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Tamparuli Sabah - A place to visit

Tamparuli Sabah was known as an old town rich with cultural value and fascinating places. The town located in the middle of Tuaran District, 36KM from the main city of Kota Kinabalu, easy to be found and a lot of surprises waiting for the visitors. The visitor will be fascinated with The Extreme Para Gliding Sport, The legendary of “Bukit Perahu”, Hatob-hatob Waterfall, Hanging Bridge and The Old Suspension Bridge Made by the British in the early 50s, The one and only "The Upside House Of Borneo" and Chantek Borneo Gallery if you visit Tamparuli Sabah. ( Please read more inside this website). For local tourist who likes to travel outside Malaysia, you can e-mail to D7tours and Travel Co through Harry.george@gmail.com. For International tourist who wish to visit Sabah The Land Below The Wind, you can e-mail or call to our correspondent travel agency:

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Top 16 Finalist For Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2011

Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2011



The Top 16 Finalist Of Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2011 will be contesting for Unduk Ngadau State Level on 30 and 31st May 2011. It is yearly contest open for the Kadazan Dusun Murut and other ethnic cluster in Sabah. Please click the link below for more information and photo regarding to this contestant. Happy Harvest festival and Kaamatan 2011. My bet and guessing is " Miss Jovenia Jim Lajim will be the winner" GO Tamparuli GO.

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Story By: Harry George
Sources: Facebook Tuaran Tadau Kaamatan 2011
Picture: Tuaran Kaamatan 2011 ( Copyright Protected )



Winding-up Speech By The Honorable Chief Minister Of The Government's Policy


SPEECH BY THE WINDING Y.A.B. CHIEF MINISTER TO THE POLICY SPEECH BY GOVERNMENT  T.Y.T. Speaker IN SABAH STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY ON April 28, 2011 

Source: The Press and Publications Department of the Chief Minister of Sabah 

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim 
Greetings and Salam 1 Malaysia 

Mr. Speaker and Honourable Members 

Alhamdulillah, I extend our gratitude to Allah SWT because the permit and all of His grace, we can gather in this hall to debate the Government's policy speech in quiet, safe and Mahabbah. 

2. Before that, I would like to inform the Honourable Members in this House that I have been entrusted by the Honourable Chief Minister to represent him and then delivers this winding of the Chief Minister's Department. 

3. I also take this opportunity to congratulate Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Haji Juhar Mahiruddin appointment as His Excellency the President of the State in the Tenth and the appointment of Datuk Seri Panglima Salleh Tun Said the Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly. 

4. I would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to His Excellency the President of the presentation of the State Government's Policy Speech during the Official Opening of the Fourth Conference of the State Legislative Assembly of the 13th on April 21, 2011.

Mr. Speaker, 

5. Government concerned about the questions raised by Honourable Members, especially on issues relating directly to the Chief Minister's Department. With that, let me answer some of the issues raised by Honourable Members during the debate. 


STRENGTHENING SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM 

6. Much effort has been taken to improve public sector delivery system, and this effort will be undertaken to ensure that it is always efficient and effective in accordance with the changes that occur from time to time. 

7. Honourable Members of the Elopura and the Honourable Member of the Sri Tanjong claim that the discipline of public administration in various departments are not satisfied until the inconvenience. I would like to inform you that the Government has established the Task Force on Civil Service Integrity Control in 2010. The team is carrying out the monitoring through the "Mystery Shopping" in all state agencies. Among the main responsibilities of the Monitoring Team were: 
i) Make spot checks "Mystery Shopping" in all government agencies. Inspection of the property include government administration, such as use of the car and the presence of officers / staff in the offices and counters. Through this monitoring, these agencies were asked to give an explanation if there are issues of misuse of government property and the absence of staff at strategic points such as service counters. 

ii) To report the results of monitoring and actions taken at meetings of the Governance of State Integrity Committee, which meets once in four months. The Committee is chaired by the Chief Minister; 

iii) To recommend the proposed improvements for the ongoing strengthening of the integrity of the agency and 

iv) Monitor the effectiveness of the programs integrity and public service delivery system. 

