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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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My life my stories: Sacrifice


Pengorbanan...

Mengalah demi kebahagiannya....
Memberi laluan demi kemenangannya....
Menderita demi kebahagiannya...
Menangis demi kegembiraanya....
Inikah yang dinamakan Pengorbanan?
Atau satu kebodohan?
Apapun...gara-gara berkorban
pasti diri sendiri menjadi korban.

Biarlah......asalkan dia bahagia....
dan puas hati.....
demikianlah erti pengorbanan
bagi seorang yang rela berkorban.

English Translation...........................

Sacrifice ...

Succumbed for happiness ....
Gave way for  his holiness win ....
Suffer for the sake of happiness ...
And crying for hilarity ....
Is this called scarified?
Or a deception?
Whatever ... the pandemonium of scarification
certainly deprived to self victim.

Let it be ...... as long as he is happy ....
and satisfy .....
Thus the meaning of scarification

for being a sacrificial person.










Copy from: http://pjerome.blogspot.com/
Translate By: HG

St John Youth Rally 6, St James Tenghilan


St John Tuaran will be organizing Youth Rally 6 at St James Tenghilan starting from 14 till 17 August 2013. All Christian Catholic youth from Tuaran district will be gathering at St James Tenghilan for four days and three nights. There will be a lot of church activities during the events. All Christian Catholic youth from Tuaran district were invited to join this wonderful events. There will be a talk which related to daily life scenario and will be conducted by invited speaker. St John Tuaran Youth Parish will be the responsible body for conducting this rally. Youth Rally conducted every year but this year is a special event which a lot of program will be organized for the first time. My brother, Mackley Bod will be one of the team organizer for this big event. See you there... Tamparulians, Tuarans and Kiulu youth were really welome for this event. I have contributed my hands in helping the organizer to full fill their technical needs. I hope that this event will run smoothly without any undesirable case. God Speed....

Written By: Harry George
Picture: St John Tuaran Parish Youth.

" Praying in a group will be much better "

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A ground breaking events for Tamparulians.... I'm helping a FB group for promoting Tamparuli Sabah and I hope this post can attract more Tamparulians to join this event. For Tamparulians please share this through FB. Help us to promote Tamparuli Sabah for global recognition. Kihoooi....

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- I'm From Tamparuli


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My Life My Stories: The So-called Ah Long in Sabah


Luyang Assemblyman Hiew King Cheu said the violent actions of "Ah-Longs" (loan sharks) caused fear and worry among members of a family early Wednesday when red paint was splashed into a residential house in Jalan Bundusan. The victims approached Hiew to seek help regarding the incident after they lodged a police report.

Unfortunately, the red paint had also been splashed on the house next door causing damage to a car parked in the garage. The police had asked the victims to provide more evidence like CCTV recording together with any information concerning the Ah Long.

Hiew said he would like the people to think about the consequences and be very careful in borrowing money from unauthorised money lenders, and many such cases had been brought to his office in the past few months.

"Don't forget, if you borrow and you must pay back, and if you cannot pay the high interest, don't borrow". "It is not wise to borrow money and bring trouble to your wife, family and your elderly mother or father. In many cases, the old parents have to dig into their life-saving to help to pay the loan. It is unfair for them to be held responsible for the trouble caused," said Hiew.

He said, in many cases that he came across involved heavy gambling, and that it is the "killer" which puts many people into deep trouble. "Why gamble when you have no money? Many people because of heavy gambling lose their families, money for their children's milk, jobs, being chased after by Ah Long, and some even lose their life.

"There are many banners hung in the city and Penampang area, and there is no action by the authorities to remove them. These banners are the target of complaints received by the Adun Luyang Office. Hiew said the banners are hung everywhere and the enforcement authorities do not seem to remove them.

"It is easy to take action and to advise those people who had hung the banners, because their telephone numbers are printed very big on the banners. "The other annoying thing is that the Ah Long always put their name cards on to the windscreen and window of the cars, which sometimes can jam the window and the cars owners have to find a place to dispose off the cards. "A car owner said when he did repairs to his car door, he found more than 40 such cards stuffed inside the car doors."

