Sabahans get ready to celebrate harvest festival


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  • Thursday, 28 May 2015

General Manager of PETRONAS Sabah and Labuan Regional Office Julita Ontol (centre) explaining to General Manager, Brand Management, Group Strategic Communications, PETRONAS, Rizan Ismail the features of the Lotud traditional costume. (May 25)(picture goes with story slug kkrpetronaskaamatan)

KOTA KINABALU: National petroleum firm Petronas is doing its bit to add to the festive spirit as Sabahans gear up to celebrate the state level Kaamatan or Harvest Festival in a week’s time.

The company has produced a three-minute Kaamatan themed webfilm that tells the story of an ethnic Rungus mother’s wish to pass on her cultural knowledge and manek (beads) stringing skills to her daughter.

The intricate patterns of the beads in the pinakol or necklaces and other items made by Rungus was a representation of the people and their culture.

Unveiling the webfilm titled Tinungkusai Dahai, Petronas Head of Brand Management Rizan Ismail said they hoped to capture and convey the uniqueness of Kaamatan.

“This is also an opportunity to reflect on our past while continuing to strive for a better future,” he said.

Rizan said the webfilm was a continuation of Petronas’ festive campaigns spanning two decades.

“Our campaigns have been about the values on unity, respect and gratitude that define us as Malaysians,” he added.

Tinangkusai Dahai hat could be viewed at www.petronasofficial.com. A 60-second television commercial excerpt of the webfilm would be aired from June 9.

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