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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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MYTRONEXUS

My Life My Stories: azmanizzatiamira.blogspot.com


I was stumble upon when reading a blog that I'm following saying that Christmas was illegitimate among the Moslem. I'm a blogger since 2006 and never found a post that really offending to a blog reader like me. what say you about this ignorance statement!!!. Many of my followers and faithful reader were Moslem and they all have wish me Merry Christmas through Facebook and Twitter. I was really sad to read her blog post yesterday and I decided to write and post about her statement. You can find and search the so-called  blogger by the name of Amira Azman through Facebook, Twitter and Blogger. I have linked her website address inside this post and you can be directed through her blog by clicking the link prepared for you. We live in Malaysia and Malaysian people are warm heart and never offend among their country man. I'm Sabahan and what I have learned in the past 25 years was "Do Not Offend Other People" "Love Your Neighbor" and most of all respect other people beliefs!!!. Save Malaysian from evil and continue live in harmony and peace.... Continue read below passage....  


Assalamualaikum W.B.T !!!!! Haram bagi Muslims mengucapkan Merry Christmas untuk those yang sambut. Many people confused about this including me. No doubt. Since ada yang post cakap tu haram bagai , Aku pun dengan rajin dan semangat yang mebuak buak , Maka aku pun google lah pasal tukan. Aku google punya goole , Sekali betul memang haram. No wonder lah time I was a kid , Bila aku & adek ada nyanyi lagu tu papa aku marah haha. Tapi tulah umur 17 baru dapat tahu benda tu haram. AllahuAkbar , Ampunkan aku ya Allah. So that , I decided tweet about that and post a picture tapi tetib to continue more click this link "http://azmanizzatiamira.blogspot.com/2012/12/merry-christmas.html"


Written by: Harry George
Sources: Azmanizzatiamira.blogspot.com
Picture: Google Image



Merry Christmas 2012 and Happy New year 2013



Happy Merry-Merry Christmas to all Christian, Tamparulian, Sabahan and all Malaysia. have a blessed Christmas Festival and prosperous upcoming new year. Do not drink too much alcohol, stay away from drugs and keep safe. For friends and relative, you are invited to our open house on the 29 December 2012 at Kg Kionsom Baru at 2.00pm. All the best Happy New Year 2013 and Merry Christmas 2012. GBU

Harry George and Family..




Night Safari Programme



A new programme called Night Safari, designed to educate on the traditional livelihood of natives and the State's history by experience, is in the making by the State Museum.

In spite of its activities still on the drawing board, a total of four Night Safaris have been held which, according to its Director Joanna Kitingan, were made available for group participation like families and students. She said future programmes would also include bead and handicraft-making sessions. "The idea to introduce this programme came after I took part in the 'Night at The Museum' activity organised by Melaka Museum in March this year. "I and a group of others spent the night in a Portuguese galleon ship, a replica of the Flora Del La Mar, the ship which sank off the Melaka Straits, and is now Maritime Museum," she said, after a Night Safari programme was held on Saturday night.

So far, the Night Safari programme consists of a quiz, whereby participants need to answer questions from gathered information, which is on display inside the Museum Gallery. They have to do it in the dark as the lights will be turned off and torchlight will be the only light source, she said. After the quiz session, the group would be taken for a hike into the Heritage Village Phase II, which is inside the Museum's extended property, located in the former Kota Kinabalu Old Folks Home land.

Bamboo huts have been erected ever since, to allow visitors and Night Safari participants to stay for the night in the area. "During the hike, participants will be made to listen to a recorded natural ambience, as if they were in a jungle. It is a blast from the past experience, a time when electricity is still foreign," she said, adding that it is a back-to-basic affair. Finally, participants would be entertained with traditional performances while supper is served before turning in for the night in the village.

Meanwhile, a total of 17 participants from Australia's Koonung Secondary School took part in the Night Safari programme, after they had completed their volunteer project to build a tower in the Heritage Village II. They were the second group to be in the Museum, after the first group had completed their programme, building a small bridge weeks ago. On another note, interested groups could contact the Museum, to partake in the programme, Joanna said.

PMR Result 2012 Sabah



A total of 922 students achieved straight As in the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examination but there was a slight dip in overall passes - no thanks to poorer performance in two subjects this year.

State Education Director Datuk Dr Muhiddin Yusin said there was a slight drop in the Arab language, which recorded a 14.6 per cent decline, and Chinese language which dropped by 4.6 per cent.

"We do not know the reason for the drop but we will conduct a thorough study in schools throughout the State," he said, adding that if the passes for these subjects could be increased then perhaps the overall passes could exceed 65 per cent.

He said this during a media conference after announcing the PMR results at the Hamzah Al-Fansuri Hall of SMK Agama Tun Ahmadshah here, on Wednesday.

This year a total of 37,607 candidates sat for the PMR examination compared to 37,714 last year resulting in 922 students scoring straight As compared to 1,025 last year.

