Tuesday, September 20, 2011

2011 AGM

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah AGM has been scheduled on September 24th at 10 am at the Sabah Muzium, Jalan Penampang Kota Kinabalu.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

AGM in September 2011

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah to hold its AGM in the first week of September 2011 at the Sabah Archive Department Complex off Penampang Road, Kota Kinabalu.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sabah celebrates the Harvest Festival

Sabah celebrates the Harvest Festival on May 30-31, 2011 at the KDCA Complex, Penampang, Sabah.

This annual month long event celebrates the harvesting of the paddy, the staple food of many Asian.

There was this story of a young and beautiful girl who sacrificed herself for his community who had suffered a long drought so that they will have a bountiful harvest. She was andamant to go ahead with the ritual despite the pleading of many young men who had been attracted by her charm and beauty. She made some conditions before the sacrifice was carried out; that the first harvest should not be given away and 7 rice stacks should be tied to a bamboo pole and kept in the rice barn. The land was fertile again and behold a beautiful lass came out of the rice barn and they called her Unduk Ngadau.

Now Unduk Ngadau is the crowning of the local Kadazan Dusun Murut beauty culminating the Harvest Festival, but they have to be judged the winner in their own villages to compete in the State contest.

We wish you a joyous Harvest Festival of 2011.

Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka Sabah Invites PSMCS to Attend Workshop

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah (PSMCS)had been invited to attend a workshop on Public Book Writing by Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka Sabah, scheduled on June 13-14, 2011 at the Sabah Muzium Complex, Kota Kinabalu.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tarik Lipat

The Cocos ethnic has this at their wedding called 'Tarik Lipat'. I am not sure if other ethnics have this too in their culture. Before they do the dance called 'Melenggok', the bridegroom and father-in-law will first have to pull this piece made of young coconut leaf called 'Tarik Lipat'. The witness holds the plate which has the coconur leaf and some yellow rice and coins.

The 'Tarik Lipat' symbolises the breaking of whatever enminities that had evolved around the two families that are now bonded as one.

Storytelling time at the Sabah Muzium

Teachers and students from the College and schools were treated to a Storytelling session by Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah at the Sabah Muzium Complex in conjunction with the Craft Exotica 2011 festival. It was the story of the Cocos ethnic that came all the way from the Cocos-Keeling Islands in 1949 as estate workers in the abaca and tobacco plantation in Tawau and Lahad Datu. The Storyteller traced their journey from Malacca in the year 1811 when a group of about 3,000 crossed over to Banjarmasin, Southern Borneo State at the invitation of the Sultan of Banjarmasin to help keep peace against the local uprising, mainly coming from the Dayak and the Bugis communities.

Some people called the Cocos ethnic the 'White Tiger'. They could have been brave warriors coming from Malaya and involved in the Java War in 1811 (the war betweent he British and Dutch in Java, the war that the British won). Those group of people was not known as Cocos ethnic yet until they settled down at the group of 24 islands in the Indian Ocean called the Cocos-Keeling Islands.

This ethnic can be found in the east coast town of Tawau, Lahad Datu and about 300-400 in a scheme at Pamol, Sandakan.

The Little Big Ben In Kota Kinabalu

A hotel and shopping mall mixed development has to be reassessed upon the instruction of the State Cabinet, all because of this Little Big Ben Clock Tower which is a close neighbor.

The City Folks are against the development and chose to preserve the heritage of the Atkinson Clock Tower which is estimated to be about more than 100 years old. It is not that they are against development in the City but they love the Atkinson Clock Tower more. Many people wanted the Clock Tower area which is located on a hill top to be preserved as it was construction using time and may be affected by piling works as the Clock Tower was not built on piling.

Persatuan Sejarah at Sabah Fest 2011 in Sandakan

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Sabah Branch Committee led by its President were invited by the Sabah Muzium at the Opening Ceremony of the Sabah Fest 2011 Craft Exotica. They opened a booth where they sell historical books dan distribute membership forms and the Warkah PSM Sabah Edition to the general public. The venue was the Sandakan Heritage Muzium dan the date was May 5, 2011.

AGM 2011 scheduled in Juy

2011 AGM is scheduled in July at the Arkib Negara Cawangan Sabah Meeting Room, Off Penampang Road.

AGM PSMCS 2011 Scheduled in July

The AGM PSMCS is scheduled end of July 2011 at the Meeting Room of Arkib Negara Malaysia Cawangan Sabah off Jalan Penampang, immediately after the AGM of PSM in Kuala Lumpur. (PSMCS stands for Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah).

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Committee Meets

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah meets on Saturday, 23rd April 2011 11 am to discuss its participation in the Sabah Fest 2011 at Muzium Warisan Sandakan that will showcase the Cocos Etnic dance and craft for two days from May 5-6, 2011. The Society is bringing the cultural troupe from Kg Balung Cocos, Tawau to perform the Dansa as showcase the Baskat and Setangan Tanduk making. Sabah Muzium coordinates the Etnic Exotica Crafts in Sandakan.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sabah Fest 2011 - Exotic Craftsman

The SABAH FEST 2011 themed Exotic Craftsman is now at Sandakan on May 5-6, 2011, the Cocos Community to showcase its Dansa as well as other crafts like the making of the head gear called setangan tanduk and the national dress called Baskat.

The Storytelling session to be held at the Sabah Arts Gallery at the Sabah Muzium on May 12, 2011 in the morning.

These events are opened to the public and free admision.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah to Showcase Cocos Community Cultural Heritage

Sabah Fest 2011 to showcase Cocos Community cultural heritage on May 18-21, 2011. In addition to the Dansa and Melenggok dance, Sabah Fest 2011 to showcase the community workmanship. The show to be made possible by Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Cawangan Sabah with the cooperation of Muzium Sabah towards promoting the culture and heritage of the ethnic groups in Sabah which totaled more than 30 and 100 sub-ethnic.

Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia Malaysia Cawangan Sabah is selling historical books on various topics as well as paraphelenia of the Society with the aim or promoting the Society amongst the students and undergraduates.

There is a Storytelling session on the Cocos Community too.

Be the first to support your cultural heritage!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

First Committee Meeting in 2011

PSMCS has scheduled its first meeting on February 20, 2011 at the office of the Vice President to discuss among others the activities for 2011 including the Annual General Meeting, Warkah PSM and Journal Publication and brief the Committee what transpired at the Courtesy Call to its Advisor on February 10, 2011 as well as the Courtesy Call to the Director of Sabah Muzium scheduled in February 2011 after the 23rd.

Courtesy Call To Advisor

PSMCS Committee made a courtesy call to its Advisor who is also the Sabah Minister of Tourism, YB Datuk Hj Masidi Manjun on February 10,2011 at 2.30pm, presenting him his life membership card and certificate as his letter of appointment as the Historical Society Advisor. The President briefed him about the Society's activities including the 3rd Malaysia-Indoneisa Dialogue held at Johor Bahru and the Talk on Historical Tourism at UMS and Storytelling at KYS Animation House. The Minister made an on the spot approval for a RM10,000 grant to the Society to enable them to continue with the Warkah PSM Publication as well as the Historical Journal. The Minister as supportive of their request for a permanent place to carry on their activities and the Society will be following this with the Sabah Muzium. That will be the Society's first 'Anjung Sejarah' in Kota Kinabalu, thanks to the support of its Advisor. The Minister advised that the Historical Society showcase the Sabah's ethnic groups starting with the Cocos Community at the Sabah Muzium event scheduled in May 2011.