That means “Hi!” in the native Kadazan language. A lot of non-Sabahans may not even know that the main races in Sabah, who are the natives of this land, are actually the Kadazandusuns.
|Photo credits: www.flyingdusun.com|
|KDCA, photo credits www.borneoreflections.blogspot.com|
Photo credit www.killjols.blogspot.com
|Sumandak playing the sompoton in a paddy field|
Photo credits www.bennyliew.com
|Some of the finalists in this year's Unduk Ngadau|
Photo credits: Jeffie Jeff (the go-to MUA & costume designer for UNK!)
|A contestant singing his heart out at Sugandoi Kaamatan 2014|
Photo credits: Augustine Jumat
|Some of the various traditional costumes found in Sabah, found on these cute dolls from www.1nita.my!|
|2 nights before Kaamatan this year|
The Kadazan people are some of the most friendly people you will ever meet, and though still very much in touch with their traditions, they know how to par-tay! The festivities start early in the morning on the 30th, and often don’t really end until late into the 31st. Traditional food such as hinava, tuhau, sinalau bakas and more are prepared the old school way, and enjoyed by all as you can’t find these many of these dishes commercially!
|Tapai, served in large jars and shared with long bamboo straws.|
Photo credit http://blog.malaysia-asia.my
|Part of the crowd at KDCA during Kaamatan|
Photo credits nabilanajwa.blogspot.com
|Screenshot from one of the Petronas episodes|
For now though, I’d like to wish all my Sabahan friends,
Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan!
Til next time,