16th October 2014

Come by to Kundasang this weekend for the Pesta Kubis (18th October)!


‘Pesta Kubis’ was inspired by former Chief Minister of Sabah, Datuk Yong Teck Lee in 1997. The purpose of ‘Pesta Kubis’ is to promote Kundasang as one of Agro-Tourism destination in Malaysia and to promote local traditional culture and activity to tourist around the world. Kubis ( cabbage) has become Kundasang's identity. A cabbage replica was built in the center of Kundasang town and was recorded the world biggest cabbage replica in 1997.


‘Pesta Kubis’ is an annual event every year and held simultaneously with the Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon-Adventure Series. See you there!




Weather Update:
Intermittent rain sometimes heavy will continue until Wednesday - Malaysian Meteorogical Department





Penampang, Papar and Penampang Proper roads are still inundated by floodwaters and impassable to light traffic.


The Four Wheel Drive Vehicle Association are providing voluntary services in areas not passable to light vehicles. - Penampang District Police Chief DSP Ratan Kumar Singh



World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10, 2014. World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.


This day, each October thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to Mental Illness and its major effects on peoples' life worldwide. In some countries this day is part of the larger Mental Illness Awareness Week.


Mental health describes a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder. From the perspective of 'positive psychology' or 'holism', mental health may include an individual's ability to enjoy life, and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience. Mental health can also be defined as an expression of emotions, and as signifying a successful adaptation to a range of demands. (With material from: Wikipedia)



The Budget 2015, which will be tabled TODAY, and will include measures to ease concerns over the rising cost of living and at the same time ensure the country achieves a balanced budget by 2020.

According to the The Prime Minister the Government was on track to meet its fiscal deficit targets, which included reducing the deficit to 3.5 per cent by the end of this year and 3 per cent by the end of 2015.

Budget 2015 will be 'pro-rakyat'. It will also help enhance job opportunities, improve education and create more affordable housing.

Catch it LIVE on TV1!


People in Penampang district are told to be alert on the flood situation.

Penampang Fire and REscue Station Chief Jamaludin Hussin advised residents to be alert of the warning siren from Babagon Dam.

Sungai Babagon currently is at its normal level: 130.3meters

source: BES



The Donggongon-Tambunan road has been closed to all traffic in both directions following sinkholes at Kilometer 45.6 in the area.


According to PWD Maintenance Engineer Kenney Theu, the area was closed when cracks and sinkholes appeared on the road after continuous heavy rain since early yesterday morning.


Motorists heading Tambunan/ Kota Kinabalu/ Penampang are advised to take alternative routes such as Tambunan-Ranau, Keningau-Kimanis and Tenom-Sipitang roads. 

source: BES



JAKIM in collaboration with JHEAINS will be having its Meet the Clients Day on:

date: 8th June (Sunday) 10 Syaaban 1435H 
time: 7am to 12pm
venue: Lintasan Deasoka Kota Kinabalu

The Assistant Minister to the Chief Minisiter wil officiate the event



Ex-SM La Salle-ians are invited to the Official Launching of Brother Charles O' Leary Centre:

date: 24th May 2014 (Saturday)
time: 8am

YB Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching, Education Deputy MInister 1 will launch the centre at 830am.

"Fides Et Opera" (Faith & Zeal)


Power Supply Disruption

date: 25th May 2014 (Sunday)
time: 9am to 10am

areas affected: Pekan baru Pitas, SMK PItas, Kg Perpaduan Saab, Kg Saab Loji, Kg Bawang, Kg Pondoi 1 and Kg Pondoi 2

*Disruption is due to maintenance works on its High Voltage pole and its HV/LV cables at Pitas District Office substation and Kg Pondoi 1 substation.

SESB regrets the unconveniences caused.




The Mother's Day Celebration 2014 scheduled last 12th May has been postponed to 25th May 2014 (Sunday) and will be held at Dewan Baru Papar. It will be officiated by YB Datuk Rosnah Hj Abdul Rashid Shirlin, Member of Parliament for P175 Papar.

See you there!




 Harvest Festival Celebration

Date: 25th May 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: St Timothy Nulu Kiulu

Various activites include: quiz for kids, lucky draw, magaggong and traditional cooking competition as well as traditional music and menundalt performances.

Come one...come all!!




Launching of the State Level Kaamatan Celebrations
Date: 1st May 2014
Hosting District: Kota Marudu
Contact person: Mr. Sualim Sanan (District Officer)
Tel: +6088 661416, 661321
Fax: +6088 661419

Once again, the Kadazandusun and Murut communities come together during the month of May to offer thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.

Join in the merriment and be entertained by a variety of cultural ...dances and traditional sports competition such as mamarampanau (walking on bamboo stilts), arm wrestling and many more. This is a great opportunity to sample traditional fare including lihing or tuak (local rice wine) and witness the highly anticipated Unduk Ngadau beauty pageant.

The theme for 2014 is "Culture: Foundation of Peace and Friendship."

District & State Celebrations
Visitors are most welcome to come celebrate Kaamatan with the local people at any of the following districts:-

Dates Venues
May 1 Kota Marudu (Grand Launching)
May 3 Klang Valley
May 7 Tuaran District Community, Tamparuli District and Kiulu
May 8 Tongod, Telupid
May 10 Kuala Penyu (Collaborate with Menumbok district office) KDCA Johor, Putatan, Kudat, Banggi Island (Kenibongan), Telupid, Pitas

May 11 Sook Sub District Inanam, W.P Labuan
May 15 DBKK (7:45pm – Lintasan Deasoka), Matunggong, Sipitang
May 16 DBKK
May 17 Tambunan, Penampang, Tawau, Beluran (Collaborate with Pitas), Tungku, Kunak, Semporna, Sandakan, Papar, Ranau, Pengalungan

May 18 Keningau, Kota Belud, Lahad Datu, Membakut, Kinabatangan
May 21 Nabawan
May 24 Tenom District Office (Collaborate with Kemabong), Beaufort, ISCEP-KDCA Concert

May 27 State Level Kaamatan Registration of Contestants for Unduk Ngadau

May 29 Harvest Festival Queen Gala Nite
May 30 Launching Ceremony and Traditional Games Exhibitions KDCA
May 31 Closing Ceremony for State Level Harvest Celebrations 2014

For more information, contact:-

The Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA): +60 88 713696
Sabah Tourism Board: +60 88 212121
Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd: +60 88 232121