Sources: Daily Express Newspaper 

Hassan Hj Ali Basari


A traitor get seven years jail? Is that fair enough? with so much blood spill the punishment was not fair for the family who lost their love one. But... we must accept the judgement made by the authority. Save Sabah and Peace....HG

A police detective corporal was handed a maximum sentence of seven years by the High Court, Tuesday, for intentionally omitting information related to terrorist acts. Judge Ravinthran Paramaguru meted out the sentence to Hassan Hj Ali Basari, who was attached to the Lahad Datu Special Branch, after finding him guilty of the charge. Ravinthran said the security of Malaysia, in particular Sabah, was jeopardised due to Hassan's act of not disclosing the vital information.

Hassan, 61, was convicted of committing the offence between January and March 3 this year in the office of the Special Branch chief at the Lahad Datu Police Headquarters. The charge, under Section 130M of the Penal Code, carries a jail term of up to seven years or fine or both on conviction. Hassan, who has been held under remand since his arrest, was ordered to serve the jail term from the date of his arrest on March 2.

Hassan was calm during the sentencing, shook hands and was hugged by family members who were in tears and looked frustrated over the sentence, before he was whisked away from the courtroom. Ravinthran held that based on three crucial evidences as well as Hassan's unsworn statement, he found that it does not raise any reasonable doubt.

The crucial evidences Ravinthran said were that that the prosecution's first protected witness gave information about those who were about to enter Sabah in January this year and the two intercepted communications were corroborative as well as information on future landing that never took place. Although it had not taken place and even if not committed, Hassan ought to give such information to his superior, said Ravinthran.

"You were a Special Branch personnel based in Lahad Datu where the intrusion took place. You received this information and did not disclose it. Therefore you stand in a different case as you are legally bound to do so. "Although you have served 38 years with the police, it is insignificant to the offence committed. Therefore, very little credit to a long service. Health factor should not be given any credit because you are healthy enough to work," said Ravinthran.

Earlier, one of Hassan's counsel, Ram Singh, requested for a lenient sentence on the grounds that Hassan has been working for the police since 1975, was a first offender and never had any trouble or committed any offence before.

Ram said Hassan still believed that he is innocent and a victim of circumstances. However, Deputy Public Prosecutor Dato' Nordin Hassan urged the court to impose the maximum punishment to Hassan as it was the only appropriate sentence for the offence committed by Hassan as well as serve as a warning and deter others from committing the same.

"The consequence of his omission is very serious and unacceptable by all Malaysians. Malaysia was intruded by armed terrorists from the Sulu Sultanate on Feb. 12 at Kg Tanduo. "Malaysia's sovereignty, security and standing was adversely affected not just in our eyes but also the world. This was, among others, caused by Hassan's omission from informing the information the first protected witness had given him, to his superior officers even though the said witness had reminded him to do so.

"The Malaysian security forces would have been better prepared to face the intrusion at Kg Tanduo or to avoid it from happening altogether had they the important information. "The intrusion of Kg Tanduo has become a black mark in the country's history and will be a bitter memory to all Malaysians who love their country," said Nordin.

Because of the intrusion by the terrorists, a number of the country's armed forces were injured or killed while heroically defending the country's sovereignty, he added. "The government had to spend a lot of the people's money to deal with the intrusion by the terrorists to ensure the safety of the community. Many personal property such as houses were destroyed because of the intrusion.

"Hassan was given the responsibility by the Special Branch to collect information on the threat of the Sulu Sultanate but having received the information from the prosecution's first protected witness about the Sulu Sultanate's intention to intrude into Sabah, he intentionally omitted from informing the same to his superiors.

"This is clearly a dereliction of the accused's duty and treason against the country which he as a police personnel was bound to serve and protect," said Nordin. The prosecution had called 18 witnesses at the prosecution stage while Hassan gave his unsworn statement in his defence in the four day trial.

