KAAMATAN LEGEND TO REALITY

KAAMATAN LEGEND TO REALITY

KAAMATAN LEGEND TO REALITY

29

May, 2017

Kotobian Tadau Tagazo do Kaamatan!

It’s that time of year again! Where everyone, near and far, young and old, gather together to celebrate Kaamatan or in English, Harvest Festival. It’s a celebration held annually in Sabah that has been on going for a long time. One of the most anticipated event of the year in Sabah, Kaamatan is more than just having fun together with your loved ones or catching up with long lost friends, it is to signify the beginning of harvest for all farmers in Sabah. That’s the gist of it. 

Kaamatan legend to reality

There is actually a legend behind the reason why the Kadazan Dusun community celebrates Harvest Festival like there’s no tomorrow. Long time ago, Kinoingan and his people were caught in famine. Not only crops were dying, but women and children were dying due to starvation. Huminodun, daughter of Kinoingan was sad and disheartening to see the villagers and her father wrecking his head trying to find a solution.

Huminodun was the most beautiful women anyone has ever laid eyes on. Not only was she breathtaking, she was wise beyond her age that many people from near and far adored her. Men would stop whatever they were doing whenever she passed by them and fall in love with her instantaneously.

Kinoingan knew his last hope to save his people was to sacrifice a maiden of pure heart and mind to Mother Nature for harvest and food to his people. Huminodun, with no fear, offered herself to save her father’s people from famine. Kinoingan was against the idea of course, but Huminodun never changed her grounds and persuaded her father. After awhile, with a heavy heart, Kinoingan agreed. Clearing the land with his supernatural powers, he cleared the land so big you couldn’t see the end of it. The time came for Huminodun’s body to be a sacrifice to Mother Nature.

Walking slowly to the cleared land with her head held high, Huminodun walked before everyone with Kinoingan walking several feet behind. Suminundu, Huminodun’s mother, was weeping beside herself together with the villagers and their children, sadden to see such beauty and kind-heartedness do such a huge sacrifice in order for them to live on and have a future.

Kaamatan legend to reality

Digital artwork called Huminodun by Sabah-born artist Yee I-Lann. 

Huminodun arrived in the middle of the cleared land and turned around to face her father, Kinoingan, and said, “My body will give life to many plants for the people; my flesh turn to rice; my head, coconut trees; my bones, to be tapioca; my knees, yam; my teeth, corn; and my toes, ginger. Follow these steps and our people will never come to the point of starvation anymore”, said Huminodun to her father.

Huminodun warned her father to follow several rules to a tee. The rules are, when her body parts have been scattered all over the cleared land, nobody is to come and see her for seven days and seven nights. Once the paddy (rice) has ripened, seven stalks of paddy are to be taken and tied to one end of a spliced bamboo and planted at the center of the paddy field before harvesting any of the paddies. After doing this, only can they start harvesting. After the harvest is done, the bamboo stick with the seven paddy stalks is to be placed in a tangkob (paddy storage container). All work put in during the first day of harvest is to be kept in the Kakanan (big jar). All first-year harvest are not to be given away to anyone, and let any remaining paddy grains turn bad (which is why, to this day, Kadazan Dusun community has never given away their first year’s harvest). However, you can do anything you want to the second year harvest. 

Kinoingan agreed to Huminodun’s instructions. With a heavy heart, he proceeded to sacrifice his only daughter. As he sacrificed her, the sky turned black, there was lightning all around and thunder clapping from near and far, the earth below him shook and rumbled. The rain came pouring down like never before, soaking the earth with its moisture and washing away all the past torments Mother Nature has given them. Life was reborn. As told by Huminodun, plants of many sorts began to grow where her blood and flesh touched the soil.

