Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuaran Kaamatan 2009

 
Date: 16th May 2009 
Time: 8.00am "hingga selesai" - a bit confusing isn't it? It's rather weird to have indefinite time.
Venue: District community centre (Dewan Bersatu Tuaran).
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District level Kaamatan fest in Tuaran was not that 'grand', so I was told. This was based on attendance at the designated venue. We were not around when it was officially launched by Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Hj Hajiji Hj Mohd Noor, we're sort of like..late comers, LOL.

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This is how the not-so-crowded football field in front of the community centre look like.

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Participation by various ethnic group, organisations, and business communities.

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Most visited booth - the Linangkit Cultural Village

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"Okay now, carry on playing those instruments. Don't bother my annoying picture taking!"

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I like the "Kulintangan" best.
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The traditional costume of the Lotud community (a branch of the Dusun ethnic found mainly in Tuaran)...



...and this is how they look like when worn by beautiful people. But wait, don't set your eyes too fast on them, you might...


...get shot with venomous arrows by this "pahlawan". Hehehe..i was kidding, okay!

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The scale of celebration was somewhat lacking the "Umphhhh!" and you can feel the rather poor response/ participation from visitors/exibitors as well as lack of side activities, it was fairly a disappointing experience to say the least. So, we headed for the temple which is located just about 500 metres away from the fest venue.



This can be considered as landmark, a place one must not miss when visiting Tuaran...
dont act silly, you may face the wrath of these guardians. (hahaha..as if i was in the know)



It's so tall you can actually see the sea from the top floor. Well, we did not climb up though. Sigh!
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And finally, I'll leave you with this picture - winners of the Unduk Ngadau (Kaamatan Queen)competition, photo courtesy of my favourite photographer, Benny of undukngadau.com

Unduk Ngadau 2009 for Tuaran District is Miss Fredericka Richard (seated), flanked by 2nd place Miss Flina Rutum, and 3rd place Miss Myra Rosnita.
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Many many congratulations and best wishes for the coming final at KDCA on 31st May.
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2 comments:

C.Alv.B said...

Hahahaha..call me stupid but i'm not really into kaamatan mood even though im kadazanDusun...hehhehee..dont know la why..but i do love the traditional thingy not the crowd hehehhee...

de Engineur said...

we call that complimenting - some people enjoy things their ways, other like them on the flipside.

If everybody thinks alike, then I doubt if we are human being.