Header Ad Banner

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sabah Culture & Heritage : from my very own perspective..........



As a Dayak of Sarawak - living & growing up at the HEART of BORNEO..my Hometown  situated more than 1000km distance from Sabah State .. Hence, my general knowledge about this State & their people considered very minimal....after my scholling years  & further my Matriculation Course at LABUAN(once under Sabah).. giving me an exposure to Sabah Native ...their Language & Accent (Bulih bah kalau kau!!)....witnessed the coronation of  UNDUK NGADAU Labuan Pageant @UJANA KEWANGAN during Kaamatan Festival ,listening to JAMBATAN TAMPARULI song..& playing the MANGUNATIP at Kolej Kediaman ....& after year went by...migrated to SEMENANJUNG MALAYSIA to further my study at tertiary level ...& mixed around with Sabahan in my daily life ..since "SABAHan & SARAWAKian are ONE when they are here(in Malaya)"1BORNEO Spirit".

Sabah Delights (Tuhau,Lada etc ) 

In fact , this didn't give me a much exposure  besides the food they had brought back from KAMPUNG such as TUHAU,LADA PUTIH..etc..& listening to their Unique Sabahan Accent......even certain of them cant speak their mother tongue....Traditional Dance &  Costume only you could see during HARVEST FESTIVAL ,CHRISTMAS EVE & SPECIAL OCCASIONS ..just like what happened to SARAWAK 's Heritage too...

So, living in the Metropolitan City , far away from our beloved " Mainland of BORNEO"..
how we can get closer to our neighbor SABAH CULTURE & HERITAGE..with our "limited time" living at the other part of the country...the most effective source is PRIME MEDIA, ALTERNATIVE MEDIA ...1st Hand Experience is through EVENTS...(Friend's Wedding Function(fly off to SABAH once in the Blue Moon if invited) ,BORNEO-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES  held in SEMENANJUNG (organised by our people)..most of the time i gained the "1st hand experience "about SABAH HERITAGE is through EVENT.. OBSERVE...LISTEN...WATCH ..ANALYSE...

The Definition:CULTURE & HERITAGE 

"Culture is a way of understanding and living in the world."Heritage is the environment, objects and places that we inherit from the past and pass on to future generations to use, learn from and be inspired by. Together these frame our understanding of the past and influence the decisions we make about what is worth keeping."

My POINT OF VIEW:
HERITAGE

Tangible(Objects)(Mobile & easy to export from Sabah) : Food(Tuhau,Lada) ,Musical Instrument(Sompoton,Bungkow) ,Costume, Architecture , Traditional Crafts & Fine Arts.

Tangible(Places in Sabah) : Historical Sites which related with Customs & Beliefs ( example: Mount Kinabalu) ,Historical Traditional Building ,Cultural Village( under Conservation Purpose) ,Natural River & Environment ( just like an olden days)

Intagible: Identity(Language),Traditional  Dance & Music  ,Literature , Folklore ,Customs & Beliefs.

 CULTURE:
When comes into culture...this is more crucial...the new belief ( Christian or Muslim),Inter-Marriage , modern life (foreign Culture Influence) taken place &  gradually replacing..the Old Customs & Beliefs that could  only find at Museum , Festival ,Exhibition,Publications etc...

The Cultural Event is another way preserving the HERITAGE..in foreign Land..

Since too "many" Young Generation migrated & settled down at Peninsular Malaysia..so their 2nd generation might be lost the personal touch with their roots & heritage if such activities never being introduced (bagus kalau ada masa bawa anak2x  balik kampung kalau inda !! mana kanal itu budaya sendiri hanya tinguk di  TV ..)

My personal encounter with Sabah Heritage....in recent years...attended different Borneo Cultural-Oriented Activities ...is the best way how we can learn their Culture & Heritage & open our mind how .."similar " we are ....at certain extend...the FRIENDSHIP is the best way to understand others better..its draw us closer to their Culture & Heritage......

