggong


Ms. Joanne Bernadette John, Beluran


Ms. Jennifer David, Telupid


Ms. Gloria Lyne Bami, Kinabatangan


Ms. Maylesthelyn Matius, Putatan


Ms. Elinna Binti Musuin, Likas


Ms. Wanda Hendryana Pius, Lahad Datu


Ms. Cindy Celestine Sipilis, Tawau


Ms. Efahrina Nicholas, Tambunan


Ms. Jacqueline Monalisa, Banggi


Ms. Jovenea Jim Lajim, Klang Valley


Ms. Earoziana Elvy Venture, Tongod


Ms. Stella Nakaran, Ranau


Ms. Fredericka Camilla Richard Daut, Tuaran


Ms. Jacqueline Bt Joseph, Keningau


Ms. Pearl Dianne Petrus, Kota Kinabalu


Ms. Affy Jackleyinda Entawin, Beaufort


Ms. Roziyanah Bt Mutang, Sipitang


Ms. Appey Rowenna Januin, Papar


Ms. Joanne Kimberley J Majalap, Penampang

This year will be a bit different compare to last year voting, you may vote from a number of 1 vote to even 100 votes (supaya sanang sia kira bah!)

Bah! apa lagi kamurang.. start your VOTES now!!

Calling all sumandak-sumandak who stay in Kota Kinabalu area, age between sweet 18 – 25 years old with minimum height of 5′ 2” are encourage to participate in the most happening Unduk Ngadau beauty pageant this year.


First stage selection : 5 May 2009
Venue : First floor, Meeting hall, DBKK
Time : 1300 – 1700

Second stage selection : 8 May 2009
Venue : Hotel Le Meridien, KK
Time : 1900 – 2300

Final stage selection : 14 – 16 May 2009
Venue : Lintasan Deasoka, KK
Time : 1700

3 finalist will automatically represents Kota Kinabalu, Tg. Aru and Likas district which eligible them to go to the Grand Finale Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2009 in Penampang this 30th – 31st May 2009.

Get the entry form at DBKK office or download at
More info about the entry registration :
Mrs. Dorin Datuk Thomas (088-214509)
Mrs. Elizabeth Borubui / Mr. Felix Malangkig / Mrs. Glorie Joseph (088-521800)

photo above :  Unduk Ngadau 2008 KK, Tg. Aru and Likas district

The Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre is first known as Likas Mangrove or Likas Swamp before it changed to Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary and later Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre. The area consist of 24 hectares of mangrove forest which has 9 different species of mangrove plants. The sanctuary become the feeding ground for many species of resident birds and some migrated bird species from Northern Asia.


Situated just within the Kota Kinabalu city centre, just beside the Likas Sport stadium.


The sanctuary was first designated as a bird sanctuary in 1996 while in 1998 it was designated as a State Cultural Heritage Site.


Once you enter the area, you’ll start the journey by following this path.


Before you enter further, you may look at the location map in order to see the overall location.


The path will take you about 1.5km boardwalk into the mangrove.


You have a choice to start with the path on your left (looks a bit scarry kan!!)


Maybe that’s why, they put this sign instead.. I would recommend that you don’t go alone (like me). The place is peaceful, very fresh and really quiet.


or you may go all the way straight (I choose to go straight instead)


The first hut you will find (there are total of 10 huts along the way)



Just take a look closer at the mangrove tree.


This shot taken during my early visit in the morning at around 8am.




After about 20 minutes walk, your will reach The Rotary Nature Activities. Actually its an outdoor classroom for environmental games + activities.. just at that time it was closed for renovation.


Then, later continue the journey along this path and if you’re lucky, you’ll witness groups of birds flying across this area.


After about 15 minutes walked from The Rotary Nature Activities, you will reach at this point.. actually this is my favorite spot!!


It’s actually a Bird hide, if you pronounce it in locals it will sound like ‘tapuk burung’


But I love to called it ‘tempat batimbak burung’.. The place you can hiding quietly while witness birds trying to catch a fish + small crabs + oysters.


and it’s time for….. ‘sniper mode’!!


