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Sailing the Seven Seas With the Gypsies

Lepa is often associated with the Regatta Lepa that will burst into life in the water of Semporna with a glittering multicolour extravaganza every April month.

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Lepa Pasil

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Down the Southern Ocean (Sea)

This is a typical traditional house for the early Chinese settlers in Borneo when they first set foot on the land (in the nineteenth & early twentieth century).

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Entrée! And Bon Appetit!

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Longhouse & the Turbaned Gentlemen

An ethnic people of  North Boreno noted for still maintaining their traditional ways of  life & belief.

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Typical Traditional Attire of the Rungus Women

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The Princess that Wakes Up At the Crack of Dawn

The cruise liner, Dawn Princess, was calling at Jesselton Point on the 20th March. Grab (get) a load of this:

Decks:      10 Passenger Decks

Length:    857 ft (261 m)

Beam:        106 ft (32 m)

 Complement:    1 ,950 passengers

Crew:       900

Tonnage:    77,499 gross tons

The KK Port looked like a real dwarf when the ship berthed. It was comedy at its best. Seeing is Believing! Ahhhh…. the good life never ceases to amaze me.

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Country Living & On the Water

The Modern Traditional Living.

Those houses introduced under the Traditional Indigenous Houses series are of course now fast disappearing from Sabah’s landscape. You may still find them if you venture further afield from the town areas. Instead, what you may find are those shown below.

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Street Market Fair & the Cowboys

Kota Belud is a town well publicised for its once a year Grand Tamu (Street Market Fair), where farmers & fishermen gather to flog their produce & commodities in the big annual event. On the three event-packed days you can also catch a glimpse of the Cowboys of the East riding astride on their horses in elegant pose adorning their opulent traditional costumes. The cowboys are of course referred to the Bajau, an ethnic population well established in the area. The ethnic Kadazandusun tribes will also participate in this colorful event.

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Land of Padi Fields & Countryside

The town of Papar & its surroundings are best seen in the light of its scenic countryside settings. The name Papar, after all, refers to open flat land and well suited to agro-farming. The population of Papar comprises the Kasazan, Dusun and Malay with sprinklings of Chinese mainly concentrated in the town area.

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