8. During 2010, spot checks were made to 86 agencies across the country and monitoring will continue as one of the focus Strengthening Integrity in Public Service 2011. Monitoring will also involve state agencies in the area of ??Tawau. 

9. For the Tawau area, monitoring was conducted in 2010 at the Tawau Municipal Council and the Department of Water Office, in which the two agencies are directly involved in providing customer service counter. 

10. To address cases of discipline violation, action will be taken in accordance with the Regulations of the Public Officers for 2008. 

ISSUES IN FOREST RESERVES 

11. To inform the Honourable Members of Sulabayan, Kunak and Sugut, the State Government is to review and examine areas of the villages that fall within the Forest Reserve. At this point, the villages have been established in the Forest Reserve will be allowed to continue to exist (status quo), provided there is no expansion of the activities undertaken in the area. 

12. For the original villages included in the Forest Management Unit (FMU), progress will be made to the establishment of "Community compartment", in which the development of the "compartment" that will take into account the involvement of the community. 

13. For the original residents in the Forest Reserve is like a voluntary move to resettlement areas outside the Forest Reserve, the Government will assist in the creation of public housing and basic amenities are important, like in Salarom Taka, Sapulut and Nabawan . 

14. In this case, among the matters to be examined by the Forest Department was to determine if the area was occupied before or after the area designated as forest reserves and whether they were the original inhabitants (indigenous) in the area concerned. In addition, many indigenous people face the problem of aggression committed by people from outside the area (encroachers from other districts who take away Possession of lands Occupied by the indigenous community of a particular area). 

15. Concerns about the residents of. Bundutuhan delivered by the Honourable Member from Kundasang, are pleased to inform this Honourable House that a part only of the village is included in the Forest Tinompok, while the other half are government-owned land. Therefore, this matter will be reviewed. 

16. With regard to the recommendations of the Honorable Members of the Inanam have suggested that the Kg. Poring Poring-gazetted as Permanent Forest Reserve (Water Catchment), the Government welcomed the proposal and follow up on this matter will be conducted. 

17. Honourable Members of the allegations Sri Tanjung that illegal logging occurs in the conservation area Maliau Basin and Danum Valley are totally unfounded. Logging activities in the surrounding area has been discontinued. Both areas are managed, governed by the Sabah Foundation and developed as a Learning Centre, Scientific Research and the international Ecotourism. 

Mr. Speaker, 

GAS POWER ISSUES 

18. To inform the Honourable Members of Elopura and Sekong, the State Government in collaboration with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB), Petronas and state government agencies involved in the process of identifying suitable sites for power projects gas on the east coast of Sabah. The proposed gas power project is expected to be fully operational by the year 2016 will be presented to the National Economic Consultative Council [National Economic Council], chaired by the Prime Minister for approval. 

ISSUES FLOOD VICTIMS 

19. Touching on the issue of aid for flood victims raised by the Honourable Member of the Lumadan, to alleviate the flood victims, the State Government and Federal Government and relevant agencies will help relieve the burden of flood victims, especially during and after the flood? . Agencies that provide assistance at the state level is the Department of Welfare Services (JPKA), while at the Federal level is the National Security Council (NSC). 

20. Any losses suffered by the population due to damage to agriculture, livestock and homes, it should be evaluated by the relevant agencies such as Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterinary Services and Livestock and approved by the Chairman JPBBD for assistance. 

LAND ISSUES IN LAND DEVELOPMENT BOARD (To LKTNS) 

Mr. Speaker, 

21. I am pleased to clarify the issue of land owned Sabah Land Development Board (SLDB) covering 909.33 hectares in area Pinawantai raised by the Honourable Member of the Matunggong as follows: 

i) The lands in dispute in this Pinawantai is oil palm plantations that have been developed commercially by the Sabah Land Development Board (SLDB) since 1984. Government policy at that time, require the FELDA scheme to take over responsibility for placement, while LKTNS were instructed to carry out commercial operations and no longer control the recruitment of settlers. 

ii) On 26.11.1996, the State Government has decided to mengkorporatkan LKTNS in which all of the assets transferred to the commercial LKTNS Borneo Samudera Sdn Bhd (BSSB), a company owned by the State Government. Given that the farm is part of Pinawantai LKTNS commercial property, the estate was handed over to Borneo Samudera Sdn Bhd (BSSB). 

iii) After the farms in the area was transferred to Pinawantai Borneo Samudera Sdn Bhd (BSSB), the BSSB continue working on the commercial farms. In 2008, BSSB been replanting the fields Pinawantai and incur substantial expenses in operating the farm. 

iv) At present, oil palm plantations in this Pinawantai BSSB bring revenue to the Government of the State. 

