Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Didy Yani Dinoh is Kota Kinabalu city Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2016

The Kaamatan Festival

The Kaamatan  or harvest festival is a thanksgiving celebration in honour of the rice spirit for a good harvest by the KadazanDusun and Murut communities in Sabah.

The city-level Kaamatan carnival this year was held at Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu with host of not-to-be-missed highlights such as the Unduk Ngadau or Harvest Beauty pageant, Sugandoi or singing competition featuring KadazanDusun songs, traditional cooking, local food tasting and many, many more.

Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan

Fifteen finalists took part in this year's competition with seven making it into the second round. The winner is chosen after going through interviews conducted in their mother tongue and in a language of their choice.

Ms Valencia Ann Primus, the Unduk Ngadau DBKK 2015 is making appearance for one last time and is here to crown the 2016 UNK.

Some of the contestants:

The 7 finalists in the final round with their winning sash, together with Miss Popular and Miss Best Hairdo.

Ms Didy Yani Dinoh is Kota Kinabalu city Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan, UNK 2016

Ms Didy Yani received RM4,000 cash for her victory and several other prizes in kind. Here is the full list of winners for DBKK Unduk Ngadau pageant:

Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan: Ms Didy Yani Dinoh
1st Runner Up: Ms Laura Simon
2nd Runner Up: Ms Mirna Kota
3rd Runner Up: Ms Tatiana Rudolf J.Milip
5th Place: Ms Andrea Nyuk Fah Harry
6th Place: Ms Dewina Petrus Guriting
7th Place: Ms Alexsa Chin Chiaw Yinn

Miss Audience Choice & Miss Popular: Ms Cindy Jenniffer David
Miss Best Hair Do: Ms Shareene Francis Loudin

Ms Didy Yani Dinoh will represent Kota Kinabalu and Ms Laura Simon to represent Likas in the state-level Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2016 at Hongkod Koisaan KDCA on 30-31 May 2016.


More pictures of the Kota Kinabalu UNK 2016 here.

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