Huguan Siou: Together We Mould A Better Future @Kaamatan 2009
29 Apr 2009
Penampang: The Kaamatan Festival celebration will continue to be celebrated in a meaningful context, particularly the promotion of understanding and spirit of working together as well as creating a conducive atmosphere for unity, said Huguan Siou Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan. Pairin, who is also the celebration's main organising chairman, said this was emphasised in this year's celebration theme "Together We Mould A Better Future". huguan1Speaking at the handing over of contributions from the celebration's main sponsor, Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad, at the Hongkod Koisaan here, Monday, Pairin, who is President of the Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA), said there was a underlying and forceful message in this year's theme. Towards this end, he said support from everybody is needed, including from the corporate world, such as Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad in the context of its Corporate Responsibility. "Let's hope we will continue to march forward and provide something better for the future generation to inherit," said the Huguan Siou. He also commended Nestle for its continuous support to the Tadau Kaamatan as the company had for the past six years come out with a series of consumer and trade promotions in conjunction with the festival. This year, the sponsorships, promotions and contests are courtesy of Nescafe, Maggi and Cap Junjung, said Nestle Products Sdn Bhd Sabah Branch Manager, Fung Tze Shing. For Nescafe, it would be co-sponsoring the Unduk Ngadau and Sugandoi organised by the State Government and KDCA, offering prizes at the district level and State level competition on May 30 and 31. Apart from that, the Nescafe is also organising a consumer contest and an outlet display contest in Sabah and Labuan beginning from May 6 to June 30 offering eight Modenas Kriss 100 motorcycles, inclusive of registration fee for the first year, insurance and tax as prizes. One unit would be given away every week, for eight consecutive weeks. Maggi would also be running a consumer contest that would end on June 30 offering a Mitsubishi Triton Lite as the grand prize and a total of RM37,000 cash will be up for grabs. The third participating brand, Cap Junjung, is running its consumer contest from April 30 to June 30 offering cash prizes totaling RM20,000. "As a socially responsible corporation, Nestle does not only reward its customers for their loyalty but also plays its role in contributing back to society in different ways," said Fung. Also on hand were KDCA deputy presidents Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, Datuk Dr Othman Menudin and Datuk Clarence Bongkos Malakun, and management representatives from the sponsoring brand. Adapted From: Daily Express,Tuesday, April 28, 2009
23 Apr 2009
Susunan Program? 16 Mei 2009 (Sabtu) : Pertandingan Sugandoi Dazanak & Songkotoun 17 Mei 2009 (Ahad): Pertandingan Sugandoi Dazanak & Songkotoun 19 Mei 2009 (Isnin): Pertandingan Sugandoi Kaamatan 2009 (Pendaftaran & Latihan) 20 Mei 2009 (Rabu): Pertandingan Sugandoi Kaamatan 2009 (Latihan) 21 Mei 2009 (Khamis): Pertandingan Sugandoi Kaamatan 2009 (Separuh Akhir) 22 Mei 2009 (Jumaat): Pertandingan Sugandoi Kaamatan 2009 (Latihan) 23 Mei 2009 (Sabtu): Pertandingan Akhir Sugandoi Kaamatan 2009 / Masa: 6.00pm Keterangan lanjut: Ibupejabat KDCA, Hongkod Koisaan, Penampang. Tel: 088-713696 (Pn Maureen Inoh) / En Harry Beatty (016-8337077)
23 Apr 2009

Date????? : 27th April 2009 (Monday)

Time????? : 11.30am ? 2.00pm

Venue? : Penampang House, Hongkod Koisaan, Penampang


11.30am?????????????? :?????????????? Arrival of Guests

12.00 -12.10??????? : ????????????? Arrival of Huguan Siou Yb Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan

????????????????????????????:?????????????? Blessed by Bobohizan

????????????????????????????:?????????????? Sumazau Performance

12.15pm?????????????? :?????????????? Nestle BM Speech

12.25pm?????????????? :?????????????? Huguan Siou?s Speech

12.35pm?????????????? :?????????????? Nescafe Sponsorship Handover

?????????????????????????????:?????????????? Maggi Sponsorship handover

?????????????????????????????:?????????????? Cap Junjung Sponsorship Handover

12.45pm?????????????? :?????????????? Nestle Gift Handover to Huguan Siou

12.50pm?????????????? :?????????????? Lihing Toast

12.55pm?????????????? :?????????????? Bobohizan & Huguan Siou Blessing ceremony on:

