Traditional Kadazandusun heritage will go on display in an exhibition to be held in conjunction with the State-level Pesta Kaamatan in Tambunan on May 1.
deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said the exhibition would be the highlight of the event, apart from traditional sports, sugandoi (singing) and unduk ngadau (beauty queen contest).
He said several areas namely Kirokot, Patau, Sunsuron, Toboh, Lintuhun, Nambayan and Monsorulung would be involved in the exhibition. Pairin said Kirokot would be displaying the modsupu (making of sharp object), Sunsuron the Tingolig (spiritual matters), Patau the Gama-gama do waig (how water is used in life), Nambayan the Winotuhan (weaving) and Monsorulung on commercial crops and traditional music.
In addition, the KDCA would be setting up booths for traditional food and drinks exhibition, he said.
Pairin, who is also Rural Development Minister, said the Kaamatan Festival should be a time for everyone to foster friendship and understanding as well as to promote culture for the State’s economy through tourism. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman would be officiating at the opening while Head of State Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah at the celebration culmination at Hongkod Koisaan, Penampang, on May 31.
Source: Daily Express 23rd April 2004