22. Meanwhile, in 1986, the State Government has taken into account the interests of villagers in the area, where an area of ??112.43 hectares have been issued on 25.11.1986 by the State Government to become "Village Reserve". Details of the areas that have been issued are as follows: 

Radtak A 50.01 kg ha 
Radtak B 16.66 kg ha 
Pinawantai 13:35 kg ha 
Pomosukan 32.41 kg ha 
Total 112.43 ha 

23. The record also shows that the villagers living in the area has been compensated Pinawantai before the LKTNS directed by the State Government to develop the area in 1974. 

24. In addition, the record does not indicate the existence of any agreement between the LKTNS and BSSB and residents to develop the land and returning it to the villagers by taking them as settlers in the area Pinawantai. Thus, the State Government does not intend to give the land to the villagers, other than what was released in 1986. 


RELIGIOUS ISSUES 

25. In respect of the Project Mosque Kg. Ulu Sipitang as raised by the Honourable Member of the Sindumin, the project is approved on July 28, 2004 under special provisions of the Prime Minister and then distributed through the Federal Development Department. 

26. However, the contractor appointed through a tender process on 24 October 2005 has failed to complete the project and has terminated the contract on February 7, 2006. Bids have been re-issued through a tender process on 15 July 2006. On July 15, 2008, the project stopped again due to lack of funding. On December 22, 2009, an additional allocation of RM300, 000.00 was approved. The project was successfully completed on 8 November 2010. 

27. However, there is some additional work to be done especially on the ceiling of the mosque. Office of the State of Sabah Federal Development (PPPN), as the implementing agency has been seeking an additional allocation to the Implementation Coordination Unit, Prime Minister (ICU JPM) for the scope and approval is expected to be available in the near future. 

OPERATING AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY Qari Qariah 

28. With regard to improving the quality of Qari and Qariah in this country, such as those raised by the Honourable Member from Tanjung Batu, the state already has entered Al-Quran recitation ceremony at District Level, Department and the State since the 60s until now. Apart from tuition classes al-Quran, the Islamic Religious Affairs Department of State has also entered into an intensive course Tahsin Al-Quran for 3 to 4 weeks per year, by inviting some former champion Qari / Qariah internationally as a counselor. As a result of an intensive course Tahsin QL-Quran, Qari of the state has received third place nationally in 2008 and 2009. Government through the Department of Islamic Affairs is currently reviewing the State to provide compensation scheme to the Qari and Qariah state that clinched the National Champion. 

COORDINATION OF ACTIVITIES DAKWAH 

29. Related to activities that do not co-ordinated propaganda that had been raised by the Honourable Member of the Sekong and Membakut, the Government is aware of this. Therefore, a committee known as the Religious Affairs Committee of the State has established and is chaired by the Honourable, Minister in the Chief Minister's Department and he has held the first meeting. Committee consisting of all state and federal agencies and religious NGOs in Sabah's Muslim is the role to coordinate and monitor all matters relating to Islamic affairs in the State. 

LAND ADMINISTRATION ISSUES 

30. Area of ??approximately 761 acres in Batu 38, Jalan Tawau-Semporna raised by Honourable Members of the N. 52 Sulabayan is an Urban Land Reserve (Reserve Township) is gazetted under section 28 (1), 68 Ordinance by GN No. 680/1977. 

31. In an effort to maintain and control the area, a court order was issued to the intrusion of 5 people on 25 October 1991 for established homes and to develop the area without permission. The accused was sentenced at the Tawau Subordinate Court on 09 October 1993. 

32. However, the area has been re-occupied since there is no development undertaken in the area. The State Government was aware of this problem and will ask the Department of Lands and Survey in order not to process any applications for land involved in the area, and take enforcement action on illegal occupation of land. 