???????????????????????????? -????????????? 1 Mitsubishi Triton

?????????????????????????????-????????????? 8 Modenas Motobike

?????????????????????????????-????????????? Cap Junjung Cash prizes

1.00pm???????????????? :?????????????? Lunch

2.00pm???????????????? :?????????????? End


Dress Code: Traditional Attire

23 Apr 2009
Date: 24 May 2009
Venue: Hongkod Koisaan, penampang
Time: 8.00am
Further details:
Zandi Norhanida Annol
Hp: 019-8711887

23 Apr 2009


23 Apr 2009

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION! Date:?30 May 2009 Venue: Hongkod Koisaan, penampang Time: Afternoon Further Details: Gundohing James Bagah Hp: 016-8433800
23 Apr 2009
1. To conduct research on the Kadzandusuns' way of life as showcased during the month-long Kaamatan;
2. To compile the operation manuals/guidelines/TORs of all the main sub-committees of the Kaamatan;
3. To document the reasearch findings inthe form of print materials, electronic or CDs;
4. To communicate the cultural events during kaamatan to others through the KDCA Website.
If you are interested to join or know more about the activities of this Sub-Committee, please contact:
Gun Allan G Dumbong
HP: 016-8325071

23 Apr 2009
Susunan Aturcara:
24 April 2009 (Jumaat) : Mukim Patau (Balairaya Kg Bambangan @ 4.00 pm)
25 April 2009 (Sabtu): Mukim Toboh (Dewan Ton Putman, Toboh @ 4.00pm)
26 April 2009 (Ahad): Mukim Sunsuron (Dewan Serbaguna Sunsuron @ 4.00pm)
28 April 2009 (Selasa): Mukim Kirokot (Balairaya Kg Libang Laut @ 4.00pm)
30 April 2009 (Khamis): Mukim Nambayan (balairaya Kg Moloson @ 4.00pm)
Keterangan Lanjut:
YBhg Encik Thomas Logijin
Penolong Pegawai Daerah (Pembangunan)
Tel: 087-771800; Fax: 087-773122

19 Apr 2009
RANAU:? The Kadazandusun community must enhance knowledge to compete with other races.In making the call, Deputy Chief Minister Huguan Siou Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, who is also the President of the Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA), said only through education Kadazandusuns will succeed in this competitive world.? ?Knowledge is the key and there is still a lot to do to enhance our competitiveness?, he said at the district-level Huguan Siou?s Students Excellence Awards?, here, Friday (17th April 2009). ?Education, he said, has paved the way for many Kadazandusuns to achieve success in many fields, including business, as well as many have been appointed to important positions in the Government both at Federal and State level. ??It is not impossible that one day a Kadazandusun will be the Country?s Prime Minister?, he said.? As such, he urged parents to encourage their children to pursue education to highest level possible. Meanwhile, SMK Mat Salleh was awarded the Huguan Siou Award for Exemplary School for its achievements in both academic and curriculum fields, Murnah Kimas of SMK Mat Salleh and Mirona Edora Jebis (SMK Lohan) were awarded the STPM Excellence Awards and the Pelajar Harapan STPM award for their achievements in the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Examination. Five Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia students ? Mustapha Kamil Husen (SMK Agama), Vaynessa Jaffrey (SMK Mat Salleh), Sofiah Atiqah Rehinin (SMK Agama), Daphne William Apin (SMK Mat Salleh) and Christine Clara Seruit (SMK Timbua) were honoured for their achievements in the examination. Eight Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) students ? Ray Jackwel Johny, Mozes Sualim (both SMK Bundu Tuhan), Jabri Juhinin (SMK Kundasang), Norsyafiqah Salimun, Wiviva Lawansa, Suzana Jusimin, Jamail Jimin (all SMK Ranau), Olga Natasha Jebis (SMK Timbua) and Jannah Sariau (SMK Lohan) were also honoured for their achievements. (Adapted from Daily Express, 19th April 2009)
19 Apr 2009
Adalah dimaklumkan bahawa Sekretariat Perpaduan,?Biro Kebudayaan Sabah & Sarawak UTHM?telah menganjurkan program Malam Pesta Kaamatan?dan Gawai UTHM 2009 seperti butiran berikut: Tarikh : 4 April 2009 (Sabtu)Masa : 7.45 Malam - 11.30 MalamTempat : Dewan Tunku Ibrahim Ismail UTHMTetamu Jemputan : YBhg. Datuk Richard Bainon (Timbalan Presiden Persatuan Kebudayaan Kadazandusun Sabah)Source: Universiti Tun Hussien Onn's Website ? by: Allan Dumbong)
Papar to kick off the Kaamatan 2009
19 Apr 2009
Kota Kinabalu: Papar will start this year's Harvest Festival celebration on May 1, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan announced, Monday. Speaking after chairing the Harvest Festival Main Committee meeting at his office in Sembulan, here, he said the theme for this year's celebration is 'Together We Mould a Better Future" (Bersama Membentuk Masa Depan Yang Lebih Baik"). He said it has been a while since Papar hosted the event and hoped the proximity of the district to the city will see more people at the launching. He said dates for the Harvest Festival at district-level are still being finalised and will be released to the media at a later date. As with past Harvest Festivals, the aim is to showcase the State's rich cultural heritage, he said, adding that events such as 'Sugandoi' (singing) and the Unduk Ngadau pageant as well as traditional sports and agriculture-products exhibition, will also be featured. On another matter, Pairin said there was no confirmation yet on whether there will be a national-level Harvest Festival celebration such as the one held here last year. "The matter is still in the agenda but there is no confirmation yet," he said. Meanwhile, Pesta Kalimaran, an annual cultural festival of the Murut community that will take place at the Murut Cultural Centre in Tenom about two hours drive from here from Apr 3-5, promises to be more colourful and merrier this year. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman is scheduled to officiate at the opening on the second day (April 4), said State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun told a press conference, Monday. He said some RM250,000 would be spent on this year's festival, which is being organised jointly by the State Government and Sabah Murut Association (SMA). Of this, RM100,000 is from his Ministry, RM100,000 from the Sabah Cultural Board and another RM50,000 from various sponsors. Inviting all to the festival, Masidi said there will be big prizes for those coming in attractive Murut traditional costumes regardless of what community they are from, between 7am and 9am on April 4. He said the prizes include a live cattle each for the man and woman winning the best Murut traditional costumes, and a goat to each for second and third placing in both categories. Other than that there will be a Ratu Kalimaran contest, singing competition, cultural dance performance including the Magunatip, the Lansaran, exhibition of mock traditional marriages, handicrafts, etc.