That year, Kinoingan and his people saw a great harvest that never in their life had they ever seen before. In respect of Huminodun’s wishes, Kinoingan did exactly as what Huminodun requested. The seven paddy stalks were to honor the seven Bambaazon, the paddy spirit. As for the paddy in the Kakanan (big jar), a beautiful maiden rose out from the jar on the seventh day. She was the beautiful Huminodun, resurrected as a spirit to help and care for her people. She was called Unduk Ngadau. It was her spirit that first taught and guided the Bobohizan (high priestesses) in their chants and rituals, and that is how the spiritual traditions of our people begun. 

This is the reason why Kaamatan Festival plays such a vital role in each Sabahan native’s hearts. The main part of Kaamatan Festival is to honor the legendary Huminodun, who gave up her life in order for her people to survive. Hence why Unduk Ngadau Beauty Pageant plays a grand part during Harvest Festival. It is to commemorate Huminodun’s everlasting youth, selflessness, beauty, and love for her father’s people. It is a sacred title and great honor to be dubbed as the next Unduk Ngadau winner as she will represent the whole essence of Huminodun. Her gift to us all remains in our hearts to remind us the importance of sincerity, bravery, caring, selflessness, and love.

Kaamatan legend to reality
Kaamatan legend to reality

Interested to know more on Kaamatan or Harvest Festival? Come and join us to celebrate this yearly event of Sabah together in Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) Sabah on 30th – 31st May. For more inquiry, feel free to contact us here.

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8 Quick Tips About Borneo

8 Quick Tips About Borneo

8 Quick Tips About Borneo

29
May, 2017

What Makes Borneo Special?

Here are 8 Quick Tips About Borneo that makes it a special place to visit:

1. This island comes in a great size.

Borneo is the third largest island in the world, behind New Guinea and Greenland. The island has an area of 748, 168 km² which is double the size of Germany! 

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2. And it is tall too!

Borneo is home to Malaysia’s first UNESCO world heritage site Mount Kinabalu Park. Inside the park boast the tallest mountain (Mount Kinabalu) between the Himalayas and New Guinea at 4,095 m above sea level.

 

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3. Do you like history? We have history…

The rainforest in Borneo rainforest has an estimated age of 130 million years, making it one of the oldest rainforest in the world. WOW….. 

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4. Wanna find something different?

Borneo is home to 44 endemic species mammals (meaning they are not found anywhere else in the world), 37 endemic species birds, 6,000 endemic species of plants, and 19 endemic species of amphibians and fish. Not to mention the rafflesia which is the world’s largest species of flower.  

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5. Meet cool people

The island has more than 40 ethnic groups on Borneo, speaking 65 languages or dialects which make it one of the most diversely populated areas in the world!  

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6. Discover something new

During the last 10 years, 360 new species have been found in Borneo. Sir Alfred Russel Wallace who was the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution spent 1854 – 1855 here while developing the theory.  

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7. What is Borneo?

Borneo isn’t a country, in fact it’s the only island in the world divided between 3 different countries ;– Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia.  

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8. Lots of space to explore.

Borneo has a population of 18.59 million which makes it relatively unpopulated compared to most of other parts of asia. 

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Things To Do In Kota Kinabalu With Kids

Things To Do In Kota Kinabalu With Kids

Things To Do In Kota Kinabalu With Kids

25

January, 2017

Travel
Borneo

If Malaysia especially Sabah isn’t on your family holiday to-do list, there are many reasons why it should be. It’s a popular destination for those who would like to take a break from city life to enjoy a tropical vacation in an incredible bio diverse part of the world.

Your family will have a brilliant time experiencing the area’s extraordinary wildlife, attractions and luxury hotels. It may surprise you to know that there are many things to do in Kota Kinabalu with kids, some of which are mentioned below.

1. Go Snorkeling

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

The snorkeling off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park is amazing.

 

A particularly excellent option is Mamutik Island which we had direct access to it via Shangri-la’s Tangjung Aru Resort and Spa’s STAR Marina private boats(if you prefer to stay here). But the park has five islands in total: Gaya, Mamutik, Manukan, Sapi and Sulug. Snorkeling and diving can be done around most of them.