Twenty-six candidates obtained Es in all subjects compared to 16 candidates last year. The results showed an average grade of 3.01 compared to 3.03 last year, while the overall passes was 62.04 per cent compared to 63.06 per cent last year, showing a slight drop by 1.02 per cent.

Overall results showed an improvement in eight subjects, namely Bahasa Malaysia (0.7 per cent), History (0.6 per cent), Geography (4.6 per cent), Islamic Studies (0.0 per cent), Mathematics (0.7 per cent), Science (0.7 per cent), Living Skills (1.0 per cent) and Home Economics (0.9 per cent).

A total of six subjects showed a decrease in passes, namely English (1.9 per cent), Agriculture (1.0 per cent), Commerce and Entrepreneurship (0.9 per cent), Arab language (14.6 per cent), Chinese language (4.6 per cent) and KadazanDusun Language (0.1 per cent).

Meanwhile, SM Sains Lahad Datu was named the top school Statewide with 100 per cent passes scoring 1.08 School Average Grade, followed by SM Sains Sabah (100 per cent), SMKA Tun Ahmadshah (95.41 per cent), SM Islamiah Tawau (92.86 per cent), SM St Michael Penampang (98.93 per cent), SMKA Kota Kinabalu (77.53 per cent), SMKA Tun Datu Mustapha (78.46 per cent), SMKA Mohd Ali in Ranau (65.88 per cent), SM St Francis Convent (M) (93.82 per cent), SM Sung Siew Sandakan (88.89 per cent) , SMKA Sandakan (74.07 per cent), SMKA Limauan (82.22 per cent) and SM All Saints Kota Kinabalu (90.85).

Meanwhile, top five schools in the city were SM Sains Sabah with 100 per cent passes scoring average grade 1.14, followed by SMKA Tun Ahmadshah with 95.41 passes average grade 1.62, SMKA Kota Kinabalu with 77.53 passes average grade 1.78, SM St Francis Convent (M) 93.82 passes with average grade 93.82 and SM All Saints with 90.85 per cent with average grade 2.2.

On another note, Muhiddin thanked all those who gave full cooperation and support to the State's education achievement.

"We find that in some schools, there are parents who are committed in giving their full support through their individual effort or through the Parent Teachers Association which has made it easier for us to get assistance not only in terms of study materials but also in terms of support towards the educational programmes conducted in their respective schools," he said.

Sources: Daily Express / JPN

Don't panic! Mayan timekeeper says world WON'T end in 2012... as it's only a calendar change



  • Leonzo Barreno trained as timekeeper by Mayan elders
  • Many believe its calendar marks end of world on Dec 21
  • But professor says it just marks start of new calendar


Many consider it a joke although others are scared we might never live to see next year thanks to the Mayan calendar’s ‘apocalyptic’ prediction.
But Mayan expert Leonzo Barreno, of Saskatchewan, Canada, says the ‘apocalypse’ concept is a false interpretation of the Long Count calendar.
The University of Regina journalism professor said Mayan elders taught him that December 21 this year simply marks the start of a new calendar.
Prediction: Mayan expert Leonzo Barreno, of Saskatchewan, Canada, says the 'apocalypse' concept is a false interpretation of the Long Count calendar
Prediction: Mayan expert Leonzo Barreno, of Saskatchewan, Canada, says the 'apocalypse' concept is a false interpretation of the Long Count calendar
Mayan calendar: The University of Regina journalism professor said Mayan elders taught him December 21 this year simply marks the start of a new calendar
Mayan calendar: The University of Regina journalism professor said Mayan elders taught him December 21 this year simply marks the start of a new calendar
Mr Barreno, who immigrated to Canada from Guatemala 23 years ago, was trained by Mayan elders to read the calendars, reported CBC News.
‘There are two sides to the story,’ he told CBC. ‘The one that we know is this apocalyptic meaning that has been given to the Long Count.
 
‘The other side of the story is the Mayan side, which you rarely see on media articles, because they never interview my own people.’
He said Mayan people are featured for just five seconds of the film 2012, starring John Cusack, which is loosely based on their 'predictions'.
Ancient: The Mayan Inscriptions' Palace in Chiapas, Mexico, is pictured. Many Mayans dismiss the apocalyptic predictions as largely a Western idea
Ancient: The Mayan Inscriptions' Palace in Chiapas, Mexico, is pictured. Many Mayans dismiss the apocalyptic predictions as largely a Western idea
‘When I grew up during my training I never hear the word “end of the world” from the elders or spiritual leaders,’ Mr Barreno added.