I have waited about 20 minutes and suddenly one bird appear..


and later came another one..


Just this is the closest I can get..


After I have enjoyed my 45 minutes ‘batimbak burung’, I continue the journey..


Through this path and all the way…

kk_wetland_centre_kotakinabalu_0742 the observation tower, about 15 minutes walk from bird hide


some shots I took from the tower



Lastly, you will reach at one path where you can walk through a gravel of mud all the way until the starting point, those who love to get close to nature can actually try this path.


Shot taken at freshwater pond at the entrance of the starting point.. just playing with the 50mm lenses.


While this shot taken at the main entrance near the main gate of Kota Kinabalu Wet Land Centre.

Those who love to enjoy some nature in the city, this is the place you MUST go!!
I would recommend to visit Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre during the morning time (7am-8am) or late afternoon (4pm -5pm) as you might get to witness those birds + other inhabitants.

These are some birds species you may expect :
– White Breasted Waterhen or Keruak
– Spotted Dove or Merbok Balam
– Peaceful Dove or Merbok Aman
– Purple Heron or Pucung Serandau
– Little Heron or Pucung Keladi
– Common Redshank or Kedidi Kaki Merah
– Common Greenshank or Kedidi Kaki Hijau
– Pacific Golden Plover or Rapang Kerinyut
– Common Sandpiper or Kedidi Pasir
– Common Iora or Kunyit Kacat
– Little Green Pigeon or Punai Daun
– Philippine Glossy Starling or Perling Mata Merah
– Pink-Necked Green Pigeon or Punai Gading
– Green Imperial Pigeon or Pergam Besar
– Common Kingfisher or Pekaka Cit-Cit Kecil
– White Collared Kingfisher or Pekaka Sungai
– Stroked Bill Kingfisher or Pekaka Paruh Pendek

Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre also provides educational activities + programmes.
for more info go to : or call : 088-246955

Below are some pictures I took during the Borneo International Cat Show 2008 last month, held at Sabah Trade Centre.

Wf was there too.. Introducing Kiera, she’s in the Household Pet category.

The Borneo International Cat Show was actually the first show ever held here in Sabah which been officiated by the YB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Yahya Hussin. There were 4 categories of cat.. Championship Class..

..Premiership Class

..Household Cat

and Kitten Class..

Becky Orlando, one of the professional jury from USA.

and Wayne Trevathan also comes from USA (I like this guy)

Those with DSLR really not want to miss a chance to snap all those cute gorgeous cats..

Including this familiar faces.. Oh! it’s Jacq!

and of course, Wei Chuen was there too.

During a cat show, the person you should ask about almost anything about cats that you don’t know is with the appointed CFA Ambassador (left). CFA Ambassador will guide you through the whole process during the cat show.

Just I’ve noticed.. aren’t the participants are not allowed to approach or even speak with the jury during a cat show?

but what’s up with this guy lady!!

Politics is always politics.. She won one of the 1st prize category cat.. mmmm… does her winning got something to do with the two picture above??

The CFA Ribbons..

The smallest kitten of the show.. 10th Best Household Cat

and introducing.. his name is Polar, Kiera’s brother. he’s not participating, just to keep Kiera comfort during the show.

Lastly, wf won the 4th Best Household Cat for Kiera .. not bad ha, for first timer.. yeayyy!! clap! clap! clap!

For photos of the overall winners.. click HERE!

The first ever International cat show will be held here at the land below the wind, Sabah! Witness a world class pedigree cats on a two day show. Yeayy!! Wife is super happy..

Venue : Sabah Trade Centre, Likas, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Date : 23rd & 24th August 2008
Rings : 4 Rings All Breed
Judges : Rod U’ren (Australia), Becky Orlando (USA), Wayne Trevathan (USA), Diana Rothermel(USA)
Master Clerk : Dick Kallmeyer(USA)

organiser : Mr. Ben Hsu, Borneo Cat Club

En. Ken Wee Kwong Ho (Entry Clerk) at : +6012 6804045
En. Nor Arisham Bakar (Asst. Entry Clerk) at : +6016 278298

email your entry at : or you can also fill up the online entry form here

Hurry up! Entry limits will be 255 entries and the closing date is 31 July 2008.