33. On the issue of delay / delay in processing applications for land that was raised by Honourable Members of the Matunggong, Kiulu, Kundasang and Sri Tanjong, to accelerate the application of land in the district, all district land offices were instructed to screen and cancel the all applications for land affected by the Forest Reserve, Sabah Parks, Land and Land-Government Provident alienated land. 

34. To facilitate the process of land application N.T. especially for food crops that do not exceed 15 acres for an individual application and covering 50 acres in groups, they do not need to be referred to the Agriculture Department to review the suitability of the land. In addition, the Department of Lands and Survey has identified certain areas throughout the state according to its "Fast Track Planned Alienation" to the production of grants Communal Native. 

35. To speed up the process of surveying the land application was approved and subsequently to the production of grants of land, the Land and Survey Department has been implementing the measurement using ICT technology "Field To Finish" (F2F) in which the land application of measurement was reduced from 5 years to 6 months. This measurement method has been implemented throughout the state since 2009. 

Mr. Speaker, 

36. It is hoped that with the implementation of the Circular 1 / 2011, and the method of land application process through the "Fast Track Planned Land Alienation" issuing grants for Communal, coupled with the efforts of the Land Office to carry out the screening of applications for land which is outstanding, and assisted with the measurement method Field to Finish, arrears of land application of all the Land Office to be completed within a faster rate. 

37. Touching on the issues raised by the Honourable Member of the Tandek State Government through the Department of Lands and Surveys will identify areas of state land in the district of Kota Marudu and Pitas appropriate in addition to the land of 17,000 acres have been identified in the area for the production of grants Begaraya Native communal areas where the existing inadequate compared with the claims of native rights (NCR). 

38. With regard to the draft grants in Kg. Nato, land applications have been approved by the Secretary of Natural Resources and it is not in the process through the Regional Land Penggunan. This is because the Land Use Committee meeting is only implemented in 1977. Based on these facts, the State can not revoke grants of the draft. 

39. Touching on the measurement of land in Kg. Tandahuwon, it is a land surveying program in accordance with customary rights by the Task Force Unit. This means that prospective owners of these grants are those who have claims native rights. 

40. In addition, a draft of 22 grants involving an area of ??1.760 acres of land for 88 applicants in Kg Ulu Saniton were presented in the Regional Land Use Committee meeting on 5 November 1979 and offer letters were issued on February 14, 2006. Based on these facts, all land applications have been processed and approved by the Sabah Land Ordinance. Therefore, the draft grants can not be revoked by the Sabah Land Ordinance. 

CONCLUSION 

Mr. Speaker, 

41. I appeal to Honourable Members that we continue to unite and set aside the importance of ethnicity that a desire to build a nation state in general and in particular, became more prosperous, more advanced, more progressive and more dynamic will become a reality. 

42. Finally, in order to realize the goals and intentions are pure state government, I would like to invite Honourable Members, elected representatives, all leaders and members of the public service and citizens to jointly shoulder the responsibility with more commitment and dedication. I am confident that with such properties is the only state program of development and the aspirations of the people of Sabah can be reached. 

Happy Harvest Festival 2011

Thank you.

Article Edited By: Harry George
Sources: Sabah Government, Elphedge Godomon, easycomeseasygoes.blogspot.com and The Press and Publications Department of the Chief Minister of Sabah 
Picture: Easycomeseasyoes.blogspot.com

SABAH – 25 years later 1963 -1988


The Book Of Sabah

Tamparuli is now on the merge to the develop city by the year 2015 and with help from the appointed assembly person Datuk Jahid Jahim. People of Tamparuli never tested this development 35 years back and thanks our older generation that provide us with this greatest achievement. Luckily I was born during the 1970s era which Tamparuli, Kiulu and Tuaran is on changing era to become a develop city. You can get more information about Tamparuli and Tuaran history through www.sabah.gov/tamparuli.com. Thanks for appreciating this blog.... Please Read More and Support the development of Sabah In term of Politic, Social and Economic transformation.  