BOLON YOKTE & BAKTUNS

The inscription describes the return of mysterious god Bolon Yokte at the end of a 13th period of 400 years, known as Baktuns, on the equivalent of December 21 2012.
It is believed to refer to the end of a cycle of 5,125 years since the beginning of the Mayan Long Count calendar in 3113 B.C.
The fragment was a prophecy of ruler Bahlam Ajaw, who wanted to plan the passage of the god.
‘For them it’s a joyous event, not an apocalyptic event. What is coming is the end of a calendar and the beginning of a new one.
‘It’s cyclical,’ he told CBC. ‘This has happened before. According to the elders it’s the fifth time it’s happened.’
Inscriptions in Tortuguero, Mexico, refer to Bolon Yokte 'descending from the sky' in 2012 - a god associated with war and the underworld.
Last month German expert Sven Gronemeyer said it may be a misreading and added he also believes it is simply a calendar change.
Portrayal: Mayan people are featured for just seconds in the film 2012, starring John Cusack and Morgan Lily, which is loosely based on their 'predictions'
Portrayal: Mayan people are featured for just seconds in the film 2012, starring John Cusack and Morgan Lily, which is loosely based on their 'predictions'
Mr Gronemeyer said his decoding of a Mayan artefact with a reference to a 2012 date shows a transition to a new era in the 5,125-year calendar.
'For them it’s a joyous event, not an apocalyptic event. What is coming is the end of a calendar and the beginning of a new one'
Leonzo Barreno
Bolon Yokte is a figure also associated with change. Many Mayans also dismiss the apocalyptic predictions as largely a Western idea.
In November Mexican anthropologists said a second inscription with the 2012 date was found on a brick at the Comalcalco ruin, near the Tortuguero site. 
But experts doubt the second inscription was a definite reference to the date cited as the possible end of the world, as it has no future tense.


A Copy Post from a friend.

December 21st, 2012



I am live blogging this event.
The following is a screenshot of that moment.
21-12-12 12 midnight
Nothing weird happening so far. Wait a moment… the dogs are barking… I can hear something, it’s getting louder and the ground’s shaking. No, NO, it can’t be true. It cabnt be teiurio jk asd as 

Copy and paste from a friend blogger and contributor for www.tamparulisabah.com

http://bengodomon.com/2012/12/21/the-moment-the-clock-struck-midnight-21-december-2012/

Bin and Binti does not mean Muslim



THE terms "bin" and "binti" have no religious connotation. Once more, the Federal BN government has conceded an important matter for the non Muslim indigenous communities in Sabah and that is the use of the terms "bin" and "binti" in their Mykad identity cards.

These can now be rectified by the National Registration Department. Hitherto, non-Muslim indigenous communities, like the Kadazandusun and Murut whose Mykads had mistakenly used the terms were required to apply to the Syariah Court to have these terms erased from their Identity cards.

And the process was tedious and some time frustrating as some of the Syarah court judges seemed unsympathetic to the requests. Application to the Syariah court suggested that "ALL" holders of Mykads with the terms are Muslims. And once more, the person who gained or obtained this concession for Sabah's non Muslim indigenous communities is Federal Cabinet Minister, Tan Sri Bernard Dompok.

Bernard made the announcement in Sipitang last week and reported in the front page of the Daily Express (Tuesday December 11th) entitled "Syariah Court Process Dropped". Dompok has had a good share of the many concessions or assistance by the Federal government. It was him who got for the Kadazandusun community the setting up of the Kadazan Chair at the University of Malaysia, Sabah (UMS); it was through his persistence to get recognition of the Kadazansdusun language with the introduction of the teaching of the language in schools.

And he was in the forefront in getting the Prime Minister to agree for the setting up of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to inquire into the presence of a large number of illegal immigrants in the State.

Dompok is also responsible for the large number of infrastructural developments in the Penampang and Moyog constituencies.

Last month, at the annual meeting of the Penampang Upko division, we heard Datuk Donald Mojuntin the Moyog Assemblyman reading a long list of developments which had been carried out in the Penampang district by the State government under Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman.

The total amount of expenditures expended so far, just on road construction alone, was more than RM70 million.

The Federal BN government and the Sabah BN State government have indeed made great transformation of the country and State.

Ever since Najib took over the reins, he has been instrumental to make these great strides in the economic and social developments of the country.

But more importantly for Sabah, he has also been more caring for the Borneo States by providing billion of ringgit in aides for developments.

He has also been very accommodating to the request and needs of the two Borneo States.

It was through him that the nation finally recognised the formation of Malaysia by making September 16th every year as Malaysia Day a national holiday.

This matter had been ignored by successive Prime Ministers in the past.

And in Sabah, the hallmarks of the Chief Minister is the fact that the State has the best financial management as well as the best forest management in the region.

I mentioned then in my column that the BN governments of both Federal and States must be returned to govern so that the programmes set out by them could continue.

This opinion was in fact reinforced by two major financial institutions, JP Morgan and Eastspring Investments Bhd who were both reported in the papers last week as saying that investors - local and foreign - will worry if the Opposition wins and want the BN government returned.

JP Morgan Executive Director said that BN's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), government infrastructure programmes and rail-related projects would kick off if the political status quo remains.

This is an important and major confident statements by foreign financial institutions on the BN government.

Meanwhile, the question of the "bin" and "binti" terms might be considered by some as a minor matter and does not rate any mention.

