Posts Tagged ‘Tuaran’

Here is another bangas post from me..

The 23rd Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2008, was held at Likas bay, Kota Kinabalu on last 15th June 2008.

I was already worried by looking at the clouds but lucky the ‘bomoh’ hujan is quiet PRO!

The race never stop and this where the starting line up.

On my way walking to the main grand stage, I manage to shot few pics of the surrounding.

Some of the locals are selling drinks + snacks, while this one selling plumber tools. lol..

Cameraman in action

Cameraman lost his action.

One of the PRO I found with his very huge sniper.

The event start early at 8am on Sunday morning, but the crowd are already everywhere, can you imagine that.

Before the race start, hand stretching is a must.

and the first run begun.. Each boat shall have maximum 18 paddlers for one team plus one drummer and one navigator/coxworth.

Did you know no female to be allowed to participate in the male’s team paddlers except to participate as a drummer or navigator and those that won are eligible to go through the final round.

but they have to keep their energy for the final race.

while those that lost… Tired + Hot = Water! is what they need

and no regrets. No women will be allowed to join amale paddlers unless the

Rowing back to the shore

Other contestant waiting for their turn for action

A while after, this Dragon came up with a fireball on his mouth.. greet the Yang Dipertua Negeri T.Y.T Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah that arrived around 10am.

and this time, I got him really close..

Other VIPs that present are Datuk Masidi Manjun, Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Chau Tet On, President of Sabah Chinese Cultural Association and also Y.M Dato’ Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin, Sabah Tourism Chairman.

A welcome show by 24 young talented kids playing chinese drums.

this kids sure got skill

A lion dance

and after the show the final race begun..

But something happens during the final race

something that really frustrated

Damned frustrated

But those are still on the rowing, battle up against each other.

and it was a close finished between four boats.

So this where the judges stand to get the final result.

After the final race, all contestant gathered in front of the grandstand and the prizes presentation ceremony begun.

There are 6 categories trophy offered and the main category is

The Sabah Head of State’s Trophy : Men’s Open Category for International Teams and Top Malaysian Teams

3rd place, Brunei Darussalam National Team, won a Medals + RM1,000

2nd place, Terayung, Tuaran, won a Medals + RM2,500

and the Champion, Pertubuhan Peladang Tuaran, won a Medals + RM4,000

Congratulations to all winners!!! for more detail info of the winners, read more this post here!

there goes folks, sorry this time no chicks/babes/sumandak..

Most of you guys have already heard the winners of Sabah Unduk Ngadau state level 2008 which has been announce last week at the KDCA, Penampang. But for those Sabahan who still not aware or not really follow-up the Unduk Ngadau 2008 contestant, here are the full list of contestant that manage to the final round which I took during their short appearance on a day one of Pesta Kaamatan Peringkat Negeri Sabah 2008 last Friday.