TITLE: SABAH – 25 years later 1963 -1988
PRICE: RM 25.00
PAGES: 460 pages

AUTHOR: Datuk Dr.Herman Luping, Datuk Dr. James P. Ongkili, Dr. Pang Teck Wai, Datuk Dr. Jeffrey G. Kitingan, Gabriel William, Lawrence Hee Qui Shing, Datuk Dr. Mechiel Chan, Dr. Goh Peng Peng, Verus Aman Sham, Adeline Leong, Wong Vui Yin, Michael Chong On Ping, Stella Moo-Tan, Joanna Kitingan-Kissey, Dr. Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan, Patricia Regis, Dr. Maximus J. Ongkili,

EDITED BY: Jeffrey Kitingan & Maximus J. Ongkili

Synopsis: This publication was published to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Sabah independence within Malaysia. The book is structured in an explanatory and chronological order linked to comprehensive factual information. The first chapter on Formation of Malaysia gives an account of the Malaysian federation and Sabah's role in the formation of Malaysia.

Chapter 2 on Political Development in Sabah focuses on phases of goverment, communal and multiracial politic, nation-building goals and the developlment of Federal-state relations.

Chapter 3 on Economic Growth and Development details the rate and extend of economic development in all sectors of the economy since 1963. Discussions also include constraints, strengths and weaknesses of the Sabah economy and the search for a new direction-the Sabah Action Blueprint.

Chapter 4 on Development of Administrative System traces the transformation of the government administrative system-the change in administrative structure with regard to the civil service, executive and judiciary, and the extend and implications of the federalisation of department and public services.

The subsequent six chapters are devoted to social devoted to social development covering such areas as welfare and health services; and development in public housing education, libraries, archives and museum. These chapters deal with achievements of the respective areas during the five Malaysia plan period and prospects and challenges for the post-1990 period.

Chapter 11 on Cultural Development is concerned with the growth and freedom of cultural expression, the formation of cultural groups and associations including their contribution to the state and nation.

Chapter 12 on Demography discusses populations growth and trends; distribution and spatial characteristics, population mobility and internal migration. The last chapter on The Past and Future in Perspective reflects on the overrall achievements of Sabah, the expectations and the aspirations of the people of Sabah in the Malaysin Federation and the nation-building role of Sabah in the years ahead.

Edited Article By: Harry George

Datuk Dr James Peter Ongkili

A Short Story About The Singer " Tadau Tagazo Doh Kaamatan " By Datuk James P Ongkili

Biodata


Dr. James was born on March 13, 1939 in Tambunan, Sabah. Wife Datin Margaret Gonduong from Tamparuli Sabah(68) and has 6 children, Dr. David, Dr. Jimmy, Judith, Julia, Paul Martin and Mark Moses. His younger brother Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili is the Minister in the Prime Minister department.

As a young boy he attended school in St. Francis Xavier, Keningau. Then studied at Jesselton La Salle High School, Kota Kinabalu. Next further his study for undergraduate and graduate (BA, MA Hons) University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He received his Ph.D. in the University after writing a thesis title of nationalism in Malaysia.

After he finish study, Dr James worked as a district officer in the Kinabatangan and Keningau in 1967 and 1968. Between January 1969 - April 1976 he became a lecturer at Universiti Malaya.

Politics

In April 1976, Dr. James competed and won big majority in Tamparuli under the tickets of Berjaya Party. Therefore, he was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in  Sabah on 20 April 1976.

Dr James was appointed as Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Industry and Rural Development on July 17, 1976. Dr James awarded Indera Mahkota Pahang which carries the title Datuk by the Sultan of Pahang on 23 October 1976. Later he was appointed as the Vice President of Berjaya on March 18, 1977.

In the 1978 General Election, Dr James won Parliment seat competed in Tuaran. He won the seat in the state Tamparuli 1981 election with a majority of 2.559 votes. He continues as the Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah until the Berjaya Party reshuffle after the elections in April 1981.

Dr James was appointed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the Minister in the Prime Minister on June 2, 1983. After that he did not contest the state assembly in Tamparuli. He was appointed Minister of Justice in the cabinet until it was reshuffle on July 14, 1984.

He retired from politics in July 1986 and not nominated by the party's Berjaya  parliamentary seat for Tuaran. In May 1988 he resigned from the party's Berjaya. In July 1988 he founded the Sabah People's Party (PRS) and became the first president.

