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laadu and kikizapan (traditional tools for padi farming)

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, Black & white, Cultural Village by 1davidstella on November 18, 2010

 

laadu and kikizapan (traditional tools for padi farming)

The laadu (plough) and kikizapan (contraption for extracting rice) at Monsopiad Cultural Village.

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The “laadu” is made from ironwood (ulin tree) and is pulled by buffalo to loosen the ground. The “kikizapan” is a curious looking contraption made from wood (and metal). Introduced by the Chinese settlers, the name is derived from the Malay word “kipas” which means “fan”. That explains the circular shape on one end of the contraption. It is turned by hand, generating air flow which blows the husks from the padi.

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ethnic sounds at tamu donggongon (III bw)

Posted in bazaar, street portrait, tamu by 1davidstella on May 25, 2010
ethnic sounds at tamu donggongon (III bw)

Volunteers bring an ethnic atmosphere to tamu Donggongon.

may is harvest festival month in sabah {sumazau -traditional kadazan dance}

Posted in Black & white, Cultural Village by 1davidstella on May 17, 2010
may is harvest festival month in sabah {sumazau -traditional kadazan dance}

Sumazau performance at Monsopiad Cultural Village. May is the month of the Harvest Festival, a month-long celebrations of the Kadazan-Dusun and other indegenious races of Sabah. It is a joyous month!

sumazau -traditional kadazan dance

Posted in Cultural Village by 1davidstella on May 3, 2010
sumazau -traditional kadazan dance

The sumazau is a traditional dance of the kadazan-dusun community. Cheerful, graceful, fascinating and seductive.

traditional costumes

Posted in Cultural Village by 1davidstella on December 20, 2009

Traditional Kadazzn Dusun Murut costumes

traditional costumes

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we don’t leave until the table is cleared

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar by 1davidstella on December 19, 2009

Young fish monger at tamu Kinarut.

A young couple harvests from the sea at tamu Kinarut.

we don’t leave until the table is cleared
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old wooden shophouses at kinarut town

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar by 1davidstella on December 19, 2009

old wooden shophouses at kinarut town

Old wooden shophouses at Kinarut town.

old wooden shophouses at kinarut town
Originally uploaded by 1davidstella

old shophouses at kinarut town BW

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar by 1davidstella on December 19, 2009

old wooden shophouses at kinarut town BW

Old wooden shophouses at Kinarut town.

old shophouses at kinarut town BW
Originally uploaded by 1davidstella

kinarut township BW

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar by 1davidstella on December 19, 2009

Kinarut town

Kinarut town.

kinarut township BW
Originally uploaded by 1davidstella

old shophouses at kinarut town II

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, bazaar by 1davidstella on December 19, 2009

old wooden shophouses at kinarut town

Old wooden shophouses at Kinarut town.

old shophouses at kinarut town II
Originally uploaded by 1davidstella

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