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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..

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..

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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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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!

The run has been over for few weeks now, you’ve read about the event introduction before and now only just got some free time to upload some photos from hundreds of shots I took during the Borneo International Marathon 2008 on last October 12, 2008.

Read the full articles + results + see more photos here!

or check out the event official site at BorneoMarathon.com

The Borneo International Marathon 2008 will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo on Sunday 12th October 2008.

The Borneo International Marathon is organise by Championship Sports Events Sdn.Bhd which provides the perfect opportunity for regular marathon and half marathon runners in the region to participate and keep in top racing condition. The Borneo International Marathon promises to offer not only a fantastic race venue, but also a memorable holiday for all. Whether your interests gravitate towards nature, sun or sea, holistic spa treatments, freshly harvested local seafood at unbeatable prices, as well as the opportunity to interact with some of the most hospitable people 5 degrees north of the equator, Sabah is truly a wonderful experience not to be missed.

There will be 5 categories run :

Full Marathon (1Borneo – Tanjung Aru)
Half Marathon (Likas Sports Stadium – Tanjung Aru)
10 kms (Likas Sports Stadium – Merdeka Complex)
Kids 400m
Kids 800m

The starting and finishing point for the marathon will be at Likas Sports Stadium and the route will take runners along some major highlights in the city.

Hurry up!! have you guys register?? fill up your form NOW!!

Registration Deadline : 30th September 2008 (Tuesday). Registration received after 30th Sept 2008 and up to 6:00pm on 11th October 2008 may be accepted with the absolute discretion of the organizers and registration packs will be subject to availability.

Any question about the race?? Click Here! or send your email enquiries at info@borneomarathon.com

More detail info : www.borneomarathon.com