Posts Tagged ‘Sabah’

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!