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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..

Get the deal HERE!

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.

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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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What is this all about?
“The only oceanic island in Malaysia which rises 600 meters from the seabed, Sipadan Island is a world wonder in its own right. It is formed by living corals engulfing an extinct volcano cone which took centuries to develop. Located at the centre of the Indo-Pacific basin, Sipadan Island has one of the world’s richest marine biodiversity in its ecosystem. Emerging from 222 participating countries, Sipadan Island has been nominated as one of the 261 qualified national and multinational nominees. Your votes will decide which of these nominees will make it to the top 77 in each group category. ”

Currently (at this point posting) Sipadan is rank 14th, which Sipadan need to climb three more places to qualify to the next preliminary round.

You have TWO choices of VOTE :
VOTE via website
VOTE via telephone

I’m writing NOT to get sympathy, I’m proud as a Sabahan, one of the most worth full nature in Sabah is Sipadan island, If you love Sabah like I do.. then VOTE NOW for Sipadan the New 7 Wonders of Nature!!

For more info, visit the official page site : www.votesipadan.com

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Tribe : Bajau
The Bajau tribe are one of the largest ethnic group in Sabah, Borneo Malaysia. Nowadays, there are also known as the “cowboys of the east” who originally has been believed migrated from the southern Philippines about few hundreds years ago. The Bajau are the fisherman, divers and farmers, they were also once before the most dangerous pirates within the Sulu Sea and various seas surrounding the Indonesian island in Sulawesi. While Bajau in the south eastern part of Sabah are very skillful with craftsmanship work where they built their own traditional fishing boat called lepa-lepa boat, they are also known as the Sea Bajau for this. These unique lepa-lepa boats are featured on every annual festival held in Semporna and these boats are decorated with colorful decoration and raced against each other in an annual celebration called Regatta Lepa which explains why they are still commonly called the “sea gypsies”.

Did You Know?
The most significant + symbolic animals to the Bajau is buffalo and horse.

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park Open Day
Date : Sunday, 6 July 2008

08.15am – Arrival of guest
08.45am – Arrival of VIP
09.00am – Speech by th VIP
10.00am – Makan time
11.00am – Show
05.00pm – Closing

For more detail info, please contact 088-215353.

Entrance fee is FOC!!
Come and join the crowd as you might be seeing me there. See my previous post on Lok Kawi Wildlife Park visit for pictures + location map

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!

Malaysia Airlines Travel Fair 2008 (MATF)
22 – 24 February 2008

Malaysia Airlines Travel Fair (MATF) is back in Kota Kinabalu for the 2nd time. Various airfares and holiday packages offers up to 70% discount off current market fares will be available during the fair.

Organiser : Malaysia Airlines Bhd
Venue : Grand Ballroom, Magellan Sutera Harbour
Contact Person : Hayati / Alfreedo
Email Contact : nurha@mas.com.my, alfreedo@mas.com.my
Event Website : www.malaysiaairlines.com.my

Note:
Event starts at 10am to 10pm
Grand Ballroom, Magellan Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu

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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