Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pesta Kaamatan 2013 at Hongkod KDCA, Penampang

The peak of the 2013 state level Harvest Festival celebration at Hongkod Koisaan KDCA on May 30 - 31 was one of the most crowded but enjoyable ones, to say the least.

If you were to visit Kota Kinabalu this month, this is one that you must not  miss. You missed it and you missed one of  Sabah's rich heritages.

My family and I visited the celebration curtain-closing site and I took some shots of the rich variety of cultures on display, some of which I shared here:

Big crowd thronged the 'village'

Ethnic Bisaya from Beaufort district. Seen here are young lads playing the kulintangan and gongs.

All smile. Ethnic Dusun ladies from Ranau district obliging to a request from a tourist wanting to bring home sweet memories.

Kadazan attires from Papar district. Easily distinguishable from the siung, the headgear worn by the young ladies

Visitors walking towards the big wakid stuffed with harvested rice and a storage made of wood bark.

..and many many more pictures I can't share here. You have to visit Sabah to experience it. I can assure you this - a two day spend here is well worth your time.


Fyzal said...

That are nice pictures you have there. I'm planning to go to Sabah too. Hopefully i'll be going there next year during the festive.

rainfield61 said...

Yes, Sabah is more than just a Mt KK.

I shall be there again one day in the future.

Wyne Mouren said...

Beautiful Sabah Beautiful Kaamatan.

thomas said...

Wow!Big crowd and Happy Kaamatan!

LifeRamblings said...

beautiful culture. i'd love to visit Sabah and conquer MK someday.