Nordin appeared together with DPPs Nazrul Nizam Mohd Zameri, Cheng Heng Kher and Anati Kisahi while Ram together with counsel Kamarudin Mohamad Chinki and YS Lo defended Hassan. The defence team said they would appeal against the court's decision.

Sources: Daily Express
Pictures: Daily Express

Sabah awards honors 2013 - TYT Sabah


The next Sabah government honors award will be held again in September 16, 2013 this year. The candidate for this awards need to fill the form not later than September 2, 2013. So anyone of you out there who are qualified for this awards, please do it before the due date for the so-called application but you must got a proposer for this awards. Our TYT will officiate the ceremony at Istana Negeri Sabah, the date is fixed on September 16,  2013. It will be a grateful moment for the recipient. To qualified for this awards honors, you must have big contribution for the country and a respectful person. Basically the "Politic Man" will be easily got it. Why? because they got internal connection. That not to offend but without strong connection from inside, you will never got it unless you have contribute a lot for the country with your blood and guts. Anyway all the best for the candidate for this Sabah Awards Honors 2013.  

Sabah Awards Honors - Online form.

Announcement from thehttp://www.sabah.gov.my/hednp/ ( Jabatan Ketua Menteri Sabah )

Sempena dengan Ulang Tahun Hari Jadi Tuan Yang Dipertua Negeri Sabah pada 05 Oktober 2013, Darjah-Darjah Kebesaran dan Bintang-Bintang Kehormatan Negeri akan dikurniakan kepada mereka yang telah berjasa kepada Negeri Sabah dan Malaysia amnya. Pekeliling bagi pencalonan kategori E [Politik] diatas telah dikeluarkan pada 01hb Ogos 2013. Manakala tarikh tutup pencalonan ialah pada 02 hb September 2013. Borang yang lewat diterima akan ditolak.

Order of Kinabalu ( Sabah Awards Honors )

The Grand Commander of the Order of Kinabalu (Malay: Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu) (SPDK) is the highest class of the order. The bearer of this order brings the title of Datuk Seri Panglima and Datin Seri Panglima for the wife of bearer. Husband of bearer brings no title.

This class of order has the star, badge, sash and collar.

This class of order was limited to 125 alive bearers only, excluding the Governor of State and the former State Governors and the honorary recipients.

The State Governor-designate receives this class of the order automatically on the date of his inauguration.

Commander

The Commander of the Order of Kinabalu (English: Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu) (PGDK) is the second class of the order. The bearers bring the title of Datuk and Datin for the bearer's wife.

This order class was limited to 650 alive bearers only, excluding the honorary bearers. This order has the sash, the badge and the star.

Companion

Ahli Setia Darjah Kinabalu (English: Loyal Member (Companion) of the Order of Kinabalu) (ASDK) is the 3rd class of this order. This order class brings no title to its bearer.

This award conferred to those who had the high position in the community and served more to Sabah, but has unequal influence and service with the PGDK recipient.

Member

Member of the Order of Kinabalu (Malay: Ahli Darjah Kinabalu) (ADK) is the lowest class of this order, also brings no title like the ASDK recipients. The position, service and influence of this award bearer is lower than the others but higher than the recipients of the Medal of State.

References

^ "Darjah-darjah, Bintang-bintang dan Pingat-pingat Kebesaran Negeri Sabah" (in Malay). Palace of State of Sabah. Retrieved 20 January 2012.

