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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Ms & Mr Borneo Hornbill Kuala Lumpur 2012 - Borneo Culture Beauty Pageant ( Part I )

This Borneo beauty pageant brought you 15 female ( Kumang ) ethnic contestants from each Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu category and 15 male ( Keling ) ethnic contestants for the brave warrior category.

The event was held on 7th July 2012 , at MATIC, Ampang road, Kuala Lumpur. Great costume, great crew, great audience. It's full house ! Some of crowd are standing. No seat available. But great great show ! Full of culture! Colourful!

Iban's ethnic background :

The Ibans are a branch of the Dayak peoples of Borneo. In Malaysia, most Ibans are located in Sarawak, a small portion in Sabah and some in west Malaysia. They were formerly known during the colonial period by the British as Sea Dayaks. Ibans were renowned for practising headhunting and tribal/territorial expansion and had a fearsome reputation as a strong and successful warring tribe in ancient times.
Since the arrival of Europeans and the subsequent colonisation of the area, headhunting gradually faded out of practice although many tribal customs, practices and language continue. The Iban population is concentrated in Sarawak, Brunei, and in the West Kalimantan region of Indonesia. They live in longhouses called rumah panjai[1]. Most of the Iban longhouses are equipped with modern facilities such as electricity and water supply and other facilities such as (tar sealed) roads, telephone lines and the internet. Younger Ibans are mostly found in urban areas and visit their hometowns during the holidays. The Ibans today are becoming increasingly urbanised while retaining most of their traditional heritage and culture.

The Bidayuh ethnic's background :

Bidayuh is the collective name for several indigenous groups found in southern Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, that are broadly similar in language and culture (see also Issues below). The name "Bidayuh" means 'inhabitants of land'. Originally from the western part of Borneo, the collective name Land Dayak was first used during the period of Rajah James Brooke, the White Rajah of Sarawak. They constitute one of the main indigenous groups in Sarawak and live in towns and villages around Kuching and Samarahan in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Related groups are also found in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan. In Sarawak, most of Bidayuh population are found within 40 km of the geographical area known as Greater Kuching, within the Kuching and Samarahan division. They are the second largest Dayak ethnic group in Sarawak after the Iban.

The Orang Ulu ethnic background :

Orang Ulu ("remote people") is an ethnic designation politically coined to group together roughly 27 very small but ethnically diverse tribal groups in Sarawak, with a population ranging from less than 300 persons to over 25,000 persons. Orang Ulu is not a legal term and no such racial group exist or listed in the Malaysian Constitution. The term was popularised by a minority association known as "Orang Ulu National Association" (OUNA) that was formed in 1969.
The Orang Ulu typically live in longhouses elaborately decorated with murals and woodcarvings. They are also well known for their intricate beadwork detailed tattoos. The Orang Ulu tribes can also be identified by their unique music - distinctive sounds from their sapes, a plucked boat-shaped lute, formerly with two strings, nowadays usually with four strings.
A vast majority of the Orang Ulu tribes are Christians but old traditional religions are still practiced in some areas. Orang Ulu tribes : Kayan,Kelabit, Kenyah,Bisaya, etc.

Borneo is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, along with the Daintree Rainforest in Australia and the Amazon rainforest.

Anyway , the finalist for this year was great ! They are beauty with the brain. Their task its to promoting their costume and culture followed by their introduction. Very confident adn competetive finalist. They started their rehearsal on last 16 June 2012.

The main points :

Ms Borneo Hornbill (Kumang )
-Traditional Costumes = 30%
-Personality =15%,
-Natural Beauty & Dicipline =15%
-Catwalk& Talent-20%
-Communication & Knowledge =20%

Mr Borneo Hornbill ( Keling )
- Traditional Costume = 30%
- Personality =15%,
- Natural Beauty & Dicipline =15%
- Performance & Talent -20%
- Communication & Knowledge =20%

Anyway, as i in-charged of the Mr Borneo finalist , so i know them well. Very outspoken, sporting and friendly. But they are very good listener ! Great jobs.

For 37 finalist Ms Borneo Hornbill is in-charged by my friend Christ Janggu.

Here The Finalist of Mr Borneo Hornbill :

1. Jackson Michael
2. Calstino Lanim
3. Ferdinand Rayner
4. Allen Jurip
5. Selvester Tugang James
6. Gebriel Padan
7. Ricky Jores
8. Aaron Then Sie Khai
9. Alexander Chelum
10.Alphonso Jackson Bilong
11.Jackson Thomas
12.Louis Spencer Gayoh
13.Griffin Robert Jawas
14.John Unchi
15.Julian Jantum

The VVIP Guest : Former Ms & Mr Borneo Hornbill 2011 , Finalist Ms Universe Malaysia Genevie , Stephanie Liah & Husband, MEDIA & Sponsored.

Anyway, credit to Nielson Nikki,Eva & Myself (LOL) for a great photo.

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