Tag: Kota Kinabalu

Bajau Parang Making

By on October 29, 2010 in Arts & Craft, Tour with 7 Comments

Interested in learning more of the ancient traditions of parang making in Sabah?

Drop by Kampung Siasai in Kota Belud, on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu. The village is famed for its handmade parangs made by the Bajau community.

A parang, a medium-sized tool or weapon, looks like a long blade or machete, has been handmade by the Bajaus for generations. It is used for clearing land, cutting meat and also as wall decorations.

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Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC)

By on October 20, 2010 in Eco with 7 Comments

Place: Marine Ecology Eco Research Centre (MERC) Location: Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park Where: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah “This is called the chocolate chip starfish. Look at the brown spots on its skin!” “Looks very much like chocolate chips!” Sarah, a volunteer at the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC), held the starfish firmly in […]

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Amplang crackers

By on May 7, 2010 in Food with 6 Comments

Amplang?!
“What did you say the name was?”
While trying to pronounce the strange sounding word correctly several times, I reached out for the amplang on the table.

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