But this view is wrong as the matter to the non Muslim indigenous communities is a great one.

They have been agitating for the terms to be erased from their Identity cards as both terms also refer to them as Muslims.

What is the origin of the terms and how were they used for the non Muslim indigenous communities?

I understand that the origin of the terms is Arabic. Bin means "the son of" for males and binti means "daughter of" for females.

When the term was first introduced it was adopted as part of their names by the majority of the Malays , the subjects of the respective Sultans from the four Federated Malay States and five Unfederated Malay States.

It was apparently the colonial administrators who introduced the terms.

As to when were the terms connected to religion, to Islam, I am not sure.

But my feeling is that the term was wrongly considered as having an Islamic connection.

Many Arab Christians in Jerusalem, for instance, also use the terms.

Indeed, many of these Christian Arabs also use the salutation of 'Salam Malaikum" and the name of God as "Allah".

The term Allah actually predates the advent of Islam as it was in use by the Hebrew during the time of Patriarch Abraham (Ibrahim) a thousand years before the coming of Christ and Christianity.

Islam came about 600 years after the rise of Christianity.

But this issue is another matter. The important point is how these two terms were introduced to the non Muslims indigenous communities like the Kadazandusun and Murut, for instance.

It is believed that it was the Chartered Company officials who first introduced the terms on the Muslim indigenous as well as the non Muslim indigenous communities.

They did not make any distinction between the two as they did not think of the religious connotation attached to the terms.

To them, and rightly too, was that, the terms had no Islamic religious connection.

They simply adopted the procedure in Peninsula Malaya.

And this procedure was also then adopted by the colonial administrators who took over from the Company government after the Second World War.

Today there are thousands who have these terms in their Mykads as well as the accompanying "Muslim".

This had caused some inconvenience to the holders of these Identity cards.

Many have been detained, for instance, for eating in public places during Fasting month and it took them some time to convince the police that they are not Muslims but Christians.

I have also witnessed a friend from Sabah with the "bin" term in his Identity card.

He was prevented from entering a place prohibited to Muslims.

He spoke to the manager in Chinese, not just in Mandarin, but other Chinese dialects and we also confirmed that he is a Christian, but to no avail. He was not allowed in.

This is a minor incident but it does demonstrate the problem attached to the Identity cards wth the terms "bin" or "binti".

The Company government officials in Sabah had two wrongful introductions. The first is the use of the term "bin" and "binti" adopted officially to non Muslim indigenous communities.

The second was the use of the term "dusun" on the Tangaah Kadazan of Penampang and Papar.

The Brunei overlords owned the rivers (Putatan-Moyog) and Papar river as their inheritance - as tanah pusaka or tulin.

The people living along the river banks were his "subjects" and he collected taxes (buis) from them.

They called them "dusun" because they were farmers and also because in ignorance of the tribal or suku name; but they also used the term dusun as a derogatory term - to refer to them as the village yokels, the dirty kapir!

The Tangaah Kadazan resented this and there were fights.

Brunei rule was never extended to the interior of Tambunan etc and the term dusun was never heard there. It was only heard when the term was used and adopted by the Company government officials who took over the administration of North Borneo.

An official reported to the Board of Directors in London that the non Muslim indigenous communities have many "names" or "terms" and as the Brunei used the term "dusun" to refer to them, they would also use the same term, he wrote.

Dompok has been asked by the Federal Cabinet to head the matter of "bin" and "binti" in Sabah.

It is a recognition of his interest to settle the matter which had for some time irked many non Muslims Kadazandusun Murut communities, because the National Registration Department wanted the Syariah Court to decide on the issue.

This is no longer necessary.


Thieves steal MyVi- but leave kid behind



Thieves left the 11-year-old son of a man at a parking lot before getting away in his car at Wisma Milenia near Dah Yeh Villa in the Damai area, Monday. Acting City Police Chief Supt M.Chandra said the boy's father had left him in the Perodua MyVi with its engine running at about 1pm.

"The father went inside the building to do quick errands and shortly after that, he was surprised to see his son was at the parking lot and his MyVi missing. "His son related that two men had asked him (son) to open the car door so that they could move the car as directed by his father, which the boy agreed to. "And the thieves asked the boy to stay put at the parking lot to wait for his father to come before driving away," he said, on Tuesday.

The man lodged a report, here, for further action. Chandra urged parents not to leave their small children in their car even for a short while to do errands. "The best thing to do is just bring along your small children even for a quick errand so as to prevent untoward incidents. "It is also dangerous to leave them inside the car with the engine running and the air-conditioning on for health and safety reasons," he said.

