Category Archives: Kudat

Sulap (Hut) At Kota Belud

Kota Belud located about 1.5 hour drive from Kota Kinabalu City towards Kudat. It is the home of the infamous Bajau Horsemen nicknamed “The Cowboy Of The East”. The main reason of the nickname given is they are the earliest Sabahan ethnic group ever recorded know how to ride a horse. Beside of that, Kota Belud is also well known for its “Tamu” (Sunday Market) and Mantanani Island. Along the way up to Kota Belud passing Tuaran, we can actually enjoy the breathtaking view of Paddy Field and The Majestic Mount Kinabalu.

Being tempted by Azman & Rade about their plan to shoot at Kota Belud, i can’t resist to not to join them. So last Sunday, we actually planned to start at 4am but delayed because of uncontrollable circumstances. I made excuses that my phone alarm was sabotaged by my wife. We missed the sunrise which is our main idea for the photo outing.

Anyway, this is some shot which I intended to highlight about a hut (local native called it as “Sulap”) at a paddy field somewhere in Tempasuk, Kota Belud. Sulap is multi-purpose space, it is the resting place, temporary hut for farming tools and a place to stay (when it near to harvesting season) where they will hold ropes which plastic bags were tied along the rope and produce noise to chase away the birds (Pipit).

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Rungus Traditional Costume & Mongigol Sumandai

There was Sunset Orchestra Music Fest happening at Tanjong Simpang Mengayau (also known as The Tip Of Borneo), Kudat. While everybody busy planning to watch the Orchestra, I actually planned to go there but with different interest – Rungus Ethnic With Traditional Costume. It was held on 29th & 30th June 2012, after made several phone calls asking about the events, i managed to get information about the VVIP are coming on the 2nd day. I guest, the organiser have made an arrangement to welcome the VVIP arrival. It is a normal practice here in Sabah, if some big event is happening added with the appearance of VVIPs, there will be a slot of welcome the guest & VVIP be it traditional dances or just stand there and greet.

Here’s few photo taken during the Welcoming Ceremony that i managed to capture.

© Mohd Shukur Jahar | “Mongigol Sumandai” Performance, Rungus Ethnic Traditional Dance at Tip Of Borneo During The Sunset Orchestra

© Mohd Shukur Jahar | Rungus With Traditional Costume Performing “Mongigol Sumandai” During The Music Fest at Tip Of Borneo 2012

© Mohd Shukur Jahar | “Mongigol Sumandai” Performed by a group of local from Misompuru Homestay With Beautiful Traditional Costume of Rungus During The Sunset Orchestra at The Tip Of Borneo 2012.

©Mohd Shukur Jahar | Rungus | The Tip Of Borneo | Sunset Orchestra Music Fest 2012

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