Musa joins in Kaamatan cheer

  • Nation
  • Monday, 26 May 2003

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman joined hundreds of people from all walks of life to celebrate the Tadau Kaamatan open house hosted by Parti Upko at the rustic town of Tamparuli on the foothills of Mount Kinabalu yesterday. 

Visitors were treated to traditional dances and music of the Kadazandusuns, Rungus and Muruts as they were served local delicacies at Dewan Tun Hamdan. 

As in all Kaamatan celebrations, Upko also organised traditional games like monopuk (blowpipe), monolositik (catapult), tumutu parai (padi pounding) and rampanau (walking on stilts). 

Competitions were also held for the best local agricultural products and handicraft during the open house where Upko president Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, who is Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, greeted visitors who included Sabah Barisan Nasional leaders.  

Earlier yesterday, Musa launched the Kota Belud Kaamatan festivities, which is part of the month-long celebrations that would culminate with the state-level celebrations on May 30 and 31 in Penampang.  

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