Pre-BORNEO HORNBILL FESTIVAL 2011
1MALAYSIA TRADITIONAL COSTUME SHOWCASE@ LEGEND HOTEL KL(LINK)
My Related Sarawak Cultural-Oriented Activities Link 2011 & 2012:
UCSI CARNIVAL with RICOH(21 May,2011)
LIFE IS NOT A FAIRY TALE- WHOLE YEAR 2012 ACTIVITIES

POST-BORNEO HORNBILL FESTIVAL 2011
1) TUARAN-NOV 2011
KADAZAN WEDDING:MY BEST FRIEND's WEDDING-TUARAN SABAH(NOV 2011
2) MALAYSIA WEDDING FESTIVAL -APR 2012
The Groom is forbidden to step on the ground & carry by others to until he reaches BRIDAL DIAS .The bajau believes this to avoid any unwanted incidents in the future "..MODEL for Malaysia Wedding Festival(MEFA)-28TH APRIL 201"2
BAJAU WEDDING Ceremony (LINK)
BERUNSAI DANCE (The couple dance together with families)
Instead of musical instruments, the dance is backed by kalang (similar to Malay quatrains) and the stamping of feet by the male dancers. Usually performed at night, the Berunsai is held in celebration of certain functions such as wedding ceremony, birth of a newborn child, thanksgiving and entertaining persons who made vows. These dancers will be dressed in colourful costumes.
BAJAU TRADITIONAL COSTUME@MEFA 2012
MODEL for Malaysia Wedding Festival(MEFA)-28TH APRIL 201"2
BAJAU WEDDING Ceremony (LINK)
3) KUNDASANG-RANAU MAY 2012
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT@GONG /TAWAK@RANAU
RUNDUS/DUSUN WEDDING:MY BEST FRIEND's WEDDING @ RANAU SABAH
4) WISMA ANGKASAPURI-KL MAY 2012
TV2 LIVE !!TALKSHOW DURING HARVEST FESTIVAL  MAY 2012
5) ASEAN METROPOLITAN UNI COLLEGE - JUNE 2012
Pesta Gawai & Kaamatan 2012 (4th June  2012)@ASEAN 
METROPOLITAN University College 
UNDUK NGADAU 2012@ ASEAN METROPOLITAN UNI COLLEGE
UNDUK NGADAU 2012@ ASEAN METROPOLITAN UNI COLLEGE
Pesta Gawai & Kaamatan 2012 (4th June  2012)@ASEAN 
METROPOLITAN University College CLICK LINK...
6) TOKYO JAPAN (CULTURE TOUR) - JUNE 2012
SABAH DANCE by MEKAR BUDAYA JAPAN..
7) WISMA TV(TV1) - JULY 2012
RUNGUS COSTUME PROMO TV1
8) Malaysia Tourism Centre@BHF  - JULY 2012
BORNEO HORNBILL FESTIVAL 2012..RUNDUK TADAU
9) Uni Msia Pahang- April  2013

Festival Bayu Kenyalang UMP (20/4/13)-Kompleks Sukan Uni Msia Pahang ) collaboration with Borneo Hornbill Festival 5.0 & WARISAN SARAWAK.



THE LEGEND OF HUMINODUN..
LAGENDA HUMINODUN & ASAL USUL MAKANAN BAGI MASYARAKAT KADAZANDUSUN SABAH.

The Transformed Sacrifice:Huminodun.

MAGUNATIP
Performed by the young men and women of the Kwijau community in Keningau, Sabah.
Sometimes there are even 4 poles that are held by 4 dancers. The tempo can be increased to further display the skill of the dancers.
SABAH MUSICAL TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENT (BUNGKOW,SOMPOTON)
SABAH TRADITIONAL COSTUME
10) BORNEO HORNBILL FESTIVAL -JULY 2013
Recent Borneo Hornbill Festival gave me better exposure with Sabah Heritage...CLOSED DOOR JUDGING session ...is the good way to learn from fellow Sabahan when they elaborate more about their very own Heritage,..
BAJAU COSTUME @BORNEO HORNBILL FESTIVAL 2013
CLOSED DOOR JUDGING(5/7/13)
*Miss/Mr Sabah Ethnic Pageant BHF 2013*
Venue:Kompleks Kraf Jln Conlay KL
Jun Genevieve-22 yrs old- (Murut Lass from Keningau)
Miss Sabah Ethnic 2013,1st Runner Up Miss Borneo Ethnic 2013 & Miss Body Beautiful BHF2013 at 
Borneo Hornbill Festival 2013.Photo Credit : Nunong Tindin
THE GRAND CORONATION SHOW(6/7/13)@BORNEO HORNBILL FESTIVAL 2013
flanked by 1st Runner Up & Winner Miss Sabah Ethnic 2013. — with Erma Fatimah Stiling and Jun 
Genevieve




CONSERVATION MATTERS:-
 Conservation restores cultural pride; it preserves the local community, with its unique traditions, in its unique environment.
Our heritage if lost, is lost forever.

No comments:

Follow by Email

Search This Blog