In July 1990 he lost the seat to contest the ticket Tamparuli under PRS. He was defeated by Datuk Wilfred Bumburing of Sabah United Party (PBS, led by its nephew Tan Sri Joseph Pairin). On August 1, 1990 he announced and retired from PRS and politics, but joined the Sabah United Party in March 1991 in Tamparuli.

He contributed to the writing of the National Fundamental principles that underlie the formation of a plural society in Malaysia and Vision 2020. He was a true nationalist and proud to be Malaysians. Dr James reviewed the history of the country, the construction of Malaysia and ethnic relations. He thinks a lot of politicians for the relationship established between ethnic tolerance.

His former press secretary, Almain Ajirul who is now a Director of Information Sabah consider Dr James as a dedicated person to his work.

Death

He suffered pain and uses a wheelchair for 10 years because of the stroke / stroke 3.Bagi overcome the illness, he took six types of medicine. The first stroke was successfully overcome. The second attack he can still walk. But the third attack make him weak and have to use a wheelchair to move around.

He died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on March 20 at the age of 67 years. Funeral be conducted by the Church of St John, Tuaran on March 22 and was buried at the cemetery site in Bukit Aman, Jalan Kiulu, Kionsom Baru Tamparuli, Sabah.

Story By: Harry George
Sources: Dr Jimmy Ongkili, Wikipedia, Parti Berjaya
Picture: Tamparuli Candidate for Berjaya Party 1977

Traditional Dance For The Kadazan and Dusuns

View The First Dance For The Newly-weds Of The KDM

Did you ever seen the Kadazan and Dusun dance? Wow.. how wonderful it can be if you can see it live!!  If you attend any wedding ceremony held by the Kadazan and Dusun weather in Tamparuli, Ranau, Penampang or any place in Sabah which consist a large number of Kadazan and Dusun people, you might got an experience doing it. Usually the dance is done during the Pesta Kaamatan or wedding ceremony. It is easy to be learned and everybody can master it within a minute. A good news for you guys out there.. please read more below to get more information about this dance. We as a Tamparulian must master our language, heritage and other thing related to our KadazanDusun culture so that it will not swallowed by time. This culture is important for our next generation and hopefully it will last forever... 

Most Sabahans may think they have seen it all - the Kadazan Sumazau dance. But what about a specific dance called Sumazau mingkung - the first dance together for newly weds?


That could be new for many attending the Sabah Fest 2011 cultural extravaganza on April 30 and 1 May, at the Sutera Harbour Magellan Grand Ballroom. For Kadazans of Penampang, the Sumazau Mingkung is a specific dance performed especially as a tribute to a newly-married couple.On wedding day, the groom heads for the bride's house in a procession with the bride-wealth (nopung) on hand.

On arrival, gongs beat and the nopung is taken from him, the bride appears at the entrance and the bobohizan (ritual specialist) uses a popodu - a bunch of five types of leaves to sprinkle water to perform a ritual called vokis, to bless the newly weds.After the blessing, the couple place a foot each on a round stone called pampang at the bottom of the stairs while the bobohizan symbolically holds the conical hats called seraung, over their heads.

The stone and the hats symbolize strong and lasting marriage while the hats represent shields to protect them from evil on wedding day and thereafter. After a few short mantras, the bobohizan would then enter the house. In the house, the couple performs their first Sumazau dance together as a married couple with the bobohizan and other elders surrounding them, performing that specific dance called Sumazau mingkung.

After that first dance, relatives and guests are invited to join in. This is the unique dance and ceremony the Sabah Fest audience will see on 30 April and 1 May.

Tickets are priced M30 and RM50.
Call Sabah Tourism , Gaya Street 6088-212121 or Sri Pelancongan Sabah , Sinsuran, 6088-232121.