Sources: Daily Express

UiTM Sabah Need Support for the MDAB Learning program


When I read an article from Daily Express yesterday, My memories when transfer back to my studying days at UiTM Sabah. Huh what a wonderful experience... I'm a graduate from UiTM Sabah, holding a degree of marketing  and diploma in banking. Now I'm in the process for applying Master In Public Admin ( By Research). I'm really admire the new UiTM Sabah Rector for his effort to help the Sabahan to continue their studies. In 1997, he was my lecturer for Account Subject and was very cool in class. He always give us support and contributes his idea for the sake of our successful future. Thanks UiTM for making me a Successful Person. All the best for UiTM Sabah and hopefully the Sabahan will support and give financial aids for this MDAB learning program. To read more about this topic, read the passage below. Till we meet again soon... Happy Advent 2012. 

Universiti Institut Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sabah Rector, Datuk Dr Abdul Kadir Rosline, illustrated UiTM Sabah's need for financial assistance, Monday, stating that it now uses the MDAB's (Mengubah Destinasi Anak Bangsa) intake quota of other states.

He said this at a press conference after handing over financial assistance to MDAB students. "This is the scenario here and it reflects Sabahans' desire to get education. Among those keen include those from Pensiangan, Banggi Island and Kota Marudu." Malays and Bumiputeras who are unable to further their studies due to financial difficulties have a chance through MDAB, he said. The programme also assists those who do not meet academic merits at higher learning institutions. Being poor with parents earning below RM2,000 is the basic requirement for a student to enrol into the Pre-Diploma MDAB course.

For those living in the city, even RM3,000 is not enough for parents to take care of five children, for example, said Abdul Kadir.Therefore, this is being looked into so that those in this category would also be able to further their studies. Sponsorship from corporate sectors were welcome by Abdul Kadir to accommodate students' needs. There are about 4,500 students here, far better than only about 2,500 in the past. "Since diploma holders have just registered, a new and official number has not been reported to me yet." He added that the target for their campus is 6,000 students.

According to Abdul Kadir, the poor are keen on furthering their studies, but are unable to financially support themselves. "This is the time for me to state that UiTM Sabah should receive assistance from the Government. UiTM has been around since year 1973."

"It's not that we are not satisfied with what we have and the assistance we have received, but we just think it's about time UiTM Sabah received more." Meanwhile, UiTM Sabah's MDAB programme Co-ordinator, Dr Zamali Tarmudi, said the quota for poor students at UiTM Sabah is 500 students for every semester, which is 1,000 students a year (two intakes).

"Actually, there are 600 instead of 500 if you include the Saluran Perdana programme. "There are so many poor Sabahans who want to study, but have no money to do so." UiTM Sabah is facing difficulties in terms of getting students from rural areas to come and also getting financial assistance for students. He estimated that RM1,700 is needed to put through one student for each semester. "Imagine, if parties like the State Government would come forward to assist us."

Dr Zamali also welcomed assistance from various parties and acknowledged that it is for the benefit of Sabahan people. When asked about their efforts to go to the actual places in order to attract students to enrol in the MDAB, he said their efforts are limited due to lack of staff and finance. "It is also difficult to access very rural areas."

"Currently, the allowances are being borne by UiTM without additional allocation from the Federal Government." "What about expenses related to student welfare, health and so on?" There is no special allocation from the Government regarding this and when the school runs out of money, there is a possibility that MDAB will, sadly, no longer continue.

"Quota needs to be added due to our interest to help Sabahans who are academically capable but lacking in terms of finances. Apart from that, Muis Deputy Chairman Aspah Abdullah Sani said Muis has helped a lot as far as education is concerned. "About 180 students from Sabah were sent to Egypt." However, he admitted that they were not fully sponsored by them. "Half of the assistance comes from Yayasan Sabah and the State scholarship programme."

Those sponsored are not only pursuing their academic studies but are also required to take Islamic studies into account. For example, when one takes engineering as a major, he or she would take Islamic studies as the minor. Among studies pursued include Islamic studies, medical and engineering. Apart from studying in Malaysia, among other countries which students are being sent to are Egypt, Jordan and Indonesia.

"About 19 medical students who left Sabah in year 2006 are scheduled to come back early next year." Also present at the event was the Sabah Mufti, Ustaz Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar. The purpose of the event was to hand over financial assistance to MDAB students and to strengthen the existing co-operation between UiTM Sabah and Sabah Tithe Centre.

Sources and Picture: Daily Express

Christmas lighting at 1Borneo


1Borneo Hypermall was bathed in Christmas lighting and a series of programmes and performances as it ushered in Christmas festivities with its theme "Charming Christmas Royale" on Sunday.

Launching the event was Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai, who described it as a very impressive preparation of Christmas decorations with a series of very engaging programmes and performances.

Also present were his wife Datin Vicky Lai together with Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir and his wife Datin Florence Malangkig, Sagajuta Sabah Group Executive Director Dr Tan Tiang Lai and 1Borneo Hypermall Operations Manager Leben Siddarth.

Dr Yee, who is also Resource Development and Information Technology Minister, said in the midst of celebration, emphasis should be given to the importance of knowing that Malaysians are very fortunate.

"For the rest of the world who are not as fortunate as us, for example when we mention about people in the midst of war, who are suffering from famines, natural disasters, we pray for them and at the same time we also cherish what we have here.