Source: Daily Express, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 16:24
17 Apr 2009
RANAU: seramai 16 organg pelajar sekolah menengeah dari daerah ini, akan menerima anugerah ?Huguan Siou? anjuran KDCA di Dewan Masyarakat Ranau pada 17 April 2009 bermula jam 6.30 petang. Naib Presiden KDCA Pusat merangkap Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penganjurnya, Dr Lungkiam Dambul, memberitahu semua penerima anugerah tersebut adalah mereka yang memperoleh keptusan cemerlang dalam Peperiksaan Menengah Rendah (PMR), Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) dan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan tahun 2008. Dr Lungkiam, yang juga seorang Juru Perunding Pembangunan Diri dan Keluarga Negeri Sabah memaklumkan, penyampaian anugerah itu akan disempurnakan ?Huguan Siou? yang juga Presiden KDCA, Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan. ?Sempena majlis itu, pihak Yayasan Saba akan menyediakan Program Kaunseling Penajaan dan Pendidikan bermula jam 10.00 pagi hingga 4.00 petang bagi memberi peluang kepada orang ramai khususnya para ibu bapa dan pelajar untuk mendapatkan pelbagai maklumat terkini berhubung program kaunseling dan penajaan pendidikan yang disediakan pihak Yayasan Sabah?, jelas Dr Lungkiam. Anugerah itu katanya, adalah sebagai penghargaan dan hadiah galakan serta motivasi kepada para pelajar yang telah berusaha gigih mencemerlangkan diri mereka khususnya pencapaian mereka dalam bidang akademik. ?Kita menjemput orang ramai supaya hadir menmanfaatkan program ini sambil menyaksikan majlis anugerah yang diadakan secara tahunan ini?, tambahnya. Dipetik dari Jainudin Nasir, Sabah Times 17 Apr 2009.
Sodop Sugandoi Klang Valley 2009
15 Apr 2009
Kopivosian! KDCA Klang Valley menjemput anda ke Sodop Sugandoi Peringkat Klang Valley pada: Tarikh : 25 April, 2009 jam 7.30 malam Tempat: The Zon all Suites residences on the park, Kuala Lumpur (Poolside) Tiket Masuk: RM40.00 seorang (termasuk makan malam buffet) Pakaian : Kemas / Kasual Kemas. Sodop Sugandoi akan diserikan dengan penampilan istimewa 15 finalis Unduk Ngadau Klang valley 2009 dalam pakaian makan malam, serta persembahan istimewa artis popular tempatan. Tiket boleh ditempah, sila hubungi ahli jawatankuasa Sodop Sugandoi KV 2009. Info atau penyertaan: Julie (Setiausaha) 019-3700521 Cyndy (Pemb. Setiausaha) 019-3880309 Albert (Komiti) 014-636.8880 Kopiwosian. KDCA Klang Valley
15 Apr 2009
Kopivosian! Pesta Kaamatan Ke-14 Klang Valley 2009 dengan sukacita menjemput anda pada: Tarikh : 2 Mei, 2009 (Sabtu) Masa : 12.30 Tengahari Tempat : PWTC (Dewan Hussein Onn) Tiket : RM5.00 Seorang (Termasuk Makanan Ringan & Layak untuk Cabutan Tiket bertuah) Pakaian: Tradisi / Kemas / Kasual Kemas Meja VIP dijual pada harga RM1,000 / RM2,000 / RM3,000 / RM5,000 Sila layari laman web KDCAKV untuk maklumat lanjut. Jumpa anda di PWTC & Kotobian Tadau tagayo do Kaamatan 2009. AJK KDCA Klang Valley Info: 019-3700521 Setiausaha 019-3880309 Pen. Setiausaha 013-3808800 Timb. Pengerusi Email: Laman:
13 Apr 2009
