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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..

As promised from previous teaser, here are some photos during the 4th Sabah International Folkdance Competition 2009 and there are total of 11 countries participate on the show performance which was held for two days at Sabah Cultural Centre, Penampang on last 4th and 5th July. The tickets cost you RM30 for Adult, RM10 for Kids and RM50 for 1st Class..

Let me head straight to the dance performances..

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The hall was so dark inside, lucky the stage spotlight helps so much on the lighting.

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The first team that came up for the performance was Cambodian Culture & Arts Group from Cambodia.

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Their dance performance using a coconut shell a.k.a tempurung kelapa and main gulik2.

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Next that made their appearance was Guang Dong group from China with their Zhan Jiang Song and Dance Ensemble.

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The Punjab Folk Arts Center from India.

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Daya Presta Company from Indonesia.

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Performing a dance called ‘Tarian Topeng Petawi’

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and next came the Majlis Adat Dayak Nasional from Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Their costume has similarity to the Dayak community of Sarawak.

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and next came the On Alti Kiz also known as the sixteen girls all the way from Kazakhstan.

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Now, this group was my favorite among the rest, Tacloban Performing Art Group from Philippines.

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The group performed a dance legend of Sari Manok a.k.a chicken. See how’s the dance similarity to our local Magunatip dance here in Sabah.

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They’re also using bamboos, just maybe this one was hardcore version, since they all main baring2 + main angkat2..

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..+ main terbang2 berlawan atas bamboo pun ada bah!

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Next group was East Barito Regency Artistry Team, again from Indonesia.

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Dance performance by Saudi Arabia Group Riyadh came all the way from Saudi Arabia.

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Then came the neigbouring country of Malaysia, Sriwarna group from Singapore performed a dance called ‘Nadi’

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Using huge drums, these babes.. kohf! kohf! I mean these ladies really can performed such spectacular dance.

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this group was my second fevret..

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and lastly, a performance by the group representative for Malaysia from Negeri Sembilan.

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At the final of the show.. all teams came out and gather in front of the stage and perform one dance we here call..

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the Sumazau..

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Everyone in the teams can do the Sabahan Sumazau

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Including these hot babes dancers (kohf! kohf! terbatuk lagi!) from the land of Pua Chu Kang.

Prize giving ceremony + Group photo session :

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Winner of 3rd Best Performance, On Alti Kiz (sixteen girls) from Kazakhstan.

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Winner of 2nd Best Performance, Daya Presta Company from Indonesia.

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The overall champion, 1st Best Performance, Tacloban Performing Art Group from Philippines.

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Okay! I just made up those two bubble text..

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but not this one.. really!

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The performance group Persatuan Melayu Keriam Tutong ‘Pesaka’ from Brunei Darussalam.

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Those VVIP that present that day was the Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun.

hope you guys enjoy the photos and lastly I leave you with this last one.. 😉

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Next : Pesta Gambus 2009

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Kalimaran Festival 2009, its a traditional Murut celebration which been held at Murut Cultural Centre in Tenom town, located in Interior Division of Sabah, East Malaysia.

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Tenom is known as the “gateway to Murut country” with the majories are the Murut group comprises of several number of sub ethnic groups such as Alumbis, Ambual, Ganaa, Paluan, Nabai, Sambakung, Serudung, Tagol, Timogun and many more claimed to be the third largest indigenous ethnic group in Sabah.

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Main entrance to the building of Murut Cultural Center.

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Once you step in, you found hand-made Sabah handicrafts for sale at really cheap price compare to usual.

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There also few booth of Murut sub ethnic group exhibition.

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Displaying some of the Murut artifacts.

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Also some various types of Murut weaponary.

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The Timugon beauty

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The Serudung warrior

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One of the highlight during this year Kalimaran Festival was the Tagol Murut traditional wedding rite ceremony which was held at the Langsaran House (next to the main building of Murut Cultural Centre).

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This traditional practice is also known as Tinauh, means the occasion for celebrates the final settlement of dowry given before the full wedding ceremony start.

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These are some of the wedding gifts.

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After the traditional Tinauh ceremony ends, the ceremony continue with ‘makan time’

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and some Tuak (rice-wine) drinking.

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This traditional ceremony was officiated by YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Bernard G. Dompok, President of Rumpun Momogun (FORUM).

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The traditional bamboo cutting ceremony call ‘Ahimbalut’.

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Some Murut beauties..

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Some really Murut beauties.. ini baru la!

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This part where I got the sun burn where at this point, most of the dancers are lining up waiting for the VIPs as the Kalimaran Festival 2009 continue with the performance of traditional dance competition by the local Murut dance group late afternoon.

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Manyasal I didn’t get any long sleeve, the sun was terriblly HOT!!!

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But it’s okay la, seeing all the photos, its consider berbaloi! (kasi sedap hati sendiri this..)

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Next year, sia pakai ala ninja costume.

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Ganaa beauties..

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Traditional costume of Ganaa tribe for the male.. have anyone notice that leopard/cheetah skin?

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Costume of Ganaa tribe for female.

and lastly..

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Next :

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Sabah Fest Extravaganza 2009 @ Magellan Sutera Harbor Resort, Kota Kinabalu.

Stay put!!

The Malaysia Craft Promotion 2008 was held at the Lintasan Deasoka, Kota Kinabalu on last friday which started at 10am until 10pm. Most of all these handicrafts are originally home-made by a number of Sabahan locals like Bajau, Muruts, Kadazan, Kadayan, Sungai and Brunei.

A number of home-made zipped hand bags.

a perfect souvenir for your NON Sabahan friends

Colorful patterned beads..

Most of the handicrafts comes with lots of choices for you to choose.

These are some of the tools mostly used by the Kadazan community.

Scale model wooden boat by the Sungai community

The exhibitions also showcase several live handicrafts demonstrations.

Hand-made viola..

Vinusak or Litai.. creative home-made beads by the Rungus community.

Local Fruits and Traditional Food Exhibition
February 2008

Savour Sabah’s many local fruits such as the durian, tarap and rambutan as well as unique local delicacies from various ethnic groups. This twice-weekly exhibition will be taking place at the Monsopiad Cultural Village, just a 20-minute drive from KK City.

Organiser : Monsopiad Cultural Village
Contact Person : Monsopiad Cultural Village
Tel : +6088 761336
Fax : +6088 761680
Contact : info@monsopiad.com

Culture Carnival Sabah State Level
26 – 27 January 2008

Witness and enjoy the unique and authentic cultural show / exhibition

Organiser : Sabah Cultural Board
Venue : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu
Tel : +6088 250875
Contact : Ivy Yap / Rosnah Ali

Activities:

  • Cultural / Arts performances & exhibition
  • Exhibition & selling handycraft
  • Traditional thanksgiving ritual
  • Carnival Talent: singing competition
  • Drawing competition & demonstration
  • Opening Ceremony officiate by Chief Minister of Sabah
  • Culture Night with Linda AF2, Adam AF2, Ekin AF3, Abu Bakar Ellah, Clarice J. Matha, Evaritus Gungkit & many more