Culture of Sabah

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Sabah is one of the multicultural states in Malaysia. The state has more than 30 ethnic groups, over 50 different languages and about 90 dialects. Kadazan-Dusun is the largest ethnic group in Sabah; consisting of one third of Sabah’s population. Kadazan, along with Dusun people lives mainly on the west coast of Sabah and rural areas. The similarity in the dialect and culture makes the two ethnic grouped together. Traditionally, most of them were farmers, cultivating paddy rice and upland …

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Bakelalan & Bario homestay

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Ba’Kelalan and Bario in the Miri Division offer something different to visitors who would like to try out the homestay programmes offered here in Borneo, Sarawak. Both are unique in that they are snuggled in high altitude and the weather conditions are very favourable due to the coolness and the abundant sunshine everyday. Ba’Kelalan & Bario Homestay is actually a new name given to the age old custom of sharing one’s home with visitors in the upland areas in Sarawak. …

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WWF Malaysia Collaborates With Highland Communities To Promote Adan Rice

KUCHING, Nov 10 (Bernama) — The World Wide Fund for Nature-Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia), in collaboration with communities in the highlands of Sarawak, will hold the ‘Enhancing Environmental Awareness and Cultural Identity for Highland Communities through Adan Rice’ event at the Kuching Waterfront’s Godown Amphitheatre this weekend. National Heart of Borneo (HoB) coordinator and Sarawak Programme and Forest Conservation Programme – WWF-Malaysia senior manager Ivy Wong said it was to raise awareness of the urban public on the unique products and culture …

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Cultural treasures from the highlands

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Traditions and heritage still alive and kicking in Bario and Ba Kelalan IN TUNE: A young bas player takes the cue from group members of the Bamboo Band of Ba Kelalan.   WHEN young Jenette Ulun first saw her great-aunt expertly crafting the famous Kelabit beadwork, she knew then it would be her calling to continue the legacy. Little did she realise, however, that her own daughter would carry on the tradition in her own right. “I was delighted when …

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