Persatuan Kebudayaan Kadazandusun (KDCA) cawangan Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan akan menganjurkan sambutan Pesta Kaamatan peringkat Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan pada 16hb Mei 2009 bersamaan hari Sabtu, bertempat di Dewan SRJK Chi Wen, berdekatan bandar Labuan. Acara yang akan bermula seawal jam 9 pagi itu dijangka akan dirasmikan oleh Presiden KDCA, Huguan Siou YB Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Datuk Kitingan. Turut dijangka hadir sama ialah Ahli Parlimen Labuan, Datuk Yussof Mahal. Dalam satu kenyataan KDCA Labuan, Setiausahanya, Gundohing Jerome Mijin berkata, sambutan Pesta Kaamatan peringkat Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan? adalah salah satu acara yang telah dimuatkan dalam kalendar tahunan perlancongan pulau bebas cukai itu. ?Sambutan pada kali ini adalah berbeza berbanding dengan sambutan Kaamatan pada tahun-tahun yang lepas di Labuan kerana pada tahun ini, Labuan turut merayakan sambutan Pesta Jubli Perak ke-25 tahun Labuan menjadi sebahagian daripada Wilayah Persekutuan, yang turut dikongsi bersama oleh Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya.? Kata Jerome. Sebagai rekod, acara Pesta Kaamatan adalah acara tahunan yang dianjurkan oleh KDCA cawangan Labuan sepertimana juga Pesta Kaamatan peringkat Negeri? yang diadakan di dewan Hongkod Koisaan, Penampang pada 30-31hb Mei setiap tahun. ?Di Labuan, acara persembahan? kebudayaan dari pelbagai suku kaum etnik Kadazandusun dan Murut juga menarik perhatian pelancong dari dalam mahupun luar negara. Acara kemuncak iaitu pertandingan Unduk Ngadau adalah acara penarik kepada semua golongan? masyarakat yang hadir menyaksikan Pesta Kaamatan yang mana Labuan juga akan menghantar wakil ke peringkat negeri nanti. Selain itu, KDCA Labuan juga akan menghantar wakil mereka dalam pertandingan Sugandoi peringkat negeri nanti.? Tambah Jerome Mijin lagi yang juga Urusetia Pengelola. Antara acara tradisi yang bakal berlangsung sepanjang sambutan Pesta Kaamatan peringkat Labuan pada 16hb Mei nanti ialah sukan tradisi yang akan diadakan seminggu sebelum hari sebenar sambutan Kaamatan Labuan, di mana berbagai acara yang akan dipertandingkan seperti? menyumpit, mengupas kulit kelapa, melastik, rampanau dan banyak lagi. Manakala, pertandingan magagung (memukul gong) dan masakan tradisi juga akan diadakan semasa pesta Kaamatan berlangsung nanti. Kehadiran artis Felix Don yang cukup diminati ramai, bersama dengan seorang lagi artis remaja popular iaitu Rufena Eusibius, yang baru-baru ini telah menjuarai pertandingan Lagu Popular Kadazan 2008 anjuran Sabah VFM unit Kadazan, dijangka dapat menarik kehadiran orang ramai terutama bagi mereka yang meminati kedua-dua artis tempatan popular itu. Turut menyatakan keinginan untuk datang ke sambutan Pesta Kaamatan Labuan pada kali ini ialah artis terkenal Jestie Alexius. Orang ramai terutama mereka yang bermastautin di Labuan sendiri dan juga tanah besar Sabah, Sarawak dan negara jiran Brunei Darussalam dijemput hadir beramai-ramai untuk turut serta memeriahkan sambutan Pesta Kaamatan peringkat Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan pada 16hb Mei 2009 nanti. Dikeluarkan Oleh: Gun. Ronney Ajim