Most of you guys have already heard the winners of Sabah Unduk Ngadau state level 2008 which has been announce last week at the KDCA, Penampang. But for those Sabahan who still not aware or not really follow-up the Unduk Ngadau 2008 contestant, here are the full list of contestant that manage to the final round which I took during their short appearance on a day one of Pesta Kaamatan Peringkat Negeri Sabah 2008 last Friday.

Ms. Juliana Aping, Unduk Ngadau Lahad Datu 2008

Ms. Shirley Mervin, Unduk Ngadau Beluran 2008

Ms. Rozaini Bt. Ayu, Unduk Ngadau Pagalungan 2008

Ms. Gilda J Joelik, Unduk Ngadau Tawau 2008

Ms. Felicia Yapin, Unduk Ngadau Beaufort 2008

Ms. Adeline Joprine, Unduk Ngadau Kuala Penyu 2008

Ms. Norsitih Bt. Dayak, Unduk Ngadau Kemabong 2008

Ms. Surayani Sipin, Unduk Ngadau Nabawan 2008

Ms. Clayrina Liew, Unduk Ngadau Semporna 2008

Ms. Emily Majil, Unduk Ngadau Tambunan 2008

Ms. Mailin Julmin, Unduk Ngadau Tongod 2008

Ms. Stance Wong, Unduk Ngadau Labuan WP 2008

Ms. Marilyn Cindi John, Unduk Ngadau Matunggong 2008

Ms. Liaty Bt. Ahaya, Unduk Ngadau Sipitang 2008

Ms. Flina Runtum, Unduk Ngadau Likas 2008

Ms. Jilnah Majintal, Unduk Ngadau Banggi 2008

Ms. Leydiani P. Nealdson, Unduk Ngadau Ranau 2008

Ms. Raissey Sinuar, Unduk Ngadau Kota Marudu 2008

Ms. Rosziani Simon, Unduk Ngadau Tenom 2008

Ms. Aloysius Thecla Phillip, Unduk Ngadau Kota Belud 2008

Ms. Sylvia L. Sipayang, Unduk Ngadau Putatan 2008

Ms. Verone Lansu, Unduk Ngadau Keningau 2008

Ms. Audrey Joan Anthonius, Unduk Ngadau Tamparuli 2008

Ms. Florence Masimbin, Unduk Ngadau Kinabatangan 2008

Ms. Jessica Johnderry, Unduk Ngadau Sandakan 2008

Ms. Anne Mary Tan Khan, Unduk Ngadau Klang Valley 2008

Ms. Cecily Gismin, Unduk Ngadau Inanam 2008

Ms. Iris My Peter Jangki, Unduk Ngadau Membakut 2008

Ms. Masyin Madeyok, Unduk Ngadau Pitas

Ms. Jizeresta Jimmy, Unduk Ngadau Bandaraya KK 2008

Ms. Andrea Peter, Unduk Ngadau Tanjung Aru 2008

Ms. Petronella Cherry Benard, Unduk Ngadau Papar 2008

Ms. Deirdre Theseira Joannes, Unduk Ngadau Tuaran 2008

Ms. Stephanie Rodney Chai, Unduk Ngadau Sook 2008

Ms. Leonie Lawrence Gontuni, Unduk Ngadau Penampang 2008

Maybe most of you Sabahan already knew who’s the winner right? But.. have you ever satisfy with the results?? Did your favorite contestant won anything?? or did any of the Unduk Ngadau from your district level awarded to any of the prizes?? No!!! what a pity.. cut the crap, here you can make your own Unduk Ngadau champion. What you need to do is to vote by writing a comment on the comment box. write your 3rd, 2nd and 1st choice and why.. apa lagi, sanang saja bah itu!!

let me make my own vote first..hee!

for more details result on the Unduk Ngadau Grand Final 2008, you can always check out this portal!