Posts Tagged ‘Sabah’

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

Knock! knock!..

Uhuk! uhuk! kroff! kroff!!.. duii berhabuk suda this blog sampai terbatuk2 sia..

Berhabuk ndak berupdate berbulan-bulan sudah, dia punya habuk and dust sampai jatuh suda sia punya ranking di Alexa nih, since my last Alexa update on Alexa Page Rank almost 2 years ago (deh gila punya lama) baru #1,482,034, my best so far was on Sept 2007 ranked at #327,907.. demm! and now Made In Sabah rank at #3,288,983.. for those fresh bloggers, they should learn a bit about this Alexa ranking thingy, speaking by experience, it can actually motivates you from keep writing and update your blog.

Well.. OK enough with the Alexa thingy.. today I’m writing not just about my kejatuhan ranking Alexa yang terburuk, I’m now ready to write again, walaupun this blog berhabuk sana sini, but still people are coming in and out, walaupun tidak banyak tapi thanks to all lah yang coming, I noticed also there are few silent readers yang menyekodeng2 jugak kadang2.. also thanks to them for the skodengan. There are also readers yg setia membaca and giving out their positive input and comments.. Thank you lah to all!

I’m writing today also mo ucapkan Happy New Year and Selamat Tahun Baru 2011 to all and I would love to explainlah cikit after being “MNIA” Missing NOT In Action for many months. Firstly you’ll notice on this blog is the web layout of Made in Sabah has been changed into a new theme named Greyzed by The Forge Web Creations (If you’re loking for new theme to fill your new year with new look, go ahead to The Forge Web Creations) I kinda like the feel of grungy theme la this time.. saja bertukar theme yang baru since theme yang lama suda bangas(basi) berlalat so its some sort of nafas baru (la kunun kasi sedap hati)..

Maybe not many of you been wondering where on earth I go all this while, well.. I’ve been snapping a lot of places around Sabah during the year 2010 and you will see some of ‘Must Read’ post coming in the new year 201 after the jump.. but before that, let me do some explanation of my missing NOT in action..

– I’ve been super busy with my hardcore hobby and now become a profession into serious business..
– and since it got serious into this so call ‘profession’, I got tons of photos on my hard drive, external hd, thumb drive, dvd and almost everywhere..
– and since I got tons of photos everywhere to look at and therefore at the same time I have no ‘proper’ time to update this blog.. (Nope.. this is not alasan bah!)
– I got new member in the family.. she’s cute, she’s super healthy, she’s getting bigger, she’s a cute little monster.. I’m a lucky dad!!
– Speaking of lucky, I got a new job in line.. baby sitter, since I got most of my time working freelance at home.
– So being half baby sit half freelance job are being 4wd-challenging as its actually 80% baby sit and 20% wifey and -50% work, -50% hobby.. so you tell me when the hell do I get to update the blog?
– Actually I did some update on my other blog in case you guys didn’t know.. tapi post yang ringan2 jela..
– And because of all these I was so lazy to update bah (OK this can be a perfect reason)
– Lastly, just recently not long time ago, a new chapter came in to my life, I’ve just been attach to a profession of being working abroad.. good offer + good future, so I take the shot.. and now I’m settled down and ready to blog again..

So hopefully you guys get the idea lah kan my “missing NOT in action”

Here are some of ‘Must Read’ post coming soon that I’m going to publish for you guys.. all fresh, all new and pack with tons of jaw breaking photos..

Mount Kinabalu Climbing – from zero to sunrise:



Poring Hotspring, Ranau



Sabah Agricultural Park, Tenom



Proboscis Monkey & River Cruise, Klias



Mahua Waterfall, Tambunan



Bavanggazo Rungus Longhouse, Kudat



Tip of Borneo, Kudat


So guys.. hope you enjoy reading and welcome me back, let’s rock n aramaiti again this new year 2011, I’ll be out for a while and I’ll see you again very soon when I come back..

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..