Sources: Wikipedia
Written By: HG



FC Barcelona beat Harimau Malaya


Last night was a great game between Malayisa ( Harimau Malaya ) and FC Barcelona. FC Barcelona beat Malaysia 3-1 and it was the best game I ever watch for Harimau Malaya matches. Although FC Barcelona plays without their ace man Lionel Messi but their style of play were outstanding. It was very very en-joyful game that I ever watch related to our national team. Thumb up to the Malaysian National Team and FC Barcelona as well. See Yaa....HG




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My Life My Stories: Bugang


As a local Dusun in Tamparuli the word "Bugang" were familiar with me and my relatives residing here. The word "Bugang" means flying fire balls in English Language and Api Terbang in Malay Language. Have you ever seen a Bugang before? This question is for the local people in Sabah not exclusively for the Dusun people but others races in Sabah. I have one experience watching it. It was about 15 years ago when I woke up in the middle of the night to take a piss. It was really an enjoying moment when I took a piss at my own yard under the full moon. Suddenly my mood were ruin when I saw a fire ball flying over my head, after a quick measurement I measure the height was about 15 feet above the ground(assumption). I felt shocked and little bit frightened. The flying fire balls goes straights to an old oak tree across the road. My elder brother have once saw it flying through the old oak tree when it blossom and blooming. It was a sign of a drought. Many people got the same idea with that. When I told the story to my father the next morning, he smile and said.. "it is the Bugang" the fire ball ghost. That was ridiculous I said to my father. It is a UFO I said and we both laugh with our own different idea. Frankly speaking, it is a ghost. Now the old oak tree were long gone.  

After all this years, the memory came back again and I wanted to do some research about it. I have asked some older people about this and their explanation is, it is a fire ball ghost and it is popular among the Dusun people folklore. What is the science explanation about this phenomenon? An alien from outer spaces? or a spies mechanism form other country? It was believe that the story were being talk again and again for couple hundred years ago and it was existed before the British came to North Borneo. The word "Bugang" were very familiar with the Dusun people. I have seen it only once and never had the experience to see again after all this years. Do I need to see it again? nope... let other people have the chances to see it! Am I scared?Nope but the feeling when seeing it live was attaching me with a bad memory. Some people said it was a birds that glow in dark. The bird feathers have a reflection from the moon shine but this cannot be confirmed yet. I heard it from the old Chinese guy living not far from my parent house. 

If you remember last year I have posted a post title of "Radap Tree" which is about a traditional medicine to cure chicken pox. The radap tree also can attract this so-called "Bugang". There were Radap trees near to our yard when I was in primary school but now it is long gone vanish without a trace. Believe it or not, I have heard this again and again from my grandfather. RIP my beloved grandfather... There is no explanation about this phenomenon. Some day there will be an answer for this. For the people who have experiencing watching it... accept it and embrace it. I will write an article related to this topic again soon. If you do not satisfied with this do comment regarding to this stories. Till the next article... See Yaa. 

Written By: Harry George
Sources: Own Experience.
Pictures: Google Image

  

My life My stories: Differences between in and at.


Hello there... Today post is a little bit of education in English language. Although you may know this but it is for enhancement only. I usually said and post "I am in Tamparuli" not "I am at Tamparuli" in any conversation whether in text or verbal communication. Did you know that this two phrases is correct but it may depending upon the context of the conversation. In - is a general explanation and At - is a specific explanation. Usually in and at is use to show the location of a person, events, animal and thing. So which phrases is true " I am in Tamparuli or I am at Tamparuli"? For me I will use I am in Tamparuli, but if I went to State Library in Tamparuli, I will use I am at the State Library of Tamparuli. I hope this information can help you guys. 
See Yaa...... HG 




More explanation about In and At:

1. By looking at the dictionary we get:

at: In or near the area occupied by; in or near the location of
in: Within the limits, bounds, or area of

People are usually using in to note a general location and at for a more specific location.

I'm in the building, at the front desk
I'm in New York, at the conference
I'm in New York, at the Empire State Building

Extra note: also the difference when in is used to indicate inside

I'm in the elevator = I'm inside the elevator
I'm at the elevator = I'm near the elevator


2. Something missing from the other answers posted so far, I feel, is that at is appropriate where there is an expectation of or potential for travel away from the location, or where it's important to distinguish it from other potential locations. So if somebody asked where I was, I might say

I'm at the house

if I'd been at other locations that day and expected only to be there for a while (especially if the other person knew this). Similarly, I might say

I'm at the hotel.

