Friday, May 07, 2010

Wooed by Sabah's unique living cultural heritage

Kota Kinabalu: Tourists from Russia and Penang couldn't stop raving about Sabah's unique living cultural heritage on show in conjunction with the Sabah Fest 2010, at Sabah Museum's Heritage Village.

"It is very interesting and stimulating experience because I am looking at a life style which is totally different from what I know in Russia," said Moscow hailed teen, Julia, in her first trip to Sabah with her parents.

"There is nothing like this we know of in Russia," said Julia, through her interpreter, Oleg, after emerging from the Rungus long house where they saw women donned with massive leg and neck brass coil accessories.

Lucky Julia got the treat of her life because her father, Vicheslav, decided Sabah was where he wanted to go to celebrate his wedding anniversary to his wife and brought her along.

Penang hailed professionals, Josephine Chan Le Lyn and Ooi Bee Hoon, were equally spirited in their comments.

"This is a very good experience for tourists," said English teacher Josephine cum an Administrative Manager at Disted, Penang.

"It brings the culture closer to the visitors and also shows Sabah has such a rich melting pot of cultures," she added.

"Their traditional costumes are very nice with intricate designs and from the beads alone you can see all their endlessly different ways of using them," Josephine said.

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