Are you ready for a 3-days Murut cultural celebration held at Murut Cultural Centre in Tenom town? Those who missed last year’s Kalimaran festival, now is your chance. Here is the previous post of Pesta Kalimaran 2009 festival and see what you’ve missed!

Pesta Kalimaran 2009

8th Pesta Kalimaran 2010
Date: 2nd – 4th April 2010
Venue: Murut Cultural Centre,Tenom, Sabah

What to expect: local handicrafts, variety of local foods, traditional kampung2 games, cultural song + dance performance by the sub-ethnic Murut community, and lastly off course the Sabahan Sumandaks..

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..

Hi all! today I’m bringing you guys to a place called Kinarut Mansion, near the Kinarut-Beringgis road with a total distance of 30km from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

The Kinarut Mansion or the locals calls it ‘Rumah Besar Kinarut’ others also calls ‘Rumah Besar Agam Kinarut’ was believed been built between the year 1910 and 1914 as a resident to Mr. W.F.C. Asimont, the first manager of Kinarut Rubber Estate in Sabah.

The Kinarut Mansion was declared a historical building in 1993 under the Sabah Land Ordinance. Covering some 7.09 hectares, the mansion and its surroundings were designated a heritage site in 1998 for conservation and it was officially opened to the public in 1995.

The stairs leading all the way up to the site of the Kinarut Mansion.

Looking at the architectural concept of the ruins, it’s merely something typical to Greco-Roman style of building.

Now, what remain are just broken pillars and bricks, however you can still noticed the remnants of the stairs by its size.

There are not many stories related about Kinarut Mansion over the internet, I believed more detail stories can be found over the Sabah Archives office. Therefore some questions of ‘How did this place demolished as it is today?’ ‘What exactly happen to this place?’ ‘Who built the mansion?’ are still remain unanswered.

Today, the Kinarut Mansion is managed under the authority of the Sabah Museum.

Here is the contact details for those who interested more about the info :
Tel : +6088 256199
Website : http://www.mzm.sabah.gov.my

Pesta Kaamatan 2009 | Unreleased!

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A boy with his traditional black Kadazan costume is playing with a Suling (flute) which made from a bamboo. Some other parts of west Malaysia calls it Seruling.

This Suling are corded according as aerophones and mainly played solo by the Sabahan locals. There are few musical festival organized annually by the local tourism authority here in Sabah, to preserve and promote the local traditional musical instruments to the young generation and tourist. If you’re visiting Sabah during the end of this year, don’t miss the Bamboo Musical Festival, which held in Tamparuli.

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!

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.

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Gintutun Do Mohoing
It was believed that this rock has been used to hang most of the local crook’s head in the village somewhere in Penampang. A long time ago, there was a local warrior named ‘Monsopiad’ who killed those crooks and protect the village people from being kill and mob. He later then slaughter their head and kept the skulls as a collection in his house. This rock also believed has been replaced from its original location at Gaya island by the villagers in order to get rid of a plague that has been spreading over the village. Today, this rock remain at Kuai village, Kandazon Penampang, Sabah Borneo Malaysia and currently it serve as a display historical artifact at Monsopiad Cultural Village.

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!

Here are some pics I would like to share with you guys while I was at Lahad Datu for Hari Raya holidays recently..

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Session : Makan-Makan Malas Masak Dirumah
Venue : Aman Santai Corner (I might say one of the best in Lahad Datu)

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Kuew Teow Goreng Belacan @ RM3.00, we ordered twice for this..

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Mee Hailam Seafood @ RM4.00

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Mee Hoon Sup Ayam Spesel @ RM3.00

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One of a kind ‘Milo Tabur’ @ RM1.80.. wf punya fevret!

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wf enjoyed the makan-makan very much..

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Those who happen to visit Lahad Datu someday, I recommend you guys to drop by here and have some makan-makan (dinner is highly recommended). Aman Santai Corner sure got varieties of delicious meals on their menu and claimed that the chef cook is Burmese. They also selling burgers + chicken wings + satay madu.. worth it!