Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Heritage Village, Kota Kinabalu

First we will entered the Museum but as we all kno dat ther is no photography allowed inside the building, so I can just briefly tell wat we see, as we enter inside, first thing dat i saw was the huge skeleton of the big whale dat die (sory i din kno the proper words, maybe drown..hee) near the Gaya Island. It`s really big and huge.You guys must come and see it for urself.The building is situated on a hill its position intersecting with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The imposing museum is the largest museum of the many museums in the state. The building complex was built in 1985, consists of the Main Building, Centre for Science and Education, Cultural Village, Sabah Art Gallery and Museum of Islamic Civilization. Inside are a variety of places including galleries, dis galleries also show all the Unduk Ngadau pictures from past to present, also ther a lot of the cultural costumes display here. Ther a so many things dat we din kno about our culture, and we can learn dat all from here, lots of information dat we can gain here. Natural History, Pottery, Ethnography and Archaeology exhibits. Pottery, traditional weapons and costumes reflect the cultural diversity of this country and strengthen the trade relations between Sabah earlier with its neighbors in Southeast Asia and China. The museum also houses musical instruments, and ritual tools. Actually walking around inside dis museum is kind of scary and spooky, maybe becuz of the surrounding area dat is so quite.

Getting There

By bus number 13 (towards Penampang) whether from the bus station in front of City Hall or Wawasan Plaza in KK and inform the destination you wish to go to the bus driver. You have to walk a bit towards the top of the hill which houses the main building. Bus fare is RM 1.00.

By taxi, the fare charged is between RM12.00 to RM15.00 (including 4 passengers).

Opening Hours

Every day from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Admission Fees

Citizens Malaysia RM2.00
Not Citizen Malaysia RM15.00

Heritage Village part:

In the museum there is also the Cultural Village/Heritage Village. You can enter and experience the diversity of traditional houses of various ethnic tribes of Sabah. Cultural activities were also held from time to time. Sabah State Museum is located at Jalan Bukit Istana Lama, Kota Kinabalu, 4 km or about 15 minutes drive from the city center. We manage to snap a lots of pic here but upload only a bit..hehe...will tell the story in each picture~Enjoy!

antique cars-dis car is park outside, actually ther a lot of its but we only manage to snap 3..dis is the first 1.

the reason to display dis cars is to show the evolution of car design from past until now.
 Mine pic wit the cars have some problem dat i din kno how to settle..will upload later..^^

haha..we can`t balance our body,hv to held her..i oso can ride dis bamboo..need a lot of practice i guess..

antique lamp in some of the houses..can`t remember which house.

can see and play wit dis tradisional instrument

a lots of things we can see here, the one im holding is use to catch a fish, and my fren is demonstrating the use of the wat we call " alat menumbuk padi" correct me if im wrong.im using my general knowledge.

view of some houses form outside.

some of the pretty landscape.

Lotud house, mostly at the Tuaran area.

i forgot the hats name...can someone refresh it for me.

some of the item dat we manage to find inside the house.

Bisaya House

Baby cradle, some creative idea.

The ponds nearby.

Rumah Bajau.

The Pelamin

Their kithen

kampung style window pane

Rumah Brunei

Lepa boat. This boat is used as an abode by a local community in the Semporna District.

My akung use to have dis exact type of clock.

The chinese belief dat by using round table, it`s can bond the relationship for each members of the family,meaning less fight.

Tanglung for CNY...or wedding..hee

Gilingan getah, for the rubber process.

Some info dat i manage to get from the web:

The Sabah Museum Heritage Village is situated within the Ethnobotanical Gardens in the Sabah Museum Complex. It was officiated by His Excellency the Head of State, on 15th. July 1990 in conjunction with the Sabah Museum 25th. anniversary celebration. Prior to 1st. January 1995, the Sabah Museum Heritage Village was known as The Sabah Museum Traditional Houses.The Heritage Village displays replicas of traditional houses which are made up of 11units of houses of the local communities from various areas in Sabah, as well as a Lepa boat.The village and the gardens are integrated to reflect the inter-relationship between man and his environment. The Ethnobotanical Gardens consist of plants from which are derived sources of food as well as ritual and building materials used by the local communities. The traditional houses display the beauty of traditional architecture which incorporates various cultural aspects of the ethnic groups of Sabah that can be appreciated by all generations as well as visitors to the State. Huts which are used for daily activities or feasts as well as for ritual ceremonies are also built in the village. The houses were built by the various relevant ethnic groups themselves to ensure quality and authenticity of each of these houses. They also reflect the skills of the local people in the past in utilising existing building materials from their environment.These houses are furnished with artefacts to create a true atmosphere. Occassionally, traditional music is played to enliven the village. 

Pictures from the web :
Bajau House (Rumah Sama)

Bisaya House (Walai Bisaya)

Brunei House

Chinese Farm House

Lotud House (Lamin Lotud)

Murut Longhouse ( Pahun Sinompipit)

Rungus Longhouse (Vinatang)

Suluk House
Iranun House

Hope u guys enjoy reading~ ;D

Friday, 10 June 2011

Tagal River, Kampung Luanti, Ranau

I first came to dis place when me & my boyfie wer celebratin his bday, we kind like heard a lot bout dis place but never realy experience it. Dis place is famous for its fish massaging. Im not dat kind of person who likes to be massage but sumtimes i had to tried it.Hee~

Located in Kampung Luanti, Ranau, 131 kilometers from KK (2 hours and 40 minutes drive away); this fish massage ‘spa’ is managed by the Kampung Luanti JKK and lead by Mr. Jeffrin Majangki.( Taken from the Sabah Tourism) Wat i get from the net is the meaning of 'Tagal' in KadazanDusun language, it means " No Fishing" im impress, i tot its just a name but actually its had a deep meanin. Nice and perfect name for the place. Below is the fee entrance:

Entrance Fee Status Tariff
Within Ranau (Local) Adult >18 yrs RM 3.00
Children <18 yrs RM 1.00
Outstation (Local) Adult >18 yrs RM5.00
Children <18 yrs RM 2.00
International Adult/ Children RM 10.00

Ther dis " Jambatan Bergantung"

really frightening, sgt bergoyang ni.

The end of the bridge

Syg2 the fish, so friendly fish..

‘Ikan Pelian’ or Malaysian Mahseer comes from the family of Cyprinidae. These fishes are specifically trained by the villagers to perform the healing massage activities.

The fish will come to u if they smell the fish food, cheap ja the fish food but only can buy 1 pack.

The small fish pnya bite yg sakit cz can feel their teeth.

Surrounded by fishy fish

The place is so siok so I had to recommend my others relatives to come here and again I oso come to dis place for the second time. It`s so much fun here, we only got 15 mins to play wit the fish, huhu just short time, but others are waiting also for their turn. This place is gettin famous since its been advertise at the media, it has attracted a lots of local and tourist to come here. Peoples like dis place because of the friendly fish. I forgot to snap picture of the local peoples karaoke here, there is a karaoke set here wher the villagers and the visitors can relax their mind by contributin some songs.

That`s all......Be sure u guys visited dis place...u will not regret it~ Cheerssss!!!

Here a video dat i just uploaded :D