Posts Tagged ‘Lion dance’

I’m suppose to have fun playing with my sniper mode today, but as some of you guys might knew the saddest news that the 1Borneo Auto Challenge 2009 has been postpone to August,  arghhh!!!

But not to worries as today I leave you guys with this post + some photos from the recent 24th Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2009.. enjoy!

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24th Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2009
Date : 20 -21 June 2009
Venue : Likas Bay, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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In this year’s event, there are 65 total number of teams that participate in the race.

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I was there on Sunday which is the Final Race Day, but this time I came only at around 10am.

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Last year’s champion, the Pertubuhan Peladang Kawasan Tuaran again participate in the race to defend their title.

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Comparing to last year’s race, I’ve witness none (or maybe less) of the dragon boats had flip upside down.

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For your info,  the race venue has been moved to its original place where the location is just nearby about 3km away from last year’s venue.

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and I must say, Sabah Tourism Board had once again manage the event very well.

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After the final race was over, all teams gathered for the prize ceremony.

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Eventhough some of the teams that didn’t won, they are just enjoyed the race as one teams winnings.

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The main title ‘SABAH HEAD OF STATE TROPHY’ once again won by the team from Tuaran, none other than the Pertubuhan Peladang Tuaran.

2nd place : Terayung
3rd place : Rasa Ria As
4th place : Shan Shui A
5th place : Pasukan Kebangsaan Negara Brunei Darussallam

Congratulations to all winners!!

More photos of the race event + prize ceremony at LifeinBorneo.com

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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!

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5 Day Chinese New Year Carnival 2009

Date : 19 Jan – 23 Jan 2009
Time : 7.00pm – 10.30pm
Venue : Lintasan Deasoka

There will be lion dance performances, singing performances, chinese traditional dance and fireworks, and if you’re lucky you might get an angpow! Come join the crowd!!

Here is another bangas post from me..

The 23rd Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2008, was held at Likas bay, Kota Kinabalu on last 15th June 2008.

I was already worried by looking at the clouds but lucky the ‘bomoh’ hujan is quiet PRO!

The race never stop and this where the starting line up.

On my way walking to the main grand stage, I manage to shot few pics of the surrounding.

Some of the locals are selling drinks + snacks, while this one selling plumber tools. lol..

Cameraman in action

Cameraman lost his action.

One of the PRO I found with his very huge sniper.

The event start early at 8am on Sunday morning, but the crowd are already everywhere, can you imagine that.

Before the race start, hand stretching is a must.

and the first run begun.. Each boat shall have maximum 18 paddlers for one team plus one drummer and one navigator/coxworth.

Did you know no female to be allowed to participate in the male’s team paddlers except to participate as a drummer or navigator and those that won are eligible to go through the final round.

but they have to keep their energy for the final race.

while those that lost… Tired + Hot = Water! is what they need

and no regrets. No women will be allowed to join amale paddlers unless the

Rowing back to the shore

Other contestant waiting for their turn for action

A while after, this Dragon came up with a fireball on his mouth..

..to greet the Yang Dipertua Negeri T.Y.T Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah that arrived around 10am.

and this time, I got him really close..

Other VIPs that present are Datuk Masidi Manjun, Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Chau Tet On, President of Sabah Chinese Cultural Association and also Y.M Dato’ Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin, Sabah Tourism Chairman.

A welcome show by 24 young talented kids playing chinese drums.

this kids sure got skill

A lion dance

and after the show the final race begun..

But something happens during the final race

something that really frustrated

Damned frustrated

But those are still on the rowing, battle up against each other.

and it was a close finished between four boats.

So this where the judges stand to get the final result.

After the final race, all contestant gathered in front of the grandstand and the prizes presentation ceremony begun.

There are 6 categories trophy offered and the main category is

The Sabah Head of State’s Trophy : Men’s Open Category for International Teams and Top Malaysian Teams

3rd place, Brunei Darussalam National Team, won a Medals + RM1,000

2nd place, Terayung, Tuaran, won a Medals + RM2,500

and the Champion, Pertubuhan Peladang Tuaran, won a Medals + RM4,000

Congratulations to all winners!!! for more detail info of the winners, read more this post here!

there goes folks, sorry this time no chicks/babes/sumandak..