KOTA KINABALU: The south-western Papar district shot to prominence in the closing moments of the state-level Kaamatan or Harvest Festival celebrations when a district lass bagged this year’s Harvest Queen title.
Appey Rowenna Januin, 18, who won the district-level pageant on Sunday said: “I’m just so glad that the Unduk Ngadau title has returned to Papar after a 42-year absence.”
The Kadazandusun lass took home prizes totalling RM39,000 including a RM25,000 scholarship from the Asia Tourism Institute, return air tickets to Hong Kong and RM3,500 in cash.
She attributed her victory to luck, saying that many of the 41 contestants were more experienced.
The second place went to Pearl Dianne Petrus, a 20-year-old Kota Kinabalu Politeknik engineering diploma student representing Kota Kinabalu.
In third spot was Joanne Kimberley J. Majalap, 19, a student from Penampang.
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