Monday, 19 September 2016

Sunset at Sutera Harbour resort Kota Kinabalu

This can be considered as Part II of the earlier sunset posting here due to the lesser pictures policy for the energy blog.

To reach the location, drive straight through Jalan Sutera Harbour until you reach a roundabout. Keep right and at a distance of about 200m away, look out for an area overlooking South China Sea on the left-hand side. Its normally crowded during sunset and you won't miss it.

Welcome to the far end of Jalan Sutera Harbour.

You will not be alone as many others like to hangout here.

This boat is always there in case somebody fell into trouble while taking a dip or swimming too far out.

"Let me take a selfie"

Early evening

As it got darker, you start taking long exposure shots

Sutera Harbour & Magellan Sutera resorts facing South China Sea

Good night!

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Sherry Anne Laujang crowned Penampang Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan (2016)

Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan is a beauty pageant unique to the state of Sabah and it is normally held during the closing ceremony of harvest festival celebrations. The picture above shows the final ten of the contestants after going through the preliminary round.

Unduk Ngadau hopefuls invite guests (VIPs in this case) to dance the Sumazau, traditional dance of the ethnic Kadazan

Reigning UNK 2015 making appearance for one last time before passing the baton to the next person.

Here are some of this year's participants:

From the 10 contestants in the second round, 7 were chosen after going through interview in their mother tongue

Last three standing...

...then down to two. 'Senyum dalam debaran' - waiting anxiously at the next words of the Emcee

...and she did it. Miss Sherry Anne waves to the cheering crowd as her name's announced as the winner.

"Congratulation!", says the out going UNK

Crowning by Penampang District Officer, Pn. Luvita Koisun

Full result of the 2016 Penampang Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan contest:-

Unduk Ngadau: Miss Sherry Anne Laujang (representing Kg Ramayah)
1st Runner Up: Miss Fayelina Rudolf Labangka (Penampang Proper)
2nd Runner Up: Miss Carrey Evanne Kim Lee (Kg Koidupan)

Others in the top seven:

Miss Angel Sungkadhamai Motiung
Miss Deborah Wilson
Miss Joyce Liew Mei Ling
Miss Sabrina Tubong

Miss Sherry Anne Laujang is Penampang Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan for 2016

Congratulation to Sherry Anne who will represent Penampang District in the state-level UNK at KDCA hall in Penampang on 30-31 May 2016.

Best of wishes!


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Kota Kinabalu Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2016: Didy Yani Dinoh

This year's Kota Kinabalu city Kaamatan Festival was held at Padang Merdeka which has bigger space than Deasoka Square and the well-known Gaya Street. The highlight, of course, is the Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan or Harvest Beauty pageant.

The 15 UNK finalists for 2016

List of winners for Kota Kinabalu city (also referred to interchangeably as DBKK Unduk Ngadau):

Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan, UNK: Ms Didy Yani Dinoh
1st Runner Up: Ms Laura Simon
2nd Runner Up: Ms Mirna Kota
3rd Runner Up: Ms Tatiana Rudolf J.Milip
5th Place: Ms Andrea Nyuk Fah Harry
6th Place: Ms Dewina Petrus Guriting
7th Place: Ms Alexsa Chin Chiaw Yinn

Miss Audience Choice & Miss Popular: Ms Cindy Jenniffer David
Miss Best Hair Do: Ms Shareene Francis Loudin

Ms Didy Yani Dinoh and Ms Laura Simon will represent Kota Kinabalu and Likas respectively in the state-level Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2016 on 30-31 May 2016 at Hongkod Koisaan KDCA, Penampang.

Past UNK (2015), Ms Valencia Ann Primus

2015 DBKK UNK seated with the top seven

Waiting anxiously as the Emcee read out the jury's results

Didy Yani (left) is congratulated by past UNK(2015) Valencia Ann

UNK Didy with the other subsidiary title winners

DBKK Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2016 - Ms Didy Yani Dinoh

Ms Didy Yani during the finalists introduction round.

Congratulation to Ms Didy Yani Dinoh and all the subsidiary title winners.
"Kotobian Tadau Do Kaamatan"

Gear used: | Nikon D5500 | 18-140mm lens | Speedlight |

You can see more pictures of 2016 DBKK Unduk Ngadau here.