 

You’ll see a variety of tropical fish, eels, rays, black-nosed sharks, jellyfish (the harmless kind), stunning coral and so much more in often clear waters. A number of tours run from Kota Kinabalu and it only takes a few minutes to reach the islands by boat.

2. Visit An Orangutan Sanctuary

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

A family vacation to Kota Kinabalu with kids (or without) is not complete without a visit to an orang utan sanctuary. This may require a flight or a long (over 5 hours) bus ride. but is well worth it.

3. Watch A Sunset

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

The sunsets in Kota Kinabalu are nothing short of amazing. The sun appears larger closer to the equator, the air quality is good and the tropical clouds create an incredibly dramatic effect. Witness the magic of a Borneo sunset at Tanjung Aru Beach, the Sunset Bar at Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa or Sutera Harbour.

4. Zip Line Between Islands

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Also located in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, the Coral Flyer Zipline allows guests to fly over the ocean between Gaya Island and Sapi Island. It’s not often that you get to experience an island-to-island zipline, which happens to be the largest in all of Borneo. It’s even a double zipline so guests can see a stunning view of marine life from above, side-by-side, over the 250m journey.

5. Eat Malaysian Food

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Malaysian food can be tasty to even picky eaters. Kid-friendly rice and fruit are staples but so are Malaysian satays of chicken or beef. Try kaya toast, a delightful sweet combo of white bread and coconut jam. Your children possibly noshed on nasi lemak for breakfast, curries and more during your borneo trip, too.

6. Water Sports

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tour operators also offer a variety of water sports including parasailing, banana boat rides, wakeboarding, waterskiing and SUP which is another way to experience the beauty of the South China Sea.

7. Kinabalu National Park

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Take a day trip out to Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. While you won’t climb Mount Kinabalu with kids in tow (note that if you do intend to climb it, reservations should be made months in advance) unless they are older and very fit, there are plenty of other things for them to do there including exploring the botanical gardens, insect museum and nature walks.

 

The park is a major area of biodiversity sporting over 1000 species of orchids, 850 butterfly species, 62 frog and toad species, the world’s biggest flower (the rafflesia) and much more.

8. White Water Rafting

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

If you have kids who are old enough to enjoy it, head to the scenic Kiulu River for white water rafting. Class 1 and 2 rapids are suitable for families and a typical experience lasts about 90 minutes on the river followed by lunch. Transportation to and from your Kota Kinabalu hotel can also be arranged via a variety of tour companies.

9. Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Here is where you see most of Borneo’s animals in one place including Sumatran rhinoceros, Borneo Pygmy elephants, Proboscis monkeys, orang utans, Malaysian tigers and more. You can also jungle trek through the botanical side of the park. It’s about 20 km from Kota Kinabalu city center. Note that it isn’t quite up to par with many western zoos, but many families enjoy it.

10. Stay In A Luxury Hotel

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is a leisure vacation destination so it’s no surprise that luxury hotels cater to all ages and types of travelers. All these luxury hotels offer swimming pools and beaches all ages will love as well as local recreation easily accessible via the resorts.

In fact, these properties are so lovely that you may find it hard to leave… but you should because you’re in Borneo!

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Borneo Travel Safety and Health

Borneo Travel Safety and Health

Borneo Travel Safety And Health

20

January, 2017

Tips
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Borneo

Travel can be exhilarating but also scary at times. When you’re venturing into the great unknown, follow these safety and health tips to protect yourself and ensure a happy and secure journey In Borneo.

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Several vaccinations are advisedbefore travelling to Borneo; consult your GP or travel clinic six to eight weeks before departure to ensure you have time to complete all the series of injections.

Citronella is the favored repellent for many travelers.However, this should be avoided as it attracts hornets – giant wasps with an extraordinarily painful sting.

Avoid eating bush meat such as monkeys or batsas these are often carriers of diseases – as well as often being inadvisable for environmental reasons.

Leeches are present in the lowland jungles.These are more unpleasant than dangerous, but you can buy “leech socks” which are effective at stopping them, and keep your trousers tucked into your socks or boots.

