Monday, November 16, 2009

Lahad Datu Started At Kg Silam

Kg Silam, a coastal village on the Lahad Datu-Tawau highway was said to have been the place where Lahad Datu first started, but because of the pirates attacks, it was moved to the present site where Lahad Datu town is right now. The Idahan Community from Madai/Baturong went to Kg Silam to sell their goods including the bird's nests and other forest products.

The Idahan who used to be pagan converted to Islam and most of them as now Muslim..

PSMCS Constitution

The PSMCS members will receive a copy of the Association Constitution one the publication is completed by one of its Committee members, Tuan Hj Manap while the amended Constitution of the PSM will also be updated and printed once the amendments had been approved by the ROS.

Fund Raising And Anniversary Dinner Planned

PSMCS had planned for a Fund Raising and Anniversary Dinner in April 2010 and the Finance Committee under the Vice President, Tuan Hj Kassim Salleh is making sure that this event is a great success.

PSMCS Records Its Condolence

PSMCS records its condolence to the family of the late Puan Maimun, who was a member of the new PSMCS Committee and the mother of PSMCS Hon. Secretary, Puan Sharifah Seri Lailah, who had passed away. Alfatihah

Cooperation with UiTM

PSMCS also plans to have a coopeation with UiTM to organize similar seminar at UiTM, which they used to have it before at UiTM to provide awareness and an avenue to make people understand and value about history and historical places. Once of PSMCS Committee Member will spearhead this task to make it happen.

Cooperation With UMS

PSMCS will have a meeting in December 2009 with the UMS School Of Social Science on the area of cooperation on history which includes;

The teaching of Historical Tourism in UMS,
Organizing of a seminar with UMS at UMS,
The giving of a talk at the School Of Social Science and
The project to trace the life and journey of Paduka Mat Salleh
Publication of Journal


After 35 years of its formation, PSMCS still does not have it own premise and it had asked for assistance to the Sabah State Government through the office of the State Secretary to use one of its unoccupied houses or building as its premise to carry on with its activities. So far no answer has been given as PSMCS now carries out its activities from the offices of the President and Vice President.

Waiting For The Date To Meet With The Adviser

PSMCS is waiting for the date to have a courtesy call to its Adviser, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah, YB Datuk Masidi Manjun whose ministry had contributed towards the publication of PSMCS Bulletin last year. Such contribution this year could help the Association produces its Bulletin again next year of 2010.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya

Wishing all members of PSMCS Selamat Hari Raya Idil Adha for 2009 and may this year's festivity brings you the happiness and prosperity for the coming years.

First Management Committee Meeting

First Management Committee meeting has been scheduled in the third week of November 2009 to discuss the historical plan as well as tasks to be carried out by the committee members at the office of the President.

Second Finance Committee Meeting

Finance Committee had its second meeting on November 15,2009 to deliberate further its plan to hold a fundraising and anniversary dinner in April 2010 at the office of the Vice President, Tuan Hj Kassim

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tawau Started At The Tawau River

There used to be an island at the mouth of the the Tawau River, but it is no more there now. The Bugis Community said they were the earliest as 'tawao' in their language means 'it is theirs', but the Tidung Community said they were the earliest, where 'tawau' means the hook and it was the answer given to the British traders who had asked them where the Tawau River was. Thinking that the British was asking what they were doing, they replied 'tawau' which means fishing.

Kg Tawau Lama Where Tawau Town Is Said To Have Started

The Old Mostyn Estate Primary School Still Stands

What Used To Be Mostyn Estate

Sime Darby Bhd now owns Mostyn Estate. Before that Golden Hope was the owner but it was the CDC (Commonwealth Development Corporation) was the original owner and developer of Mostyn Estate.

The Japanese Occupation Left These Wooden Structures in Kunak

Kunak Is The Nearest Town To Madai/Baturong

You Could Visit This Information Centre To Visit Bt Madai/Baturong

Sabah Forestry Department manages this Centre and there is a Canteen and Hawker Stall too should you forget to bring some water and other snacks with you.

No One Knows

These are old graves at the Madai/Baturong Caves but no one could tell their names.

The Idahan Community At Madai/Baturong Formed Various Committees To Guard Their Priceless 'Treasure'


It Was Aki Apoi Who First Founded Madai/Baturong

The Idahan At Madai/Baturong Kunak Is Related To Bt Tapadong, Ulu Segama

Saturday, October 31, 2009

PSMCS Second Meet

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah holds its second meeting on November 1, 2009 at Star City at the Office of the Vice President, Tuan Hj Kassim Salleh to discuss its plan on a Fund Raising Dinner as well as the topic on promoting Historical Tourism.

Promoting Historical Tourism

With such a rich historical sites, Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah wants to develop historical tourism to its fullest extent and help in the development of Sabah through the Sabah Development Corridor.

It will involve the cooperation and support of many relevant Agencies like the Ministry of Communication and Heritage Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah, Forestry Department of Sabah, Agriculture Department of Sabah and Sabah Muzium as well as Jabatan Arkib Negara and Jabatan Arkib Negeri Sabah.

It will also involve the development of the infrastructure and promotion materials and publications to and on such areas.

Old Big Mansion

This old Big Mansion is located in Kinarut Papar along the Papar-Kota Kinabalu Highway and is called the Panoramic View Muzium by its current owner, the Sabah Muzium. It was said to have been found by SAFODA (Sabah Forestation Development Authority) when it opened up the area. It was said to have been constructed by some foreigners, for what they had not established but some source claimed it was used as prison.

He Loved His Mansion So Much

The late OKK Sodomon's grave is located near the Mansion at the Mansion compound.

The Late OKK Sodomon Gunsanad Mansion

This mansion was located at Kg Bingkor, a village in Keningau.

Fusion Of Old And New

These old wooden shophouses can still be found at Keningau Town. The town could have started at this location when it was a booming timber town in the Sabah Interior.

Batu Sumpah Malaysia

This 'Batu Sumpah Malaysia' or the Malaysia Vow Stone is located at the compound of the Keningau District Office as a vow of the Sabahan in the Interior when Sabah joined Malaysia in the year 1963. This stone had been moved from its old location near the town padang in the Keningau town.


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