"We hope the message will go through and at the same time we want to make sure that in a multiracial country like Malaysia, we are very fortunate that we could celebrate festivities which are of course of a religious nature," he said.

He said the people should also bear in mind that they are very fortunate that they are in a country where people of different religious background, different cultural background and also of different ethnic background could get together and celebrate in the true spirit of not only Christmas but the true spirit of 1Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Siddarth said in the spirit of giving 1Borneo has created the Charitymas Campaign, which is located at the second entrance of the mall with larger than life Christmas boxes.

"Customers could donate their unused or new toys which will be wrapped in royal manner and distributed to orphans residing in villages in Tamparuli and Ranau," said Siddarth.

Daily Express

My Life My Stories: Jesselton Park Tamparuli Sabah


Jesselton Park - Tamparuli
2 Storey 4 Rooms 4 Baths - Size: 24' x 83'
RM375,972
 



Just for sharing.............

My Life My Stories: Weird Place, Weird People and weird time of spaces.


I was stumble upon when I heard a story of an adult man lost in a nowhere land where science cannot explain this phenomenon. While we are monitoring the SPM candidate at SMK Lohan Ranau there is a space for us to have a chit-chat at the back and the story about the adult man protrude during our conversation. Off-course our conversation were in  a silent mode and not effecting the SPM candidate in answering their question. The story about a strange phenomenon experienced by an adult man from Kg Mohimboyon Ranau were told by my friend Mr Lajibi Machi or I use to call him "B". The story goes like this.....     

During the rainy season in early 1960s a group of people from Kg Mohimboyon and several village near Kg Mohimboyon were travelling from Ranau to Tamparuli. The aim was to get supply for their daily usage. Travelling from Ranau to Tamparuli those day would take almost one week because the traveler need to go through the thick jungle before reaching Tamparuli town. Actually there was a road but there was no transportation available during that time. To cut short, the traveler will use the short-cut through the thick jungle through the kale-yard to the final destination. Among the traveler, there was an adult man where I forgot his name who was big, tall and strong. He wanted to go Tamparuli to get supply for his family. Before he join the traveler, he wanted to eat a white chicken but it was a bad luck for him because he cannot find it. So he left his desire to eat a white chicken and join the traveler. It was hard life during that time and many people did not like to travel where it would effect their safety because of the "Pangaits or Songorib" and the wild beast such as snake and tiger. If their fall ill it would be the biggest problem for them. 

After traveling for three days and three nights, they nearly reach Tamparuli. They stop at a place call Togop this-day, the adult man wanted to take a pee and told his uncle to wait for him. While he was enjoying his moments to throw his body waste suddenly he saw a white chicken walking slowly. Huh what a luck for me he said and slowly followed the white chicken. He try and try, again and again catching the white chicken but  he cannot catch it. At one moment he felt like to watch at the back of his body and he stop, turn around at his back and look with full surprise !!. He cannot remembered his way back to his travel companion and the exact word to describe it.. he was LOST!!!. When he turn around again to look at the white chicken, the white chicken was also gone and cannot be spotted anywhere else. He sat down and began to think a lot of thing. He shout and shout calling for his uncle but there was no reply. So he decided to walk where the white chicken disappear from his view. After several hours walking he finally found a flat land where only small grass sprout around the area. 

He walk through the flat land and saw a village where the house were built beautifully structured. He then walk slowly to the village and feel attracted where the house was built nicely and colorful. He cannot imagine where he was and feel wondered. Suddenly he saw many people looking at him through the window of their house. He felt a little bit scared and shame because he enter a village without any permission. He afraid to be called as an intruder where those day you could be killed if you enter a village with your own will. He raised his hand up but the villager did not give any respond or reaction through his action. Suddenly, appeared an old man where he knew him but in his memory the old man was dead couple years ago but in time like this he cannot think of anything else. He need help and off-course safety for his life. The old man said to him, what he was doing here? Then he told his story from the beginning till the end. The old man shake his head and place his hand through the adult man shoulder. Don't worry I'll send you back to your village he said. 

The old man told the adult man not to travel around the village, where all the villager were dressed in white just like the color of the chicken where he try to catch. The old man went inside his house and while waiting the adult man were been observed by the villagers. The way the villagers look at him really weird where the look was different from ordinary people he knew. All the villagers dressed in white, look so clean, scented smell and look really in peace. The old man appeared back again and bring along a healthy fat white chicken. He gave the white chicken to the adult man and said to him, "Next time when you wanted to eat something, you need to full fill it first before you do anything or travel to other places". You must remembered this he said..." Then the adult man take and hug the chicken like a man got a valuable gift from a king. He said thank you and wave his hand to the villagers. The villagers smile and wish him a safe journey.

