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monsopiad cultural village April 4, 2009

Filed under: friends,photography — daughterofdestiny @ 19:43
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14th march 2009 (sat) – a couple of friends & i visited the monsopiad cultural village.
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this village was founded a decade or so ago in memory of a kadazan head hunter, si monsopiad *shudder* thank goodness he is the last headhunter of borneo, who died some three centuries ago.
 
 
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located at kampung kuai kadazon penampang, the village showcasts the beliefs, culture and traditions of the kadazan community.

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upon registration and payment of RM20, we were led to a nearby hut where traditional kadazan cultural dances were already in progress.

 

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dancers were performing to the beats of the traditional gongs
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later, a man, dressed in traditional hunting garb, reenacted the role of monsopiad. i think he was trying to look fearsome but he knew he failed pretty miserably when a little girl walked up close and personal to him, boldly displaying the “peace” sign.
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check out his head gear…
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…and his accessories.
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after the show, we went round the place shooting

 

 

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guess what this is…
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photography… on a totally different level altogether.
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a pot of rice… the main raw material of talak

 

 

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erm… something to do with the distilled rice wine, talak
 
 
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closer look
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erm… forgot what is this for…
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tajau (jar), covered with leaves, containing the precious talak
 
 
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ragi (yeast), added to the rice, and then fermented, to produce talak (i think)
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sikat – traditional rice wine with herb
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for more information on the local brew, please click here
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skulls of monsopiad’s victims
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huge container to store the rice grain for a year’s supply after the harvest

 

 

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hanging bridge
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excuse the blur-ish picture as the bridge was kind of shaky
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sham & louie
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samandaks atas jambatan gantung

 

 

 
the trip was cut short by a downpour but it was fun nonetheless.
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3 Responses to “monsopiad cultural village”

  1. Elaine Chung Says:

    interesting shots you’ve got there. Mine will remain in my computer for awhile..ehe..

  2. V a L S h a M © Says:

    Astaga!!! Photography on a totally new level? I think Elaine has another one of these kind of shots to strengthen your point.

  3. cath k Says:

    elaine: can’t wait to see your pics! post the one with sham taking photography to a totally new level!sham: hehehehe… more incriminating shots eh?


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