P/s: Exact Picture for Sumazau Mingkung - Does not exist in the web

Story By: Harry George
Sources: Sabah Tourism and Daily Express
Picture: Sabah Tourism

Traditional Costume For The Kadazans Dusun

Traditional Costumes 

Pesta Kaamatan was a popular festival in Sabah. Nowadays Pesta Kaamatan (also known as Harvest Festival and Pesta Menuai) is celebrate around Malaysia and the grand festival is usually ended at KDCA Penamapang. Pesta Kaamatan is well known festival through out the world and known as one of the popular heritage. Foreigner usually visit Sabah in May every year to watch and experience this so call festival. Many of the visitor is really fascinated with this festival. Pesta Kaamatan is a festival that commemorate the ending of the Harvest Festival. Since the so call festival is just around the corner, many of the Kadazans and Dusuns is busing preparing their traditional costume  for this upcoming events. You will see a lot of Traditional Coustume with different design wear during the festival.

Harvest Festival  celebrated in every district around Sabah. This year (2011) Tuaran District together with Tamparuli and Kiulu will be hosting The Pesta Kaamatan for state level. Our Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman together with our Huguon Siou, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan will be officiating this ceremony. Everybody is impatient for the beauty contest and who will be crowned as new "Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2011". Every Kadazans and Dusun will be wearing their traditional costume and be prepare to snap their picture as your collection. The traditional costume of the Kadazan and Dusun may vary differently from each district. Visitor may be confused with their attire during the festival. Here I will show your some example for the traditional costume wear and classified for each district.

Every Ethnic have their own traditional costume and this costume is aiming to show the heritage owned by this people. The Kadazan and Dusun Original costume is made from animal skin but for this modern era this tradition is already left over by them. Now we have machine to do all this costume. 

Traditional Costume For The KadazanDusuns of Penampang and Papar .












Traditional Costume For the KadazanDusuns of Kota Belud and Kota Marudu













 Traditional Costume For The KadazanDusun Of Tambunan, Keningau and Tenom
Traditional Costume For The KadazanDusuns of Kiulu, Tamparuli and Tuaran.





































Traditional Costume For The KadazanDusuns of Ranau

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Article By: Harry George
Sources: Sabah Heritage for The Kadazan and Dusun
Picture: Sabah Heritage




'Kaamatan more than just Unduk Ngadau'


Tuaran: The scope of Pesta Kaamatan celebration is more than just about the beauty of Unduk Ngadaus (beauty queens).

Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Infrastructure Development, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said Sunday, it is a meaningful occasion to foster unity and goodwill among all communities who partake of the celebration.

In an era of globalisation which is full of challenges, he said the Sodop Unduk Ngadau is one place where we can exchange notes, get acquainted with people and strengthen our relations in a cultural environment.

"This community-based activity creates a happy atmosphere for all Malaysians to promote friendship ties and mutual understanding.

"It reminds us of the beauty of our culture. That is why the theme of this year's celebration is 'Understanding Culture - Wise Forward Move'.

"Having 55 tables on this gala night is great. It is a good sign. On behalf of the State Government and the State-level Pesta Kaamatan Celebration Main Committee, I wish to express my appreciation to all the donors and sponsors who have contributed to the success of this event," he said when officiating at the Tuaran Sodop Unduk Ngadau (the district's first such event).

About 600 people attended the function held at Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort here.

Pairin, who is Chairman of the 2011 State-level Pesta Kaamatan Celebration Main Committee, noted that Tuaran has started the ball rolling as the host for this year's launching which takes place on May 1 at Dewan Tun Hamdan, Tamparuli.

Meanwhile, Lydiana Denno, 23, from Tamparuli was named Miss Popular while Nillsey Debbie Sening, 18, from Tenghilan was adjudged Sumandak Alawa' (Miss Natural Beauty) and Evoline Lim, 22, from Kiulu, Sumandak Osu'au (Miss Friendly).

Wife of Deputy Chief Minister, Puan Sri Genevieve Kitingan crowned the winners and presented prizes to them.

Adapted From: Daily Express News Paper
Date: 26 April 2011
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Masidi backs move by Mission schools


KIULU: Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun welcomed the move by Mission schools in Sabah to ask the Government to allow Mathematics and Science subjects to be taught in the English language.

"I welcome the move by the Mission schools. It's worth serious consideration by the Ministry of Education. We are moving towards liberalisation of education in our efforts to attract more foreign students to study in Malaysia," he said at the closing ceremony of the national-level Gala Co-curriculum 2011 programme at Co-Curriculum Centre in Camp Malangang, Kiulu.