Bring a basic first aid kit and medication for sickness and diarrheaif planning to trek or cycle in remote regions.

Malaria is also present, so you will need to bring anti-malarial medication. Wearing long sleeves and trousers is also advised, as well as insect repellent. This also protects against dengue fever. Remember, malaria can develop up to a year after exposure, so keep an eye on any symptoms.

Tap water is unsafe to drink-also be wary of ice in drinks and unpeeled fruit and vegetables.

Mt Kinabalu is 4,095m above sea level,so if attempting to climb to the summit you should be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. The climb ascends over 2,500m in less than 24 hours, so there is little time for your body to acclimatize.

Borneo is incredibly hot and humid,so keep well hydrated at all times.

If you need to be hospitalized, travel to the mainland may be necessary,so be sure you have comprehensive travel insurance which covers medical evacuation, along with any other activities you may be doing, such as high-altitude hikes, windsurfing or diving.

Visit the CDC website for up to date health information on Malaysia

Safely travel in Borneo

Borneo in general is a safe destination with relatively low crime rates. Tourists should exercise the usual precautions – not walking alone at night, not leaving valuables such as cameras and smart phones on display, using registered taxis, etc.

In recent years there have been a few kidnappings of tourists and locals around the east coast of Sabah. Thanks to its proximity to the Philippines, this area is at a higher risk of this kind of activity. Travel to this area is largely trouble-free, but stay up to date with government travel advice on the FCO website to be sure..

If you are travelling independently in this region – and particularly from the airport at Lahad Datu to your accommodation, you should be sure you are using transport organised by reputable companies..

Traffic accidents are not uncommon. Choose your driver wisely, and always wear a helmet if travelling by motorbike or moped.

Malaysia is largely conservative, Muslim country, and you should dress modestly, particularly in rural areas, to avoid causing offence.

Homosexuality is not widely accepted (homosexual acts are illegal in Malaysia), so same-sex couples are advised to act discretely in public.

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Borneo Reptilians and Amphibians

Borneo Reptilians and Amphibians

Borneo Reptilians and Borneo Amphibians

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January, 2017

Wildlife
Animals
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Borneo Amphibians and Borneo reptilians are among the animals which are the main attraction in the Borneo tropical rain forest. While there are some types that will frighten many people, especially venomous snakes or other types of reptiles that look ugly,, but the animals still exist and have links to live among other animals, including humans on earth. They live in various forms and types of habitat, whether living under dry leaves, in holes, in between the buttress roots of trees or rocks, and in the forest canopy. There is an amazing variety of styles such as many types of snakes, lizards and frogs that used to live on land but these have moved into the canopy in search of food. Of course you wonder how these animals can adjust to a new environment.

They need a comfortable environment with ample supply of food as do humans. Natural forests have evolved in order to provide a broad spectrum of canopy dwelling and provision to find food.

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Mammals of Borneo: Kinabalu National Park

Mammals of Borneo: Kinabalu National Park

Mammals of Borneo: Kinabalu National Park

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The mammals of Borneo include 288 species of terrestrial and 91 species of marine mammals recorded within the entirety of Borneo Island. The terrestrial mammals are dominated by the chiroptera (102 species of bats) and rodents (61 species of rats and mice)

The high diversity and endemicity of mammals is related to the many niches found in the tropical rainforest of Borneo and past Pleistocene events within the Sundaland region. During inter glacial and post-glacial periods, there was migration of animals from the Asian Mainland into Borneo and into Sulawesi via the Philippines. Due to lack of favorable habitats and small founder population, some species of animals have become extinct and others have radiated into endemic species.

Overview of The Mammals of Kinabalu National Park

Approximately 100 species of Mammals have been recorded in Kinabalu National Park. 21 of the number are bats. Lowland fauna group has the highest number of species, with maximum specie richness at about 1300M altitude of small mammal species, about 1200M for species that move in the tress and bout 1400M for species that mover overland. This is an area where many species overlap because of changes in climate and vegetation of lowland with vegetation of the mountains.

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