Unduk Ngadau 2016: Surat Terbuka untuk Sherry Anne Laujang

(Open Letter in Malay Language Version. The English version will be published soon)

(Photo belongs to Freddy Au Do visit his Facebook Page for more awesome images and before using any image for posting or sharing, do ask permission from him)

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Surat terbuka ini ditujukan kepada Unduk Ngadau 2016, Sherry Anne Laujang, kesemua AJK KDCA dan Jawatankuasa Unduk Ngadau Peringkat Negeri Sabah 2016, bakal Unduk Ngadau 2017, kesemua perserta Unduk Ngadau 2016 dan kepada semua yang mengikuti perkembangan pertandingan Unduk Ngadau 2016 dari mula hingga akhir.

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Unduk Ngadau 2016: Districts Representatives (Part 3)

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Photo from Aki Rumantai Facebook Page

(This is Part 3 of 3- Pictures of Unduk Ngadau 2016 State Level Finalists)

The Unduk Ngadau winner is supposed to be able to exude a high degree of moral because they are representing the Kadazan, Dusun and Murut women. We are also looking at a winner who can be the role model to the younger generation and has a spirit of voluntarism in being willing to sacrifice her time for the community, besides being intelligent to ably present our country, culture and tourism to the world”-Joanna Kitingan

“We hope to see the modern version of Huminodun, not just a beauty queen for 365 days”-curiostraveller.com

(This entry has been made possible by referring to Freddy Au Photography works. Check out his awesome Facebook Page, click HERE )

Here are the photos of the Unduk Ngadau Finalist for the State Level competition to be held on 31 May 2016. To be able to line up the photos here, I use some images from some great photographer, Official Facebook Page and Instagram Feeds. Credits as well as links to the amazing work(s)/sources are listed in the reference section. Part 3 consist of 12 Representatives from Districts of: Tongod, Libaran, Telupid, Paitan, Kinabatangan, Tenom, Kemabong, Sandakan, Kudat, Kepayan, Karambunai and Tungku. 

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Unduk Ngadau 2016: Districts Representatives (Part 2)

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Photo by Cleopatra Sandud & Stevie Photography

(This is Part 2 of 3- Pictures of Unduk Ngadau 2016 State Level Finalists)

The Unduk Ngadau winner is supposed to be able to exude a high degree of moral because they are representing the Kadazan, Dusun and Murut women. We are also looking at a winner who can be the role model to the younger generation and has a spirit of voluntarism in being willing to sacrifice her time for the community, besides being intelligent to ably present our country, culture and tourism to the world”-Joanna Kitingan

“We hope to see the modern version of Huminodun, not just a beauty queen for 365 days”-curiostraveller.com

(This entry has been made possible by referring to Freddy Au Photography works. Check out his awesome Facebook Page, click HERE )

Here are the photos of the Unduk Ngadau Finalist for the State Level competition to be held on 31 May 2016. To be able to line up the photos here, I use some images from some great photographer, Official Facebook Page and Instagram Feeds. Credits as well as links to the amazing work(s)/sources are listed in the reference section. Part 2 consist of 16 Representatives from Districts of: Menumbok, Kuala Penyu, Kunak, Beaufort, Nabawan, Ranau, Sipitang, Pagalungan, Tawau, Keningau, Kota Belud, Kota Marudu, Beluran, Tambunan, Banggi and Matunggong. 

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Unduk Ngadau 2016: Districts Representatives (Part 1)

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Credit to Adiputera

(This is Part 1 of 3- Pictures of Unduk Ngadau 2016 State Level Finalists)

The Unduk Ngadau winner is supposed to be able to exude a high degree of moral because they are representing the Kadazan, Dusun and Murut women. We are also looking at a winner who can be the role model to the younger generation and has a spirit of voluntarism in being willing to sacrifice her time for the community, besides being intelligent to ably present our country, culture and tourism to the world”-Joanna Kitingan

“We hope to see the modern version of Huminodun, not just a beauty queen for 365 days”-curiostraveller.com

(This entry has been made possible by referring to Freddy Au Photography works. Check out his awesome Facebook Page, click HERE )

Here are the photos of the Unduk Ngadau Finalist for the State Level competition to be held on 31 May 2016. To be able to line up the photos here, I use some images from some great photographer, Official Facebook Page and Instagram Feeds. Credits as well as links to the amazing work(s)/sources are listed in the reference section. Part 1 consist of 16 Representatives from Districts of: Papar, Tamparuli, Tuaran, Putatan, Inanam, Sook, Klang Valley, Pitas, Api-Api (DBKK), Likas, Penampang, Labuan, Membakut, Lahad Datu, Semporna and Johor. (For the Semporna representative, the winner (Mazizi J Lomodi) was not able to compete due to some technical reasons and she will be replaced by Carolline Petrus).

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Unduk Ngadau Winners (1991-2015)

 

The Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan is a beauty pageant held during the Kaamatan cultural event in Sabah,Malaysia. Unduk Ngadau title comes from the ethnic word Runduk Tadau which means ‘the girl crowned by the sunlight. In Rungus Language, Runduk means “to communicate”, and Tadau means “the Sun”, therefore Unduk Ngadau translates to communicate with Sundu(Kinorohingan) or God asking for blessing of sunlight.Below are the winners from 1991-2015 (with images).

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Unduk Ngadau Winners (1960-1990)

The Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan is a beauty pageant held during the Kaamatan cultural event in Sabah,Malaysia. Unduk Ngadau title comes from the ethnic word Runduk Tadau which means ‘the girl crowned by the sunlight. In Rungus Language, Runduk means “to communicate”, and Tadau means “the Sun”, therefore Unduk Ngadau translates to communicate with Sundu(Kinorohingan) or God asking for blessing of sunlight.Below are the winners from 1960-1990( with images).

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Unduk Ngadau 2016: Is she the next Huminodun or a Beauty Queen for 365 days?

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(Credit to Adiputera)

The Unduk Ngadau winner is supposed to be able to exude a high degree of moral because they are representing the Kadazan, Dusun and Murut women. We are also looking at a winner who can be the role model to the younger generation and has a spirit of voluntarism in being willing to sacrifice her time for the community, besides being intelligent to ably present our country, culture and tourism to the world”-Joanna Kitingan

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Unduk Ngadau Pesta Kaamatan: The Legend

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Top 3 winners of Unduk Ngadau 2015. Ryannie Neils Yong (Center), Shirley Anthony Danggok from Tambunan (Left) as 2nd Winner and Evrina Masalan from Tenom (Right) as 3rd Winner

(Photo credit to: The Star Online-June 4,2015)

Introduction

Unduk Ngadau is about getting back to roots. The roots of the Kadazandusun. It is about The Spirit Of Rice and understanding why and how Kinoingan and Suminundu sacrificed their only daughter, Ponompuan . She is later known as Huminodun, the transformed sacrifice and her spirit (Rusod) now lives in every plant. Huminodun’s rusod in paddy is regarded as Sunduan in status and is fondly called Bambarayon by Bobolians to denote the highest hierarchical position of this plant in the eyes of all Kadazan Dusuns. (KDCA.December 7, 2004).

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