For slightly different reasons, I'd say

I'm at the Hilton Hotel
to distinguish it from the other potential hotels.

In the house or hotel is more appropriate in other contexts but I"m not going to examine those exhaustively right now.


3. The most suitable explanation:

When talking about location, in is generally used for a larger area where there are numerous specific locations possible

I am in the United States.
I am in New York.
I am in the Chelsea neighborhood.
I am in my backyard.

The preposition at is generally used for a specific location or thing.

I am at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine [streets].
I am at the Empire State Building.
I am at my hotel.
I am at home.
I am at the old oak tree in my yard.

However, the above at usage is indifferent to whether you are indoors or outdoors. You could be on the street in front of your hotel or inside. You could be in your yard at home or in the bathroom at home.

If you want to convey that you are indoors at a specific location, you would use in

I am in the Empire State Building.
I am in my hotel.
I am in my home.

The above conventions reflect an American usage which may or may not be similar in other English speaking countries.



My Life My Stories: Tamu Tamparuli

Tamparuli Sabah located about 36KM from the main city of Kota Kinabalu. I was born 35 years ago in Tamparuli and really love my home town which I don't like to be apart from it even in a second of time. If you visit Tamparuli on Wednesday you will be enjoying the so-called Tamu Tamparuli. The visitor can buy almost everything there except illegal goods which prohibited from the law. I really enjoying the Tamu scene yesterday where I bought a lot of traditional foods and so forth. I only got limited day during this month for a relaxing activities such us going for Tamu Tamparuli. It is school break and that mean it is a holiday for teachers including me... Thanks, Happy School Break and Happy Raya 2013. God Bless 

Tamu Tamparuli

Welcome to Tamparuli - home of the famous Jambatan Tamparuli, a favourite folk song of the Kadazandusun people of Sabah which tells of a hanging bridge and the story a young girl who accidentally loses her shoe while crossing. Located some 42km from Kota Kinabalu, Tamparuli holds its weekly tamu (market) every Wednesday in the town centre.

Like most tamu, this is the best place to watch the local folks mingle as they do business. Fresh produce is often on display, as well as a variety of unique delicacies such as bambangan (a sour mango-like fruit preserved in jars and often served to complement main meals) and rice wine, known as tapai or lihing. You can find just about anything here, from clothing to livestock - so it's sure to be a shopping experience like no other!

Held on
Wednesday at Tamparuli Town

Opening hours
Most ‘tamu' operate as early as 6am and close by 2pm

Getting there
Tamparuli is only 40 minutes by car from KK City. Take a bus from the bus station in front of Wawasan Plaza for RM3.00 per person per way. Be sure to communicate with the bus driver to indicate your drop-off point. The drop-off point is usually also the pick-up point for your return journey. Buses run from 7:30am to 5:00pm.

A bonus for the visitor who visited Tamparuli.. They also can visit the famous Tuaran croc farm not far from Tamparuli town. Enjoy while you visit here... see ya.

Tuaran Crocodile Farm

If the thought of encountering living dinosaurs thrills you, we’re pleased to present you the Tuaran Crocodile Farm—a must-visit place for all Crocodile Dundee and Steve Irwin fanatics!

Located 32 kilometers (circa 40 minutes away) from the Kota Kinabalu city, this crocodile farm which was opened back in 2004 is a sanctuary for some 5,000 crocodiles. Among the species of crocodiles kept in the farm are the Buaya Tembaga (Crocodylus Porosus)—which can live both in freshwater and saltwater, the Nile Crocodile, the Aqua Crocodile (bisexual crocodile), and the Gharial Crocodile.

The 11-acre large farm also houses a variety of other animals such as two Borneo Anacondas measuring 28 and 20 feet each, the adorable and friendly Binturong bearcats, ostriches, deer, as well as ponds of catfish and koi fish—which are always in anticipation for visitors to feed them. Should you be lucky, you will also get the chance to take a sneak peek at cute baby crocs in the nursery.