He said the move was consistent with the Government's policy to make Malaysia an education hub in South East Asia.

"I think this proposal is a right one. I do hope the Government will give it fair and serious consideration.

"In fact, I had advocated long ago that not only Mission schools, but it may be a time now for the Government to seriously consider turning some of the government secondary schools into English-medium schools.

"This is so that parents can have the opportunity and choice to send their children to an English-medium school.

"I believe creating English-medium schools among the government schools will make Malaysia a very attractive place for foreign students to come and study."

According to Masidi who is also the Minister-in-charge of education matters in the State, it is a way to provide an opportunity to make Bahasa Melayu a language to be known throughout the world with the arrival of many foreign students to the country.

"At the same time, we can ensure Malaysia continues to excel in English.

In the field of diplomacy and international business, we have to accept the fact that English in the world language."

Masidi said there must be concerted efforts to ensure Malaysia is not left behind in English proficiency.

"One of the ways to do this is to ensure students who come out of our schools are not only proficient in Bahasa Malaysia but also in English and other languages," he said.

Masidi believed the status of Bahasa Melayu as the national language would not be unduly affected by giving more emphasis to the teaching of certain subjects in English.

"The Government could insist that a credit in BM is a must for every student who sits for the SPM and STPM examinations.

"No doubt there is a logistics implication in the proposal as it includes an increase in education expenditure annually. But we should consider the merits and advantages of such suggestion.

Malaysia could actually have the choice of having the best of both worlds.

"Perhaps we should take cue from the educational transformation in China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea as they embrace the 21st century.

The teaching of English has become one of the biggest industries in China.

"Not only hundreds of thousands of Chinese are studying English overseas but the Chinese Government is encouraging world Ivy League universities to set up branch campuses in China," he said.

Adapted From: Daily Express News Paper
Picture: Google Images

Rungus FM

Online Radio For The Rungus 

Wow.... What a tremendous achievement for the Rungus to provide such a wonderful Radio Online. This new radio online is mainly for the Rungus and it is good for the local in Sabah to listen and study the Rungus language through it. A friend of mine publish an article about Rungus FM and apparently he is Rungus and I'm proud for him that the long waited Radio Online for The Rungus is already on-air.. Congratulation to them. My objective for this article is to help Sunduvan.com to promote the Rungus Culture through this radio online. 

Like the Kadazan and Dusun, they are already established their own Radio Fm which provide so many information many years ago and hopefully the Rungus FM will achieve what the Kadazan and Dusun have accomplished. Your can browse www.rungusfm.net through www.google.com and click it so that you will be directed to the so call Rungus FM. You also can click through this article where I inserted it for your convenience. Just click the Logo below ( Rungus FM ). Honestly the Rungus FM is mainly for the Rungus and hopefully this Radio Online can provide more information about the Rungus Culture and etc.. but do not worry everybody can listen through it. 
In the future the Rungus FM will be inserted in SabahFM slot and hopefully this ambition which carry a lot of Rungus People hope will be achieve soon. Thanks for the Information which I got form my friend and for the Rungus People carry on for the good jobs.. Avantang Tantu!!

Story By: Harry George
Sources: www,rungusfm.net, www.sunduvan.com
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Happy Easter Day

Pascha.

Happy Easter Day to all Tamparulian, Sabahan and Malysian. It is a holy celebration for all Christian in the world. Easter is a day to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and celebrated every year after 44 days of fasting. Usually I went to St Philip Tamparuli or St John Tuaran for a Pray but for this time, I celebrate Easter Day at Church Of Immaculate in Johor Bahru. Once again Happy Easter Day to the world, may all the bad colors in our live vanish and our future blessed by God. 

More Story About Easter Day....below

Easter is the central feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday). The chronology of his death and resurrection is variously interpreted to be between AD 26 and 36, traditionally 33.

Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.



Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. It occurs during the Spring; (Or Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.) in March or April; the method for determining the date of Easter Sunday is complex, based on lunisolar calendar.

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many European languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are etymologically related or homonymous. The term "Pascha", from the same root, is also used in English to refer to Easter.

Story By: Harry George
Sources: Wikipedia
Picture: Wikipedia an St John Tuaran
  

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