Ms. Juliana Aping, Unduk Ngadau Lahad Datu 2008

Ms. Shirley Mervin, Unduk Ngadau Beluran 2008

Ms. Rozaini Bt. Ayu, Unduk Ngadau Pagalungan 2008

Ms. Gilda J Joelik, Unduk Ngadau Tawau 2008

Ms. Felicia Yapin, Unduk Ngadau Beaufort 2008

Ms. Adeline Joprine, Unduk Ngadau Kuala Penyu 2008

Ms. Norsitih Bt. Dayak, Unduk Ngadau Kemabong 2008

Ms. Surayani Sipin, Unduk Ngadau Nabawan 2008

Ms. Clayrina Liew, Unduk Ngadau Semporna 2008

Ms. Emily Majil, Unduk Ngadau Tambunan 2008

Ms. Mailin Julmin, Unduk Ngadau Tongod 2008

Ms. Stance Wong, Unduk Ngadau Labuan WP 2008

Ms. Marilyn Cindi John, Unduk Ngadau Matunggong 2008

Ms. Liaty Bt. Ahaya, Unduk Ngadau Sipitang 2008

Ms. Flina Runtum, Unduk Ngadau Likas 2008

Ms. Jilnah Majintal, Unduk Ngadau Banggi 2008

Ms. Leydiani P. Nealdson, Unduk Ngadau Ranau 2008

Ms. Raissey Sinuar, Unduk Ngadau Kota Marudu 2008

Ms. Rosziani Simon, Unduk Ngadau Tenom 2008

Ms. Aloysius Thecla Phillip, Unduk Ngadau Kota Belud 2008

Ms. Sylvia L. Sipayang, Unduk Ngadau Putatan 2008

Ms. Verone Lansu, Unduk Ngadau Keningau 2008

Ms. Audrey Joan Anthonius, Unduk Ngadau Tamparuli 2008

Ms. Florence Masimbin, Unduk Ngadau Kinabatangan 2008

Ms. Jessica Johnderry, Unduk Ngadau Sandakan 2008

Ms. Anne Mary Tan Khan, Unduk Ngadau Klang Valley 2008

Ms. Cecily Gismin, Unduk Ngadau Inanam 2008

Ms. Iris My Peter Jangki, Unduk Ngadau Membakut 2008

Ms. Masyin Madeyok, Unduk Ngadau Pitas

Ms. Jizeresta Jimmy, Unduk Ngadau Bandaraya KK 2008

Ms. Andrea Peter, Unduk Ngadau Tanjung Aru 2008

Ms. Petronella Cherry Benard, Unduk Ngadau Papar 2008

Ms. Deirdre Theseira Joannes, Unduk Ngadau Tuaran 2008

Ms. Stephanie Rodney Chai, Unduk Ngadau Sook 2008

Ms. Leonie Lawrence Gontuni, Unduk Ngadau Penampang 2008

Maybe most of you Sabahan already knew who’s the winner right? But.. have you ever satisfy with the results?? Did your favorite contestant won anything?? or did any of the Unduk Ngadau from your district level awarded to any of the prizes?? No!!! what a pity.. cut the crap, here you can make your own Unduk Ngadau champion. What you need to do is to vote by writing a comment on the comment box. write your 3rd, 2nd and 1st choice and why.. apa lagi, sanang saja bah itu!!

let me make my own vote first..hee!

for more details result on the Unduk Ngadau Grand Final 2008, you can always check out this portal!


It’s been quiet a nice overnight visit of a 3 days 2 nights trip at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Tuaran recently. I’m sharing my experience here for those who seek for a nice and good spot in Sabah for an overnight relaxing.. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria is one of the spot.

Let’s start from the Indoor part..


This how the room looks, eventhough the design base was modern contemporary, but the Malaysian culture surrounds some part of the rooms where as you can see some paintings of Iban or Murut tribe and few other stuff are made by rotan.


While on the upper level where the bed is, I love the bed design look.


This a Garden Wing Deluxe Garden view room with a private balconies and will cost you around RM400 per night on publish rate.


View from the private balconies, a nice soothing lush landscape, this Garden Wing rooms at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort offer a total of 330 rooms + suites available.


Bathroom are quiet simple but yet it feels really relaxing during your nice warm bath.


It took me almost one hour bathing here since I don’t have this one yet at the house.


Coffe and tea making facilities is a must, exclude the McD Apple pie.


Internet connection are available on each room with free access. (apalagi torrent all night long)


Mosquito coil?? Hmm.. no worries, during the two nights I was here I had experience none mosquito around, err.. just one huge mosquito with long brownies hair color who bite on the neck.


Sure I want to get like one of those huge mirror beside of the bed place in my room, err… but I’ll place it on top of the ceiling.. How’s that?


Now we move on to the lobby area, It’s an open lobby with wide floor, love the wood structure ceiling, it reminds me at Nexus Resort Karambunai. (will cover this also soon)


Front office reception desk..


Activities and information board along the corridor to the lobby.


Some of the few paintings are frame along the corridor and most of them are handmade paintings from the local Sabahan.


This one is a Shadow Puppet or ‘Wayang Kulit’ in malay, refers to a traditional puppet theatre originally came from Bali.


On the lobby area, they are local musicians playing a traditional music.. this instrument is call ‘Kulintangan’ if I’m not mistaken.


As you can see carefully, there are two types of ‘Kulintangan’ available, round and rectangular shapes, not sure what the different are but I’ll find out for you guys later.

Sorry… to be continued..