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Monday, 24-Sep-2007 11:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark

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Photo Challenge #159

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Green Earth, Green World and Green..

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Ships berthing in Port

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scene from Sabah Ports

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Sabah - State Harvest Festival 31st May 2007 (closing ceremony)

local handcrafts
house of keningau - trying 'tapai' from rice wine
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The three million population of SABAH is as diverse as its ecology. Comprising of a colourful mix of 32 ethnic group over 80 local dialects and other non-indigenous people - they are all interwoven by culture, tradition, marriage and language. The three main indigenous groups of Sabah are the Kadazan-Dusun, Murut and Bajau. The result is the face and dialect unmistakably SABAH. The Chinese who migrated in great numbers to SABAH during the early years of the North Borneo Chatered Company era, make up large portion of non-indigenous people.

The highlight of all ethnic community festival is the Harvest Festival held in may. Traditionally, it is a ceremony to give thanks to the rice-spirit for a bountiful harvest and to ensure the same of the next season. Gong-beating competition, unduk ngadau (Harvest Queen), buffalo-races and other traditional sports, the appearance of the 'Bobohizan' or the 'Hight Priestess', are all part of the interesting festival. The majority of the ethnic communities in SABAH are either Muslim or Christian bye choice. Hence, in additional to their traditional celebration, the respective communities also celebrate Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Haji, Awal Muharram, Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Christmas etc.

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