The crocodile farm is situated at Kg. Lok Batik, Jalan Sulaman Highway Tuaran and is open daily from 8.30a.m to 5.30p.m. 

Activities & Tariffs
Entrance fees for Malaysian visitors are RM10 for adults and RM5 for children (4 to 12 years old). Foreign visitors (non-Malaysians) are charged RM15 for adults and RM10 for children (4 to 12 years old). 

Visitors can observe are the crocodile feeding sessions which are scheduled at 9a.m, 10.30a.m, 12 noon, 12.45p.m, 1.30p.m, 2.15p.m, 4.15p.m, and 4.45p.m daily. 

Other than that, crocodile shows are held at 11a.m and 3p.m Monday to Saturday, and 11a.m, 1p.m and 3p.m on Sundays and public holidays. 

Visitors are also welcomed to watch cultural shows at 11.30a.m and 3.30p.m Monday to Saturday, and 11.30a.m, 1.30p.m and 3.30p.m on Sunday and public holidays.

Getting There
To get there, visitors can take a bus to Tuaran from Kota Kinabalu; journey from Kota Kinabalu to Tuaran takes about 40 minutes. 

From Tuaran, visitors need to take another bus to Kg. Laya-Laya. Bus fare from Kota Kinabalu to Tuaran cost RM4.00, while bus fare from Tuaran to Kg. Laya-Laya is RM1.50. 

Further Information:
Kg Lok Batik, Jalan Sulaman Highway
P.O.BOX 65, 
89208 Tuaran

Tel: +60 88 793 376, +60 88 793 377
Fax:088 793 623

Sources: Sabah Tourism

Selamat Hari Raya 2013


Selamat Hari Raya to my brothers Mr Stanley and Mr Suhaily in Pahang, Mr Saban Familys and Cousins in Labuan, Mr Duani and Familys in Tuaran, Lydia John and familys in Lohan Ranau,friends, relatives and all Tamparulian and Sabahan who celebrate this festival... May this festival brings peace and harmony to us. GBU 

Hari Raya AidilFitri 2013 & 2014

Year Date Day State
2013 8 August Thursday National
2013 9 August Friday National
2014 28 July* Monday National
2014 29 July* Tuesday National
*This date is yet to be confirmed and is therefore subject to change.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims. Hari Raya literally means ‘celebration day’, and Hari Raya Aidilfitri is the day that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of dawn-to-sunset fasting.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is considered one of the two most important celebrations for Muslims, the other being Hari Raya Haji – the festival of Abraham’s sacrifice.

Hari Raya is one of the biggest holidays in Malaysia, and many Muslims (and even non-Muslims) return to their family home (balik kampong) driving or flying home for a couple of days before the day to be with their families and loved ones. There are often jams during this travelling time but these soon resolve as other travellers reach their destinations.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri sees families and friends seeking forgiveness from each other, visiting ancestors’ graves, saying prayers at the mosque and visiting relatives and friends to feast traditional Malay delicacies like ketupat, rendang, satay, lemang and curry. In Malaysia, children are given token sums of money from their parents or elders.

The Ramadan period has communal aspects to it with many of the basic values of the Muslim community, such as empathy for the poor, charity, worship, steadfastness and patience being expressed more during this period.

During Ramadan, decorations of kampung houses, ketupats, oil lamps and colourful lights decorate big malls like Mid Valley, 1 Utama, Pavilion, Sunway Pyramid and the Curve. Little shops also are decorated in the lead-up.

Across the country, the Ramadan month provides great food choices for those who like to sample authentic Malay cuisines. Ramadan bazaars are set up across various neighbourhoods like Pantai Dalam, TTDI, Section 17, Section 14, Kelana Jaya, and Cheras, with a huge selection of food stalls lining the streets.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a joyous celebration that involves happy feasting in homes everywhere where family members greet one another with Selamat Hari Raya.

Sources: http://publicholidays.com.my/hari-raya-aidilfitri/#

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