The old man hold the adult hand and walk slowly through the flat land. They walk and walk. The adult man looked at the front and sometime looked at the back. When he looked down, he startled when he saw cloud. They are walking above the cloud and the wind feel so great to him. The old man asked the adult man to look forward, hold the chicken and do not talk too much. The old man stop and asked the adult man to follow a road and you will found your way back to home he said. The adult man said thank you again, shake the old man hand and walk to the road. The adult man looked back but the old man already disappeared. The the adult man walk along the road and found a village but... it was the Togudon Village where located 10 km from his village.. I supposed so...

The adult man had grown his beard and mustache. He was lost for 3 months. He thought that he was apart from his travel companion for just one day only. The villagers from Kg Togudon send him back to his village. The people at his village thought that he was already dead killed by wild beast and already made a funereal tribute for him. He told his story to his family, relatives and the villagers about his strange experience and how he met "his savior" where presumed dead. The story carried from one generation to another until my friend mother told the so-called weird story to him. The outcome of the chicken was unknown weather it was ate by the adult man or not. The adult man already passed away couple years ago and for that I cannot confirm the story from him. Thanks to Mr Lajibi machi for his wonderful story.     

Written By: Harry George
Story from: Lajibi Machi
Picture: Google Image

Translation
KG: Mean Village (Abbreviation)
The Structured House: Cemetary

My Life My Stories: Payment Date For Civil Servants 2013


While your money were deeply safe in a deposit bank but other people money were being rob and rob every single moments in a turbulent country nowadays. Appreciate what you have and always keep up the peace that we have here in Malaysia. Save your money for you family and Happy Holidays.


* Subject to change
Written By: Harry George
Sources: Government Website
  

My Life My Stories: A Bad Luck!!!!!!!!


I'm in deep sympathies for my brother in-law who involved in a road accident last Wednesday evening near Mile 2 Sandakan Sabah. You can read from the Daily Express dated, 22 Nov 2012 with the title of " Two motorist badly injured in Sandakan Crash". We got the news from his wife who was in discomfiture situation while talking to my mother In-law through phone. I can hear the conversation clearly because my mother in-law turn on her hand-phone loudspeaker. It was a shocked news to our family member and I can see that my in-law were really reel about the situation. I looked at my wife and she looks so depressed. I have to calm her down.

My brother in-law worked at Sandakan Hospital as a Physiotherapy Officer. He has been working there since 2007 as I remembered.. His car collided with a Myvi drove by insignificant Chinese guy. The Myvi car driver was headed to other direction and using different line where he drove his car so fast and cannot control his car. The car hit a road divider and hit my brother in-law car from the opposite direction. My brother in-law was a "Patient Driver" or in other word Careful Driver. The causalities from this accident result in my brother in-law broke his two leg from his thigh to his ankle while the Myvi driver was in a trauma situation. The Myvi driver was Chinese guy as I mention before are from Sandakan. My brother in-law car (Viva) was totally damaged. My in-laws and my sister in-law rush to Sandakan early Thursday morning with my brother in-law wife mother. My wife and I cannot join them because we have an important thing to do. I will be visiting him soon.

Thanks to GOD the almighty where my brother in-law survived this mishap. My brother in-law now is waiting for his operation to inosculates his broken bones. He had been operate on Thursday morning to stop his bleeding and been waiting for the scanning result which been sent to QEH Hospital Kota Kinabalu. My mother in-law was planning to send her son to SMC- Sabah Medical Center but my brother in-law refuse it.
Now all we have to do is pray and hopefully he will recover soon. My in-laws already bought the iron for my brother in-laws legs with the cost of RM7600.00 and hopefully my mother in-law can redeem it back using my bother in-laws life insurance. My brother in-law will going through an operation this coming Friday (29 Nov) and we hope this operation will success with the GOD hand. " Nothing Is Impossible For God "

Written By: Harry George   
Picture: Google Image

Cops warn smart phone owners


Owners of smart phones who update their geolocation systems through social networking sites risk exposing themselves to property and corporate crimes. Federal Police (Bukit Aman) Commercial Crimes Investigation Department Director, Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan, said many liked to update or check in their locations or activities through applications like 'Foursquare' and Facebook. "But such actions actually expose them into becoming crime victims after criminals obtain the information from the cyber world," he said recently.


He said there were also social networking site users who updated their current status by stating they would be leaving their houses for several days and such action risked the security of their houses. He said what was worrying was the possibility that their social sites were intruded into and the information used by criminals. Syed Ismail said updating positions or current activities also risked corporate crimes being carried out against individuals with status or holding important posts in organisations.

Corporate crimes in the business world could be carried out by those in the interest of business such as stealing data related to business to sabotage competitors, he said. He said 24 cases of hacking involving losses of RM3.3 million were reported between January and September this year.

Prior to this, Bernama reported Malaysian CyberSecurity Business Development head Mohd Anwer Mohamed Yusoff as saying the country recorded losses of RM2.75 billion in the last five years from cyber crimes specifically in the finance sector. - Bernama


My Life My Stories: Playschool Teachers



Playschool teachers should take turns 
By: Concerned Mother 

I AM a mother who is not satisfied with the report given by a teacher at my son's playschool regarding an incident involving my son and his schoolmates.

How would a kid know the consequences of his action?

A kid is a kid. In fact my son was ever injured by other kids while at the playschool but I did not make a fuss because I understood that. Therefore I did not think that they hurt my son on purpose. I admit that my kid is a bit active but he is not as naughty as what the playschool teacher reported. He would listen if told the right way. It should be remembered that when kids are together, they are in a world of their own. That should be the time when teachers should keep an eye on them.

I am not out to defame anybody but I thought it is important that parents know about this as when they send their kids to playschools, naturally they hope for the best. Incidents such as those experienced by my son could have been avoided if teachers took turns to rest rather than resting together.

I went to my son's Playschool to fetch my son earlier and found that the kids were left on their own while the teachers were having their break in the tea room. To parents whose children are involved in fights, I say do not blame each other. This is not your fault but the fault of the teachers because we pay them to look after our kids. We know our children better.

Finally, despite what happened, I still thank the teachers for teaching my son and preparing him for Kindergarten.

Bamboo Music Festival, Tamparuli - 25 November 2012


The famous Bamboo Music Festival will be held again at Dewan Tun Hamdan Tamparuli on 25 November 2012 this coming Saturday. Please come early to avoid traffic jam. This is a repeating events organised by the Tamparuli Distric Office and Sabah Tourism. 


Bamboo Music Festival, Tamparuli

Date : 25 November 2012
Celebrate the multipurpose bamboo as a versatile musical instrument at the Tamparuli Bamboo Music Festival!

Held to promote the traditional musical heritage of Sabah's ethnic, don't miss the chance to witness the beauty of sounds created by wind and percussion instruments such as the sompoton (bamboo aerophone), bungkaw (jaw harp) and seruling (flute).

This iconic event will also feature a lineup of interesting events such as traditional folk sports, craft exhibitions as well as the bamboo music competition, featuring local bamboo ensembles. Groups from the Philippines and Indonesia are also expected to take part in the competition. There will also be special musical performances by the Kinabalu Bamboo Orchestra as well as the Taiwanese Bamboo Orchestra.

Further Information

Organiser : Tamparuli District Office, and the Kinabalu Bamboo Music Orchestra Association (OMBAK)
Venue : Tun Hamdan Hall, Tamparuli 
Contact Person : Ms. Jane Thing 
Telephone : +6013 8760358 
Email Contact : jane_thng@yahoo.com

Sources: District Office Tamparuli, Sabah Tourism
Picture: Google Image

Glass Panel with Virgin Mary



Malaysia : Glass panel with 'Virgin Mary' image removed, handed to local church






Updated 20th November 2012

The glass panel at the Sime Darby Medical Centre (SDMC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with an image said to resemble the Virgin Mary has been removed and handed over to the Catholic church. In a statement, Sime Darby Group said two glass panels from the North Tower of the hospital complex were removed Tuesday morning, 20th November 2012. "SDMC has removed and handed over the two window panes. One of the panes has on it marks that some claim resemble artistic depictions of Mary, the Mother of Jesus," it said.

The glass panels were delivered to the Marian Church of Our Lady Lourdes in Klang. The image had drawn huge crowds to the hospital since pictures of it went viral online. A large group of people, mostly Catholics, gathered below the area at the new wing of the hospital since 10 November 2012, lighting candles, singing hymns and reciting prayers. Traffic was heavy around the vicinity, with even tourist buses pulling up by the roadside. This happened daily since the image was posted online including Facebook.

Secretary Janet Tong, 45, described the apparition as “amazing”. “It is so wonderful that our Mother has come to us in a hospital, where many of the sick are crying out for her help,” she said. Several claimed the colour and position of the image also changed.

Businessman Sheree Rao, 21, who went up inside to get a close look at the window, said the image was only visible from the outside. “I touched the glass, thinking it could be paint or something else. But there was nothing,’’ he added. Student Nicole Jo Pereira, 20, said she believed the image was a call for people to do good deeds.

Teacher Kenneth Fong, 27, said he was sure of an image on the window. “But whether it’s from God, I don’t know.” Photographs of the image, believed to have appeared several days ago, have gone viral on Facebook. Access to the window from inside the building has been restricted by the hospital.
Catholic newsletter The Herald editor Rev Father Lawrence Andrew said the Catholic Church would withhold official comment until the image had been tested and verified by theologians and church authorities.

Catholics believe that Mary, as mother of Jesus Christ, is the Mother of God.
Sources: Malaysian Hollywood. Bebek

My Life My Stories: The Big Tree Of Sabah



Have your ever seen this big tree anymore in Sabah? Well if you go deep into the jungle you might see it but the size is smaller then this tree I suppose so. Where all the big tree had gone? Gone with the wind or sold and went into the pocket of a greedy man. 

Save our jungle from logging and protect our forest from pollution. Please maintain our Sabah Green.

Picture: North Borneo Heritage


Picture: Edward Ebin Gilingan FB
Tenom Agricultural Park

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